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 2022

 

BCCE Examination
Date

Dates of
examination
Registration period
January 2022

22, Saturday

November 22, 2021 - December 29, 2021
23, Sunday November 23, 2021 - December 23, 2021
29, Saturday December 23, 2021 - January 05, 2022
March 2022 12, Saturday January 12, 2022 - February 12, 2022
19, Saturday January 19, 2022 - February 19, 2022
April 2022 09, Saturday February 09, 2022 - March 09, 2022
May 2022 07, Saturday March 07, 2022 - April 07, 2022
14, Saturday March 14, 2022 - April 14, 2022
21, Saturday March 21, 2022 - April 21, 2022
28, Saturday March 28, 2022 - April 28, 2022
June 2022 04, Saturday April 04, 2022 - May 04, 2022
05, Sunday April 05, 2022 - May 05, 2022
11, Saturday April 11, 2022 - May 11, 2022
18, Saturday April 18, 2022 - May 18, 2022
25, Saturday April 25, 2022 - May 25, 2022
October 2022 08, Saturday August 08, 2022 - September 08, 2022
15, Saturday August 15, 2022 - September 15, 2022
November 2022 26, Saturday September 26, 2022 - October 26, 2022
27, Sunday September 27, 2022 - October 27, 2022
December 2022 03, Saturday October 03, 2022 - November 03, 2022
17, Saturday October 17, 2022 - November 17, 2022
18, Sunday October 18, 2022 - November 18, 2022

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