BEC Vantage and Higher in Wimbledon | School of English

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Amity English School offers intensive preparation courses for the Business English Certificate at our South West London (Wimbledon) campus. The Business English Certificate (BEC) preparation courses prepare students in BEC test taking strategies for the BEC Vantage, and the BEC Higher. 

 

We are centrally located in Wimbledon, South West London - less than five minutes walk from the Wimbledon Train Station and about 15 minutes train journey from Central London.

 

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
  • 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

 

Business English Certificate (BEC) Examinations

The BEC examinations can be taken in UK 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.

 

 

Maximum Class Size: 10 - 15

 

Standard Course: 15 lessons per week, Monday to Friday, 3 lessons per day. 
Time: (choose one of the sessions listed below)
Morning Session:    09:00 - 12:00
Afternoon Session:   12:00 - 15:00
Late Afternoon Session: 15:00 - 18:00
Evening Session:    18:00 - 21:00


Intensive Course: 20 lessons per week, Monday to Friday, 4 lessons per day.
Time: (choose one of the sessions listed below)
Morning Session:    09:00 - 13:00
Afternoon Session:   12:00 - 17:00


A lesson duration is 50 minutes.

 

Assessment Methods

Progress Tests, Tutorials, Home-work

 

Course Content

Lessons combine all aspects of language skills; listening, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Course material consists of a course book and supplementary material such as Cds, CDROMs, and online resources.

 

Courses Fee

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