Het CAE op het Han Fortmann
Het Han Fortmann biedt leerlingen in de bovenbouw van het vwo de mogelijkheid om zich voor te bereiden op het ESOL-examen voor het Certificate in Advanced English. Er is gekozen voor het CAE omdat het voor de leerlingen een flinke uitdaging zal betekenen en het bovendien een uitstekende voorbereiding is op Engelstalig hoger of universitair onderwijs. In vwo 4 en vwo 5 kunnen leerlingen zich naast de reguliere lessen Engels, tijdens extra lessen onder begeleiding van de sectie Engels, voorbereiden op dit examen, dat zij aan het eind van vwo 5 kunnen afleggen. De examens worden georganiseerd en op vaste data centraal afgenomen door de British Council.

Wat is het CAE?
CAE is the second highest level Cambridge ESOL exam, at level C1 of the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Choose CAE if you are reaching a standard of English that is adequate for most purposes, including social and professional situations, and in higher education. Although the level of language skills required is not as high as for CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English), CAE recognises the ability to communicate with confidence in English and deal with most aspects of everyday life. CAE is ideal if you want to work or study abroad or to develop a career which requires language skills (e.g. business, medicine, engineering). It is also useful preparation if you are working towards CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English). On passing the exam, you’ll receive a certificate awarded by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations. Your CAE certificate is recognised by universities and employers throughout the world Studying for CAE helps you to improve your language skills and use them in a wide range of contexts. The exams are based on realistic tasks, and indicate the ability to use the language in practical situations. If you are successful, you’ll be able to participate in meetings and discussions, expressing opinions clearly, and be able to understand and produce texts of various types, including business letters and reports. You’ll also be more than capable of following university courses taught in English.

What does the exam involve?
CAE has five papers:
• Reading
• Writing
• English in use
• Listening
• Speaking