In cases where you need to prove your English proficiency, you need to take some exams. Since the format of each of these exams is different, it is important to receive the right education accordingly during the preparation phase. In addition, the types of exams vary depending on where you are applying.
At Wimbledon Language Academy, you can receive specialized education for both local and internationally recognized exams such as PTE, IELTS, TOEFL, YDS and TOEIC.
The education is tailored to the format of each exam and will help you get the highest scores. In Wimbledon LA exam English programs, you will be taught by teachers who have been specially selected to prepare students for the exams.
The instructors of the qualifying exams are also professional teachers with previous experience of teaching these qualifying exams. They will therefore effectively teach you the methods you need to apply both before and during the exams.
At Wimbledon Language Academy, you can prepare for all kinds of English proficiency exams and reach your target score in a short time.
PTE ACADEMIC (Pearson Test of English)
PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) is a computer-based, reliable English proficiency test that assesses four basic language skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing.
You can choose PTE Academic to certify your English language proficiency in a short time, benefit from flexible test dates, receive unlimited test result certificates for 2 years and other advantages.
To complete the PTE Academic exam, you must be present at an approved Pearson test center. During the test, you will use a computer and a headset with a microphone to listen, read and answer questions. The three-hour test session consists of three parts: speaking and writing, listening and reading, which are taken together.
There are twenty different questions in different formats, ranging from multiple-choice questions to essay writing to interpretation of information. Because PTE Academic assesses real-life academic English language skills, you will hear passages from lectures and see graphs and illustrations during the test.
You will hear a range of accents, from British and American to non-native speakers, so you will be exposed to different accents that you may encounter in everyday life.
Note: In cases where YDS equivalency is required, you must take the PTE Academic Exam at one of our testing centers located at a state university.
Wimbledon Language Academy also offers one-to-one and group training programs for university entrance exams.
The main purpose of these training programs is to provide information about the question style and technique of the university you will take the placement exam. Because Proficiency exams differ from university to university. Students who are accepted to the university are placed in groups according to the results of the proficiency exam and can start their university education at whichever level of English they have.
Throughout the course, mock exams are given to improve your practice so that students' weaknesses can be identified and improved. The methods, exam format, exam techniques and grammar reinforcement content are all chosen to ensure success.
Every year, the syllabuses for the university entrance exams are updated by Wimbledon Academy's education coordinators and training is provided in accordance with these syllabuses.
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
IELTS is perhaps one of the most important tests for those who want to study and pursue a career abroad. This test is recognized worldwide. Your English language ability is measured separately as listening, reading, writing and speaking during the test. The total duration of IELTS is 2 hours 45 minutes.
-Listening (4 sections, 40 questions, 30 min.)
-General English Reading (3 sections, 40 questions, 60 min.) - Academic English Reading (3 sections, 40 questions, 60 min.)
-General English Writing (2 topics, 150-250 words, 30 min.) - Academic English Writing (2 topics, 150-250 words, 60 min.)
-Speaking (11-14 min.)
This exam, which originated in the UK, is conducted in two types: IELTS Academic and IELTS General.
While IELTS General is usually a test requested by candidates who want to work in the private sector or who want to get an additional salary,
IELTS Academic is a test required from students who want to continue their education abroad. Some universities in Turkey also accept this test for preparatory courses.
Wimbledon Language Academy's education coordinators evaluate all these skills by taking the placement test before the English language education and organize the education according to the targeted score range and needs.
Wimbledon Academy has the right to organize exams in all its representative offices by forming groups of students who will apply during the exam periods. Therefore, Wimbledon is an IELTS Authorized Test Center with this right.
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Another important English proficiency test for career and study abroad opportunities is the TOEFL.
Wimbledon Language Academy is a "TOEFL Authorized Training" center.
TOEFL preparation courses are programs that question students' reading, writing, listening and speaking skills and are specially prepared for the acquisition of these skills. Wimbledon Academy's training directors take students to a placement test before the training and evaluate all these skills and organize the training according to their needs and target score range.
TOEFL preparation training programs are programs prepared by meticulously examining TOEFL exam questions from previous years.
In this direction, the four skills tested in the IBT TOEFL exam are emphasized by prioritizing grammar topics that have been frequently questioned before and words that have appeared or are likely to appear before.
These four skills are speaking, listening, reading and writing. The TOEFL is completed in 3.5 hours to 4 hours with a short break in between.
During the computerized TOEFL, the student is accompanied by a guide and a supervising teacher. This teacher provides technical support on how to do the test, how to use the computer and other issues.
Listening: 40-60 Minutes (28-39 questions)
Reading: 54-72 Minutes (30-40 questions)
Break 10 minutes
Speaking: 15-20 Minutes
Writing: 50 Minutes
Listening: Measures the ability to understand speeches, conferences and speakers.
Reading: Measures the ability to understand academic texts and extract information on a variety of topics.
Speaking: Assesses the ability to speak extemporaneously.
Writing: Measures the ability to write an essay on a specific topic.
An adequate TOEFL score enables students to be admitted to master's and doctoral programs, to be exempt from preparatory classes at many universities in Turkey that teach in English, and to obtain language equivalence for students who have studied abroad. Many institutions, organizations and companies around the world accept a good TOEFL score as proof of English proficiency in job applications.
YDS (Local Foreign Language Exam)
YDS, which is organized in our country to measure the knowledge and proficiency of various foreign languages, is seen as an important exam for many students and professionals. This exam is generally used to determine the foreign language level of candidates applying for undergraduate and graduate programs.
Preparing for the YDS is important to improve language skills and familiarize yourself with the test format. Wimbledon LA helps people prepare adequately for these exams with its YDS preparation programs. Throughout the training program, students work towards the exam. Teachers also help students understand the exam format and develop test-taking strategies by solving previous exam questions.
With Wimbledon LA, you will prepare for the YDS at a level that will help you get the score you aim for, enabling you to pursue postgraduate studies at many universities and stand out in the career you aim for.
TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication)
TOEIC®, Test Of English for International Communication, is an exam prepared by the American ETS (Educational Testing Service), which also developed the TOEFL exam, to measure communication skills and proficiency in Business English.
It is generally preferred by banks, corporations and consulting firms in Turkey, and is taken by approximately 6 million candidates worldwide every year.
The TOEIC exam, which is prepared in paper-based format, consists of 200 multiple-choice questions. The test consists of two parts: listening and reading. In the listening section, 100 questions are asked about the photographs shown and explanations of short speeches. In the reading section, there are question types such as reading comprehension, gap filling and sentence completion. The scoring system of the TOEIC exam is determined as 10/990.
The TOEIC Speaking and Writing test is a separate test and is taken independently of the listening and reading test, only if desired. The TOEIC Speaking and Writing test can be taken online separately from the reading and listening tests. Registration for the speaking and writing test is required at least 15 days before the test date.
Students who want to prove their English proficiency in their career can prepare for this test with Wimbledon LA.