The final frontier
CPE is the final exam based step to complete mastery of the English language. Students who successfully pass the exam will be confident in communications skills across almost any context, from social interaction to complex business or academic discussions and debates. Students will be able to read and fully comprehend a range of authentic texts from popular fiction to non-specialist academic material of any length. To be understood by listeners, the speaking will require no more concentration than is required to understand a native speaker. Students will be comfortable with written English across at least two registers, formal and informal, with little if any grammatical or lexical error. In sum, after taking CPE at Discover English students will be ‘fluent’ in English by any standard or definition of that word.
Are you up for the challenge?
Discover English’s CPE course will not be easy, although we do hope it will be enjoyable and rewarding. The course text book is challenging and a range of authentic texts will be used on a daily basis. Your grammar knowledge will be stretched and you will be expected to produce written work at least twice a week. A range of practice test papers will be used throughout the course and a full mock exam will take place over the 5th week. Students undertaking the CPE course are expected to be fully committed, self-motivated and prepared to study in their free time. Homework will be set most days, or every day including weekends if required.
All prospective students will need to sit an internal Discover English placement test unless they have a valid IELTS certificate with an overall score of 7.5 with no band below 7.0 or a CAE pass B or above.
2018 course dates:
January 2 – March 9 (10 weeks), Exam – March 10
2015 Cambridge English Language Assessment Awards for Preparation Centres
Outstanding Busines Growth - finalist
Outstanding Service to Customers - highly commended
2014 Cambridge English Language Assessment Awards for Preparation Centres
Outstanding Student Care - finalist
Get to know all your fellow Cambridge students in the Cambridge study group. A room is permanently allocated for study group or self-study needs.
A teacher is in the library in supervised self-access periods to assist students with homework, resumes and questions from class.
Teachers provide students with weekly feedback on their progress in one-to-one meetings and advise on how to improve in areas of weakness and build on current strengths.