Preparation to Cambridge exams
Cambridge exams are recognized by international Universities and employers; they are useful to those who want to embark on an educational path requiring a certification of English language proficiency, or to those who want to flesh out their CV with an internationally recognized qualification.
To take your Cambridge English exam, you will need to register directly with an authorized exam center. There are more than a 2800 centers in over 130 countries. You can visit the website www.cambridge-ticino.ch for the authorized exam centers in the Ticino region.
A preparation course requires the use of adequate material that meets the criteria set out by Cambridge. The right material will allow the student to train in the areas of language competence that are assessed during the exam. The five language skills usually assessed in the exams are:
- Use of English
Cambridge English offers the following exams:
- Key (KET – Key English Test) is a basic English language qualification proving your ability to communicate in simple, everyday situations.
- Preliminary (PET – Preliminary English Test) certifies a decent base of language knowledge for further studies and professional qualifications. It shows that you have mastered and acquired the basics of English.
- First (FCE – First Certificate in English) proves you have the language skills to live and work independently in an English-speaking country or study on courses taught in English.
- Advanced (CAE – Certificate in Advanced English) proves a high-level achievement in learning English both for work and higher education.
- Proficiency (CPE – Certificate of Proficiency in English) is the highest Cambridge exam and proves you have the level that is needed to study or work in a senior professional or academic environment.
For more information about Cambridge exams, please visit www.cambridgeesol.org.
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