28 lessons (21 hours) per week of Cambridge CAE exam preparation
Brighton, Oxford and Los Angeles
20 lessons (15 hours) per week of General English
8 lessons (6 hours) per week Cambridge CAE exam preparation
The Cambridge English: Advanced preparation course is taught by specialist and experienced teachers.
The course syllabus has been specially designed to maximise students’ exam success and covers all papers of the exam.
Students will be given regular homework and will be expected to complete at least five hours of assignments each week.
Key areas covered include:
Conversational language skills
Listening and accents
Reading and interpretation
Writing and presenting
Building your vocabulary bank
Fine tuning your pronunciation
Interpretation of texts
Grammar and syntax
Note taking and revision
Time management and planning
Cultural and personal development
Understanding cultural difference and similarity
Team work and leadership
Presenting an argument
Exam technique and strategies
Working under exam conditions
Understanding the requirements of each section of the exam
Understanding what the examiner is looking for
Planning and reviewing your answers
Preparing mentally for exam day
Students will be given homework tasks to complete every day, including writing practice.
In addition to homework tasks, students’ progress will also be monitored in class and they will complete a short test at the start of each week.
Students are given a number of opportunities to complete mock examinations under simulated exam conditions. The results of these mock exams will be used to help them improve in specific areas.
Section 3: About the Cambridge: C1 Advanced (CAE) exam
The Cambridge English: Advanced exam is the main English language qualification offered by Cambridge English to those who want English for acceptance at an English-speaking university, or for a career.
It is targeted at Level C1 of the CEFR and is offered at more than 2,800 exam centres around the world.
Candidates are tested in all four skills and in use of English, and receive a separate score for each, as well as an overall score. A final grade and CEFR level are then assigned.