Cambridge Proficiency Exam Preparation

Level: Advanced (C1/C2)

Getting ready to sit your Cambridge C2 Proficiency exam and want to brush up on the exam techniques you need to succeed? Want to practise the types of questions you will see in the exam and receive expert teacher feedback on your performance? Our fast-paced preparation course will help you to succeed.

€ 165,00

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Starting from 9 September 2021

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About the course

This course is for students who are at level C2 in their vocabulary knowledge and grammar and who now want to take the Cambridge Proficiency (C2) exam to prove this. You will work on practice exam paper tasks and receive thorough feedback from our experienced trainers on what you need to do to improve.

Babel is a registered partner of both Cambridge Assessment English and the British Council. Many of our teachers have experience as Cambridge speaking examiners that they can use to help you understand how to do your best in the exams.

To maximise the benefit of class time, you will need to do self-study and exam practise at home, so that your trainer can use the lessons to give you feedback and show you common errors and ways of succeeding on each of the four exam components: Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening.

Want to improve your general level of English first, before getting into the details of the exam? Then sign up for our C2 Proficiency course, which will improve your vocabulary, grammar, and use of English.

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Learning goals

This course is a pure exam preparation course, meaning that we do not teach new vocabulary and language as the focus. If your level is not yet at C2, we would recommend first taking the C2 Proficiency course before registering. If you are not sure what your level is, you can take our free placement test.

By the end of the course you will have:

  • Received useful, concrete trainer feedback on how to improve in all four components of the C2 Proficiency exam
  • Looked at common candidate errors and weaknesses in the exam
  • Used practice exam papers to understand the types of tasks you will encounter in your exam
  • Discussed time management and planning strategies that you can help you maximise your exam score

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Method

All Babel’s courses are taught by highly experienced language trainers with a native level of English. This course uses Cambridge Assessment English materials (specifically past papers) as well as additional materials.

There will be a chance to practise all of your language skills in this course. The four classes are structured so that:

  • Class one focuses on the Writing paper
  • Class two focuses on Reading and Use of English paper
  • Class three focuses on Listening paper
  • Class four focuses on the Speaking Exam, with some revision of the other three papers

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Time investment

  • This course includes four classes of 1hr30. To prepare for each class, you will need to do a minimum of 4 hours of self-study (including taking practice tests at home and making use of the feedback your teacher gives you).
  • Approximately a week before the first class begins, you will be emailed by your language trainer with a Writing paper task to complete. You should submit this to your instructor at least four days before the first class so that you can receive feedback during class and benefit from the first session.

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Practical

  • The course is taught in English
  • You can choose to learn either face-to-face or via virtual classroom
  • You will receive a certificate of participation if you attend all four classes
  • If you work or study at Utrecht University you will receive a 15% discount. Please register with your UU email address. Your registration will then be processed automatically.

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