Gearing Back Up for Getting English Scores

As summer fades, thoughts turn to preparing for university and getting the English scores you need.  Whether it is CAEL, IELTS or TOEFL you have decided to take, preparation requires the same approach.

  1. Double check what score you need for the program you are applying for. Even within the same university, scores can differ depending on your major.
  2. Check your current ability. Many ESL schools offer practice tests to give you a sense of your strengths and weaknesses.
  3. Practice taking the test. Ideally, your current school will be able to provide this opportunity but if not look for opportunities elsewhere.
  4. Invest in study. Taking the test when you are not ready is simply a waste of time and money. Take a preparation program to help you get to the level you need to be at.