Under the category of Certification and Examinations, PeopleEnglish offers the following:
Business English Certificate (BEC):
The Business English Certificates (BEC) from University of Cambridge ESOL examinations are for individual learners who want to have a business-related English language qualification. By getting an internationally recognised business qualification such as BEC, you can show that you have learned English to an appropriate standard and can use it in a professional context. BEC is available at three levels:
is at lower intermediate level and for candidates who have limited confidence in their English. It includes tests of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Candidates have to read reports, charts and advertisements, as well as write a short email or memo. They also have to understand short conversations and discussions and give a short presentation in the Speaking Test.
is at intermediate level and is suitable for candidates who have good confidence and fluency. It includes tests of reading, writing, listening and speaking. The tasks are more complex than Preliminary level and include reading longer business reports and company documents, writing letters or proposals, listening to short discussions and contributing to a discussion about a business topic in the speaking part.
is an advanced level certificate and is for candidates who can use English very confidently in all professional and social situations. There are separate assessments in reading, listening, writing and speaking. Candidates have to understand authentic business articles, write reports and summarise graphs, as well as listen to extended discussions and presentations. For the speaking test they have to give a presentation and express opinions in a business discussion.
International Certificate in Financial English (ICFE): Cambridge ESOL – International Certificate in Financial English (ICFE) is an advanced level qualification set at levels B2 to C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages that will help you demonstrate that you have the language skills for a successful career in international finance.
International Legal English Certificate (ILEC): Cambridge ESOL – International Legal English Certificate (ILEC) is an advanced level legal-oriented language qualification for lawyers and law students set at levels B2 to C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. ILEC was developed in collaboration with TransLegal, Europe’s leading firm of lawyer-linguists.