Category Archives: Exams


College International de Cannes, France

College International de Cannes, France

Techniques to help you pass in your French language exam

Exams are an investment of your time and money, so it is essential that you know the structure of the exam. Here are 4 tips to remember when preparing for your French language exam. Read more

Key advice for students taking a German language exam course

At GLS, students automatically get a German language certificate documenting their level on the European Framework scale (A1-C2). This certificate is free of charge and, and a GLS B2 certificate is accepted by many employers and institutions in Berlin. However, for a certificate with international recognition, we do recommend taking the TestDaF or Goethe exams.

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Chinese language exams: what is the HSK examination?

China’s Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) is the standardized international test used to determine the fluency of non-native speakers in Chinese and it is used by all Chinese universities to assess the enrollment of foreign students and by a number of Chinese companies looking for foreign employees. Read more

Lee Shutler, Director of Studies, Hilderstone College

Lee Shutler, Director of Studies, Hilderstone College

20 tips for students taking a language exam test

A guide for students: how to get ready and make sure your perform well in your language exam.

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Walter Denz, Owner, Liden & Denz

Walter Denz, Owner, Liden & Denz

Russian language exams: TRKI vs telc tests

The choice of exams for Russian is limited. There is an academic exam called TRKI, administered by a group of Russian state universities but this exam only makes sense for international students going for a degree programme in Russia. Liden & Denz has found a very good alternative partnering with telc language tests, offering Russian communicative exams for levels A1-B2. Read more

Jay Dea, Director of Studies, Byron Bay English Language School

Jay Dea, Director of Studies, Byron Bay English Language School

Choosing between IELTS and Cambridge courses

Students at BBELS often ask us to describe the difference between the IELTS and Cambridge Mainsuite exams (FCE, CAE, CPE). Choosing between the different courses is important, especially if your objective is related to future academic studies, sponsorship or national citizenship.
Here’s a guide to help you select the course which will provide you with the best outcome.

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Giulia, Intern, Byron Bay English Language School

Giulia, Intern, Byron Bay English Language School

La differenza tra l’esame Cambridge e IELTS

I nostri studenti BBELS ci chiedono spesso qual’ è la differenza principale tra l’esame Cambridge e IELTS.  (FCE, CAE, CPE).  È importante fare la scelta giusta, specialmente se il vostro obiettivo è legato a futuri studi accademici, ad una sponsorizzazione o cittadinanza nazionale.
Di seguito, per aiutarvi a fare la scelta migliore, vi spieghiamo le principali differenze.

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Andy Johnson, Development Manager, London School of English

Andy Johnson, Development Manager, London School of English

New IELTS score requirement for doctors in the UK – why so high?

The General Medical Council has decided to revise its criteria for assessing knowledge of English amongst its members. What are the implications of these changes which are effective from 18 June 2014? Read more

Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL)

You surely hear about the TOEFL and  IELTS, standardized test to assess your ability to use and understand the English language. In Russian, there is the same exam: Тест по русскому языку как иностранному, or Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL). Read more

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