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BEC Higher

BEC Higher is an internationally recognized language certificate offered by Cambridge University and is aimed at the particular needs of our best students from years 12 and 13 to prepare them for a possible career in the business world and the working world in general. The course fits to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Language) and is set on Level C1 (Effective Operational Proficiency).

The Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE) has framed the following "Can Do-Statements" for BEC HIGHER:

Listening / Speaking: Can contribute effectively to meetings and seminars within own area of work or can keep up a casual conversation with a good degree of fluency, coping with abstract expressions.
Reading: Can read quickly enough to cope with an academic course, to read the media for information or to understand non-standard correspondence.
Writing: Can prepare / draft professional correspondence, take reasonably accurate notes in meetings or write an essay which shows an ability to communicate.

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