A C2 Proficiency qualification shows the world that you have mastered English to an exceptional level. It proves you can
communicate with the fluency and sophistication of a highly competent English speaker.
Cambridge C2 Proficiency
Reasons to choose C2 Proficiency:- this is the highest-level exam. Passing it proves that
you have mastered English to an exceptional level.
- helps you to develop the English skills needed to
succeed in very high level academic or professional
A C2 Proficiency qualification shows that a
student can:
- study demanding subjects at the highest level, including
postgraduate and PhD programmes
- negotiate and persuade effectively at senior
management level in international business settings
- understand the main ideas of complex pieces of writing.- talk about complex or sensitive issues, and deal
confidently with difficult questions.

C2 Proficiency

The Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), commonly known as C2 Proficiency, is an advanced-level English language qualification offered by Cambridge Assessment English. C2 Proficiency is designed for learners who have achieved a very high level of English proficiency and can use English effectively in professional and academic contexts. C2 Proficiency certifies a very high level of English proficiency, suitable for academic and professional contexts. The tasks and topics in the exam reflect real-life situations, both in professional and academic settings. Candidates are expected to demonstrate critical thinking skills, analyse information, and express well-reasoned opinions.

C2 Proficiency is widely recognized by universities, employers, and government bodies as evidence of an exceptional level of English proficiency. It is accepted by many universities as proof of language proficiency for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

Preparation for C2 Proficiency typically involves advanced-level language practice, exposure to authentic materials, and familiarity with the exam format. Candidates often engage in comprehensive reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities.

Successfully passing the C2 Proficiency exam indicates an outstanding level of competence in English, enabling individuals to pursue advanced academic and professional opportunities in English-speaking environments.

What coursebooks are used for the C2 Proficiency Exam course?

OWL uses Proficiency Masterclass...
and Objective Proficiency.

One World Learning follow two main coursebooks which are supplemented as required with pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary Booster classes.

Cambridge English Proficiency Masterclass: covers all the task types for the revised 2013 exam, strong focus on contextualised grammar & vocabulary; Writing Guide with writing improvement tasks, Online Skills & language practice with over 150 skills training, exam practice, vocabulary & grammar exercises online.

Objective Proficiency the official preparation for the revised 2013 Cambridge English.

Objective Proficiency second edition has been fully updated for the revised exam. Its twenty short units provide a wide range of challenging topics, and lively, stimulating exam preparation. Equally, the material presents interesting and motivating material for those studying English at C2-level for career or general purposes. The course covers all parts of the Proficiency exam in detail, providing information, advice and practice to ensure that students are fully prepared for every aspect of the exam. Informed by the Cambridge Learner Corpus, Objective Proficiency includes examples and exercises which tackle typical Proficiency problem areas, making it the most authoritative Proficiency preparation course available.

What’s included in a C2 Proficiency Exam course?

A C2 Proficiency (formerly known as CPE) Exam course is designed to prepare students for the Cambridge English C2 Proficiency exam, which is the highest level qualification offered by Cambridge Assessment English. These courses are comprehensive and aim to develop advanced English language skills across all four language components: reading and use of English, writing, listening, and speaking.

  • Development of advanced listening skills through exposure to various accents and contexts. Practice in understanding complex spoken language, including lectures, interviews, and discussions.

  • Advanced Reading and Use of English: Intensive practice in reading and understanding complex texts. Language use exercises that assess grammar, vocabulary, and language structures at an advanced level.

  • Guidance on how to write a variety of texts, including essays, reports, reviews, and proposals. Focus on advanced writing techniques, organization, and coherence.

  • Extensive practice in speaking tasks that assess the ability to communicate fluently, coherently, and with a high level of accuracy. Development of strategies for presenting ideas, discussing abstract topics, and participating in debates.

  • Expansion of advanced vocabulary and the ability to use language in a nuanced and sophisticated manner. Exposure to a wide range of vocabulary relevant to academic, professional, and everyday contexts.

  • Regular practice with mock exams and practice tests to familiarize students with the format, time constraints, and types of questions they will encounter.

  • Guidance on effective exam strategies, time management, and tips for approaching different sections of the C2 Proficiency exam.

  • Regular feedback on students’ performance, including correction of errors and suggestions for improvement. In-depth analysis of written assignments, speaking tasks, and other assessments.

  • Provision of course materials, textbooks, and supplementary resources that cover the specific content and skills assessed in the C2 Proficiency exam.

  •  Encouragement and guidance for independent study, allowing students to reinforce what they’ve learned in class and further develop their language skills.

Some frequently asked questions in the exam?

What’s in the exam?

The test has four sections and lasts about 4 hoursCEFR Scale Score: 200-230 (CEFR is the Common European Framework Reference). Find out more about the CEFR here.

Brief content of C2 Proficiency exam
C2 Proficiency PaperContentMarks (% of the total marks)
Reading and Use of English (1 hour 30 minutes)7 parts/ 53 questions25%
Writing (1 hour 30 minutes)2 parts Requires you to be able to write a variety of text types, such as essays, reports and reviews.25%
Listening (about 40 minutes)4 parts/ 30 questions25%
Speaking (16 minutes)3 parts25%
Details showing the format, content and timings for each section of the Cambridge exams.

Where can I take the test?

There are over 2,800 centres in 130 countries around the world. All of them are inspected by Cambridge English and meet our high standards. Contact One World Learning to arrange a test date and to check prices and booking fees.

When can I take the test?

One World Learning can arrange with your nearest test centre. There are frequent dates with over 20 tests a year. Contact One World Learning for this year’s dates.

Is the exam paper or computer based?

The availability of computer-based exams may vary depending on the specific exam and the location where it is being administered. Most Cambridge English exams have transitioned to computer-based formats, allowing candidates to take the test on a computer. Candidates are, of course, still able to take the traditional paper based version of the exam.

What is the CEFR?

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is an international standard for describing language ability. It describes language ability on a six-point scale, from A1 for beginners, up to C2 for those who have mastered a language. This makes it easy for anyone involved in language teaching and testing, such as teachers or learners, to see the level of different qualifications. It also means that employers and educational institutions can easily compare our qualifications to other exams in their country.

What materials do I need?

One World Learning provide you with an online folder with your course material available for download. However, there are several essential requirements to ensure a smooth and effective learning experience.

  • A personal computer or laptop with up-to-date hardware and software is necessary.

  • Classes contain video and audio playback so a stable and high-speed internet connection is recommended for attending online classes.

  • A webcam and microphone are essential for participating in virtual classes and discussions. Most computers come equipped with built in webcams and mics.

  • Headphones or earphones can help reduce background noise and provide a better audio experience during online classes.

  • Set up a dedicated and quiet study space where you can focus on your online classes without distractions.

  • Have digital or physical note-taking tools ready. This could be a notebook, digital note-taking app, or any other method you find effective.

By ensuring that you have these essentials, you’ll be well-prepared for a positive and productive online learning experience.