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Cambridge Exam Overview

Cambridge English is comprised of several internationally-recognized certificates that establish a non-native speaker's English-language level. Ailola Cape Town offers Intermediate to Advanced students the chance to prepare for Cambridge English in the lead up to the next round of examinations. Here's what you need to know!

Our Cambridge Exam preparation courses

Cambridge Exam Preparation English Course in Cape Town

Ailola Cape Town's Cambridge English preparation courses place students in general English classes in the morning, with the aim of improving their overall fluency and accuracy. Afternoons are comprised of a special exam training program, which includes exam simulation. Students are also invited to consider taking extra self-study exam practice lessons, offered daily. These lessons offer you the chance to have your work reviewed and marked by your supervising teacher.

  • Lessons per week: 30 x 50 minutes group plus 5 self-study exam sessions
  • Levels: Intermediate to Advanced (learn more about our language levels)
  • Lesson times: 09:00 - 15:30 Monday to Friday plus 15:40 - 16:30 exam practice daily
  • Course length: 1 week or more
Choosing a Cambridge Examination course will enable you to:
  • Gain real-life English skills for work and study
  • Take a high-quality test that is fair to everyone
  • Choose when and where you take the exam
  • Have a certificate that is accepted globally

Cambridge English examination levels

Cambridge First Certificate (FCE)

The Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) is an upper-intermediate (B2) level qualification. It proves you can use every day written and spoken English for work or study purposes. Preparing for the FCE will give you these kinds of practical language skills:

  • Understand the main ideas of complex pieces of writing
  • Maintain a conversation on a fairly wide range of topics, expressing opinions and presenting arguments
  • Produce clear, detailed writing, expressing opinions and explaining the advantages and disadvantages of different points of view

Cambridge Certificate in Advance English (CAE)

Cambridge Exam Preparation English Course in Cape Town

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) is an in-depth assessment of advanced-level (C1) students looking to use English in demanding work and study situations. The exam focuses on skills for complex research and professional communication, among others. Preparing for the CAE will give you these kinds of practical language skills:

  • Read and comprehend a range of complex texts
  • Write a variety of text types, such as essays and proposals
  • Demonstrate your knowledge and control of grammar and vocabulary
  • Follow and understand a range of spoken materials
  • Communicate in a real-life context

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) is the most advanced Cambridge qualification, and it proves that you mastered English to an exceptional level. The exam focuses on C2 – the highest level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Preparing for the CPE will give you these kinds of practical language skills:

  • Study demanding subjects at the highest level, including postgraduate and PhD programs
  • Negotiate and persuade effectively at senior management level in international business settings
  • Understand the main ideas of complex pieces of writing
  • Discuss complex or sensitive issues
  • Write confidently on any subject

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