LCCI English Tests

LCCI International Qualifications

Qualifications are taken in over 80 countries and each year over 500,000 are awarded across the globe. LCCI International Qualifications offers qualifications and diplomas in a range of subject areas, covering all the key functions of business:

The examinations assess the professional knowledge of the subject and are tested in English. LCCI International Qualifications enjoy widespread international recognitions : Universities, Chambers of commerce ,employers, professional bodies, governments ,employment offices , schools ,trade unions, Civil Service.

English Language Qualifications

JETSET ESOL International Qualifi cations from EDI

The EDI JETSET (Junior English Tests, Senior English Tests) ESOL International Qualifications are skills based English language qualifications that have been designed to develop and assess a candidate’s ability to communicate in English.

The tests are taken under examination conditions at increasing levels of difficulty and cover the four skill areas of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. They are intended for candidates who are not native speakers of English and who wish to achieve a high quality, internationally recognised (UK QCA accredited) qualification in English that is available and recognised world-wide.

The qualifications are available from preliminary to Level 7 ranging from below CEF A1 through to C2. Each level consists of three mandatory components (listening comprehension test, reading test and writing tests) and one optional component (speaking test). The tests are off ered On Demand and are available in either Junior (young learner - JET) or Senior (adult – SET) formats.

Foundation Level JETSET (JET & SET)

Level 1 JETSET (JET & SET)

Level 2 JETSET (JET & SET)

Level 3 JETSET (JET & SET)

Level 4 JETSET (JET & SET)

Level 5 JETSET

 Level 6 JETSET

Level 7 JETSET

Listening Test Multiple choice listening comprehension with recorded audio 30 – 45 minutes (depending on level) Reading Test Multiple choice reading comprehension 60 – 120 minutes (depending on level) Writing Test Free-form writing test - test of written production skills 60 – 120 minutes (depending on level) Speaking Test Internally assessed according to provided mark schemes (Optional) 5 - 8 minutes (depending on level)

First Certificate for Teachers of Business English

This qualification is intended as a supplementary qualification for qualified teachers of general English, providing them with an introduction to Teaching Business English (TBE).

Candidates should ideally be either: (a) graduates whose standard of English is equal to mother tongue and who already have a basic Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) or language teaching qualification, or (b) English language teachers whose standard of English is not equal to mother-tongue but who have a first degree plus a formal English language teaching qualification.

For both groups some experience of general English language teaching to adults will be useful, but not essential, as will a limited amount of business English teaching experience.

Assessment Candidates will be assessed via a 2.5 hour examination paper.

Section A covers TBE professional skills and is worth 35% of the marks

Section B covers TBE methodology and materials and is worth 35% of the marks

Section C covers basic business concepts and practices and is worth 30% of the marks

Level 3 English for Business

CEF B2 – C1

This qualification is intended for candidates who have achieved a sound understanding of English in a business context, equivalent to Council of Europe B1 (Threshold) level, gained either through previous learning or employment or both. This qualification is intended for candidates who have reached a standard in English usage which will enable them to write acceptable English without employer embarrassment. The qualification consists of a mandatory reading and writing exam and optional speaking and listening exams.

Assessment Reading and Writing – compulsory Candidates are assessed via a 3-hour examination consisting of four questions, each worth 25 marks. Question 1 involves the composition of a letter, the stimulus for which will be an incoming letter, or the employer’s instructions, or both. Question 2 involves the drafting of an internal report based on raw data given in the form of graphs, notes, press cuttings, charts, tables, etc. Question 3 involves a comprehension task in which candidates will be asked to show an understanding of information given for a defined purpose. Question 4 is a conversion task involving the reformulation of a message for some defined purpose. Speaking - optional Candidates are assessed by a 15-minute examination. Part 1 consists of a warm up conversation during which the candidate will be asked about, for example, study and work ambitions for the future. Part 2 requires the candidate to participate in a discussion of the topic selected by the examiner. Listening - optional Candidates are assessed via a listening test lasting about 25 minutes. The test comprises 30 short listening tasks, each with a multiple-choice question. In part 1 (10 questions), candidates listen to a recorded question, which has three recorded responses and must choose the appropriate response. In part 2 (20 questions), candidates listen to short conversations and announcements. They then read a question about the conversation or announcement, which has four possible responses, and choose the appropriate response.

Level 4 English for Business

CEF C1-C2

This qualification is intended for candidates who have reached a standard of productive English usage which will create an extremely good impression of their language skills. There would be no need for close supervision and scrutiny of the English of a successful candidate at this level.

Linguistic and stylistic errors of all types will be rare.

