BEC, SEFIC, TOEIC
Who are these courses designed for?
MLS is able to offer different kinds of English Language Examination courses to suit your individual needs. There are many examinations available, so it is important that you find the right exam for you.
MLS can offer you an examination counselling service to help you decide which exam is right for your level and which qualification will be the most useful. Our experienced Examination Officer will meet with you on a one to one basis and help you make the right decisions. She will also guide you through the whole application process.
What training will you receive?
B.E.C (Business English Certificate) is available in three levels: BEC Higher (Advanced), BEC Vantage (Upper Intermediate) and BEC Preliminary (Intermediate). You will follow an International Business Communications course for BEC which will give you the Business English skills necessary to complete the following BEC exam tasks:
Reading: You will learn specific reading skills such as skimming, scanning and dealing with unknown vocabulary. These skills will help you to understand authentic business documents such as reports and proposals. You will also gain reading practice by looking at up to date case studies and articles from various business publications and newspapers.
Writing: You will be given training in writing for a number of business purposes and will learn the necessary grammar, structure and vocabulary needed in order to produce successful business documents. You will be taught how to create practical pieces of writing such as business emails, reports, proposals and formal letters.
Listening: You will be introduced to a range of accents and speeds of speaking within an international business environment. Listening practice will be delivered through a range of authentic situations such as listening in meetings and taking minutes, listening for key information in presentations and on the telephone and listening for the general meaning in conferences.
Speaking: The aim of these lessons is to increase your confidence and fluency through guided work, discussion, role-play and group or individual presentations. Attention is paid to clear production of connected speech as well as of individual sounds. You will gain speaking practice through authentic business tasks such as giving presentations, chairing meetings and using social English for networking.
SEFIC (Spoken English for Industry and Commerce) is an Intermediate to Advanced examination. You will follow an International Business Communications course which will give you the Business English skills necessary to complete the following exam tasks:
Listening: You will develop your listening skills which will enable you to respond to directions and instructions.
Speaking: You will develop your speaking skills which will enable use English in both social and work environments. You will learn how to contribute to conversations, talk about your job and place of work and respond to a given situation.
TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) is an Intermediate to Advanced level exam. You will follow an International Business Communications course which will give you the Business English skills necessary to complete the following exam tasks:
Reading: You will develop your reading and grammar skills which will enable you to complete sentences and texts and answer reading comprehension.
Writing: You will develop your Business writing skills in order to respond to written requests and write an opinion based essay.
Listening: You will develop your listening skills which will enable you to answer questions about short conversation, statements and talks.
Speaking: You will develop your Business English speaking skills which will enable you to respond to questions, propose solutions and express opinions.
The International Business Communications course will prepare you for the BEC, SEFIC and TOEIC exams.
The following International Business Communications courses are available:
IBC 20: 2 lesson bands of IBC per day
IBC 30: 2 lesson bands of IBC plus 1 lesson band of General English per day
Please note that from January 2016 the IBC course structure will change.