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Cambridge Advanced (CAE) Summer Course

The Cambridge Advanced (CAE) is a prestigious General English exam set at an advanced level - C1 on the Common European Framework of languages (CEF). Recognised internationally by universities and employers, students who successfully complete and pass the exam have proved that..

  • they are able to study a university degree in English (the CAE is accepted by British universities as proof of sufficient English for degree level study). 
  • they can communicate effectively and with confidence in English in both work and academic settings


Available in summer, St George International’s daytime CAE courses, run in small classes with experienced and highly-qualified English teachers, ensuring lots of preparation for students to be able to succeed with the CAE exam. 

So what exactly does the exam consist of? There are 4 parts; Reading and Use of English, Writing, Speaking and Listening. Here’s a quick guide to each part:

Use of English & Reading

1 hour 30 minutes in length and is in 8 parts;
Successful candidates will show that they are able to deal with different types of text with confidence and ease as well as use grammar and vocabulary correctly. 


The Writing paper is 1 hour 30 minutes in length and is in 2 parts;
On this paper, candidates are expected to produce two separate writing tasks. The second task is much longer than the first and contains more points. 


The Listening paper is 40 minutes long and has 4 sections;
The listening tests your ability to follow and understand normal social conversation, radio broadcasts, interviews and academic presentations.


The Speaking interview is 15 minutes long and students are tested in pairs.
The 4 parts to the interview test a candidate’s skills in effective speaking skills in everyday situations. 

Key Features

Max Group Size 12
Hours Per Week 15 Hours (20 Lessons)
Duration 4 weeks
Levels Advanced
Minimum age 16
Progress Regular testing, Individual tutorials
Exam fee from £139
Course start date: Mon 2nd July 2018 (4 weeks)
Exams date:25th July 2018 (paper): 4th Aug 2018 (computer)
Course start date: Mon 30th July 2018 (4 weeks)
Exams date:Fri 24th August 2018 (paper)

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Who is this course for?

  • For students who want to take an internationally recognised exam for work or study purposes 
  • For students who want to study intensively every day 
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