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Cambridge C1
Advanced (CAE)

Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE)

Increase your chances of passing* by signing up for one of our exam preparation packages.

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*In 2023: 94% exam success rate for people who took one of our preparation courses.

1 hour of individual coaching with a specialized trainer

Benefit from the expertise of a Cambridge C1 specialized trainer who can answer all your practical or theoretical questions and show you the premises where your exam will take place.

CHF 100 instead of CHF 115
for candidates taking their exam at inlingua Léman


hours of individual “mock exam” training

Take 5 hours of individual training with a Cambridge C1 specialized trainer to do at least one full exam (more if possible) and to plan your exam day in detail: test schedule, useful tips and tricks.

CHF 500 instead of CHF 575
for candidates taking the exam at inlingua Léman


INTENSIVE preparation course

Reach your goals quickly with our intensive courses of 2.5 hours per day and only 4 students maximum. Courses are guaranteed from the first person enrolled (see details and conditions).

CHF 600 per week


WEEKLY preparation courses

Prepare for the exam even if your schedule is tight: Our weekly courses (1h30 per week) in groups of max. 4 students allow you to progress at your own pace. Courses are guaranteed from the first person registered (see details and conditions).

CHF 340 per month


Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) is an official Cambridge English examination at an advanced level requiring competence in all the language skills, set at level C1 of the Council of Europe's Common Framework of Reference for Languages.

At C1 level typical users can:

  • contribute effectively to meetings and seminars within own area of work or keep up a casual conversation with a good degree of fluency coping with abstract expressions
  • read quickly enough to cope with an academic course, and CAN take reasonably accurate notes in meetings or write a piece of work which shows an ability to communicate effectively at a managerial and professional level

Who takes a Cambridge English C1 Advanced (CAE) exam?

Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) is a widely taken exam Cambridge English Exam in Switzerland. C1 Advanced (CAE) is used as a school-leaving exam at higher educational levels (Gymnasium, higher education such as Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences, Pädagogische Hochschulen, etc.). C1 Advanced (CAE) is also used in the corporate sector and is an asset to every CV.  It improves every application where higher level English language skills are required.

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How is Cambridge English C1 Advanced (CAE) recognised?

C1 Advanced (CAE) is recognised as entry or school-leaving qualification at various educational levels (e.g. KV M-Profile, Gymnasium, institutions of higher education etc.). Many companies today require C1 Advanced (CAE) as the minimum requirement in regard to English language competence which makes C1 Advanced (CAE) a qualification beyond the general requirements, helping successful candidates to differentiate themselves from other applications in their search for employment. There are many companies and corporations in Switzerland who recognise C1 Advanced (CAE) as a qualification demonstrating very good language competence.

Format of the exam

(%of total)

Reading and Use of English
(1 hour 30 minutes)

8 parts/
56 questions


Shows you can deal confidently with different types of text, such as fiction, newspapers and magazines. Tests your use of English with different types of exercise that show how well you can control your grammar and vocabulary.

(1 hour 30 minutes)

2 parts


You create two different pieces of writing, such as essays, letters/emails, proposals, reports and reviews.

(about 40 minutes)

4 parts/
30 questions


Tests your ability to follow and understand a range of spoken materials, such as interviews, radio broadcasts, presentations, talks and everyday conversations.

(15 minutes per pair of candidates)

4 parts


Tests your ability to communicate effectively in face–to–face situations. You will take the Speaking test with another candidate.


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