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.
We have exam centres in Barcelona, Mataró, Palma de Mallorca, Sabadell, Tarragona, Terrassa and Zaragoza. You can take Cambridge Advanced at least one of our centres just about every month of the year.
At some of our centres, you can choose either the traditional paper-based exam or the computer-based (CB) test (which makes the writing paper so much easier!)
Dates and enrolment
Price and payment
2020: €210. You can pay either online (see Enrolment link, above) or in person at any of our centres. Contact us if you need assistance!
Note that oral exams can be from up to two weeks before the written exams until the following day, including Saturdays.
CAE corresponds to Level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) | More about the different levels
At C1 level, typical users can be expected to:
Your preparation for CAE will give you these kinds of practical language skills.
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.
The best way to find out if you're ready to take the exam is to come and do a full level test, including an oral test.
You can do this (free of charge, no commitment!) at any of our centers.
Reading and Use of English
1 hour 30 minutes
In the first part of this paper, your use of English will be tested by tasks which show how well you can control your grammar and vocabulary In the second part of this paper, you will need to demonstrate that you are able to understand texts from publications such as fiction and non-fiction books, journals, newspapers and magazines.
1 hour 30 minutes
The first part of the writing paper is obligatory. In this section you have to write an essay – based on some notes that have been provided for you. In the second part of the writing paper, you have a choice. You can write a letter, proposal, review, report.
You need to show you can understand the meaning of a range of spoken material, including lectures, radio broadcasts, speeches and talks.
You will take the Speaking test with another candidate or in a group of three, and you will be tested on your ability to take part in different types of interaction