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Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) Exam Preparation

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Level of study:
English Language
Tuition fees:
10 weeks
Start date: October-2021
Waikato Institute of Education
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Cambridge English: Advanced, also known as the Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE) is a high level qualification specifically focused on the context of both demanding academic and professional settings. Students will learn advanced language skills in order to prepare them for higher level study at University or a professional employment environment. Why take the Exam? International Standard - The Cambridge English: Advanced Exam applies real life situations in both professional and academic contexts of English use at an advanced level of language command. The Cambridge English CAE certificate is recognised world wide as a sought after English qualification. Globally Accepted: The certificate is accepted by thousands of employers, universities and government departments around the world. It is accepted by thousands of industrial, administrative and service – based employers as a qualification in English at an advanced level. It is also accepted by a wide range of educational institutions for study purposes. Our intensive course will fully prepare students for the exam by concentrating on developing the following skills at an advanced level in preparation for the Cambridge English: Advanced Exam: Reading: Students are taught to read a variety of different texts with understanding including letters, reports proposals, essays and other articles. Writing: Students will learn a variety of advanced writing skills. Letters, reports, essays, information sheets and competition entries are among the writing topics covered. Listening: Listening skills are improved and students are taught to listen to a wide variety of material with understanding. The materials covered include news announcements, speeches, formal dialogues, anecdotes, stories and announcements. Speaking: Students will learn to improve their verbal communication skills and describe a variety of subjects, take part in dialogues, provide information in a formal interview context; give an extended talk on a given topic; and take part in a formal discussion. Additional skills covered include: • General use of English covering word formation and key word transformation among other areas • Grammar: Cover the main body of English language rules required to operate at an advanced level and be successful in the exam. • Vocabulary Topics: Develop vocabulary connected with the most common CAE topics, such as Entertainment, Technology, Body and health, Employment, Crime and punishment, Holidays and travel, Numbers and money. The full-time course also includes General English Classes that Complement the CAE class.


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