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International Business English Exams

Among Our 19 Qualifications, There Are 4 Business English Exam Levels.
Please See Samples Of Each Below:

Level 1: Practical Business English

Practical Business English is level A2+ on the Common European Framework of Reference.

At this level, and in a typical office or workplace context, the student can listen to, understand and record practical factual information given in message form; deal with basic social situations, such as making introductions, asking/giving permission and showing gratitude; deal with the basic methods of modern office communication i.e. write an accurate email from information provided and write an appropriate email response to an enquiry.

Level 2: Intermediate Business English

Intermediate Business English is level B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference.

At this level, and in a typical office or workplace context, the student can pick out relevant information from a conversation or exchange and accurately record it; deal with the common exchanges of a business environment, both functional and social such as making an arrangement, confirming an appointment and making introductions; manipulate basic data; deal with the basic methods of modern office communication i.e. write a plausible and coherent email and respond to a message.

Level 3: Advanced Business English

Advanced Business English is level B2-C1 on the Common European Framework of Reference.

At this level, and in a serious business environment, the student can listen to, pick out and record relevant information from an authentic context; read and manipulate a variety of written forms of business communication including letters, notes, emails and newspaper articles; deal with a longer business-related text; provide an accurate summary of key points; respond appropriately in a typical business conversation or exchange.

Level 4: Proficiency In Business English

Proficiency In Business English is level C1-C2 on the Common European Framework of Reference.

At this level, and in a serious business environment, the student can follow presentations or exchanges typical of business meetings and accurately convert information from them into an acceptable graphic representation; summarise information from a wide range of different spoken and written sources; deal with longer, complex business texts; write a coherent, structured report; control the language of business and manipulate it for specific purposes

For further information on our Business English exams, please view our complete Syllabus. Within this handbook, you will find a complete breakdown of the assessments, as well as the marking criteria.

For further information on our Business English exams, please view our complete Syllabus.

Within this handbook, you will find a complete breakdown of the assessments, as well as the marking criteria.