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Cambridge C2
Profiency (CPE)

Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE)

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*In 2020: 94% exam success rate for people who took one of our preparation courses.

1 hour of individual coaching with a certified examiner

Benefit from the expertise of a Cambridge C2 examiner 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 C2 examiner 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


C2 Proficiency (CPE) is an official high-level Cambridge English qualification, requiring proficient competence in all the language skills, set at level C2 which is the highest level of the Council of Europe's Common Framework of Reference for Languages.

Typical users at C2 level can be expected to:

  • understand documents, correspondence and reports, including the finer points of complex texts
  • write letters on any subject and full notes of meetings or seminars with good expression and accuracy
  • advise on or talk about complex or sensitive issues, understanding colloquial references and dealing confidently with hostile questions

Who takes the official C2 Proficiency (CPE) Cambridge exam?

C2 Proficiency (CPE) is the highest level Cambridge English Exam in Switzerland. C2 Proficiency (CPE) is used as entry or school-leaving exam at higher educational levels (Gymnasium, higher education such as Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences, Pädagogische Hochschulen, etc.). Successful candidates can study demanding subjects at the highest levels, including post-graduate and PhD programmes. C2 Proficiency (CPE) is also used in the corporate sector. Due to its level of difficulty, successful candidates clearly differentiate themselves in the workforce in regard to English language competency. Holding a C2 Proficiency (CPE) qualification is an exceptional achievement for non-native speakers of English.

How is C2 Proficiency (CPE) certificate recognised?

C2 Proficiency (CPE) is recognised as an entry or school-leaving qualification at various educational levels (e.g. KV M-Profile, Gymnasium, institutions of higher education, etc.) in Switzerland and internationally. Because C2 Proficiency (CPE) is the highest level Cambridge English Exam, it will fulfil any work or study-based requirement in regard to English language competence.

Format of the exam

(%of total)

Reading and Use of English
(1 hour 30 minutes)
Sample Paper (zip-file)


7 parts/
53 questions


Shows you can deal confidently with different types of text, such as fiction and non-fiction books, journals, newspapers and manuals.

(1 hour 30 minutes)
Sample Paper (zip-file)


2 parts


Requires you to be able to write a variety of text types, such as essays, reports and reviews.

(about 40 minutes)
Sample Paper (zip-file)


4 parts/
30 questions


Requires you to be able to follow and understand a range of spoken materials, such as lectures, speeches and interviews.

(16 minutes per pair of candidates)
Sample Paper (zip-file)


3 parts


Tests your ability to communicate effectively in face-to-face situations.


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