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Cambridge Assessment English

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The Language Centre is a closed centre for the CAE, BEC and CPE. This means that only unibz students and internal staff members can register for these exams.

Four good reasons for taking a Cambridge exam

  1. Cambridge exams enjoy world-wide recognition.
  2. Allow you to get a better job or attend university courses in English-speaking countries.
  3. Preparing for a Cambridge Assessment English exam will motivate you to study English.
  4. Cambridge Assessment English will provide you with a certificate that attests to the language proficiency you have attained in English.

Two levels are available at unibz

Cambridge Advanced (CAE) and Proficiency (CPE) assess your command of General English in listening and speaking, writing and reading. Obviously both exams are recognized by unibz.

Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - CEFR level C1
The CAE offers a lower-advanced language qualification  mainly for those who need English for a variety of purposes, such as young professionals living and working in an English-speaking context. Many universities recognize CAE as an English-language entry requirement.

C1 Business Higher (BEC Higher) - CEFR level C1
The BEC Higher is comparable to the CAE , but is used to certify proficiency in Business English. It is the preferred exam of many elite business schools and multinational companies around the world.

Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - CEFR Level C2
The CPE offers a prestigious certification and is the ideal certification for most purposes in order to show a very advanced command of the English language. Many universities recognize CPE as an English-language entry requirement

Cambridge Assessment English and the British Council define the exam calendar for all centres worldwide. unibz typically offers three exam sessions per year. The CAE is typically offered during the Autumn, and the CPE and BEC Higher are typically offered during the Spring.

Next sessions for CAE exams

Please note: the number of participants is limited and the exam dates (written and oral) cannot be changed!

Written exam: 14 December 2019
Oral exam: 13 December 2019
Exam fee: 125,00 Euro

Enrolment deadline for the exam of December 2019

  • for those preparing autonomously: 25 October 2019;
  • for preparation course* + exam participants: 10 October 2019.

* The preparation course will be activated only with a minimum of 6 participants.

 

Written exam: 05 December 2020
Oral exam: to be defined
Exam fee: 125,00 Euro

Enrolment deadline
 for the exam of December 2020

  • for those preparing autonomously: 18 September - 19 October 2020;
  • for preparation course* + exam participants: to be defined.

* The preparation course will be activated only with a minimum of 6 participants.

Next session for BEC exams

Please note: the number of participants is limited and the exam dates (written and oral) cannot be changed!

Written exam: 30 May 2020
Oral exam: to be defined
Exam fee: 125,00 Euro

Enrolment deadline for the exam of May 2020

  • for those preparing autonomously): 9 March - 9 April 2020;
  • for preparation course* + exam participants: to be defined.

* The preparation course will be activated only with a minimum of 6 participants.

Next session for CPE exams

Please note: the number of participants is limited and the exam dates (written and oral) cannot be changed!

Written exam: 13 June 2020
Oral exam: 12 June 2020
Exam fee: 150,00 Euro

Enrolment deadlines for the exam of June 2020

  • for those preparing autonomously: 23 March - 23 April 2020;
  • for preparation course* + exam participants: To be defined;

* The preparation course will be activated only with a minimum of 6 participants.

Enrolment

In order to enrol for the next exam session - whether before or after the preparation course enrolment period - you need to: 

1. Deliver the enrolment form at the unibz Infopoint during the opening hours of the Language Centre (printed forms are available at the Infopoint). You'll be required to attach a valid identity document and your Student or Campus card.

2. Pay the registration fee. Payment can be made:

  • By bank transfer to:
    Account owner: Libera Università di Bolzano
    Bank: Cassa di Risparmio
    IBAN: IT72 T060 4511 6190 0000 0009 004
    BIC/SWIFT: CRBZIT2B107
    Payment reason: Your Name and Surname + exam type (i.e. CAE, BEC or CPE)

  • With an Italian bancomat (except from Poste Italiane) directly at the Infopoint during the opening hours of the Language Centre. Credit cards are not admitted.

For further information, please contact:
 language.centre@unibz.it

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