Advanced English Course

C1 Advanced

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Is this your first course at Kickstart School?    Test your level

Are you ready to learn advanced English skills? 

This course enables you to use language spontaneously, flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. You will: 

  • Develop your ability to understand a wide range of demanding texts, 
  • Recognise implicit meaning and use complex grammatical structures. 

Kickstart School’s communicative approach provides plenty of challenging opportunities for you to practise expressing yourself through presentations, debates and discussions. Authentic materials like TED Talks, newspaper items and magazine articles will be used to spark meaningful discussion in addition to introducing grammar and vocabulary in a genuine context. You will also read and discuss a book together, further developing your communication skills and language awareness.

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This course helps you develop the skills required to prepare for the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Exam. If you are planning to take this exam you should also enrol in Kickstart School’s Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Exam Preparation Course.

You can join this course at any time!

Overview - Advanced English Course

Group size




Language during lesson


Duration per lesson

2.5 hours

Course Length

Flexible - max 90 hours


2-3 hours per lesson

Course Content and Learning Goals - Advanced English Course

Topics covered in your course include:

  • Medicine and technology
  • Art and literature
  • Social topics
  • Travel and tourism
  • Cause and effect

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Speak at length about abstract or unfamiliar concepts
  • Understand and use idiomatic language correctly
  • Demonstrate an understanding of both direct and tactful language
  • Express yourself in formal and informal situations
  • Summarise and explain information from multiple sources
  • Give clear and well-structured presentations
  • Keep up with animated discussions with a number of different speakers

Practical Information - Advanced English Course


Each 9 lesson block of this course costs € 365. Students/au pairs receive a €40 discount (student card number/details of host family must be provided).

The prices are excluding the book but including other teaching materials.

Course materials

English File (4th edition) – Advanced Student’s Book; ISBN 9780194038355;  All other course materials included.

Have you already completed the Upper-Intermediate English Course?     Register now!   

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