BALTIC COUNCIL - Cambridge English: Business Vantage (BEC Vantage)

Cambridge English: Business Vantage (BEC Vantage)

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 Vantage Reading Writing Listening Speaking
Time allocated 1 hr 45 mins 40 mins 14 mins
Marks (% of total) 25% 25% 25% 25%

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