ESOL Advanced [C1 and C2] (CAE)

ESOL Advanced [C1 and C2] (CAE)

This course will suit those who have passed First Certificate in English or have an equivalent level of English. You should be at level C1 or C2 in the Common European Framework.

The aim of this course is to extend and deepen your knowledge of the language. It will provide you with practice in speaking, listening and reading. Listening will involve recordings of authentic English speakers, as a source of new vocabulary to be used in speaking. You will be exposed to a range of accents and topics. Speaking will be monitored in order to raise awareness of any mistakes in grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Reading will also be a source of new vocabulary and a basis for speaking.

If sufficient numbers intend to take it, the course will also provide preparation for the Cambridge Advanced Exam, including practice of writing and grammar.

If you reach an appropriate level of English, you will be encouraged to take the Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) exam ( at the end of the course. Entries are made online via the Cambridge English website.

Please note: If you are new to the college you may want to take the OUP online placement test to ensure that you are placed in the appropriate course for your level of English. You should enrol for 'ESOL with diagnostic test' in the first instance.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you will have been given the opportunity to:


  • Improve your understanding of the English used by speakers with different accents talking about a wide variety of topics
  • Develop your ability to speak in English on a wide variety of topics with greater fluency and accuracy
  • Increase your vocabulary in relation to a range of subjects
  • Study advanced grammar points
  • Practise writing and reading English


Your Tutor

Tom Conway Details to follow


Tuition fees: £110.00
Materials Costs: £0.00
Total Cost: £110.00


No. of sessions: 10

Day Date Times
Tue 24/09/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 01/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 08/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 15/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 29/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 05/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 12/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 19/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 26/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 03/12/2019 19:00-21:00

Your next step

Click here to Enrol Online

Pay by credit or debit card over the telephone. Please call the Adult Education Office on 01223 278002 Monday to Thursday 9am to 7pm and Friday 9am to 4pm during term time and Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm out of term time.

Pay by cheque, made payable to Hills Road Sixth Form College. Please send you cheque together with a completed enrolment form, which you can find by clicking on ‘How to Enrol’ on the left hand side, to the Adult Education Office, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PE. Please enclose a SAE if you require a receipt.

Please note full refunds can only be made if a class is cancelled or closed at the discretion of the College, or if you cancel your enrolment no less than two weeks before the course starts.

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