Australian International College of Language, Gold Coast, Queensland:
• Study for the Cambridge CAE (C1 Advanced) exam in Australia with The Australian International College of Language (AICOL), a government-accredited English school located in Queensland in north-eastern Australia. Email: Contact us below
• Established in 1993, we are the oldest English language school in the city of Gold Coast (Australia’s sixth largest city located an hour’s flight north of Sydney). Our school is situated in Southport, an attractive suburb of Gold Coast, facing the Broadwater and the Pacific Ocean.
• We welcome global students year-round to our accredited English language courses year-round, including our Cambridge B2 First (FCE) and C1 Advanced (CAE) exam preparation courses, as well as summer and winter study tour camps for international students of all ages and abilities.
AICOL Cambridge Exam Preparation Courses:
The minimum age for both the FCE and the CAE is 16 years. Both courses are 12 weeks in duration.
Why do a Cambridge CAE course?
• Cambridge Certificate courses are designed for students who want to set themselves a personal goal and achieve an internationally recognised Certificate in English language ability.
• C1 Advanced was designed to allow non-native English learners to gain certification for advanced levels of English suitable for use in universities and academic settings, and in professional life, and was developed to encourage languages skills for use in real-life situations.
• The C1 Advanced certificate (previously called the The Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) exam is recognised in many countries as the benchmark test for demonstrating a student’s English language level. There is a strong emphasis on new vocabulary and grammar and their use in various contexts.
• Once you pass the Cambridge C1 Advanced test, it is recognised by industry and universities for your lifetime.
What is a Cambridge CAE?
• The Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) is a Certificate for an advanced level examination. It is equivalent to a level C1 in the CEFR (Common European Framework) for languages. Its successful completion means that you:
• Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning.
• Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
• Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
• Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing a controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
Why do the Cambridge CAE at AICOL?
• AICOL is a long-established and well-respected English language college which does not compromise on the quality of its teaching standards.
• AICOL’s teachers are all highly qualified and experienced in delivering lessons at the level required by Cambridge.
• As a Cambridge IELTS pre-test centre AICOL has many years’ experience in working within the Cambridge examination framework.
• AICOL provides the total package for students. We understand that English study is not just about face-to-face classroom learning, but necessitates a whole-of-life approach including good living arrangements and an active social life where the English learned in the classroom can be put into practise.
• AICOL’s flexible format allows you to start any Monday throughout the year.
• If you wish to take the Cambridge exam, please see our preferred course intake dates to maximise your chances of passing the test.
• The approximate exit level equivalency for Cambridge CAE is IELTS 6.0
• The course duration is 10 weeks, with 20 hours per week of face-to-face contact hours and 3 hours of teacher-supervised General Independent Study GIS).
• Your learning outcomes are directly linked to the official Cambridge test skills, and are as follows:
• Improve your reading skills to better understand written texts on general topics
• Produce a range of texts, including letters, emails, articles, reviews, reports and essays
• Improve your listening skills across a range of situations from short monologues to multi-person conversations between native speakers.
• Learn to speak with greater control and accuracy, and develop your pronunciation and intonation.
• Learn to use more complex sentences. In higher levels, you will learn to better manipulate grammar structures and vocabulary.
Assessment methods used may include:
• listening, reading, writing and speaking - observation
• in-class activities
• formal and informal class tests
• interview with a staff member
• pair and group work
• research assignments
• Computer Assisted Language Learning tasks (CALL)
• level of participation in class work and class activities
• mid-term and end of course tests
Please contact us for the exact dates for CAE exams in 2024.