Here is a brief introduction to the usual language tests currently on the market for which we can offer you preparatory training courses.
› 1. English exams held by the Düsseldorf Chamber of Commerce
The foreign language exams held by the Düsseldorf Chamber of Commerce are based on the practical requirements of companies. What is particularly significant is the fact that, in practice, knowledge of foreign languages does not count in itself, but rather that, at the end of the day, what was important in everyday business life was the interplay between source language and target language, which is not taken into account in traditional Anglo-Saxon examinations.
1.a. Additional Qualification: Foreign Language for Business Trainees
This exam is geared towards business trainees. The exam can be done up to 6 months after finishing one's apprenticeship or training. The course and the exam cover, for example, the topics of telephone calls, e-mails, business correspondence and the minutes of meetings. We recommend taking 120 lessons to cover the afore-mentioned material. The general language level of the exam is B1 to B2 of the CEF (Common European Framework).
1.b. Foreign language at work (Fremdsprache im Beruf – FIB)
This exam is aimed at people working in commercial, scientific or technical professions. Written and spoken communication skills, e.g. in the fields of correspondence, meetings, negotiations and presentations, are trained and tested. We recommend taking 120 lessons to cover the afore-mentioned material. The general language level of the exam is B2 of the CEF (Common European Framework).
› 2. TELC certificates
These exams are provided by a not-for-profit organisation, a subsidiary of the German Adult Education Association. Exams can be taken in 9 leading European languages at 5 CEF levels (A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1).
› 3. Cambridge certificates
These English exams are run by the University of Cambridge and are some of the most traditional and globally accepted exams. The "General English" exam can be taken at five CEF levels (A2 to C2) and the "Business English" exam can be taken at three CEF levels (B1, B2 and C1).
› 4. LCCI certificates
These exams are provided by the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry and are also globally accepted. The LCCI offers only vocational examinations – each at 4 levels – and differentiates between "English for Business", "English for Commerce" and "English for Industry". Furthermore, very specialised exams are also available, e.g. for tourism, IT, banking, accounting, etc.
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