C2 Lessons - English Proficiency Course
С2 stands for native-like fluency. If you have the focus and energy to get here, there’s practically no difference between you and someone who grew up speaking English.
The Cambridge English C2 Proficiency exam, also called CPE, is the highest-level exam in the Cambridge English Language Examination Complex. With confirmed C2 Proficiency in English, you have access to education and immigration opportunities all over the globe.
However, achieving this level of proficiency takes a whole new level of dedication. It’s a feat reserved for truly passionate learners, such as university teachers and linguists, and those who need to communicate in English at a higher level.
Get to the finish line and achieve native-like fluency with Promova!...
Learners will be able to
You can follow extended speech about any subject within or outside your area of expertise. In addition, you understand various accents and can ask clarifying questions where appropriate.
Assess arguments and opinions within a wide range of topics, even with no prior experience. Precisely express meaning and ideas in creative ways.
Collaborate with people from different backgrounds and mediate the generation of ideas. Interpret different perspectives to find new solutions and approaches to problems.
Write extensively about a complex topic, such as to create a book or a dissertation. Participate in scientific research and contribute to technology, finance, and other high-level fields.
Dive into various linguistic and academic aspects of English that make it function. Teach others how to learn more effectively and adjust your speech to their level.
What you’ll learn in our C2 English Proficiency courses
C2 English practice is far less structured than prior levels. At this stage, you’re already comfortable with the language. You need to focus on details such as tempo, accuracy, and shades of meaning. As such, much of your learning will be about the language itself - analyzing different aspects of English to help you master it.
Some of the topics covered in our C2 level English program include:
- Social media communication and our well-being.
- History and our ancestors. How language evolved.
- Financial planning - good vs. bad financial advice.
- Skill acquisition. Creating a perfect day and habits.
- Education system. Its strengths and flaws.
- Language learning. How to study languages efficiently.
- Living situation. Cost of living in different countries.
- Milestones. Cultural values and celebrations.
- Time and figures in history. Personal inspirations.
- Globalization and international law. Pluses and drawbacks.
- Shades of meaning and emphasis.
- Infinitives after adjectives in complex sentences.
- Modified comparative clauses such as not that much.
- Pre-modifying and post-modifying nouns.
- Inverting Present and Past Perfect after fronted adverbs.
- Expressing contrast with subordinating conjunctions.
- Complex subordinators in comparisons - as if to…
- Infinitive clauses and conditional structures.
- Exclamative and imperative clauses - don’t you tell…
- Using demonstratives for immediacy and emphasis.
Classes for C2 EnglishPromova offers two tutoring programs for online C2 English lessons:
- 1x1 time with a certified tutor who helps you develop an individual learning plan
- Direct conversational practice with a native-like speaker
- Immediate feedback and correction of your mistakes
- Topics and subjects tailored to your personal interests
- Flexible schedule with 25-, 50-, and 90-minute lessons
- Lessons in friendly groups averaging 3 learners of the same level
- Focus on teamwork and collaboration during exercises
- Lots of conversational practice with fellow learners
- Pace and program designed for overall group progress
- Motivating atmosphere of mutual learning and support
What are the lessons like
Your English language proficiency is already beyond question - all that’s left is to add depth and nuance to your repertoire. This means using uncommon words such as “repertoire,” talking about the meaning behind ideas, and revealing shades of nuance in your communication.
When you learn a new topic, you should be able to effortlessly relay key ideas to others in your own words. Moreover, you should combine it with your own ideas and experiences, presenting novel perspectives and synthesizing ideas in creative ways.
In other words, your C2 English lessons will help build intuitive mastery of all aspects of language, focusing specifically on the clarity of your communication.
C2 is a requirement for learners interested in a future teaching career. If you’re interested in teaching English or any academic or professional subject, you must understand the language on a meta-level to be effective.
This means learning how we learn and how to emphasize meaning. It’s also a chance to learn the history and evolution of the language if you’re curious about the linguistic side of English. However, your exact goals are your own - the lessons will aim to make you a better communicator first and foremost.
Luckily, our tutors are expert lifelong learners and can help you succeed on this journey. The C2 English course will include a lot of materials about effective communication.
