Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

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CAE is an exam for advanced users of English. This exam is intended to show that you can use written and spoken English for most professional and social purposes.

Deadline for enrolment for February: January 22

Is CAE for you?

Can you...

  • use English in an effective way for business or study?
  • use English confidently and flexibly?
  • produce well-structured, clear pieces of writing on complex issues?

If you are working towards acquiring those skills and your level of English currently permits you to do approximately those things, then CAE is probably the right exam for you.

What level is CAE?

CAE corresponds to Level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) | more information.

At C1 level, typical users can be expected to:

  • read quickly enough to cope with an academic course
  • understand complex opinions
  • produce clear, well structured and detailed pieces of writing
  • express themselves well with a good degree of fluency
  • use English flexibly for social, professional and academic purposes

Your preparation for CAE will give you these kinds of practical language skills.

When and where can you take CAE?

The table below shows when and where you can take CAE at one or more of our centres:

Centre Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Sept. Oct. Dec.
Barcelona Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes* Yes Yes
Mataró Yes Yes Yes
Sabadell Yes Yes Yes
Tarragona Yes
Terrassa Yes Yes Yes


For exact details (dates, etc), pick your exam centre from the table.

Dates 2016-17, written exams

(CB) = Computer-based

Exam session Written exam Enrolment deadline Price
February 2017 (CB) Saturday, February 11 January 22 204€
April 2017 Saturday, April 1 February 26 204€
May 2017 Saturday, May 13 April 2 204€
June 2017 Saturday, June 3 April 16 204€
June 2017 Saturday, June 24 May 14 204€
July 2017 Thursday, July 20 June 18 204€
September 2017 (CB) Saturday, September 16 September 3 204€
October 2017 (CB) Saturday, October 21 September 3 204€
December 2017 (CB) Friday, December 1 November 19 204€
December 2017 Saturday, December 9 October 22 204€

Oral exams
Dates of oral exams can be from up to two weeks before the written exams (see above) until the following day, including Saturdays.

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How to prepare