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Cambridge Business English (BEC) Vantage

Cambridge Business English Certificate (BEC) Vantage and Higher   
[CRICOS CODE: 038098E]
Shafston International College offers intensive preparation courses for the Business English Certificate.  The Business English Certificate  (BEC) preparation courses prepare students in BEC test taking strategies for the BEC Vantage, and the BEC Higher. 

The topic areas include the following:

Personal identification
The office, general business environment and routine
Entertainment of clients, free time, relationships with colleagues and clients
Travel and conference meetings
Using the telephone
Health and safety
Buying and selling
Company structures, systems, processes
Products and services
Results and achievements
Business issues
There are four parts to the BEC tests:  speaking, listening, reading and writing.

The Business English Certificate (BEC) preparation courses prepare students in BEC test taking strategies.  The course is communication based and focuses on English as it is used in today’s global business world.

A business background is an advantage, but not essential for BEC. Additional course themes may include:

International trade
Meeting and negotiation skills
Teamwork & team-building
Human resources
Stock market
E-business and E-commerce
The BEC examinations can be taken in Brisbane three times each year in March, June and November. Three classes of passing grade are available, A, B and C, and two classes of failing grade, D and E. All candidates are provided with a Statement of Results which includes a graphical display of the candidate’s performance in each paper. These are shown against the scale Exceptional – Good – Borderline – Weak and indicate the candidate’s relative performance in each paper. Passing candidates are awarded a certificate.

Preparation for Cambridge Business English Certificate Vantage (BEC Vantage) (CRICOS CODE: 038098E)
BEC Vantage is a test aimed at people preparing for a career in business whose level of English is intermediate to upper intermediate. BEC Vantage assesses language ability used in the context of business at the Council of Europe’s Vantage Level (B2) for general language proficiency.

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