Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) is an official Cambridge English examination at an advanced level requiring competence in all the language skills, set at level C1 of the Council of Europe's Common Framework of Reference for Languages.
At C1 level typical users can:
contribute effectively to meetings and seminars within own area of work or keep up a casual conversation with a good degree of fluency coping with abstract expressions
read quickly enough to cope with an academic course, and CAN take reasonably accurate notes in meetings or write a piece of work which shows an ability to communicate effectively at a managerial and professional level
Who takes a Cambridge English C1 Advanced (CAE) exam?
Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) is a widely taken exam Cambridge English Exam in Switzerland. C1 Advanced (CAE) is used as a school-leaving exam at higher educational levels (Gymnasium, higher education such as Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences, Pädagogische Hochschulen, etc.). C1 Advanced (CAE) is also used in the corporate sector and is an asset to every CV. It improves every application where higher level English language skills are required. More information for candidates
How is Cambridge English C1 Advanced (CAE) recognised?
C1 Advanced (CAE) is recognised as entry or school-leaving qualification at various educational levels (e.g. KV M-Profile, Gymnasium, institutions of higher education etc.). Many companies today require C1 Advanced (CAE) as the minimum requirement in regard to English language competence which makes C1 Advanced (CAE) a qualification beyond the general requirements, helping successful candidates to differentiate themselves from other applications in their search for employment. There are many companies and corporations in Switzerland who recognise C1 Advanced (CAE) as a qualification demonstrating very good language competence.
Shows you can deal confidently with different types of text, such as fiction, newspapers and magazines. Tests your use of English with different types of exercise that show how well you can control your grammar and vocabulary.
Tests your ability to communicate effectively in face–to–face situations. You will take the Speaking test with another candidate.
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Flexible Test Options
The C1 Advanced (CAE) exam can be taken as a standard test (paper-based / PB) or as a computer-based (CB) exam. The exam content is exactly the same, it is only the delivery mode (paper-based / computer-based) which is different. There are different dates and exam locations for the PB or CB exams.