International Language Exams

English Language Test Scores comparison table :

 

CEFR

IELTS

TOEFL
 

TOEIC
Listen&read

PTE
General

PTE
Academic

Nacel
Preparation Centers

Proficiency levels referenced by test providers

Toronto, Vancouver, London, Oxford, Cambridge, Cork, Brighton

Australia, Canada, London, New Zealand, USA

Australia, Toronto, Vancouver, Cork, London,
New Zealand

 

 

Proficient

C2

9.0

118-120

785-990

Level 5

86-90

8.5

115-117

8.0

110-114

7.5

103-109

Advanced

C1

7.0

94-102

605-780

Level 4

65-72

6.5

79-93

58-64

Upper Intermediate

B2

6.0

60-78

60-74

50-57

5.5

46-59

43-49

5.0

35-45

405-600

36-42

Intermediate

B1

4.5

32-34

40-59

30-35

4.0

 

 

 

Top Score

Top Score

Top Score

Top Score

Top Score

Top Score

 

C2

9.0

120

990

Level 5

90

TOEFL

The Test Of English as a Foreign Language is a test designed to measure the abilities of non-English speakers to understand language and express themselves in oral and demonstrates a level of knowledge.

More than 6,000 universities and colleges in over 110 countries accept foreign students if they have a sufficient TOEFL score (500 points).
The TOEFL is also recognized in professional circles as proof of English proficiency.

This examination consists of 4 types of test:  Listening, Structure, Reading and Writing.
This test is available in two formats: paper-or computer-based and takes about 4 hours.
The price of this exam is about 150 Euros.
TOEFL  test scores are valid as long as the English proficiency remains the same. Usually after two years, language skills have evolved. For this reason it is better for a student to retake the TOEFL test every 2 years to get an accurate picture of its level in language and to update its resume.

For any further information concerning this examination, please refer to the following web site:
http://www.ets.org/toefl/

TOEIC

The Test Of English for International Communication evaluates the ability to master the English language in the business area.
This is the test of a worldwide English tests reference: 6 million TOEIC tests were administered in 2010.

More than 2000 companies and large international groups in various industrial sectors in Europe refer to the results of the TOEIC to evaluate the English proficiency of prospective employees. Nowadays, it is more common to find a result of the TOEIC in a CV that mentions "reading, writing and speaking".

The TOEIC is a Multiple Choice Questionnaire of about 200 questions (Listening and Reading) on various topics. The test takes about 2h30.
The diploma has a term of two years.

For any further information concerning this examination, please refer to the following web site:
http://www.ets.org/toeic

BULATS

The Business Language Testing Service is a test for fast and effective language evaluation developed by the University of Cambridge and 3 famous language institutes : the Alliance Française, the Goethe Institute and the University of Salamanca. It’s a tool conceived to allow schools, companies or private individuals to assess a level in a foreign language in the working area.

The BULATS addresses 4 types of public: individual applicants (adults mainly), companies and educational bodies as well as training centers.

The examination consists of a written test (Reading and Language knowledge) and an oral test (Listening). The result is expressed in the form of a global note on a scale from 0 to 100.

We selected for you preparation and examination centers for the BULATS in Cambridge, Oxford and Cork.

For any further information concerning this examination, please refer to the following web site:  $

http://www.bulats.org/

CAMBRIDGE EXAMINATIONS

Cambridge exams assess four language skills: reading and writing and oral as well as grammar and practice of English.

FCE First Certificate or en français aimed at students of intermediate level.
The CAE Certificate in Advanced or Français aimed at students of intermediate level.
The CPE or Certificate in Proficiency en français for students of advanced level language.

There are three sessions in a year for these exams in March, June and December. It consists of five races including three written, one oral and maintenance of approximately 15 minutes.

For any further information about these examinations, please refer to the following website:

http://www.cambridgeesol.fr/

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