The CAE, or Cambridge English: Advanced, also known as the Certificate in Advanced English, is an English proficiency exam for advanced learners. It is offered by Cambridge Assessment English, an organization affiliated with the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. The CAE is internationally recognized and valued by employers, universities, and governmental organizations worldwide.
The CAE is designed to assess English language skills at an advanced level (C1) according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The exam aims to test candidates' English skills in various everyday, academic, and professional situations.
The CAE exam consists of four sections:
• Reading and Use of English: This section evaluates reading comprehension and mastery of grammar and vocabulary. It includes exercises on text comprehension, text reformulation, text completion, etc.
• Writing: This section evaluates the ability to write different types of texts in English, such as essays, reports, letters, and reviews.
• Listening: This section evaluates the ability to understand English audio recordings on various topics, such as conversations, interviews, presentations, and announcements.
• Speaking: This section evaluates the ability to effectively communicate in English during discussions, presentations, and other oral communication activities.
Candidates are assessed based on their performance in each section and receive an overall score. Obtaining the CAE certificate demonstrates excellent English proficiency, which can be beneficial for studies, career advancement, and traveling abroad. CAE exams are offered multiple times a year at authorized test centers worldwide.