Six reasons why you should take IELTS if you want to study in Canada
Many students think that it is not necessary to take the IELTS exam before studying in Canada. Although some universities and colleges do not require students to take the IELTS exam, there are several reasons why it is beneficial to take the IELTS Preparation Course in Dubai.
Mastery of the English language is absolutely necessary to successfully study in Canada if you have not completed your studies at an English speaking university or if you have not studied at an English speaking university, you may not have the necessary skills to meet admission requirements in Canada or other English speaking countries.
However, your English proficiency may be tested: if you do not have IELTS or TOEFL, some universities and colleges test your English proficiency upon entry. NAIT in Edmonton, Alberta, for example, does not require an IELTS or TOEFL. However, the test is administered upon arrival. If you fail the test, you must take an English language program at that school in order to enroll in your chosen program.
This means you will have to study longer and pay more to study English in Canada. This is time and money you could have saved if you had taken the IELTS preparation course and passed the exam with a 6.5 or 7.
Improving writing skills the level of academic writing skills in Canada is very high. Most students, even if they have attended an English speaking university in their home country, do not have the academic writing skills expected by Canadian universities and colleges.
Therefore, you can expect to do poorly on assignments and quizzes, and even if you think you can manage without taking the IELTS exam, you should take an exam preparation course to learn the academic writing skills expected in an English speaking country.
You’ll save money and time If you take an IELTS preparation course and pass the exam before studying in Canada, you’ll save time and money preparing for your study abroad experience. An English course in your study destination takes at least one semester (four months) and costs in Canadian dollars.
Improve your listening skills especially if you take preparatory courses with native speakers, you can train your ears to understand the speed at which native speakers speak. When you go to Canada, you will find that English speakers speak so fast that you cannot understand what they are saying. If you do, you may miss half the lecture.
Residence requirements in Canada Universities may not require IELTS, but the Canadian government does. If you have graduated from a Canadian university or college and are applying for permanent residency, you must take this test in Canada.
However, given the advantages of taking the test in your home country, we recommend that you take the IELTS test preparation courses and the IELTS exam.
Helen Khan is an International Student Advisor and teaches IELTS preparation courses at nlptech in Dubai. She studied at a Canadian university, so she knows the value and importance of the IELTS exam and how to prepare to get a good score more information about the IELTS exam and course can be found at nlptechforma.com.