Preparation: Cambridge CPE Starter (Course 2)

CPE Starter is the first of a two-semester course, followed by CPE Booster. In the first semester participants are introduced to CPE material and exam techniques for the four papers - Reading and Use of English, Writing, Listening and Speaking. Participants are familiarised with guidelines that facilitate self-study. Prospective participants are advised to contact the Language Centre for consultation about suitable intensive courses, offered during the semester break, that will prepare them for this course. Participants who need further practice can also attend "English: Speaking and Writing II"  or "English: Speaking and Writing III" during the semester.

NB: The Booster course in the next semester might not be on the same day in the same timeslot.

For further information on the CPE, please go to:
Further information:
Course level:
C1+ [more]
Carol Daubney [more]
Thursday, 16h15-17h45
Course period:
28.09.2017 - 14.12.2017 (Herbstsemester 2017)
Credit points:
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Certificate of attendance:
In order to receive a certificate of attendance (available on request) for this course, you are not allowed to be absent more than maximum two times.
± 120 minutes / week
Course materials:
Kathy Gude, Michael Duckworth, and Louis Rogers: Cambridge English Proficiency Masterclass, Oxford University Press (ISBN: 978-0-19-470524-0), and
Cambridge English Proficiency Masterclass (Answer Key Booklet), (ISBN: 978-0194705219); provided by the lecturer as a PDF.  

Further details will be found in the course confirmation. Please do not acquire the course materials before then.
Course fee:
CHF 288 plus CHF 3 materials costs (for students and PhD candidates)
CHF 576 plus CHF 3 materials costs (for University employees)
Registration deadline:
17.05.2017 - 25.09.2017
This course requires either an obligatory computer placement test or completion of a preceding course.
If you have not attended a preceding course, a computer placement test has to be taken prior to registration.
An oral placement interview will be conducted by the lecturer, if no preceding course has been attended with him/her.
Oral placement interviews will be held on Thursday, 21.09.2017, 16h15-17h45.
Replacement date:
The supplementary replacement date for lessons that might not take place is: 02.12.2017 from 10h - 16h
Registration no longer possible
Possible parallel courses (courses that deal with the same contents at a different time).
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