English Tests

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The TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) Test is a worldwide professional standard of English, with 1.5 million tests administered each year. The TOEIC test is used for placement, selection and monitoring learning levels and training programs. The test is made available through The Chauncey Group International Ltd. and their approved TOEIC representatives. The Chauncey Group is a global company that provides human resource consulting, assessment and delivery services to individuals and organizations in the professions and the workplace. The TOEIC test is an English language proficiency test for people whose native language is not English. It is acknowledged worldwide as a highly reliable and valid means of assessing general English proficiency. The TOEIC test measures the extent to which employees can communicate in English on the job. The test does not require specialized knowledge or vocabulary. It is designed specifically to test abilities in English as it is used in real-life situations in business and government. It does not require specialized knowledge or vocabulary beyond that of a person who uses English in everyday work activities.

WHAT TYPE OF TEST IS IT?

The TOEIC test is a two-hour, 200-item multiple choice test. It consists of 100 listening items, administered by audiocassette, and 100 reading items. The questions are based on examples of authentic English from the international workplace and are prepared by linguists and English-language specialists around the world. The test itself is prepared by professional examiners at the Educational Testing Service (ETS), in Princeton, New Jersey and is licensed to The Chauncey Group International. Both ETS and Chauncey are recognized as leaders in the field of measurement and certification.

HOW CAN THE TOEIC TEST HELP YOU?

The TOEIC test can help your career. By adding your TOEIC score and description to your resume, you can demonstrate to prospective employers, your ability to work in English. Your TOEIC score will provide you with a standardized and quantifiable measurement of English proficiency. For example, a TOEIC score of 605 to 780 would read as follows on your resume: “Basic working proficiency in English – Able to satisfy routine social demands and limited work requirements.” The TOEIC test is recognized worldwide and can be a valuable asset in seeking employment.[space height=”20″]
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TOEFL, Test of English Foreign Language

toeflCollege Platon students are tutored for entrance in McGill University, Concordia University and the Université de Montréal. Our program prepares students for the TOEFL test. The test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) program provides English proficiency testing services for international students planning to study in the United States, Canada, or other countries where English is the primary language of instruction. The TOEFL test is made available worldwide to all persons, regardless of age, gender, race, nationality, religion, or political views. The Institutional Testing Program is offered primarily to assist institutions in placing students in English courses at the appropriate level of difficulty or to determine whether additional work in English is necessary before an individual can undertake studies at an institution where English is the medium of instruction. The paper-based test has three sections: Listening Comprehension, Structure and Written Expression, and Reading Comprehension. There are at least 140 questions on the test. The number of test questions and the amount of time needed to take the TOEFL test may vary from one test administrator to another.[space height=”20″]
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Cambridge ESOL Examinations

esol_1Cambridge ESOL exams are the world’s leading range of certificates for learners of English. Each year they are taken by over 2 million people, in 130 countries. Cambridge ESOL exams are recognized internationally by universities, corporations, professional associations and government.

Cambridge tests all four language skills – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The Speaking test is a face-to-face interview with a certified Examiner. It is as close to a real-life situation as a test can be: candidates are tested for their ability to interact spontaneously as opposed to planned responses, and to manage discourse.

Research shows that Cambridge ESOL exams motivate candidates to develop real and well-rounded English rather than learning by rote (memorization). This means that a candidate’s understanding of English is improved and valid for real life situations in an English environment – like doing course work (speaking to professors and collaborating with students on projects, writing essays and reports) and communicating at work (team work with colleagues, writing reports, letters, emails).  For more information on which exam is for you, see: http://www.cambridgeesol.org/

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Michigan English Language Assessment Battery

melabThe Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) evaluates advanced-level English language competence of adult nonnative speakers of English. The MELAB is intended for:

Students applying to United States, Canadian, British, and other educational institutions where the language of instruction is English Professionals who need English for work or training purposes
Anyone interested in obtaining a general assessment of their English language proficiency for educational or employment opportunities. The MELAB is a secure test battery and is administered only by authorized official examiners in the United States and Canada. Many educational institutions in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and other countries accept the MELAB as an alternative to the TOEFL.

 

MELAB EXAM DATES FOR 2017

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January 6,2017Friday
January 27, 2017
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September 29, 2017
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October 27,2017
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November 17, 2017
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November 10,2017
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December 1, 2017
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December 1, 2017
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$250.00 including the speaking component , plus registration $55.00

$200.00 without the speaking , plus registration $45.00

Any current or former College Platon student does not pay the MELAB registration fee, only the exam fees.

 

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