CPE Level

Level Coursebook Possible exams
Proficiency Expert
Carol Nuttall et al
Cambridge English Language Assessment: Certificate of Proficiency in English
Council of Europe: C2
IELTS: 7.5-9
  • The CPE course aims at preparing candidates for the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English examination.
  • The course programme focuses on further development of language skills and offers intensive practice in all types of examination tasks.
  • It requires a considerable amount of self-study from the participants.
  • To study at this level candidates need to have passed one of the following:
    • A preCPE final achievement test with grades A or B
    • The CAE examination
    • A placement test with grades that prove a very good command of English.
  • The CPE examination correspondents to the ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe) level five. Successful candidates receive the highest possible certificate of English language ability.
  • A mock exam is given late in the second semester.

duration of the course: 180 teaching hours 'lessons' (two semesters)

To complete successfully your course at this level you need grade A, B or C for mock exam and/or live Cambridge English Language Assessment exam and you must attend at least 70% of the meetings in the academic year.