English Cambridge Advanced (CAE)

Level: Intermediate (B1/B2), Advanced (C1/C2)

The course English Cambridge Advanced (CAE) is suitable for advanced learners of English who wish to further improve their fluency in speaking and writing English.

In order to give you a worry-free start of your group course, we have put measures in place against the coronavirus and we offer you flexible booking. You can cancel or reschedule your enrolment for courses that start in November, without any additional costs. This is possible up to 10 days prior to the start date of the course.

Classroom course

€455,00

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Starting from 16 November 2020

+ 14 more dates

Virtual classroom

€ 395,00

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Starting from 17 November 2020

+ 4 more dates

About the English Cambridge Advanced (CAE) course

We will use a great variety of exercises and classroom activities to work on all your language skills. This C1 level course will also provide you with information you need for passing the Cambridge Advanced exam.

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Learning goals

This English Cambridge Advanced (CAE) course is aimed at at those who wish to achieve level C1. You can start with level B2+. In addition, this course will help you to prepare sufficiently for the Cambridge Advanced exam. The course focuses on:

  • Increasing your general conversational skills: using idioms in everyday conversations; talking about reason, results and purpose; practicing the language of persuasion
  • Expanding your vocabulary: learn more travel idioms, language to express opinions; academic language; talking about research and reporting on results
  • Improving your pronunciation: receive feedback on your spoken production
  • Increasing your knowledge of grammar: practice using structures to help you hypothesise, review complex sentences, adverbial clauses and inversion
  • Developing your reading skills and acquiring self-study skills;
  • Improving your listening skills: understand more complex discussions where multiple speakers are involved
  • Honing your writing skills: writing short reports, essays, proposals; explore formal and persuasive writing

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Method

The focus in the course sessions is on practical exercises with an emphasis on cooperative work and task-based activities. Grammar revision and vocabulary work are covered in class and on a self-study basis.

You will be working with the Cambridge Objective Advanced book. You can order this book required on our special book page. Please ensure you bring your book to the first session.

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Time Investment

This English Cambridge Advanced course consists of 18 sessions of 1 hour 45 minutes at Babel in Utrecht. The recommended self-study load is 2-3 hours per session.

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Practical

  • The language of instruction is English.
  • You will be working with the Cambridge Objective Advanced book, which you can order on our special book page. Please ensure you bring your book to the first session. Active participation is expected  in the course sessions.
  • The course also includes 2-3 hours of weekly homework assignments. You will receive a certificate of participation if you attend at least 14 meetings.
  • If you work or study at Utrecht University you will receive a 15% discount.

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Schedule

  • Starting date: 16 November 2020 (Rotterdam)
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    Monday16 November 202020:1522:00
    Wednesday18 November 202020:1522:00
    Monday23 November 202020:1522:00
    Wednesday25 November 202020:1522:00
    Monday30 November 202020:1522:00
    Wednesday2 December 202020:1522:00
    Monday7 December 202020:1522:00
    Wednesday9 December 202020:1522:00
    Monday14 December 202020:1522:00
    Wednesday16 December 202020:1522:00
    Monday4 January 202120:1522:00
    Wednesday6 January 202120:1522:00
    Monday11 January 202120:1522:00
    Wednesday13 January 202120:1522:00
    Monday18 January 202120:1522:00
    Wednesday20 January 202120:1522:00
    Monday25 January 202120:1522:00
    Wednesday27 January 202120:1522:00

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  • Starting date: 16 November 2020 (Utrecht)
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    Monday16 November 202020:1522:00
    Wednesday18 November 202020:1522:00
    Monday23 November 202020:1522:00
    Wednesday25 November 202020:1522:00
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    Wednesday2 December 202020:1522:00
    Monday7 December 202020:1522:00
    Wednesday9 December 202020:1522:00
    Monday14 December 202020:1522:00
    Wednesday16 December 202020:1522:00
    Monday4 January 202120:1522:00
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    Monday11 January 202120:1522:00
    Wednesday13 January 202120:1522:00
    Monday18 January 202120:1522:00
    Wednesday20 January 202120:1522:00
    Monday25 January 202120:1522:00
    Wednesday27 January 202120:1522:00

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  • Starting date: 16 November 2020 (Eindhoven)
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    Wednesday18 November 202020:1522:00
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    Wednesday2 December 202020:1522:00
    Monday7 December 202020:1522:00
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    Wednesday16 December 202020:1522:00
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    Wednesday13 January 202120:1522:00
    Monday18 January 202120:1522:00
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    Monday25 January 202120:1522:00
    Wednesday27 January 202120:1522:00

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  • Starting date: 17 November 2020 (Virtual Classroom)
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    Tuesday17 November 202020:0021:45
    Thursday19 November 202020:0021:45
    Tuesday24 November 202020:0021:45
    Thursday26 November 202020:0021:45
    Tuesday1 December 202020:0021:45
    Thursday3 December 202020:0021:45
    Tuesday8 December 202020:0021:45
    Thursday10 December 202020:0021:45
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    Thursday17 December 202020:0021:45
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    Thursday14 January 202120:0021:45
    Tuesday19 January 202120:0021:45
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    Tuesday26 January 202120:0021:45
    Thursday28 January 202120:0021:45

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  • Starting date: 17 November 2020 (Eindhoven)
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    Tuesday6 April 202109:0010:45

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  • Starting date: 19 November 2020 (Eindhoven)
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    Thursday26 November 202015:4517:30
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  • Starting date: 19 November 2020 (Rotterdam)
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  • Starting date: 10 February 2021 (Utrecht)
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  • Starting date: 10 February 2021 (Eindhoven)
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  • Starting date: 10 February 2021 (Rotterdam)
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  • Starting date: 11 February 2021 (Virtual Classroom)
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  • Starting date: 19 April 2021 (Virtual Classroom)
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  • Starting date: 19 April 2021 (Utrecht)
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  • Starting date: 19 April 2021 (Eindhoven)
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  • Starting date: 19 April 2021 (Rotterdam)
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  • Starting date: 20 April 2021 (Virtual Classroom)
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  • Starting date: 20 April 2021 (Utrecht)
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  • Starting date: 20 April 2021 (Rotterdam)
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