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BEC (Business English Certificates)

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BEC exam preparation courses

This series of three Cambridge exams (BEC Preliminary, BEC Vantage and BEC Higher) is specially designed to test the participant’s level of English in the business world. The three BEC exams are specifically aimed at people who are looking for a career in business or who are already working in the professional world.

The Business English Certificates (BEC Preliminary, BEC Vantage and BEC Higher) are exams aimed at independent candidates who wish to improve their chances in the business world. The Business Language Testing Service (BULATS) is a reliable test that allows for the evaluation of linguistic competence in the professional world.

Who are the BEC (Business English Certificates) for?

The Business English Certificates (BEC Preliminary, BEC Vantage and BEC Higher) are exams aimed at independent candidates who wish to improve their chances in the business world. The Business Language Testing Service (BULATS) is a reliable test that allows for the evaluation of linguistic competence in the professional world.

 

What do the BEC (Business English Certificates) involve?

1. BEC Preliminary

  • Reading and writing: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Listening: approx. 40 minutes
  • Speaking: approx. 12 minutes per pair of candidates
     

2. BEC Vantage

  • Reading: 1 hour
  • Writing: 45 minutes
  • Listening: approx. 40 minutes
  • Speaking: approx. 14 minutes per pair of candidates
     

3. BEC Higher

  • Reading: 1 hour
  • Writing: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Listening: approx. 40 minutes
  • Speaking: approx. 16 minutes per pair of candidates

 

Where are the BEC (Business English Certificates) recognized?

In the professional world, the Cambridge ESOL business English exams are particularly adapted to allow for objective and impartial evaluation of the linguistic competence of an employee or job candidate. For example, for the MBA, the Business English Certificate 3 (BEC Higher) is very often required. The level of this exam is the same as the Certificate in Advanced English, but it is more appropriate for candidates aiming to study economic science.

Like all the Cambridge exams, the BEC is recognized all over the world. This exam’s excellent reputation is a clear and reliable indication of linguistic competence in the business world.

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