C1 ADVANCED (CAE)

A Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) certificate is proof of high-level achievement
in English and is designed for learners preparing for university or professional life.

Course goals/learning outcome

  • To increase confidence in your preparation and to successfully take the Cambridge exam.
  • To know exactly what to expect on Exam Day with regard to exam conditions and the structure of the specific parts of the exam.
  • To develop an understanding of strategies for dealing with time planning, time pressure, and time awareness during the exam.

Prepare and practice the grammar, vocabulary, language skills, topics and exam skills needed for success in the Cambridge English C1 Advanced exam. All four exam parts will be covered.
Reading and Listening texts cover all core topics. Writing tasks include both sample and model answers, and Speaking activities are designed to improve fluency and accuracy and to help you express yourselves with confidence. Also, focus on developing the necessary grammar for the Reading and Use of English. Vocabulary input is at C1 level.

Level
The level of this course is: Advanced. C1 according to European guidelines (CEFR). In order to participate in this course, you need to at least be at the B2 level. Because of that, you will receive an invitation for an official Cambridge Placement Test after you sign up. This is a comprehensive online test and gives a good indication of your language level (with regards to reading and listening). Based on the result, we will offer specific advice.

What do the lessons look like?
All lessons are specially tailored to the exam. Partly due to the small group size (min. 4, max. 8), there is plenty of room for personal attention, so that participants can also receive personal tips for specific points of interest.

Teaching material
We use the book Compact Advanced Student’s Book with Answers (with CD-ROM). You will receive the book during the first lesson.

Lesson duration
In total, there are 10 lessons, 2.5 hours each.

Go to this page for an overview of the course dates.

Costs*
Tuition fee: € 525,00
Course material: € 50,00

Exam costs*
Computer-based: € 255,00
Paper-based: € 235,00
* (prices VAT free, NOT included in the course fee)

Study load
Aside from the lessons, a minimum of 3-4 hours of self-study per week is recommended/required.

Exam
In this course, we will work towards the Cambridge exam. The last lesson is scheduled to be as close to the exam date as possible (a few days to a week), so you can go to the exam in the right flow.

You can find an overview of the exam dates here.

Term payment
It is possible to pay the course fee in two installments.
We charge a one-time € 10.00 administration fee.

Terms and Conditions
You are registered once we have received your registration and the course fee. Click here for the full terms and conditions.

Key Facts
course nameCambridge C1 Advanced
levelC1
length10 weeks
lesson duration2.5 hours
study load+ 3 hours per week
costs€ 525,00 + book € 50,00
group size4 – 8
whereZwolle