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Exam preparation course, ACET, Ireland

Exam preparation course, ACET, Ireland

Study and exam tips for language students

More and more students plan to work or study using English and need to take an internationally recognised exam. Whether the students need Academic English, Business English or General English, it is important that they select the exam that best suits their individual needs and interests. Language schools play a key role in providing up-to-date information and helpful advice to students in order to ensure they choose the exam that meets their requirements and is achievable. Read more

Heidi Rizzo, Exam Coordinator, ESE Malta

Heidi Rizzo, Exam Coordinator, ESE Malta

Key advice on language exam preparation from ESE in Malta

Sitting for an exam can be a nerve-wracking experience even for those mature and skilled students who have experienced this many times over. Butterflies do have a habit of getting the better of us but a positive approach remains essential for exam success. We have to keep in mind that an exam is primarily a showcase of what we have learnt and how we have grown academically during the preceding study period. Read more

Bianca Obermaier, Marketing Manager, Good Hope Studies

Bianca Obermaier, Marketing Manager, Good Hope Studies

Exam preparation courses are motivating: they give students a goal

Exam preparation courses can be a good choice, even for students who do not specifically need the certificate. It is both a motivating and a useful way to learn a language, as students get a certificate to prove their level of proficiency at the end of the course.
However, students are far more likely to be successful in an exam if they have a clear idea of what they’re getting into. I asked three of our experienced exam preparation teachers, Sharon McCall, Jerome Murray and Kate Morgan, What key advice would you give to students taking an exam course?. These are their ideas:

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Key advice to students taking an exam course

There are a variety of formal English language exams on offer, all with a different focus or different areas of the language being tested. IELTS, for example, has two different versions. The General Training version is often taken for employment or immigration purposes, while the Academic version is usually used to assist with entry to a further or higher education course. There are some exams, such as TOEIC and BEC, that have a Business English focus, and some exams, such as the Cambridge Suite, that are graded to particular proficiencies of English. Once you have determined which exam is suitable for you and your objectives, as well as your current level of English, it’s time to start preparing. Read more

Laura Mould, Sales Executive, Excel English

Laura Mould, Sales Executive, Excel English

English exam preparation tips: learn, read and practice!

Preparing for an exam, whether it’s to help you get into a university, qualify for a job, or as a personal challenge you’ve set for yourself, can seem like a daunting task. In our many years of experience of preparing students for various exams, there are a few tips that will help make the process easier and slightly less stressful! Read more

2 key tips for passing exams: timing and format

Global Village Hawaii’s key advice to students taking an exam course is to focus on the format and the timing of the exam. Read more

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

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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