Professional and student exams

University of Cambridge Examination

FCE, CAE, CPE

Who is it for? Everyone can make good use of the Cambridge exam. It allows you to assess your English level thoroughly through written and oral comprehension, and written and oral expression The lessons are structured directly around the components of the Cambridge exams and are taught by tutors specialising in Cambridge exam preparation. By the end of the programme, the student will be able to take their exam with confidence; drawing from an extensive vocabulary and accurate grammar to articulate complex ideas.


IELTS

International English Language Testing System

The IELTS is aimed at students and professionals who wish to enrol in an English-speaking university, applying for a work visa or for work abroad. If you are a student considering a Master’s or PhD in an English-speaking country, the IELTS is compulsory and forms an integral part of your application.

The IELTS consists of four components: oral and written comprehension, and written and oral expression. The student works efficiently on the various aspects of the IELTS and acquires the necessary skills needed on the day of the exam: time management, the ability to think on your feet in response to challenging questions and autonomy. The IELTS entails a face-to-face interview with an examiner, which is why much of the focus of the exam is on clear expression.


TOEFL

Test of English as a Foreign Language

The TOEFL focuses on Students and professionals wanting to access American and Canadian universities. The TOEFL is a language test mainly recognised in academic contexts, and evaluates the level of non-English speakers particularly in the admission process of American and Canadian universities.


BULATS

Business Language Testing Service

The BULATS exam is for  Professionals pursuing graduate studies and students, in most cases at the request of a university. It is also used by employers to obtain a language certificate for non-native English speakers in a professional setting.

The  exam gives you a score that matches the CEFR: Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: from A1 to C2. An employer will often ask for a certain level, for example a B2, which corresponds to intermediate level. Some master’s degrees also require a minimum level to validate an exam.


GMAT

The Graduate Management Admission Test

The GMAT is an English test that assesses the qualifications of candidates who wish to pursue graduate studies in business management. It measures analytical writing, problem solving, logic and practises critical thinking abilities.


TOEIC

Test of English for International Communication

The TOEIC is a language test that measures the candidate’s ability to express, understand and use English in a professional setting. It is compulsory for obtaining a diploma at engineering schools in France. In addition, companies will often request a candidate’s TOEIC scores, which is becoming more and more common. The test is an important one and should not be taken lightly; the success of the TOEIC is down to both the candidate’s knowledge as well as their training specifically for the test - good training equals a successful TOEIC exam.


TOLES

Test of Legal English Skills

The TOLES is a test for lawyers and law students which evaluates the English level for those working in international law, whose first language is not English. This test is a requirement if you are thinking about a career in law abroad