We learn our best when we share knowledge and experiences with others. You’re already an expert in your field and personal life and can communicate with others at a relatively high level. This is your chance to improve and help others.
In other words, at C2, you should be comfortable expressing yourself to the point where you can teach others. When you’re 1x1 with your tutor, this means explaining the nuances of your profession as part of the exercise. If you’re in a group setting, it means helping other learners succeed.
Your C2 classes will present you with opportunities to learn by teaching others. Once you’re comfortable with that, you can pass any official certification.
Meet some of our English Proficiency Tutors
Carlos is a very helpful, lively and open-minded English instructor. During his over 5 years of teaching, he has stolen hearts of a lot of students around the world - they all want to stay with Carlos after the first several lessons. If you're looking for someone who would be not only your learning mentor but also a close friend whom you can discuss things with, you're in the right place. Carlos is exactly the kind of English language tutor whose classes are relaxed, easy, and interesting - but still ensure progress. He can offer a lot of online games, varied tasks, and new ways to do things.
If you're looking for someone who would be not only your learning mentor but also a close friend whom you can discuss things with, you're in the right place. Carlos is exactly the kind of English language tutor whose classes are relaxed, easy, and interesting - but still ensure progress. He can offer a lot of online games, varied tasks, and new ways to do things....
We call Sana a Universal English tutor because she specializes in general English, business English, and exam preparation. You want it? She can most certainly do it! She has worked as a teacher for the past 12 years. Conversational abilities are a top priority for her, and she maintains an open mind and purpose in her life.Her online classes are really popular among students who are looking for steady balanced progress in all areas. Whether it's learning grammar, writing or listening - all aspects of language and skills are covered in her lessons. And all of this is accompanied by snippets of film, pieces of music, and even information from the scientific community - she is very open-minded indeed.
Her online classes are really popular among students who are looking for steady balanced progress in all areas. Whether it's learning grammar, writing or listening - all aspects of language and skills are covered in her lessons. And all of this is accompanied by snippets of film, pieces of music, and even information from the scientific community - she is very open-minded indeed....
Loryn is an incredibly positive and approachable teacher. She started teaching English online in 2018, whilst simultaneously studying psychology. Loryn found that the combination of her teaching qualification and her psychology degree really complimented each other.She creates a comfortable and warm learning environment for students where they are eager to grow and develop their language abilities through the use of conversations. Loryn believes that a successful lesson is one whereby students explore and challenge their abilities, where they laugh and learn and are by no means afraid of making mistakes.
She creates a comfortable and warm learning environment for students where they are eager to grow and develop their language abilities through the use of conversations. Loryn believes that a successful lesson is one whereby students explore and challenge their abilities, where they laugh and learn and are by no means afraid of making mistakes....
Ladan is a very hardworking, lively and responsible CELTA certified English instructor. She has been working as a teacher for more than 13 years and has stolen hearts of a lot of students in different ages – many of them stayed with Ladan for several years.If you’re looking for someone who would be not only your learning mentor but also a close friend who you can discuss things with, you’re in the right place. Ladan is exactly the kind of English language tutor whose classes are full of different activities and fun as she will offer a lot of varied tasks and new ways to do things to ensure progress.
If you’re looking for someone who would be not only your learning mentor but also a close friend who you can discuss things with, you’re in the right place. Ladan is exactly the kind of English language tutor whose classes are full of different activities and fun as she will offer a lot of varied tasks and new ways to do things to ensure progress....
Alireza loves his awesome students, teaching and soccer. He’s from Iran and has 12 years of teaching experience. He says that his mission is to give students a voice to express themselves and every student feels an incredible vibe in class and gets even more motivated learning English inspired by Alireza.Alireza confesses that he enjoys teaching IELTS most of all, also he’s awesome at teaching General and Business English. He’s a Celta certified teacher and a PhD student at the moment. Alireza has always been taking care of his students and will come with the best assignments to help you achieve your goals.
Alireza confesses that he enjoys teaching IELTS most of all, also he’s awesome at teaching General and Business English. He’s a Celta certified teacher and a PhD student at the moment. Alireza has always been taking care of his students and will come with the best assignments to help you achieve your goals....
