HAU Tests (Hellenic American University tests) BCCE/ALCE

HAU - Hellenic American University BCCE – B1/ALCE – C1

Through AEAfE, we are able to offer the Basic Communication Certificate in English (BCCE™) at B1 and the Advanced Level Certificate in English (ALCE™) at C1 level. These examinations are developed by the Hellenic American University, established in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA, and together with those of the University of Michigan examinations they form a suite of exams taking candidates from B1 to C2 level.

Basic Communication Certificate in English (BCCE™)

The BCCE™ provides certification that the holder can communicate at the B1 level in English, as outlined by the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). It comprises four sections: Listening, a Grammar, Vocabulary and Reading section (GVR), writing and speaking.

The BCCE™ is ideally suited for adolescents and adults who wish to demonstrate that they can successfully manage essential communicative tasks in the English language, but who may not yet be ready for an upper intermediate-level language examination. Candidates who are successful in the BCCE™ examination obtain a certificate which documents their level of English for educational, occupational, public or personal purposes.

Information on the format and content of the BCCE can be found on the Hellenic American University website (link to http://www.hauniv.us/?i=hau-uni.en.test-development).

Advanced Level Certificate in English (ALCE™)

The Advanced Level Certificate in English examination (ALCE™) is a standardized examination for candidates who wish certification at advanced proficiency level in English. The examination has been mapped on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF) as reflecting the content and difficulty of C1 level. Thus, the typical candidate for the examination should have a sound knowledge of English at advanced level.

The ALCE™ is developed and scored in accordance with the highest international standards of educational measurement. The ALCE™ tests communicative competence in all four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. It also contains sections which specifically test grammar and vocabulary resources. The examination focuses primarily on the educational and occupational domains appropriate for this level, and this is reflected in its content and tasks. Candidates who are successful in the ALCE™ examination obtain a certificate which documents their level of English for educational, occupational, public or personal purposes.

Information on the format and content of the ALCE can be found on the Hellenic American University website (link to http://www.hauniv.us/?i=hau-uni.en.test-development).