CPE - Proficiency
Cambridge English: Proficiency, also known as the Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), is a language examination provided by Cambridge English Language Assessment (previously known as University of Cambridge ESOL). CPE is the most advanced qualification offered by Cambridge English Language Assessment and has been developed to show achievement of an extremely high level of English. It shows the world that you have mastered English to an exceptional level. It proves you can communicate with the fluency and sophistication of a Native Speaker.
The Reading and Use of English paper in the CPE has seven parts. It shows you can deal confidently with different types of text e.g fiction, journals, newspapers and manuals.
The Writing paper in the CPE has two parts. Requires you to be able to write a variety of text types, such as essays, reports and reviews.
The Listening paper has four parts. It requires you to be able to follow and understand a range of spoken materials, such as lectures, speeches and interviews.
The Speaking paper in the CPE has three parts. It tests your ability to communicate effectively in face-to-face situations.
Preparing for and passing the CPE means you have the level of English that’s needed to study or work in a very senior professional or academic environment, for example on a postgraduate or PhD programme. Cambridge English: Proficiency assesses at Level C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and is accepted worldwide by many businesses and educational institutions as proof that a candidate has mastered English to an exceptional level. Candidates in the CPE are expected to demonstrate a range of oral skills such as the organisation of thoughts, negotiation, extended discourse and maintaining a discussion with appropriate pronunciation, intonation and speed of delivery. Learn to talk, write, listen and read like a Native Speaker: Piers Midwinter