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C1 Advanced

C1 Advanced courses correspond to proficient users of the language, i.e. those able to perform complex tasks related to work and study.
C1 Advanced exam includes four English language skills – reading and use of english, writing, listening and speaking. Students at C1 level use language flexibly and effectively.

More than 9,000 educational institutions, businesses and government departments around the world accept C1 Advanced as proof of high-level achievement in learning English. 

Preparing for C1 Advanced helps learners develop the skills to make the most of studying, working and living in English-speaking countries.

This exam is the logical step in your language learning journey between B2 First and C2 Proficiency.

Key facts

CEFR level:        C1 What's this?

Scale score:      180–199 What's this?

Test format:     Computer or paper-                                  based

No. of papers:  4

Exam length:   About 3.5 hours


A C1 Advanced qualification shows that you can:

  • understand wide range of more complex and longer texts as well as retell the meaning.

  • speak to any topic, without searching for the right expression.

  • use language appropriately for social, academic and professional purposes.

  • make the correct use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.


Reasons to choose C1 Advanced:

  • develop skills to make the most of studying, working and living in English-speaking countries. 

  • C1 advanced level is recognized by many companies worldwide as an indication of English ability.

  • accepted by many colleges and schools around the world for study purposes.

  • C1 advanced certificate is valid FOR LIFE! Never take another English exam again!

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