How to teach CAE and CPE writing

Hacking CAE/CPE Writing

You can buy this Course for $ 59 or try Demo first

About the course

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Experienced, Expert

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Your Students

Adults, Teenagers

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Required time

9 hours

In this course, participants will take a closer look at how writing is assessed on the C1 Advanced (CAE) and C2 Proficiency (CPE) exams, including the criteria for assessment and the types of tasks that are provided, and how to prepare learners for the types of writing they will need to be successful in taking the CAE or CPE exams.

Course Program (in Ukrainian)

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  • Exams
  • Exam Preparation
  • Writing

Course authors and tutors

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Christopher Reese

Course Author

DELTA Module 1, CELTA, CELT P/S Trainer, The University of Tennessee (BA in Anthropology)

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Olena Bochkarova

Course Tutor

DELTA, CELTA certified teacher of General & Business English, IELTS Prep, International Speaking Examiner

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Yulia Chorna

Course Editor

DELTA Module 1, CELTA certified teacher of General & Business English

What's in the course?

Variety of inputs
Interesting texts, video lectures and tutorials to keep you engaged

Variety of tasks 
Tasks with closed (True/False, multiple choice, matching) and open questions (reflection tasks with suggested answers)

Sample answers for CAE/CPE writing
The model answers demonstrate how tips and strategies for approaching the question work 

Knowledge bank
To keep the new knowledge organised and to give you the opportunity to return to it when needed

Final test
To track your progress and a must if you would like to receive a certificate

Useful resources
For further reading and study

Course Outline

Strict Order

This course consists of integral units that should be done in a strict order. Within each unit, the tasks follow a strict order and should be done one by one.

Course outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will:

  • have a better understanding of how to teach writing for exams
  • have a better understanding of how to interpret the assessment criteria and how to develop awareness of these with students
  • have a set of classroom techniques to help their learners prepare for their writing exams

The skills you will learn:

  • Planning and teaching writing lessons for exams
  • Assessing and providing feedback to exam writing
  • Utilizing self- and peer-assessment in teaching exams
  • Student-centered techniques and activities for raising awareness of exam criteria
  • Toolkits for teaching exam writing in the early, middle, and late stages of exam preparation


Based on the results of the final test you will get:

0–69% — Certificate of Attendance

70–89% — Certificate of Completion

90–100% — Certificate of Completion with Merit

Certificate will appear in your Profile.

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