Is CAE for you?
* use English in an effective way for business or study purposes?
* use English confidently and flexibly?
* produce well-structured, clear pieces of writing on complex issues?
If this describes your skills now, or describes the level of skills you are working towards, then the Cambridge CAE is the right exam for you.
At ISE we offer a fully flexible timetable for CAE, where you can study from 6 hours per week, 9 hours per week, 15 hours per week or 21 hours per week. David Coulson is our Director of Studies, who along with our most Senior Teacher Miachel Harris have over 40 years experience in delivering our CAE course. They are experts who specialise in teaching and delivering the CAE curriculum.
ISE staff are trained to recognise students that are ready to pass the exam, we will make sure that your learning goals are realistic and that you are advised to only enter the exam when you have a strong chance of success.
Typically ISE will run CAE classes all year round in the morning (full time & part time) and the evening (part time only). However we also do specialist CAE exam workshops and mock papers just before the exam, to help students achieve the best possible results.
The examination fee for CAE in 2012 is £135 per candidate.
What does CAE involve?
CAE has five papers:
Reading: 1 hour 15 minutes
You will need to understand texts from publications such as fiction and non-fiction books, journals, newspapers and magazines.
Writing 2 hours
You will have to show you can process information from different types of input to produce a number of different types of writing such as letters, articles, reports and reviews. The pieces of writing will be aimed at specific types of readers, each of about 250 words.
Use of English Paper 1 hour 30 minutes
Your use of English will be tested by tasks which show how well you can control your grammar and vocabulary.
Listening: 45 minutes
You need to show you can understand the meaning of a range of spoken material, including lectures, news programmes and public announcements.
Speaking: 15 minutes
You will take the Speaking test with another candidate or in groups of three, and you will be tested on your ability to take part in different types of interaction: with the examiner, with the other candidates and by yourself.