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BECКурс подготовки к экзамену BEC (Business English Certificate)

В СDC InterTraining Вы можете пройти курс подготовки к кембриджскому экзамену по деловому английскому BEC (Business English Certificate).

Курс подготовки к BEC рассчитан на 50 академических часов (2 месяца). Занятия проходят два раза в неделю по 3 академических часа.

Стоимость подготовки к BEC – 35 000.00 рублей

Что такое BEC?

BEC (Business English Certificate) — сертификат, свидетельствующий об умении эффективно общаться на английском языке в деловом мире. При успешной сдаче экзамена выдается сертификат от Университета Кембриджских экзаменов по английскому языку (University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations). Сертификаты BEC подтверждают владение языком в профессиональных ситуациях: переговорах, дискуссиях, при работе с документами.

сертификат BECСуществует три ступени BEC:

  1. BEC Preliminary
  2. BEC Vantage
  3. BEC Higher

Все экзамены BEC состоят из следующих частей:

  1. Чтение
  2. Аудирование
  3. Устный тест
  4. Письменная часть.

Экзамен BEC можно сдать в Москве четыре раза в год. В 2015 г. экзамен будет приниматься в марте, мае, июне и ноябре! Регистрация проводится приблизительно за два месяца до дня экзамена. Сертификат бессрочен и не требует пересдачи.

Дополнительную информацию можно получить на официальном сайте экзамена BEC.

Exams to suit everyone!

Who takes Business English Exams?

In the past, students wanting to get a qualification in English typically took an exam in General English. But in recent years, Business English exams have become more and more popular. Why are so many students taking them?

  • Still at College? Even while your students are still at college, it’s important for them to become familiar with key business vocabulary and skills as part of a rounded general education – and especially if they are thinking about a possible future career in business. In the modern world, almost everyone needs to know some basic business skills such as writing reports, making presentations or understanding formal letters. One bonus of studying business language is that students will also learn a lot about essential business content such as understanding finance, daily office tasks and marketing.
  • Applying for a Job? When candidates want to apply for a job it’s vital for them to be able to prove their language level to potential future employers. At a job interview a candidate with an internationally recognised language qualification is going to get noticed. And if those qualifications are in Business English then the potential employer will see that the applicant has not only general language skills but ones specifically relevant to their future work.
  • Already at Work? Many people who are already in work suddenly find that they need to become more proficient at English, maybe because their job description has changed – or because they need to prove their English level in order to qualify for a promotion or salary increase. An exam certificate is the best way to show what you can do.
  • Changing Jobs? Many workers find that one of the fastest ways to move forward in their career is to get a business language qualification. If you want to work abroad or on tasks that involve working with international colleagues then you will often need to prove that your language skills are up to the right level. Cambridge ESOL exams are recognised by a large and increasing number of companies, including many international household names such as Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Sony, Siemens, Nestlé and Adidas.

What business English exams does Cambridge ESOL offer?

Cambridge ESOL offers a number of Business English Exams.

  • BULATS is the Business Language Testing System, widely used by companies for testing their employees. You can take BULATS not only in English but also in French, German and Spanish. BULATS tests a range of skills and language knowledge.
  • In this newsletter we are going to mainly focus on the suite of Business English exams known as BEC – Business English Certificates. There are three levels: Preliminary, Vantage and Higher. These levels are closely linked to the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (the widely recognised international scheme for comparing language learning qualifications).
  • BEC Preliminary is an exam at Elementary / Pre-Intermediate levels of English (in the Common European Framework (CEF) this is called level B1). It is similar to the level of the Cambridge ESOL PET exam (Preliminary English Test) and is the ideal exam if you only started studying English in the last year or two or if you studied English at school but then forgot a lot of it and are starting again after a break.
  • BEC Vantage is an Intermediate level exam – CEF level B2. Students who are ready to take the Cambridge First Certificate Exam should be at the right level for BEC Vantage. This is the right exam level for students who still make mistakes but are reasonably confident in their ability to communicate successfully in English.
  • BEC Higher is an Advanced level exam at CEF level C1. This is similar in terms of level to CAE (Certificate in Advanced English). This is a challenging high level exam for learners who have become good and accurate users of the language.

You can find a complete guide to all the BEC exams together with some sample papers and useful reports on the BEC downloads page.

Business English Quiz

Just for fun … here’s a quick Business English quiz.

  1. If you are short-listed for a job is that good news or bad news?
  2. If your company’s profits fluctuate do they go up, go down or keep changing?
  3. When you have a business lunch, do you choose your meal from a résumé?
  4. If someone lent you their PDA, would you wear it, eat it or switch it on?
  5. Would your hotel porter be pleased or upset to get a tip?

 

If you are stuck, see the end of this newsletter for the answers!

Quiz answers

  1. If you are short-listed for a job it means you are one of just a few people being seriously considered for it – so that’s good news if you are hoping to get the post.
  2. When things fluctuate they keep changing.
  3. A résumé (US English) is a document listing your qualifications and experience. You often submit one when you apply for a job. In the UK this is usually called a C.V. You can’t choose your lunch from a résumé!
  4. A PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) is a small “palm-top” computer. You can’t eat it or wear it but you can switch it on and use it like a computer.
  5. A tip is a small present of money to say “thank you” for good service – also called a “gratuity”. A porter would be probably be pleased to get it.

 

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