Certificate in Advanced English

The Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) is the second highest of the Cambridge ESOL exams and is a respected UK qualification.

 

Certificate in Advanced English

The Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) is the second highest of the Cambridge ESOL exams and is a respected UK qualification. It’s an in-depth assessment of English language ability and is recognized by thousands of employers and educational institutions around the world as a qualification at advanced level (Level C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference).

Is the CAE for you?

Can you…

  • use English in an effective way for business or study?
  • use English confidently and flexibly?
  • produce well-structured, clear pieces of writing on complex issues?

If you are working towards acquiring these skills and your current level of English allows you to apply them, then CAE is probably the right exam for you.

What is the CAE exam like?

Reading

You will need to read and understand different types of texts, including fiction and non-fiction books, newspapers, magazines and informational materials.

Writing

In the written task you will be to write an article in two different styles. You can choose from text styles such as essays, proposals, reports and reviews.

Use of English

This part of the exam requires you to demonstrate your knowledge of English vocabulary and grammatical structures at C1 level.

Listening

You will answer questions after listening to either short monologues or conversations.

Speaking

You will take this part of the exam with one or two other candidates and will have to speak alone, with the examiner and with the other candidates.