Why choose the Cambridge CAE?
The course helps students to prepare for the Cambridge CAE exam, they will learn new techniques and strategies for dealing with some exam questions and tasks which may come up in the exam. Students will review and consolidate their language skills via additional practising their grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.
Successfully completing the preparation course for the CAE empowers you to:
Follow any academic course at university level
Communicate effectively at managerial and professional level
Participate with confidence in workplace meetings or academic tutorials and seminars
Carry out complex and challenging research
Stand out and differentiate yourself from other students / job candidates / employees.
Employers and universities rely on the CAE as they know it is accredited by Cambridge and includes real-life language skills for use in the professional workplace.
The central organising body for entry to UK universities, UCAS, now allows students applying to UK universities for 2011 to gain UCAS Tariff points by achieving certain grades in the CAE.
If you would like to book the Cambridge CAE exam preparation course, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reply to your message as quickly as possible. Furthermore, ETC International College is one of the leading English language schools in Bournemouth.
The CAE exam is set at C1 level – the second highest on the CEFR scale. C1 is the level of English required for demanding academic and professional settings. It shows that you are highly proficient in English.
The exam gives an in-depth assessment of your ability and fluency at level C1/C2. This is the unparalleled qualification to prove that you have mastered English. You are well-placed in dealing with complicated academic and professional tasks in English.
The CAE exam is developed by Cambridge ESOL – one of three major exam boards which form Cambridge Assessment Group (Cambridge Assessment). Cambridge Assessment, a not-for-profit department of the University of Cambridge, is Europe’s largest assessment agency. More than 8 million Cambridge Assessment exams are taken in over 150 countries around the world every year.
What does the exam consist of?
Cambridge English: Advanced (the CAE) has four papers – each carries 25% of the total marks.
Reading and use of English: 1 hour 30 minutes
Shows you can deal confidently with different types of text. It tests your ability to select appropriate vocabulary and idiomatic phrases, verb forms and test your knowledge of word families.
Writing: 1 hour 30 minutes
Requires you to be able to write a variety of different items; namely essays, proposals, reports and reviews.
Listening: 40 minutes
Requires being able to follow and understand a range of spoken materials; such as lectures, speeches and interviews.
Speaking: 15 minutes
Tests your ability to communicate effectively in face-to-face situations. You will take the test with one or two other candidates.
The CAE is a high-level exam for those who need to combine their knowledge of the English language with fluency and sophistication. Candidates receive a Statement of Results showing how they performed in each of the 5 papers: Reading, Writing, Use of English, Listening and Speaking.
Exceptional candidates taking Cambridge English: Advanced sometimes display ability beyond the C1 level. To recognise this, candidates achieving Grade A will receive a Cambridge English: Advanced certificate at Level C2. Candidates achieving Grades B and C at Cambridge English: Advanced will receive certificates at Level C1. Reaching this level reflects your commitment to high standards and your passion for English.
The CAE qualification is accredited by Ofqual, the regulator of qualifications, examinations and assessments in England.
The CAE Standard course = 20 lessons (15 hours) per week
A week of the intensive course consists of 20 lessons of CAE in the mornings and 4 lessons of General English communication skills practice in the afternoons.
View our timetable below to get an idea of how your days might look.
Please note this is a sample timetable and may be subject to change.
|8:45 – 10:15||CAE Exam Preparation Lessons 1 & 2||CAE Exam Preparation Lessons 1 & 2||CAE Exam Preparation Lessons 1 & 2||CAE Exam Preparation Lessons 1 & 2||CAE Exam Preparation Lessons 1 & 2|
|10:45 – 12:15||CAE Exam Preparation Lessons 3 & 4||CAE Exam Preparation Lessons 3 & 4||CAE Exam Preparation Lessons 3 & 4||CAE Exam Preparation Lessons 3 & 4||CAE Exam Preparation Lessons 3 & 4|
The CAE exam preparation course is run for those who have studied at advanced level. You will need to demonstrate that you can score approximately 75% or more in the ETC placement test for entry on to our CAE exam preparation course.
Minimum Age: 16
Minimum English Level: Upper-intermediate
You can take our online English test to assess your current level of English. If you wish to take the CAE, but are below Upper-intermediate level, we would recommend taking a General English course to improve your language level first.
|Exam Preparation Courses||Hours per week||Lessons per week||1-23 weeks||24+ weeks|
|Standard CAE Exam Preparation||15||20||£150 / week||£140 / week|
|CAE Online Exam Fee||£150|