Cambridge C2 Proficiency Exam Preparation

Course information

This course is suitable for students who have mastered the English language at a very high level and who are planning to take the C2 Proficiency exam. During the course, you will receive complete preparation for this Cambridge English Qualification.

Language skills

The course starts by addressing the four language skills of the exam (reading, writing, speaking and listening). You will improve your reading comprehension by learning how to skim a text quickly and how to recognise the intent and type of a text. The course pays attention to writing skills by practising all types of writing assignments that you might be given (such as essay, article and letter). Speaking and listening are addressed through interactive role-playing and by practising listening tests. You will expand your vocabulary by learning commonly used collocations, expressions and synonyms. You will be able to apply these skills in all components of the exam.

Exam skills

In addition to the four language skills, the course also devotes attention to general exam skills, including time management, summarising texts and working out what exactly is being asked. You will practice on official practice tests of Cambridge Assessment English.

About Cambridge C2 Proficiency

The Cambridge C2 Proficiency exam assesses the highest achievable level of English: Level C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. By passing this exam, you demonstrate that you have mastered the English language at a particularly high level. This level is often needed in professional or academic environments, for example PhD programmes or post-academic training. Additional information about the exam is available at

If you successfully complete this course, you will receive a certificate showing the level you have attained.


The intake procedure for this course comprises: intake interview, online test

Course materials

Cambridge Objective Proficiency, € 60
The course material is not included in the course price. If you buy the books via UvA Talen, you will receive them from the teacher during the first lesson.
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Wednesdays 07 Oct 2020 09 Dec 2020 19:00 - 21:00 20 445 Enrol NOW!