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English proficiency tests in Canada

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English Proficiency Tests in Canada

Which English Proficiency Tests in Canada should you take? If you’ve been on the “international students” section of a university website lately, you’ve probably seen information about English Proficiency Tests in Canada which are mainly: TOEFL and IELTS. But if you’ve been paying attention, you may have noticed a third option: the Duolingo English Test. Each test has its own advantages and disadvantages and the level of difficulty varies from person to person. However, its important to know the major differences between all the tests. In this article we’ll discuss the major differences between each of the tests.   Different English Proficiency Tests in Canada IELTS TOEFL Duolingo PTE IELTS International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS) is an internationally available English proficiency test. We usually recommend our clients take the IELTS for their immigration file, and provide them with IELTS training, because there are many testing centers around the world. There are two categories of IELTS: General Training and Academic. For studying in Canada, you should take the IELTS – Academic.   IELTS results provide a score for each language ability, as well as an overall band score that averages your results in each ability. Book your IELTS test here: https://ielts.ca/register-for-ielts/   TOEFL TOEFL is an acronym of the Test of English as a Foreign Language, which is the official name for the test. It assesses your ability to both speak and understand English by analysing your English ability in terms of reading, speaking, listening and writing. More than 80% of graduate programs in Canada accept TOEFL scores as a pre-requisite to enrol for the program.  Book your TOEFL test today: https://www.ets.org/toefl/test-takers/ibt/take/register Duolingo The Duolingo English Test is an online exam that you take on your personal computer. Like the TOEFL and IELTS, it tests all four language skills: Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing. The test is adaptive, which has some significant consequences for test-takers. However its more advanced than other English proficiency tests as its an adaptive test. So if you answer a question correctly, the next one gets harder whereas if you answer a question wrong, the next one gets easier. This means that, with relatively few questions, the exam can pinpoint your ability level quickly—that’s why it only takes around an hour to complete! Book your Duolingo test today: https://englishtest.duolingo.com/register PTE PTE Academic is accepted for study at a range of institutions in Canada. You can take your test at one of the.....

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What is the alternative for IELTS during COVID -19 in Canada?

What is the alternative for IELTS during COVID-19 in Canada? What is the alternative for IELTS during COVID-19? English proficiency test is mandatory for international students aiming to study or work in Canada.But due to the recent  COVID-19 pandemic, some of these tests have been suspended. For most international students, it can create panic because of the fear of denial or delay in their acceptance from colleges. However, there is no reason to worry. They can take an alternative test for IELTS during COVID-19. It is called as Duolingo test. What is Duolingo test? Similar to IELTS, it is a modern language proficiency platform designed to test the language compatibility of international students in various countries. In order to give an efficient and secured experience, it provides test scores, video interviews, and writing assessment. What are the benefits of this test? – Students can take this test from anywhere, anytime as per convenience. – The test takes an hour to finish and results are available within 48 hours. Are colleges/universities in Canada accepting it? Yes, most colleges and universities across Canada are accepting Duolingo test scores. At this time, duolingo scores are acceptable to meet the English proficiency requirement. Nevertheless, we suggest you to confirm with respective colleges.Also, you can check the list of institutes accepting Duolingo scores here https://englishtest.duolingo.com/institutions What is the required score? The minimum score required by most institutes is between 105 – 114. Other updates about the English language proficiency test during COVID – 19: 1. IELTS- They are launching an online tool to provide a test experience with genuine content. As a result, students can get a real test practice to prepare well for the real tests when the centers open. Meanwhile, keep checking: https://www.ielts.org/news/2020/an-update-from-ielts   2. TOEFL IBT – At this instant, the special home edition test is also available for students that are affected by COVID-19. Furthermore, the test will be conducted and monitored using live examiners and artificial intelligence technology.   3. Besides this, students can wait for the situation to improve and the tests to open. Presently, many colleges across Canada are extending their deadlines for fall and winter intake.   Most importantly, we recommend students to regularly check college websites for new updates about upcoming intake admissions. In addition, if you are looking for any professional help related to admissions in Canada,please feel free to talk to us. In any.....