English tests and certifications
Obtaining an English certification offers real advantages both in academic and professional settings. It is a definite asset to take a recognised exam attesting to your knowledge of the language. All that remains is to find the English test that best suits your situation and to know how it works in order to maximize your chances of success.
Certify your level of English
English language certifications are becoming more and more popular. These open many doors, both to enter a university abroad and to promote career development. By certifying your skills in this field, you will then have a much better chance of continuing your studies in an English-speaking country or working abroad. For people wishing to enter the finance or business sector, English certificates are a major asset on a CV. Among them, the various Cambridge tests and the TOEFL and IELTS examinations are to be recommended.
Delivered by the prestigious English university of the same name, the Cambridge exams are a reference in the world. These consist of 5 tests, each corresponding to a different level of certification. Many schools around the world ask for these to validate certain types of diplomas or simply to enter a curriculum. The most common is the FCE (First Certificate in English) corresponding to level B2, whose 5 tests take place in 4 hours. For the higher levels (C1 and C2), the CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) and the CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) enable admission to English speaking Schools.
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If English is not your mother tongue, the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is used to assess your academic knowledge in this field. This exam is ideal for students wishing to enter a programme abroad, mainly in Great Britain, the United States and Canada. This is a very complete test, which consists of four tests (Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing). Recognized by nearly 9,000 international schools and universities, the test has been successfully passed by 35 million people since its inception. This exam is scored on a total of 120 points, with a sore of 88 being considered a good result.
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Similar to the TOEFL, the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is a general test which proves your level of English. And it recommended for those who wish to study or work in an English-speaking environment. Thousands of training centres and schools around the world recognize the validity of the test. It is therefore a gateway to international universities. The Immigration authorities in Canada, New Zealand, Australia require high IELTS scores before issuing certain visas. Wall Street English Switzerland is a certified testing centre for IELTS.
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Test your English level online
To find out if you can pass one of these exams, take 5 minutes to take the Wall Street English online English test. Its 21 questions will determine your understanding of English and the level of learning you are at. From then on, you will be able to follow courses corresponding to your level to improve. To pass one of these recognized exams, there is no substitute for a suitable training programme. By contacting a Wall Street English school in Switzerland, you can easily find the preparation course of your choice, focusing on oral expression and exercises identical to those offered in an exam situation.