How can a LCCI International Qualification help me?
The LCCI International Qualifications (LCCI IQs) offer a wide range of tests and exams that are consistently being updated to ensure that they are “fit for purpose” in today’s business market. These are available at a range of levels to meet your individual needs and are recognised by many employers, governments and universities worldwide.
- EFB: English for Business
- WEFT: Written English for Tourism
- EFC: English for Commerce
- ELSA: English Language Skills Assessment
- SEFIC: Spoken English for Industry and Commerce
- PBE: Practical Business English
- English for Business
English for Business (EfB) is a praxis orientated exam that is intended for candidates who have achieved a sound basic understanding of English, gained either through previous learning or employment. The qualification has a compulsory reading and writing exam and optional speaking exam. The EfB compares to the Common European Framework (CEF), Gemeinsamer Europäischer Referenzrahmen (GER)
There are five levels which can be taken:
- EfB Preliminary (A1 – A2)
- EfB level 1 (A2 – B1)
- EfB level 2 (B1 – B2)
- EfB level 3 (B2 – C1)
- EfB level 4 (C1 – C2)
Exams can take place either at request (on demand) or on four set dates in the year.
EfB Level 1
Improves your basic knowledge so that candidates are able to:
- Read and understand basic business texts
- Write basic English for simple business communications
- Understand spoken and recorded business English
- Take part in short conversations
The candidates are assessed via a 2 hour examination consisting of four questions:
- Writing a simple business letter or memo, based on given information
- Understanding a basic business text of about 300 words and then answering related questions
- Reading and processing information based on graphic or numerical charts
- Completing a form or chart using data given
Optional speaking exam
Candidates are assessed by a 12 minute examination. This includes a 5 minute preparation time. Part 1 consists of a warm up conversation during which the candidate will be asked about study and work ambitions for the future. Part 2 expects the candidates to join in a discussion of a topic selected by the examiner.
Further information about EfB levels and other qualifications can be found on the LCCI IQ homepage. www.lccieb-germany.com
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