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Preparing for an english language exam

The preparation of an official english exam is not something to take lightly. The grades achieved are decisive for the rest of your academic career. Thankfully, the majority of language centers offer specialized training to take these tests with confidence.

Why take an official english language exam?

Unlike the french system, entry to anglo-saxon universities is done exclusively based on academic record. International students are required to passa t least one official english language exam like the IELTS or the TOEFL. Without it, your application is incomplete and as a result is not considered for admission.

Beyond the academic setting, these exams are also a considerable asset for your CV ; they are sometimes required to join anglophone or international companies.

Don’t let the job of your dreams slip through your fingers : with the proper preparation, it’s possible to get excellent results.

Why take a preparation course ?

Even if your english ability is good, it’s important to get familiar with the format and structure of the official tests. Going in unrepared can sometimes throw a poortly prepared student off course, no matter his english ability.

The preparations allow you to master exam technique, to understand exactly what the examiners expect and to now how the exams unfold. Thanks to a preparation course, you kno exactly what to expect, and you lose no time – or point – on the day of the test.

It’s worth mentioning that the IELTS and the TOEFL require different preparations. In both cases, the teachers in our partner programmes will give you all the tools you need to succeed in your exam and get the required points.

Exam prep or general english ?

The preparation courses are geared towards those who already have a certain mastery of the language but who wish to work on their exam techique. In class, the focus will be firmly et on pronunciation and comprehension. You will also take mock exams and will practice the oral test with your teachers.

If you want to take an official english language test but that you still have to improve your english laguage ability, it is better to take general english lessons. The duration and content of these programmes are very flexible and can de adapted to your needs. After you get to a certain level, you can start preparing fro an exam.

For more information on the IELTS and TOEFL preparation programmes, please get in touch with a member of our team.

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