Going on an exchange: the exams to take - L'Etudiant
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Studying abroad as part of an exchange implies mastering the language in which the courses will be given. Universities and higher education establishments indicate in their program the conditions of access in linguistic matters.
Certifications requested by English-speaking universities
You want to participate in an exchange program or continue your studies in Europe or elsewhere, in a university offering a course of study taught in English. Your objectives are multiple: to progress in English, to improve your multicultural skills, to gain autonomy and to immerse yourself in a different culture. Before your wish comes true, your participation in an exchange program or your enrollment in a university will be conditioned by the level of your English .
A certain level of English proficiency will be required as an admission requirement. Indeed, this requirement allows you to calmly consider your studies in English, it guarantees your linguistic skills to understand and converse without difficulty in your new environment. This required level in English will allow you to make the most of this teaching.
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The certifications generally required to attest to the language skill set are:
Depending on the country of destination , certain certifications will be more in demand than others. American universities are fond of the TOEFL . The required scores vary from one university to another. To assess your level, don't hesitate to take a free TOEFL test with GlobalExam and practice to improve your language skills.
A score corresponding to level B2 on the CEFR grid (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) is generally expected. IELTS, C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency are widely recognized in the UK .
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How to prepare for one of the certifications?
Certifications aim to certify your language skills. They are the sesame for the continuation of your studies abroad . It is therefore necessary to prepare them seriously. Several possibilities to work on your English :