WHY DO BEC?
The Business English Certificate (BEC) course opens the door to better career prospects and a better future. In an increasingly connected economy, students must acquire qualifications that are recognized all around the world. BEC provides necessary practical writing, reading, speaking and listening skills for people who will need English in a business environment. It is recognized by all multinational companies, and also paves the way to higher education overseas.
BEC has three stages: Preliminary, Vantage and Higher, corresponding to Council of Europe levels B1, B2 and C1 respectively, and the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE) Levels Two, Three and Four. For employers, BEC provides evidence that certificate-holders have the required English language ability, and offers the added assurance that they are able to use their skills in a business context. For learners who expect to mainly use English at work, the certificate offers them a way to prove their ability through a short and succinct course.