Business people preparing for Cambridge English exams

The British Council offers a range of business and professional English exams that can help you get ahead in your career. The exams are internationally recognised qualifications that show you have learnt English to an appropriate standard and can use it in a professional context. It is easy to understand your level and your result, as Cambridge ESOL exams correspond with the six levels of the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). We offer four different exams you may take to demonstrate knowledge of business, legal and financial English: BULATS, BEC, ILEC, and ICFE.

Business Language Testing Service (BULATS) is a test designed for companies, organisations, schools and individuals. It provides a cost effective way of assessing communication skills in a foreign language that are needed in the workplace.  Many of the world's leading employers and educational institutions rely on it, among which the ‘Commission des Titres d'Ingénieur’ in France. It is also used for Immigration purposes in the UK and for French citizenship requests in France. BULATS is also available in 3 additional languages: French, Spanish, and German.

The Aptis English test is a modern and flexible English assessment system designed to meet the diverse needs of organisations and individuals around the world. The test is for adults (16 years and above) used by organisations and institutions to benchmark the English language levels of their employees, potential employees, students or teachers. It tests English levels from A1 to C2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

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