Basic Communication Certificate in English (BCCE™)

BCCE LOGO 17102016The Basic Communication Certificate in English (BCCE™) examination is designed for students who require certification of their competency in English as a second or other language at an intermediate level. The BCCE™ is aimed at the B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and was designed to bridge the gap between A2 and B2 level examinations.

The BCCE™ is developed and scored by Hellenic American University. All parts of the examination are written following specific guidelines and test specifications. Items are pre-tested to ensure standardization and validity. Care is taken that the tests are fair and accessible to all examinees.

The BCCE™ tests communicative competency in all four language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking, as well as their vocabulary and grammar resources.

Hellenic American University BCCE™ and ALCE™ scoring system changes as of January 2014

Hellenic American University has announced that the scoring system for the BCCE™ and ALCE™ will change as follows:

  • Each of the four test sections – listening, GVR, writing, and speaking – will now be marked on a scale of 0 to 1,000. Despite the change in the scale, candidates will be given the same information about how well they have done on each section as the previous system provided. Each section will carry equal weight in determining the final grade.
  • The passing score for each section will be 650 out of 1,000. The scores for each section will be combined and then averaged to give a total possible average scale score of 1,000 for all four sections. This replaces the previous scale score system of 30 for each section, with a combined total possible scale score of 120.
  • Candidates who achieve an averaged total scaled score of at least 650 out of a possible 1,000 will pass the test, regardless of the number of sections they have passed. This means that candidates will no longer need to pass at least three sections in order to pass the test. The level of language proficiency required to pass each section will not change.
  • All candidates, irrespective of their result, will receive a score report which details their achievement on each section of the test. Passing candidates will receive a certificate that can be used for personal, professional or academic purposes.
BCCE™ administration dates in New Hampshire for 2021

 

BCCE Examination
Date

Dates of
examination
Registration period
January 2021

23, Saturday

December 18, 2020 – December 30, 2020
30, Saturday November 30, 2020 – December 30, 2020
31, Sunday November 30, 2020 – December 30, 2020

February 2021

06, Saturday December 07, 2020- January 07, 2021
20, Saturday December 20, 2020 - January 20, 2021
March 2021 13, Saturday January 13, 2021 - February 14, 2021
20, Saturday January 20, 2021 - February 21, 2021
21, Sunday January 20, 2021 - February 21, 2021
April 2021 17, Saturday February 17, 2021 - March 17, 2021
May 2021 08, Saturday March 08, 2021 - April 08, 2021
22, Saturday March 22, 2021 - April 22, 2021
29, Saturday March 29, 2021 - April 29, 2021
June 2021 05, Saturday April 05, 2021 - May 05, 2021
12, Saturday April 12, 2021 - May 12, 2021
13, Sunday April 12, 2021 - May 12, 2021
19, Saturday April 19, 2021 - May 19, 2021
26, Saturday April 26, 2021 - May 26, 2021
October 2021 09, Saturday August 09, 2021 - September 09, 2021
16, Saturday August 16, 2021 - September 16, 2021
November 2021 20, Saturday September 20, 2021 - October 20, 2021
27, Saturday September 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
December 2021 04, Saturday October 04, 2021 – November 04, 2021
18, Saturday October 18, 2021 – November 18, 2021

Please see details of the ALCE examinations.

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