New Linguaskill Business

New Linguaskill Business

Introducing the latest iteration of Cambridge English Business certification in Switzerland, launching in 2024. This online computer-based English exam by Cambridge offers multi-level assessment and delivers rapid results.

Exam Information

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

New Linguaskill Business: The next generation of Business English certification in Switzerland

The new certificated Linguaskill Business tests candidates´ proficiency in Business English and is the alternative for Business English Certificates BEC in Switzerland. It will furnish students with a certificate that can be utilized in academic and professional settings, serving as evidence of their English language proficiency.

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

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

BEC New 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
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 Linguaskill Business?

  • Fast results: supported by both human examiners and AI technology to ensure swift and equitable outcomes, it represents the culmination of extensive research conducted by teams across the University of Cambridge over many years.
  • Levels: Evaluation of English language skills from B1 to C2 (CEFR)
  • Adaptive: offers test takers a user-friendly experience that swiftly and accurately assesses their English proficiency by tailoring questions to individual skills.
  • Convenient: on-demand and quick to set up.

Take Linguaskill Business all over Switzerland

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

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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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