May 17, 2019
The CAEL CE (Canadian Academic English Language Computer Edition) is a computer-based test designed specifically for students hoping to attend Canadian colleges and universities. As such, it focuses on the particular skills you will need as a Canadian student: i.e.: reading academic articles, writing essays, and listening to lectures.
November 30, 2018
One trap that writers often fall into is using long words that they don’t know the precise meaning of, because they think that it will raise the level of their writing. But rare words in English tend to have very precise meanings, and may only be appropriate in certain contexts. Using a ten-dollar word does not always pay off.
October 01, 2018
If you need to pass an English proficiency test for Canadian Permanent Residency or citizenship, you may be asking yourself whether to take the IELTS or the CELPIP test. Both are accepted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, and both are offered at Global Village Toronto Exams.
July 27, 2018
The most important path to success is to speak as much as you can. You should try to speak in paragraphs, linking ideas sentences together and developing your ideas. Don’t stick to just one word or single-sentence answers. Expand as much as possible giving details and reasons for your answer.
June 11, 2018
The most important advice I can give is that it is important to assess your level, long before your test. Take a practice test, decide what you areas you need to improve, and start practicing well ahead of time.
May 18, 2018
In terms of measuring your skill at writing in English, the General Training written section of the IELTS exam is just as demanding as the Academic version. There are a few pitfalls that even the best speakers and writers can fall into.
April 18, 2018
Key to passing the Reading section of the CELPIP test is getting the gist, or the general idea of the text in question. This requires you to pay attention to the overall message so that you can eliminate wrong answers from the choices presented.
March 22, 2018
Most importantly, make sure you know exactly what you are being asked to write in your answer. Even very high-level writers often lose marks by answering the wrong question or failing to answer all parts of the question.
February 28, 2018
To ward off seasonal depression, it’s important to actually spend time outside. I know that seems counter intuitive, but it’s true! Fortunately, there are tons of activities in the city and beyond for you to get out and enjoy our lovely Canadian winter.