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Cambridge CAE Exam Preparation Course

The Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (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 throughout the year, St George International’s daytime CAE courses, run in small classes with experienced and highly-qualified English teachers, gives 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

Group Size 12
Hours Per Week 15 Hours (20 Lessons)
Duration 4, 8, 12 weeks
Levels Advanced
Minimum age 16
Progress Regular testing, Individual tutorials
Exam fee £124
Course start date: Mon 23rd Jan (12 weeks)
Mon 20th Feb (8 weeks)
Written exams date:22 Apr
Course start date: Mon 3rd April (12 weeks)
Mon 1st May (8 weeks)
Written exams date:24 Jun
Course start date: Mon 3rd July (8 weeks)
Written exams date:25 Aug
Course start date: Mon 18th Sept (12 weeks)
Mon 16th Oct (8 weeks)
Written exams date:9 Dec

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Who is this course for?

  • For people living and working in London
  • Who want to improve their Cambridge English in day time
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