|London Chamber of Commerce & Industry Examinations Board (LCCIEB)|
English for Business (EFB)
Level: Four levels, from a test of a "survival" skills in
written English and its use in basic office communication, to the high
level ability to write and understand English for a range of business
topics and in formats used in business communication.
Spoken English for Industry and Commerce (SEFIC)
Level: Five levels, from a basic "survival" ability
to cope in everyday work situations, to a high standard of oral English
with the ability to cope easily with any social or business situation.
Specialist knowledge of business vocabulary is required at the advanced
Written English for Tourism (WEFT)
Level: First level is designed for desk and reception staff
in a variety of travel and tourism roles. Second level is designed for
those who plan and develop tourism services in administrative and managerial
English for the Tourism Industry (EFTI) - Group Award (WEFT + SEFIC)
Level: First level: First level WEFT + First Level SEFIC. Second
level: Second Level WEFT + Second Level SEFIC.
Practical Business English (PBE)
Level: An elementary to pre-intermediate one-hour test designed
to test the ability to survive in a business environment using English
as the language of communication. This means that candidates will have
adequate language for short basic communication using business terminology
English for Commerce (EFC)
Level: Three levels, testing knowledge of written English at
a basic level to its advanced use for business. A knowledge of business
practice and the ability to discuss commercial and economic issues are
required for the advanced levels.
Foundation Certificate for Teachers of Business English (FTBE)
Level: A qualification for English teachers intending to specialise
in teaching business English or already teaching such courses and wishing
to gain an introductory qualification in this field.
Skills tested: A knowledge of the specialist professional skills required of the business English teacher (needs analysis, course design, the client approach) and the associated classroom practices (group work, role-plays, using authentic materials). Candidates are also tested on their knowledge of basic business concepts and practices as well as their own "business English".
Availability: On-demand throughout the year.
Certificate in Teaching English for Business (CertTEB)
Level: CertTEB is for teachers with experience of teaching English
Skills tested: Assessed by a mixture of continuous assessment
and written assignment, candidates are expected to display a range of
practical knowledge and skills required to teach in this area including:
business communication skills; teaching one-to-one, and social English
for business people.
Availability: Available through approved centres, details of current providers from LCCIEB. The centres themselves schedule programmes; applications for course approval are welcomed from new centres.
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