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 2020

 

BCCE Examination
Date

Dates of
examination
Registration period
January 2020

11, Saturday

December 2, 2019 – December 23, 2019
25, Saturday December 2, 2019 - December 31, 2019
26, Sunday December 2, 2019 - December 31, 2019

February 2020

01, Saturday December 02, 2019 - January 3, 2020 
22, Saturday December 20, 2019 - January 22, 2020
March 2020 07, Saturday January 07, 2020 - February 07, 2020
14, Saturday January 14, 2020 - February 14, 2020
21, Saturday January 21, 2020 - February 21, 2020
22, Sunday January 21, 2020 - February 21, 2020
May 2020 09, Saturday March 09, 2020 - April 09, 2020
10, Sunday March 10, 2020 - April 10, 2020
16, Saturday March 16, 2020 - April 16, 2020
23, Saturday March 23, 2020 - April 23, 2020
30, Saturday March 30, 2020 - April 30, 2020
June 2020 06, Saturday April 06, 2020 - May 06, 2020
13, Saturday April 13, 2020 - May 13, 2020
14, Sunday April 14, 2020 - May 14, 2020
20, Saturday April 20, 2020 - May 20, 2020
October 2020 10, Saturday August 10, 2020 - September 10, 2020
17, Saturday August 17, 2020 - September 17, 2020
November 2020 28, Saturday September 28, 2020 – October 28, 2020
December 2020 05, Saturday October 05, 2020 – November 05, 2020
19, Saturday October 19, 2020 – November 19, 2020

Please see details of the ALCE examinations.

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