Cambridge ESOL Business Certificates ( exams) can help you get ahead in your career. They are internationally recognised qualifications that show you have learnt English to an appropriate standard and can use it in a professional context.
Studying for BEC will help you improve your language skills and learn to use them in business.
A BEC certificate proves that you can actually use the language and not just that you know about vocabulary and grammar, because the exams are based on realistic business tasks.
BEC exams are available at three levels. Below are brief descriptions of each level. For more information about each exam click on the link to Cambridge ESOL.
This exam is aimed at elementary and lower-intermediate levels of competence (equivalent to KET/PET; Council of Europe level B1). It is designed for the 17+ age group, both for those already working in a range of business fields and those who are preparing for a business career. More...
This exam assesses language ability used in the context of business at upper intermediate level(Council of Europe level B2). It is equivalent to the FCE examination in general English which is also offered by Cambridge ESOL. More...
This exam is aimed at advanced students and is similar in terms of level to CAE (Council of Europe level C1). Success in this exam means that you are able to engage in extended conversation, contribute effectively to meetings and seminars, write reports, understand most correspondence, articles and reports, use the telephone efficiently and negotiate successfully in most situations. More...
For further information contact Susan D'Apuzzo, Centre Exams Manager Bologna, Tel. 051221249 – Fax 051273652