Benefits of having an internationally recognised certificate showing the level you have attained in English. Cambridge English Assessment exams are known and recognised by schools, universities, private and public sector employers all over the English-speaking world. Success in a Cambridge English exam provides you with an internationally recognised certificate showing the level you have attained in English.
Cambridge English (also known as ESOL) is a department of Cambridge University. Their English exams Proficiency (CPE), Advanced (CAE), First (FCE), Preliminary (PET) and Key (KET) are recognised around the world by thousands of employers, universities and government ministries as proof of ability to use English. Cambridge developed the IELTS exam in conjunction with the British Council and IELTS Australia. Cambridge ESOL have a range of business English examinations including BULATS and BEC. Cambridge ESOL also helped to develop the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) — an internationally recognised level of language ability.
Preparing for a Cambridge English exam
Use a range of preparation materials when you study so you can feel prepared on exam day:
- Free English language resources. Try a sample paper for your computer or paper- based exam, or read our information for candidates. We have one for each exam so you know what to expect in the test.
Cambridge English on Facebook. It’s a great place to get tips for your exam. Join our online community and practise your English with over 3 million English language learners.
Official Cambridge English preparation materials. Purchase official course books, which we’ve created with Cambridge University Press.
- Official Cambridge IELTS preparation material. If you’re studying for IELTS, find tailored material for purchase (including an app to help you prepare for the exam, and online practice tests).
Make sure you’re ready
Many schools and language centres run courses to help candidates improve their English and prepare for Cambridge English exams. Although we cannot recommend specific courses or course providers and we do not offer any face-to-face English courses directly, you can carry out your own research to find local providers, or you can contact:
Cambridge English Authorised exam centres: Use our online database to find a centre near you. Exam centres can tell you about courses in their area.
- English UK: If you’re planning on studying in the UK, you can contact English UK. Their online search lists schools and colleges that offer preparation courses in the UK.
- How to prepare exams with us: We have weekly online group classes as well as courses to help you learn and practise for the big day. If you’re interested in one of our course, please contact us here.