Knowledge of a foreign language that can be obtained in a regular school, to date, alas, is extremely rarely satisfactory.
That is why additional education in this area is simply necessary.
One of the best options is preliminary preparation and taking exams for obtaining one of the international certificates.
You will need
- - money-
- - the Internet-
- - study guides.
Determine why you need an internationalcertificate. If you are going to study or work in a certain country, you better choose among the certificates of one of these countries. But if you just want to get an additional language education, and then confirm your knowledge with a prestigious document, you can choose one of the exams, equal in prestige and level. The most famous of them are:
1. TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language) is the most popular American exam, which you can not do without, if you plan to connect your life with the USA and Canada.
2. Cambridge ESOL Examinations (certificates FCE, CAE, CPE) - the most in demand British certificates.
3. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - a certificate required for admission to British schools in the institution.
4. TestDaF (Test Deutsch als Fremdprache) - the most prestigious German certificate.
5. DELE (Diploma de Espanol como Lengua Extranjera) - the only international certificate for the Spanish zyack.
Find in your city one of the centers (more oftenAll these are language schools) that have a license to accept your chosen exam. Sign up for the dates of interest and pay. The cost of an international exam can vary from 7 to 15 thousand rubles.
At least six months before the exam, startIndependent preparation. Even if you are confident in your abilities and know the language well, you must understand the specifics of the upcoming exam. As a rule, international tests are divided into several parts (listening, understanding the text, grammar section, lexical section, oral section). These sections can vary.
Get the tutorials with sample tests and answers and start preparing. Most organizations can provide any reference books and manuals that will be useful to you in the future.
If you do not feel like doing it yourself,Sign up for the preparatory courses. As a rule, they are offered exactly by those schools and centers that conduct exams. At the courses you can most fully prepare for international tests. Very often foreign teachers are invited as teachers.