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General

About the ECCE

The Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English (ECCE) is a standardized high-intermediate level English as a foreign language (EFL) examination. You might use an ECCE certificate:

  • As evidence of high-intermediate competence in English for personal, public, educational, and occupational purposes
  • To provide evidence of your level of English to employers
  • When applying for a job or a promotion, or when conducting business with companies worldwide

Level

The ECCE is aimed at the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and is valid for the lifetime of the recipient. Language users at the B2 competency level:

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options. (Council of Europe, 2001: 24)