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Cambridge Certificates

Cambridge Certificates are official, globally-recognised certificates in English. Wageningen in’to Languages organises courses that prepare students for the following Cambridge exams:

  • Cambridge Preliminary
  • Cambridge First
  • Cambridge Advanced
  • Cambridge Proficiency

Classes take place on the Wageningen University & Research Campus, in the Forum building.

Target group

The Cambridge courses are suitable for anyone who needs to speak English at a professional level, such as students and teachers involved in English-language degree programmes.

Final level

  1. Cambridge Preliminary: B1
  2. Cambridge First: B2
  3. Cambridge Advanced: C1
  4. Cambridge Proficiency: C2

Course content

The courses focus on functional language use and developing all language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.

The reading texts are taken from sources, such as newspapers, information leaflets, letters and magazines. Writing assignments cover formal and informal letters, brochures, articles, memos and reports. The listening and speaking tasks are equally varied and are based on current events and everyday situations.

Planning

The course consists of 16 2-hour classes. You should expect to spend 2 to 4 hours on homework each week.

Dates and times

These courses are offered in February and September each year.

Startdate Enddate Day Time
Cambridge Preliminary 28 September 25 January Thursday 10.30 - 12.30 hrs.
Cambridge First, group A 14 September 1 February Thursday 13.30 - 15.30 hrs.
Cambridge First, group B 12 September 6 February Tuesday 10.30 - 12.30 hrs.
Cambridge Advanced 14 September 1 February Thursday 15.30 - 17.30 hrs.
Cambridge Proficiency 13 September 24 January Wednesday 13.30 - 15.30 hrs.

Completion and certificate

After completing the course, you can take the official Cambridge English exam. You have to register for the exam yourself. Each exam costs € 230 and the globally-recognised certificate awarded upon passing is valid for life. If you are taking the course as part of WUR Language Policy, you are obliged to take the exam. Your employer will pay for the exam.

Official exam

The British Council administers the exam at different locations in the Netherlands. The exam consists of five parts. You are thoroughly prepared for the exam during the course, but the exam is neither obligatory nor included in the course fees. 

Course material

Cambridge Preliminary:

  • Cambridge Grammar for PET ISBN: 9780521601207

Cambridge First:

  • First Result Student’s Book with Online Practice
    ISBN: 9780194511926

Cambridge Advanced:

  • Advanced Result Student’s Book
    ISBN: 9780194502856

Cambridge Proficiency:

  • Cambridge English Proficiency Masterclass.
    ISBN: 9780194705240

Fees *

Regular Employees
Cambridge Preliminary € 695 € 625.50
Cambridge First € 695 € 625.50
Cambridge Advanced € 850 € 751
Cambridge Proficiency € 850 € 751

*excluding course material.

Prior to registration: placement test

New course participants are obliged to take the free Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT) to ensure that they are placed in the right course. Please note: your registration cannot be confirmed without a placement test result. Arrange an OOPT appointment through our online calendar.

You need the following OOPT scores to participate in the Cambridge courses:

Course Minimum score
Cambridge Preliminary 40
Cambridge First 60
Cambridge Advanced 80
Cambridge Proficiency 100

Please note: it is not possible to cancel your appointment online. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call us at +31 (0)317 48 25 52 or send an e-mail to into@wur.nl.

You are not obliged to take the Oxford Online Placement Test if you:

  • want to register for Cambridge First, and you passed the official Cambridge Preliminary examination with at least grade C;

  • want to register for Cambridge Advanced, and you passed the official Cambridge First examination with at least grade C;

  • want to register for Cambridge Proficiency, and you passed the official Cambridge Advanced examination with at least grade C.