BEC – Business English Certificate

The BEC or Business English Certificates are internationally recognised qualifications that show employers your skills for using English in the workplace. English is key skill for a successful career.

If you are applying for a job or hoping to get a promotion, most employers-especially international employers-will ask you to demonstrate your English language skills. You can do this taking the prestigious Cambridge ESOL BEC or Business English Certificates. In today’s global business world it is important to show employers you can communicate in English effectively in every day business situations.

BEC or Business English Certificate exams

There are three levels

  • Preliminary
  • Vantage
  • Higher

BEC. Business English Certificates. Angielski w biznesie certyfikat OpoleThe BEC Preliminary is the first in a series of three Cambridge English: Business certificates. This qualification shows employers that you can communicate in English in practical everyday business situations. It is the same level as the Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET), but is focused on English for business.

Level of qualification: Intermediate = B1 on the Common European Framework.

BEC Course

We offer Business English Certificate courses to firms in the Opolskie region…

Who should take this exam?

You should take this exam if you want to improve your English for your business career. Studying for the BEC Preliminary will give you a good foundation in the English skills you will need to work in international business.

To take the exam you should be able to:

  • follow short telephone conversations or general business discussions
  • discuss practical business tasks such as ordering or answering general enquiries
  • write brief factual business letters or emails.

There are three parts to the Cambridge English: Business Preliminary exam. You do the Reading, Writing and Listening papers on the same day. You may need to return to do the Speaking on a different day. You do the Speaking with two examiners and one or two other exam candidates.

Cambridge English: Business Vantage is also known as the Business English Certificate Vantage (BEC Vantage). It is the second in a series of three Cambridge English: Business certificates. This qualification shows that you can communicate in English in a business environment. It is the same level as the Cambridge English: First (FCE) qualification, but is focused on English for business.

Level of qualification: Upper Intermediate = B2 on the Common European Framework.

Who should take this exam?

You should take this exam if you want to prove to employers that your English is good enough for you to work in an English-speaking business environment. Studying for the BEC Vantage will develop your confidence and the English skills you need to succeed in international business.

To take the exam you should be able to:

  • understand the meaning of business reports and letters
  • express your opinion or have a discussion about factual issues
  • give a short prepared presentation, and write a brief proposal.

There are four parts to the Cambridge English: Business Vantage exam. You do the Reading, Writing and Listening papers on the same day. You may need to return to do the Speaking on a different day. You do the Speaking with two examiners and one or two other exam candidates.

Cambridge English: Business Higher is also known as the Business English Certificate Higher (BEC Higher). It is the final exam in a series of three Cambridge English: Business certificates. This qualification shows that you can communicate confidently in English in a business environment. It is the same level as the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), but is focused on English for business.

Level of qualification: Advanced = C1 on the Common European Framework.

Who should take this exam?

You should take this exam if you want to develop professional English business skills. The BEC Higher qualification proves to employers that you can be effective in a demanding English-speaking business environment. To take the exam you should be able to:

  • take an active part in business meetings, expressing your opinions and arguing your point of view
  • understand most business reports and correspondence
  • write detailed business proposals and letters.

There are four parts to the Cambridge English: Business Higher exam. You do the Reading, Writing and Listening papers on the same day. You may need to return to do the Speaking on a different day. You do the Speaking with two examiners and one or two other exam candidates.

Summary
Business English Certificate
Service Type
Business English Certificate
Provider Name
Best Language,
Konsularna 1/34,Opole,Opolskie-45-089,
Telephone No.883407684
Area
Opolskie
Description
BEC - Business English Certificate. Internationally recognised qualifications to show employers your language skills in the workplace

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Piers Midwinter

Piers Midwinter

Director and Freelance Teacher at Best Language
I am a director and a friendly Native English Speaking Teacher. I teach all kinds of English. I have organised Business English Courses for companies in the Opolskie region. I have been employed by TU Dresden to teach Business English to Masters students since October 2014.
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I am a sole trader and freelancer. My company: Best Language is a registered Language School. I have thus been able to work with Companies in Poland, Germany and England. Regon: 161579995 NIP: 5213439515 Registered address: Konsularna 1/34, Opole 45-089, Poland