Born and raised in the United States, Clark Murad comes from a multiracial family therefore he can empathize with students from different countries and loves helping with their pronunciation and accent. Clark uses visual materials, games and always chooses relevant and up-to-date topics for his lessons. So if you are looking for a fun and interactive tutor, he is the perfect fit.Clark Murad’s lessons are full of energy and speaking practice. He is a proud father of two daughters and has a very patient and compassionate approach in his lessons.
Clark Murad’s lessons are full of energy and speaking practice. He is a proud father of two daughters and has a very patient and compassionate approach in his lessons....
Reviews from our learners
This is the second course of English. I liked it even more. The in-depth study of the topics that we took in the last course was quite successful. In general, it turned out to be interesting. In the last course, there were difficulties with the perception of audio exercises. Now we can conclude that there is no such problem anymore. I am very pleased with the teacher.
I really liked that course had a balance of grammar and conversational practice. Thanks to this, I can now speak freely without any difficulties. I want to express gratitude to our tutor!
After completing the next stage of the Promova course, I have got new skills, increased my vocabulary, and fixed the rules I had passed earlier. It became easier to perceive the text by ear, and conversational skills appeared. I will continue to study further.
English language courses with the Promova teacher have been successfully completed. There are noticeable improvements in colloquial speech and grammar. The courses turned out to be interesting, fascinating and very useful. Thanks!
The course is mastered. Many thanks to the teacher for the training: everything was very interesting, although difficult. But thanks to her patience and the ability to explain, I learned everything. I still need to study at home but I can get there.
Frequently asked questions
Do you need C2 level English to live abroad?
English language proficiency is an ambitious goal, especially if you’re just starting out. Furthermore, it’s not a requirement for most people. Suppose you only plan to work, study, travel, or live in English-speaking countries. In that case, your B2 or C1 proficiency will be enough to succeed. You might miss a few colloquial expressions or references, but it won’t hurt your experience.
However, you will want to achieve English Proficiency if you constantly interact with others and have a demanding job with a lot of teaching, leadership, or management. Naturally, even if you don’t plan on becoming a writer or motivational speaker, you can still benefit from a C2 course to improve your communication skills and become fluent.
What can a C2-level learner of English do?
At the English language C2 stage, you have native-like fluency. You can do anything that a native speaker raised with the language can. You can freely express your thoughts, work in demanding cognitive fields such as higher education or science, and convey abstract creative ideas.
Furthermore, you can understand speech without effort and speak English on the same level as your native tongue. Also, you can quickly switch between two (or more!) languages.
What is C2 level English? Is C1 or C2 proficient?
According to CEFR, C1 stands for the Advanced level, whereas C2 is the Proficient level. Both indicate a high level of mastery and effortless comprehension.
However, C2 takes these skills further and stands for native-like fluency. At C2, you can recognize complex shades of meaning and have little to no trouble with colloquialisms and idioms.
For example, a C2 speaker might use “chuckle” to describe a quiet laugh, “snicker” to show that it was scornful, or “giggle” to show that it was silly. In the same way they’re more likely to describe someone incredibly happy as “walking on air.” While a C1 speaker would understand all of these from context, they’re less likely to use them in daily conversation.
How hard is it to get a C2 in English?
English C2 is the highest English proficiency level, meaning it’s the most difficult to achieve. In general, you can only get there if you live the life of a native speaker. This doesn’t necessarily mean you have to move to an English-speaking country.
Put simply, you have to spend a lot of free time consuming English media, reading specialized literature, communicating with native speakers, and so on. Proficiency in English takes hundreds of hours to develop and only comes with practice and exposure.
Is English proficient better than fluent?
Fluency is a subjective idea that means having no difficulties expressing your thoughts in a language. In other words, it’s a continuum - even as an A1 student, you can fluently express yourself on very familiar topics. So naturally, you may not feel fluent, but it’s true for some topics, some of the time.
Proficiency is a formal term that stands for the C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR. It effectively stands for native-like English language skills. Using the earlier definition of fluency, it means at C2 you’re fluent across almost all contexts and rarely face difficulties expressing yourself.