january, 2021

2021thu14jan(jan 14)7:00 pmthu18mar(mar 18)9:00 pmCAE / Cambridge Advanced English Certificate£117 (£71 concession) ONLINE COURSE SUITABLE FOR LEARNERS WHO HAVE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGEOnlineDay:Thursday length of course: 9 weeks


January 14 (Thursday) 7:00 pm - March 18 (Thursday) 9:00 pm



length of course

9 weeks


Course details

Brief Description:

More than 9,000 educational institutions, businesses and government departments around the world accept C1 Advanced as proof of high-level achievement in learning English!  It is accepted by UK universities, and helps learners develop the skills to make the most of studying, working and living in English-speaking countries.

The Cambridge Advanced exam is the logical step in your English journey between the First /B2 level and the Proficiency/C2 level.  This course is intended for learners with an upper intermediate / lower advanced level of English. It aims to prepare you for the Cambridge English: Advanced examination, concentrating on the five skills: reading, writing, grammar, listening and speaking at C1 level.  If, however, you do not wish to write the exam, you can just concentrate on enjoying the course and improving your skills.  Either way, you will also need to set aside time each week for homework, in order to gain the full benefit from the course.

Entry fee to the exam and booking are not included in the course fee.  You will do this yourself, guided by your tutor, when you feel confident you have achieved the required level.  How long it takes you to achieve this depends, of course, on your starting level and the amount of time you can dedicate to your studies. You will probably find, like most learners, that you need more than one term’s tuition to be prepared for the exam (if you choose to enter for it). If this is the case, you will be offered the opportunity to re-enrol and pay for another term. The course is priced per term. 

This course will be online. To participate in online classes you will need an email address, a reliable internet connection, a computer/laptop/tablet with fully updated browser (preferably Google Chrome).

To access information on exam centres offering booking deadlines and dates for the exam please go onto the website: www.cambridgeenglish.org.   You will also be able to access exam practice papers.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

Ideally, you should have completed the First Certificate or have a B2 level of English before joining this class. If you have not done so, or are unsure of your level, an assessment test is needed for placement purposes. Call the office on 01223 712340 for further information.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, you will have had the opportunity to

1.Achieve a higher level of communication and gain greater confidence in speaking     English
2.Learn and practise a much wider and more varied vocabulary
3.Have explored and practised different writing styles and techniques
4.Have gained an extended knowledge of grammar


You will need to buy a text book: Advanced Expert (3rd Edition) Course book with Audio CD 

Author: Bell, Jan & Gower, Roger Publisher: Pearson ELT Format: Paperback Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781447961987
Price: £29.00 (approx) but available cheaper online – please allow for postage time.
Books can be bought from the Cambridge International Book Centre, Hills Rd, or online.

Other materials are provided by the tutor.  

For the first session you will need to bring:

A4 file with plastic pockets, notebook and pen and pencil.  Course book if already acquired.

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?  

If you pass this exam you can do the final level, Proficiency. The Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.



Assessment before placement may be needed – please contact the office on either 01223 712340 or learnandtrain@cap.education to discuss your prior knowledge


Melodie GranthamMelodie Grantham is an English teacher with a lifetime’s experience in all types of English teaching, from advanced first language and literature to beginner foreign speakers, and many different types of English, including business and medical. Melodie has also worked in offices and in different types of businesses, so she has practical experience of many different types of work. Melodie enjoys teaching adults, she feels she learns from learners while they learn from her. Your tutor also enjoys including cultural discussions, films and music and current affairs in the classes, to make them more interesting. Melodie has a keen sense of humour, and laughter is frequently heard in the classroom. She believes learning should be as enjoyable as possible!I have been teaching English of every variety for over 40 years. I most enjoy teaching adults because I can learn as much from them as they can from me! I have taught from absolute beginners to medical and business English.


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