CAE course

CAE is a Cambridge exam. By passing this exam, you prove to have at least C1 skills. This means that you are able to use all elements of English – receptive and productive – with confidence.

The ONE ENGLISH CAE course ideally suits those who would like to acquire comprehensive English skills with a high degree of fluency. The CAE certificate exhibits a very high institutional acceptance and is therefore ideally suited for study, visa and general professional purposes.

CAE course

CAE course details

The course goal of our CAE course is C1/ Advanced level.

The required skill level for entry high is B1/ B2 level.

The course is suitable for anyone with a minimum level of high B1 but preferably B2. Furthermore, it is suitable for those wishing to study abroad, develop CV or become a primary school techer in Switzerland.

Steingraben 16, CH-4051 Basel

Course fee starting at…

  • What is included in this price?
    • Course book, Practise test book, Mock test including the speaking test, conversation class, individual mid-course progress, Consulting on all the different exam opportunities
  • What is not included in this price?
    • Exam fees

Upcoming course dates

Time slot: 18:10 – 20:00

Start date: 25th September 2020

Vacation: 2 weeks at Christmas/ Fasnacht

Mid-course mock test: 18th Dec 2020

Mid-course progress meeting: 6th Jan 2021

End date: 25th March 2021

Recommended date: 1st April 2021 (Basel St Alban)

Time slot: 18:10 – 20:00

Start date: 25th September 2020

Vacation: 2 weeks at Christmas/ Fasnacht

Mid-course mock test: 18th Dec 2020

Mid-course progress meeting: 6th Jan 2021

End date: 25th March 2021

Recommended date: 1st April 2021 (Basel St Alban)

Time slot: 18:10 – 20:00

Start date: 25th September 2020

Vacation: 2 weeks at Christmas/ Fasnacht

Mid-course mock test: 18th Dec 2020

Mid-course progress meeting: 6th Jan 2021

End date: 25th March 2021

Recommended date: 1st April 2021 (Basel St Alban)

One English Basel

The five parts of the CAE exam

Duration: to complete both Reading and Use of English, you have the first 90 minutes combined

Points needed to pass: 32 points 

Duration: to complete both Reading and Use of English, you have the first 90 minutes combined

Points nedded to pass: 16 points

Duration: 40 minutes

Points needed to pass: 18 points

Duration: 90 minutes

Points needed to pass: 24 points

Duration: 15 minutes

Points needed to pass: 45 points

More information about the exam

  • In order to pass the CAE, students need a minimum of 180 out of ???
  • Pass with grade A
  • Pass with grade B
  • Pass with grade C
  • Scoring less than but more than will still gain you in confirmation of B2 level
  • If you happen to take the CAE exam and you reach a C2 (proficiency) level, this does not mean you recieve a CPE certifate.
  • Fortunately, the CAE certificate has no expiry date.

We do not host exams at ONE ENGLISH. Students can register for their exam via the following link: https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/find-a-centre/find-an-exam-centre/

After choosing the country, you will have to choose between paper-based and computer-based to see a list of Exam centres. Once you are on the website of your favourite exam centre, you will find specific dates and locations.

This is highly dependable of the student. If you are more comfortable taking a conventional exam then the paper-based will suit for you. However, if you are comfortable using a computer then the computer-basend will be your best option. It usually takes an extra two weeks to recieve your results, if you take the paper-based exam. Be aware that the structure of the computer-based is different to the paper-based. Check out a sample test before registering: https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-tests/advanced/preparation/

Since there are limited spaces, we recommend that you register at least three months in advance to secure a place. Halfway through the course, we individually consult you on the best strategy to take the exam and we will offer to remind you to enroll. Further information on CAE on the web: