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CELPIP Vs. IELTS: Which Test Should You Take?
- 15 November 2019
- Posted by: admin
- Category: DEA CANADIAN COLLEGE
If you’re setting your sights on immigrating to Canada, it’s important to understand the immigration requirements that will help you adjust much easier. In fact, scoring high on either the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) can make a significant difference to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).
It can be difficult to decide which test is best for you between the CELPIP and IELTS. DEA Canadian College makes language learning more accessible and is here to help guide you on the components of each exam to decide which is best for you between the two.
The CELPIP exam is designed to analyze the language abilities required to obtain a Canadian residency and citizenship. The exam uses Candian English while the test taker reads and listens to Canadian-related content, such as the news. The test is completed using a computer that will spell check at the same time.
Score Breakdown and Preparation
The score breakdown for the CELPIP Vancouver is based on a score of 1 to 12 per section. The listening section is made up of 40-46 questions in seven components that take about 47-55 minutes to complete. The reading section is made up of only four components with 38-45 questions, which should be completed in 55-60 minutes. The writing section is made up of two components, which take about 53-60 minutes and require the test taker to write an email and respond to a survey. The final speaking component is 15-20 minutes long, eight components and asks eight short-answer questions. The entirety of the test is completed on the computer and you are able to take sample tests to prepare for the final exam.
The IELTS test is used across the world for the purpose of study, employment or immigration. Individuals who are planning to take international education should take this test, as it achieves professional recognition and meets international standards. The test is paper-based, and the speaking component of it is done in real-time with the test examiner.
Score Breakdown and Preparation
The score breakdown of the IELTS test is based on a score from 1 to 9 per section and can score a whole or half bands. The listening component of the exam is made up of 40 questions in four components with a half-hour duration. The reading section is three parts with 40 questions, taking an hour. The writing component is also an hour, with two components with the test-taker writing a letter and responding to a POV or argument. The speaking duration is held in real-time with an examiner over 11-14 minutes in three components, including introduction, individual speech, and a two-way discussion.
At DEA Canadian College, we offer comprehensive programs to help prepare students for the language exam they choose. Our certified teachers will offer comprehensive, dynamic teachings to help you develop proficient language skills and feel confident to take the final test. Register with us online to get started on improving your language skills today!