Cambridge Advanced (C1)

Cambridge Advanced (C1)

C1 Advanced, previously named Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), is one of our most popular Cambridge English Qualifications. It is the examination that we advise should be your minimum goal in English, an in-depth high-level qualification that shows you have the skills in English that employers and higher educational institutions are looking for.

More than 8000 colleges, universities, businesses and governments recognise this qualification as a guarantee that you have reached a high-level achievement in learning English.

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CAE Course (C1)

University of Cambridge Certificates are recognised English diplomas worldwide. CAE is an exam for advanced students. It represents the fourth level of the main Cambridge examinations group.

Target audience 
Everyone who wants or needs to have a recognised and highly-respected certificate as a user of English.

The Certificate in Advanced English is at C1 of the CEFR. If you register with Masterclass English for the first time, you will be asked to take a test to determine your level of spoken and written English.

In the course a lot of attention is paid to functional language use. The program pays attention to all skills:

  • Revising and practicing grammatical points for attention.
  • Exercises for building vocabulary.
  • Working on idiomatic verbs and expressions.
  • Reading and listening skills.
  • Practice language functions.
  • Speaking skills and role play.
  • Practicing pronunciation.
  • Doing exercises and assignments.

The reading texts come from newspapers, information brochures, letters or magazines. Writing assignments can consist of formal and informal letters, folders, articles, memos or reports. The listening and speaking assignments are also very diverse and based on current topics and situations.

The course consists of 10, 13, 20, 26 0r 30 meetings of 2 hours or more. In addition to the teaching hours, you must spend 2 to 4 hours per lesson per week on self-study.
There are 3 start times in the year. Although you can decide to sit the exam after 10 weeks, we advise you to attend at least 20 lessons to pass the exam.

Official exam
The teacher will prepare you thoroughly for this during the course, but the exam is not compulsory. The costs for the official Cambridge Exam are not included in the price and must be paid separately.

Masterclass English is the most recognised official University of Cambridge Authorised Center in Rotterdam. For all your questions about the Cambridge exam, please contact us.

You will receive an official Masterclass English certificate after the course.

The cost for a preparatory course for the Certificate in Advanced English is €255 and includes final assessment and final certificate.

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Preparing yourself for this examination enables learners to develop the key skills for studying, working and living in English-speaking countries.

It is the next step after Cambridge First (B2) and the step before the Cambridge Proficiency (C2) examination.

100% Proof That You Can:

  • successfully follow a university course
  • communicate at a managerial and professional level
  • contribute effectively and with confidence in meetings, academic tutorials and seminars
  • speak with a high level of fluency.

Why should I choose Cambridge Advanced (C1)?

  • It opens doors to travel, study and work.
  • It is also accepted by more than 8000 higher educational institutions, corporations and government departments.

Key facts

What is an CEFR Level C1 exam?

  1. Test format: Computer or paper-based
  2. No. of papers: 4
  3. Exam length: About 4 hours

Will I need preparation to sit this examination?


If you are already at B2 level, we advise a minimum of 40 contact hours to reach Cambridge Advanced (C1) examination standard English.

We offer group preparation courses starting in September, January, April and also offer intensive courses in July, August, January, and March.

We can also organise an in-company training upon request.

Level Test

How do I register for this examination?
For paper- and computer-based examinations, you can send an email to: cambridge@masterclassenglish.com


Masterclass Academy of Languages BV 

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Telephone: 0107532037
Email: info@masterclassenglish.com

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Rotterdam 3011HE

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