LEVELS OF BEC
There are certificates oat three level, so you institution can spicily the level of English you require for course entry of as part of your exit criteria. The levels are aligned to the CEFR (Common European framework of reference for languages) –the internationally recognized standard for describing language ability.
- Cambridge English: Business Higher – CEFR Level C1 (IELTS*band scores 70-80)
- Cambridge English: Business Vantage – CEFR Lever B2 (IELTS band Scores 55-65)
- Cambridge English: Business Preliminary - CEFR Level B1 (IELTS band scores 4.0-5.0)
Cambridge English: Business Higher:
The highest of the three levels is Cambridge English Business Higher. This is the level of English required for demanding study and work settings. Is shows students can:
- Communicate effectively at managerial level
- Participate with confidence with a higher level of fluency
- Express themselves with a higher level of fluency
- Follow an academic business course at university level
- Carry out challenging research.
Cambridge English: Business Vantage
This is an upper-intermediate level qualification, which shows students can
- Write short places of business correspondence, reports of proposals
- Read extracts form business publications
- Listen to understand and contribute to discussion in meetings
- Ask for factual information and understand the answer
- Given a simple prepared presentation on a familiar topic
Cambridge English: Business preliminary
This is an intermediate qualification that shows students have a level of English that is adequate for practical everyday use in a business environment students can:
- Read short messages
- Interpret charts
- Write short emails
- Follow short telephone conversation and discussions
- Talk about business-related matters.
For more information on the CEFR go to www.cambridgeenglish .org/cefr IELTS (international English language testing system) is jointly managed by British council, IDP. IELTS, Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment
Cambridge English Business Certificates
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