Cambridge English

What is Cambridge English?

Cambridge English Language Assessment is a system of exams at different levels of the English language, providing an extensive testing of candidates’ language ability. Successful exam candidates are awarded a certificate which is recognized around the world and is valid for life.

Why Cambridge English Language Assessment?

  • With more than 100 years of experience in teaching and assessing English, Cambridge English Language Assessment is one of the most recognized expert bodies on the English language in the whole world.
  • Being accepted globally by more than 20,000 universities, employers and governments, Cambridge English certificates open doors to higher education as well as drastically improve employment opportunities and boost both personal and professional efficiency.
  • Backed by world-class research, Cambridge English exams are fair, reliable and secure.

Scalda and Cambridge English

With a success rate nearing 100% due to our meticulous training programme, Scalda became an official Preparation Centre for Cambridge English in 2014, which means that our candidates have the opportunity to practise taking a Cambridge English exam using genuine questions under exam conditions.

Who can participate?

The Cambridge First Certificate course is open to students of the various courses of Scalda as part of the Scalda Excellence Programme. Whether you aspire to get into higher professional education (Dutch ‘hbo’), start your own business or develop your career, Cambridge English give you the confidence to achieve your goals!

To a large extent the course is based on distance learning, which means you’ll be able to do most of the coursework in your own time. However, we do schedule a number of meetings, both online and at school.
Since the number of Cambridge English First student places is limited, strict admission requirements apply: alongside with a good command of the English language, the exam candidates should possess such qualities as abstract thinking, discipline and the ability to plan, organize and work on their own.
The Cambridge English First Certificate courses we offer are aimed at candidates who are estimated at B2 (Cambridge English First).

Cambridge English First (B2) is one of the most frequently taken English language exams in the world, testing candidates’ ability to perform in daily life, business and study. Mastering the English language at B2 level constitutes one of the preconditions for admission at institutions of higher professional education and is essential for functioning in an international environment.


Exam preparation tutorials are free for all course participants. The exam fee of € 255 is to be paid before the application for the programme starts.

Are you ready?

Do you want to know more about our programme Cambridge English? Ask for it during our open days or please contact your English Teacher.  

Find out which Cambridge English exam may be best for you. Take the quick, free online test.

Test your English

You can find a lot of free materials (such as sample papers, worksheets, vocabulary lists and exam guides) on to help you develop your language skills and prepare for your exam.

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    "I’ve decided to take the Cambridge English exam because I think it will really help me get a job in a foreign country."
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    "It's a really nice addition to your regular lessons. As I've heard, there will be a higher difficulty level so that's something that's already trending. It looks very nice on your resume so I think that is really a plus."