Language certificates for work and study
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The main purpose of a language certificate is to determine the current language level of the examinee. This can be done via a test of general linguistic competence, such as the TOEIC or the various Cambridge exams, or via a test of knowledge of technical terminology, like the TOLES for lawyers. The British IELTS and the American TOEFL tests qualify students for entrance into English-speaking universities and are also designed to prepare them for their studies. MBA-level admission requires the GMAT exam. The BULATS is generally best suited to professionals. The most frequently offered tests are the Cambridge exams, and the IELTS, TOEFL and TOEIC. The courses are scheduled to correspond with the frequent test dates so that participants can sit their exams immediately after completing the course.
Language exam preparation courses
Preparation courses are usually based around the individual needs of the student. Depending on the student’s language level and on the exam being studied for, the course can last from two to twelve weeks. The school will test the student’s English level at registration in order to determine which certificate is appropriate and what level of English the student is likely to achieve in the time available. Courses usually combine a general English component, in which students will be able to improve each of the four principal language skills (listening comprehension, speaking, writing and reading), with a focused exam preparation component. Students will also sit several mock exams as part of the course. Many schools offer discounts, particularly on longer courses.