Business English Certificate from The University of Cambridge


Now in India

BEC is available at three levels of English proficiency :


BEC 1 is aimed at the elementary and lower level

BEC 2 is aimed at the broad range of people in the working place in the junior management and administrative levels. It aims to be accessible even to those who have limited business experience but those who see this as a necessary step towards personal growth.

BEC 3 is aimed at people n the workplace in the middle and senior levels of management with an advanced level of English.


Language Purposes

The Business English Certificate tests the use of English for the following purposes :

Carrying out routine business transactions.

Giving and obtaining factual information of a personal and non - personal nature.

Establishing and maintaining business contacts.



Language Functions

BEC incorporates the following language functions :

Imparting information

Expressing and finding out opinions


Structuring discourse



Topic Areas

Personal identification

The business office environment

Daily routine

Business travel

Relations with other people : clients, competitors, colleagues etc.

Business companies, systems, structures

Products and Services

Results and achievements

Buying & selling.



Candidates will be expected to extract relevant information from, and understand the gist of texts,
which are appropriate to business situations and topics. Such text types include :



Company Reports, Letters


Messages, Notes


Company Structures



Tables, Charts


Minutes of Meetings


Instructions, Rules


Office Diaries





Write standard business letters, simple reports and descriptions.

Write short messages and memos / complete forms.

transfer visual information into writing.

comment on visual information (charts, tables, diagrams)


Listening texts will use standard pronunciation at a normal speech - rate.

Candidates will hear all texts twice.

Listening material may include :

announcements, instructions and directions overheard conversations.
(Business and social)

Telephone conversations
(asking for and giving information)

Advertisements and publicity statements

monologues, presentations

answer phone messages

discussions, interview


Course duration : 5 Weeks : (6 Hrs / Week)

Fees                    : Rs. 30,000/- (One - On - One)(+15% Service Tax As Applicable)


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