Cambridge English C1 Advanced (CAE)

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This Cambridge English language Course C1 Advanced (previously CAE) is the ideal course for those who regularly use written and spoken English for work or study at an upper-intermediate (B2/C1) level. This blended course helps you improve your English to C1 level – the second highest on the CEF scale. C1 is the level of English required for demanding academic and professional settings, and shows that you are highly proficient in English. If you want to confirm your achievement, there is the opportunity to take the Cambridge ESOL C1 Advanced exam at the end of the course.


The goal of the C1 Advanced course is to raise the level of your English to a proper advanced (C1) level. The course ends with an optional official C1 Advanced exam at the British Council. Of course, we encourage all our students to take the exam!
Please note: the exam fee is NOT included in the course fee.

Entry requirements

Candidates must participate in a digital intake test and a writing assignment to ensure they are at the correct level for the course or provide official proof that their English is at B2 level. 
The intake test is a so-called placement test, which provides an indication of the level of the course a student can be placed in. It does not imply that the student has already achieved that level, but it indicates he/she can participate in a course of that level. Costs for this intake test are € 50,-. Please note that this fee is NOT included in the course price. 


Fontys offers a blended variety of the English language course. I.e. the course consists of alternately plenary lessons and individual online sessions. During sessions at Fontys, as well as in your individual online sessions, you will be granted opportunity to improve your English language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing). Furthermore, there is plenty of time for individual questions and explanations. Homework comprises self-study assignments via an online platform, exam practice as well as working on your individual writing portfolio. All lessons are taught in English.

Study load, starting date and location

Approximately 200 hours, - 20 weeks - 3 hours sessions plus 5-7 hours homework per week. The course consists of alternately plenary lessons and individual online sessions

Starting date: 17 september 2020
Location: Tilburg


In-session activities are tuned to the individual language skills being learned and group work and interaction is encouraged during all lessons. Besides plenary lessons at Fontys, you will be required to work independently on online assignments and your writing portfolio.


Your language skills are tested throughout the course, and at the end of the course, you have the opportunity to take the official C1 Advanced examination. In addition, you receive a certificate of attendance if you are an active participant in at least 80% or more of the lesson and actively take part in the online assignments.

Course materials

Course books are NOT included in the course price

Complete Advanced Student’s book with answers (2nd edition) G. Brook-Hart, S. Haines, Cambridge University Press ISBN: 978 1 107 67090 7. 


Complete Advanced Workbook with answers (2nd edition) G. Brook-Hart, S. Haines, Cambridge University Press ISBN: 978 1 107 67517 9. 

Complete Advanced Class Audio CDs (2nd edition), Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978 1 107 64450 2.

Group size

The course will start with a minimum of 12 students. The maximum amount of participants is 16.

Course fee

The fee for our English course is € 1185,-.

Extra costs that are not included in the course fee:
Intake: € 50,-
Student’s book ± € 50,-
Workbook: ±: € 25,- (optional)
Audio CD's: ± € 75,- (optional)
Official C1 Advanced exam paper based: € 295,- (optional)
Official C1 Advanced exam computer based: € 322,- (optional)
The prices of the exams can be subject to changes by the British Council.

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