Cambridge Proficiency English (CPE)


Course code



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Course prices

UT-employees: €800

Faculty departments pay an annual fee, so you do not pay yourself. You need permission from your head of department, and an OFI number.
Service departments will be charged with the course price, so you do not pay yourself. You need permission from your head of department, and an OFI number. 

Partners of UT-employees: €800

Non-UT participants: €1000
Partners and non-UT participants can use internet payment to pay the course fee.

Group size

Minimum 10 and maximum 15 participants


Qualified teacher of English as a foreign Language

Course materials  

Capel, A. and Sharp, W. (2013) Objective Proficiency: Student’s Book Cambridge University Press.

Sutherland, P. and Whettem, E. (2013) Objective Proficiency Workbook Cambridge English Series, Cambridge University Press.
Provided by the TCP Language Centre.


For staff and PhDs whose current level of English is level CEF C1 and who wish to improve their level to CEF C2. The CPE-examination is optional and at the participant's own cost. Registration for the exam can be arranged individually through the British Council.


Provide participants with the opportunity to raise their overall English proficiency to near-native level. Participants learn to understand with ease virtually everything they hear and read, make accurate and complete notes during a presentation, understand colloquial asides, talk about complex and sensitive issues without awkwardness and express themselves precisely and fluently.


  • Intensive training in all language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking;
  • interactive classes;
  • particular focus on vocabulary, idioms and structure (English in Use);
  • extensive use of authentic materials;
  • exam preparation.


The course consists of 20 two-and-a-half-hour classes, providing ample opportunity for discussion, pair work and group work. In addition, participants are expected to spend a considerable amount of time on self-study assignments. See for more information.


Attendance at every lesson is essential. The course is held over 20 weeks, excluding a summer holiday break in July and August. Homework is expected to take approximately four hours each week. The study load for this course is roughly equivalent to 4.5 ECTS.


Participants are required to complete an Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT) before being accepted for enrolment in a Cambridge course. English language proficiency at level CEF C1 (Common European Framework) is required.    

Further Information
TCP LanguageCentre
Support Office
053-489 2040

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