English language Courses

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)


Course code



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Course prices

UT-employees: €725

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: €725

Non-UT participants: €925
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  

Norris, R. (2008) Ready for CAE: Coursebook

Norris, R. and French, A. (2008) Ready for CAE: Workbook


For staff and PhD-candidates whose current level of English is level CEF B2 and who wish to improve their level to CEF C1. The CAE-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 significantly improve their overall English proficiency. Participants learn to use English effectively and perform confidently in social and professional situations, and in higher education. This course prepares participants for the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE).


  • Intensive training in all language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking;
  • interactive classes;
  • particular focus on vocabulary and idioms (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 http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/ 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 B2 (Common European Framework) is required. 

Further Information
TCP LanguageCentre
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053-489 2040

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