Cambridge 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.

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.

Schedule and registration

This course is also available as a crash course in December.

Day(s) Start End Time Hours Price
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri 04 Nov 2019 29 Nov 2019 15:45 - 17:45 40 620 Enrol NOW!
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri 02 Dec 2019 20 Dec 2019 13:00 - 16:00 45 620 Enrol NOW!
Wednesdays 15 Jan 2020 18 Mar 2020 19:00 - 21:00 20 445 Enrol NOW!
Wednesdays 08 Apr 2020 10 Jun 2020 19:00 - 21:00 20 445 Enrol NOW!
Wednesdays 07 Oct 2020 09 Dec 2020 19:00 - 21:00 20 445 Enrol NOW!