International English Language Testing System

English language exam preparation courses

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and Cambridge Assessments English (CAE) language tests are two of the most well-known and trusted English language qualifications. Both IELTS and Cambridge exams assess the candidate’s proficiency in English.

The Centre for English and World Languages (CEWL) offers part-time exam preparation courses for IELTS and both the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE). Both courses run twice a year starting either in September or January and are open to all.

Why take CAE or CPE?

The CAE shows that you can follow academic courses at degree level. You will also be able to communicate effectively, fluently and confidently in a professional context.

The CPE shows that you can communicate fluently at the level of a highly competent English speaker with the level of English needed to study or work in a senior professional or academic environment, including postgraduate study, senior management and teaching in English.
Both the CAE and CPE are recognised worldwide but are seen as the gold standard in European countries. Both qualifications have life-long validity.

Why take IELTS?

The IELTS test has an excellent international reputation and has become the most widely recognised English language test in the world. IELTS is accepted as evidence of English language proficiency for education, immigration and professional purposes. The test is designed to prepare you to communicate in real-life situations.

How can I find out more about the courses?

More information about the courses and details about how to book and pay can be found at or e-mail A free taster session for the Cambridge course runs on Tuesday 26 September at 18.00 and the free taster session for the IELTS course is on Wednesday 27 September at 18.00. You can meet the teacher, take part of a test to gauge your language level and ask any questions.