This examination will test linguistic skills and business knowledge at an advanced level. The techniques for handling, displaying, interpreting, transferring and reformulating information already introduced at the previous levels will be utilised for more advanced tasks. The qualification consists of a mandatory reading and writing exam and optional speaking and listening exams.

Assessment Reading and Writing – compulsory Candidates are assessed via a 3-hour examination consisting of four questions corresponding to the four syllabus topics listed above. Question 1 is in two parts. The first part requires the candidate to understand and respond to a lengthy and complex authentic business text. The second part requires the production of a written text related to the article, within a given scenario. Question 2 will require the candidate to produce business texts in the appropriate tone and style. Question 3 will be in two parts. The first part will require the candidate to reformulate information by way of a précis of a longer text, within a given scenario. The second part will require the candidate to reformulate digital/graphical/ numerical information into a written form. Question 4 will require the candidate to produce fluent and accurate written texts in a range of styles and genres. Speaking - optional Candidates are assessed by a 17 minute examination. Part 1 consists of a warm up conversation during which the candidate will be asked about, for example, study and work ambitions for the future. Part 2 requires the candidate to participate in a discussion of the topic selected by the examiner. Listening - optional Candidates are assessed via a listening test lasting about 30 minutes. The test comprises 15 listening passages, each with two multiple-choice questions. There are two parts. In part 1 (16 questions) candidates listen to a conversation. They then read two questions about the conversation, both of which have four possible written answers, and choose the correct answers. In part 2 (14 questions) candidates listen to a monologue. They then read two questions about the monologue, both of which have four possible written answers, and choose the correct answers.

 

Level 2 English for Tourism (Written and Spoken)

 This qualification is specifi cally intended for people preparing for, or working in, the tourism industry, either overseas or in the UK. It examines their ability to communicate eff ectively in spoken English at a professional level. Candidates will be expected to have a general English profi ciency equivalent to the Council of Europe’s Threshold Level (B1), but in addition they will need to demonstrate their understanding and use of the specialised language and terminology used in the travel and tourism industry.

The qualification consists of two mandatory components, Level 2 Written English for Tourism (WEfT) and Level 2 Spoken English for Tourism (SEfT). These components are, however, also available as standalone qualifi cations.

Assessment Spoken English for Tourism Product code: ASE2143 Candidates are assessed via a 20 minute spoken examination, which consists of two parts. Both parts carry equal mark weighting and candidates are assessed on their performance according to the following four assessment criteria: fluency, lexis (vocabulary), grammar and pronunciation. <Part 1 requires the candidate to participate in a discussion of the topic selected by the test facilitator. <Part 2 consists of a structured role play based on a provided scenario. The test facilitator plays the role of a customer and the candidate plays the role of the person working in the tourism industry (for example, a travel agent). The assessment is facilitated by centre staff and recorded so that it can be returned to EDI for marking by an EDI appointed examiner. Written English for Tourism Product code: ASE2043 Candidates are assessed via a 2.5 hour written examination paper consisting of four compulsory questions. <One question, worth 20 marks, will be a reading comprehension based on business and tourism texts together with extracts of information taken from a variety of published authentic guides, promotional materials, manuals, maps, plans and graphical data. Short answers will be required and may involve some calculations. <There will be a follow up question, worth 20 marks, in which candidates will be asked to produce structured notes based on the information given in the comprehension based task, or to plan an itinerary. <A third question, worth 35 marks, will involve an extended writing task (for example, a leafl et, brochure or letter). This will be based on the extracts of information provided for the reading comprehension task with some additional data. <The fourth question will require candidates to write a letter or fax dealing with a problem or a complaint. This will be worth 25 marks.

Level 3 English for Accounting

CEF B2 Product code: ASE20053

The Level 3 Award in English for Accounting helps students to develop and demonstrate their English language skills in the context of book-keeping and accounting. The qualifi cation is intended for non-native English speakers working or intending to work in an accounts related function where they have to communicate using book-keeping and accounting vocabulary and terminology in

English at CEF B2 level.

Assessment Level 3 Award in English for Accounting consists of 40 objective type items. Candidates will have 50 minutes to read the Examination Instructions, and complete their answers onto a Candidates Answer Sheet provided.

Item types include: Multiple-choice – candidate is to select a target word that matches a definition / synonym / antonym / collocation; Completion tasks (cloze) – sentence with target word / phrase removed and replaced by a gap. Candidates may be given a selection of words / phrases to choose from to fill in the gap.

Reading comprehension – candidate is to select from a selection of questions / statements related to a short accounting text. ; Proof reading tasks – candidates have to identify mistakes.

 
 

 

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