Certificated Linguaskill Business

Certificated Linguaskill Business

The next generation of Cambridge English certification in Switzerland from 2024. Online computer-based English exam by Cambridge, multi-level assessment with fast results.

Exam Information

As the Cambridge English Qualification for Business (BEC) Cambridge will discontinue in the summer of 2024 you might wonder what you can offer as an alternative to these exams. There is a new adaptive and convenient solution, that is also developed by Cambridge and meets all the high standards of the official language certificates – Certificated Linguaskill, including the newly introduced Linguaskill Business Certified.

Certificated Linguaskill Business: Next generation of Business English Certification in Switzerland

Certificated Linguaskill Business tests candidates´ proficiency in Business English and is the alternative for Business English Certificates in Switzerland. It will provide students with a certificate that could be used in schools and educational institutions as well as proof of their English language abilities to succeed in the workplace.

Certificated Linguaskill Business, an online English exam, offers flexible and accessible English proficiency assessment with on-demand testing in Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing, in our exam venues across Switzerland.

Key differences between the Cambridge Business English Certificate (BEC) and Certificated Linguaskill Business

BEC Certificated Linguaskill Business
CEFR Levels B1 - C1 B1 - C2
CES Scale score 140 - 199 140 - 210
Delivery Paper Based/Computer Based Online Computer-based
Test type Linear Multi-level
Papers Listening & Reading, Writing, Speaking Listening & Reading, Writing, Speaking
Exam length 2hrs 20mins - 3hrs 2 hours 15 mins - 2 hours 35mins
Time required for results 6 weeks plus 5 working days initially
Exam dates May & November Available throughout year
Certificate Yes - Paper Yes - Digital
Test day security Premium Premium
Access to results Via Cambridge Total access to all candidate results, current and historical

Why should schools and educational institutions choose Certificated Linguaskill Business?

  • Fast results: is supported by human examiners and powered by AI for quick and fair results, is the culmination of many years of study by teams from throughout the University of Cambridge.
  • Evaluation of English language skills from B1 to C2 (CEFR)
  • Adaptive: provides the test takers with an easy-to-use experience that quickly and correctly determines their level of English.
  • Convenient: on-demand and quick to set up.

Take Certificated Linguaskill Business all over Switzerland

You can take the Certificated Linguaskill Business online computer-based English test at various convenient locations across Switzerland. You can choose from locations like Zürich, Winterthur, Luzern, Basel, Lausanne, Chur, Bern, St. Gallen or Geneva.

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Certificated Linguaskill Business practice tests and more

Linguaskill practice test and preparation materials are key for your success. Swiss Exams provides you with all essential Linguaskill preparation to assist you. You can take the Linguaskill practice test to get a feel for the Linguaskill exam format. Find out more about preparation here.

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