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E-mail: info@first-english.ch




Cambridge Exams


I work as a Cambridge Examiner for KET, PET, First, CAE, BEC Preliminary and BEC Vantage, so my preparation courses are highly successful. My pass-rate for the last 19 years is almost 100%. Contact me to arrange a free appointment in which I’ll assess your level and tell you what you need to do and how long it will take to pass your exam.

Here is a PDF list of schools, universities and companies in Switzerland that recognize Cambridge Examinations.


My pupils highly benefited from having a practice speaking test with a real Examiner. It gave them the chance to experience live exam conditions and get valuable feedback from Derrick, which left them feeling comfortable and confident that they knew what the Examiners wanted to hear on their real test day.”

Felix Planzer, Sekundarschule Reiden




I am also highly-involved with IELTS in Switzerland, specializing in one-to-one and group-prep courses in Reiden. I’m an ex-writing Examiner and very much involved with the speaking tests.

IELTS is required if you would like to emigrate, study or work in some  countries, or it is an ideal alternative to The Cambridge CAE and CPE for Swiss state school teachers.

So, if like Dr Thomas Zweig here on the right, you need to prepare for the IELTS test, contact me for a free language assessment and I’ll tell you how many lessons you’ll need.


IELTS Writing Correction Service

If you want professional assessment of your writing, I charge Fr.10.-- for correcting task 1 and Fr. 15.-- for task two. Your corrected texts will come with full feedback on what you’re doing right or wrong and advice on how to improve to help you get the band you need on your test day. Just e-mail me and I’ll give you more details.

I also do mock speaking tests; Fr. 85.00 per hour (we usually manage 2 full tests in 1 hour and are able to practice individual parts that you need more help with). Just check my schedule to see when I’m free.

Hochschulinterne mündliche Fremdsprachenprüfung

Did you study to be a teacher at the PHZ Luzern, Schwyz or Luzern?

Have you already tried to get C1 level English in Cambridge Advanced or IELTS?

Did you get at least 176 points in Advanced, or at least 6.5 average in IELTS?

Then best try the PHZ’s specially developed  speaking test. You can find more info about it here - PH Luzern Pädagogische Hochschule. I’ll be happy to help you prepare for it.