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Module description - Cambridge Proficiency Examination course 2 (Elective)

ECTS 2.0
Level C1 / C2
Overview The Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) is the highest-level language certificate available to foreign speakers of English and is recognized by universities and employers across the world. The examination is at the C2 level (CEFR).

Following on from Proficiency 1:

  • language development across the four skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing), with special regard to vocabulary and grammar, and to the use of register (formal/colloquial)
  • scrutiny of examination format
  • further explanation, analysis and practice of relevant tasks
  • honing of specific examination skills and techniques.

Topics based on Units 6 to 10 of Kathy Dude et al., Proficiency Master Class (Oxford: OUP, 2012).
Learning objectives Upon successful completion of the module, participants will have:

  • developed their language skills in line with the requirements of the examination to a level appropriate to their stage of preparation (Unit 10 of the above). 
  • a thorough knowledge of examination format
  • understood, reflected on, and practised all the relevant tasks
  • acquired and honed the requisite examination skills and techniques
Previous knowledge Completion of Proficiency 1 or high standard of language ability (C1+). Participants will often have passed the Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE) or the Business English Certificate (BEC) Higher or some similar examination.
Exam format Continuous assessment grade
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