Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE - C1)

The Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

Level C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

Whether you are applying for a job in a company with English as a working language, a place at university, or a student visa – a Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) certificate can help you to reach your academic and professional goals.

According to the Times Higher World Ranking 2015-2016, 99% of the top 11 universities included in this ranking use Cambridge English exams to verify the English language skills of students. The Times Higher list ranks universities worldwide in terms of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The most required proof of language competence is the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE).

The Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) certificate shows that you can:

  • communicate effectively at a managerial and professional level
  • follow an academic course at university level
  • participate with confidence in workplace meetings or academic tutorials and seminars
  • express yourself with a high level of fluency

Worldwide recognition

The Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is the most commonly required proof of language competence and is accepted by thousands of employers, governments, professional bodies, and universities globally.

The Exam Format

Cambridge exams are designed to ensure standardised test conditions for people of all linguistic backgrounds and nationalities and are supported by a dedicated global research programme.

The exam covers all four language skills (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking) and knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Target: Shows you can deal confidently with different types of text, such as fiction, newspapers and magazines. Tests your use of English with different types of exercise that show how well you can control your grammar and vocabulary.

Sample Test - Answer Key

You may need to use the Firefox browser to access these sample tests. 

Check your answers (see PDF) as you do the test – once the test has finished you will not be able to check them.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Target: Requires you to be able to produce different pieces of writing, such as letters, reports, reviews, essays and emails.

Sample Test - Writing Checklist

You may need to use the Firefox browser to access these sample tests. 

There is no answer key for the Writing Paper, but you should take a look at the Writing Checklist.

Duration: 40 minutes

Target: Requires you to be able to follow and understand a range of spoken materials, such as interviews, radio broadcasts, presentations, talks and everyday conversations.

Sample Test - Answer Key

You may need to use the Firefox browser to access these sample tests. 

Check your answers (see PDF) as you do the test – once the test has finished you will not be able to check them.

Duration: 16 minutes

Target: Tests your ability to communicate effectively in face-to-face situations. You will take the Speaking test with one or two other candidates.

Ready for Exam-Assessment

Would you like to clarify whether or not you already are at the right level to take the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) exam? Ask us for our Ready for Exam-Assessment (free of charge) and a personal consultation!

The exams at The Cambridge Institute are computer-based, which means that you can take the Reading and Use of English, Writing and Listening conveniently on the computer.

To be fully prepared on the exam day, please be so kind as to familiarise yourself with the following video tutorial as well as the computer-based sample tests:

Video Tutorial

Exams

Title Speaking Written Registration Deadline Price Actions
CAE CB Sat 10.08.2019 Sat 10.08.2019 Fri 12.07.2019 €249,00 Inquiry
CAE CB Sat 21.09.2019 Sat 21.09.2019 Fri 23.08.2019 €249,00 Inquiry
CAE CB Sat 09.11.2019 Sat 09.11.2019 Fri 11.10.2019 €249,00 Inquiry
CAE CB Thu 05.12.2019 Thu 05.12.2019 Thu 07.11.2019 €249,00 Inquiry
CAE CB Sat 15.02.2020 Sat 15.02.2020 Mon 20.01.2020 €249,00 Inquiry
CAE CB Sat 04.04.2020 Sat 04.04.2020 Fri 06.03.2020 €249,00 Inquiry
CAE CB Tue 09.06.2020 Tue 09.06.2020 Tue 12.05.2020 €249,00 Inquiry
CAE CB Sat 18.07.2020 Sat 18.07.2020 Fri 19.06.2020 €249,00 Inquiry