Melab

 This program is mainly just for individuals who need to prepare for taking the MELAB language test. Once approved, AIA will become a MELAB testing center, even for applicants who are not currently enrolled as either full time or part time students. This way, AIA expands its support to a much greater part of the Toronto community.

The program consists of 1020, or 30 classes of preparation for the test. 1 class is 1.5 hours in length.

The MELAB, like many other proficiency tests is broken down into several important categories:

  • Listening
  • Grammar
  • Cloze (word choice and usage)
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking

To effectively cover all 6 areas of assessment, usually candidates require at least 10 sessions at 2 hours each to properly practice the needed skills. All applicants should remember that completing all the sessions does not guarantee you will pass the test; it will, however, greatly increase the likelihood of doing well.

For a closer look at what the MELAB entails, click here.

Agincourt International Academy is in the process of becoming a partner with Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments, an organization that operates the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery – MELAB. This is an English proficiency test needed by many Canadian and American universities in order for international students to enrol.

Most north American universities require any students who have NOT completed FOUR years of high school in an English-language medium, to take an appropriate English language test. These tests include the IELTS, TOEFL, and the MELAB.

The following is cited directly from the MELAB official website:

TEST PURPOSE

The purpose of the MELAB is to evaluate English language proficiency of adult nonnative speakers of English who will need to use English for academic purposes at the college and university level, or for professional certification. The MELAB assesses linguistic, discoursal, sociolinguistic, and pragmatic elements of the English language. The four component skills of listening, reading, writing, and speaking are evaluated through a combination of tasks.

TEST CONTENT

Stimuli in the MELAB reflect a range of situations likely to be met in most countries. The Common European Framework (CEFR) identifies four basic domains (see below), namely personal, public, occupational, and educational (Council of Europe, 2001: 48–49). The MELAB focuses primarily on the educational domain with a secondary focus on the public and occupational domains. Various topics are used across the three domains, some of which may be used more in certain domains than others.” (Accessed October 19th 2016) As such, the MELAB is a thorough, engaging, meaningful evaluation of the practical and academic application of necessary English language skills.

TEST DESCRIPTION

The MELAB is a standardized intermediate to advanced level English as a foreign language (EFL) examination and is administered monthly at authorized test centers in various countries.

AIA’s MELAB Program

 This program is mainly just for individuals who need to prepare for taking the MELAB language test. Once approved, AIA will become a MELAB testing center, even for applicants who are not currently enrolled as either full time or part time students. This way, AIA expands its support to a much greater part of the Toronto community.

The program consists of 1020, or 30 classes of preparation for the test. 1 class is 1.5 hours in length.

The MELAB, like many other proficiency tests is broken down into several important categories:

  • Listening
  • Grammar
  • Cloze (word choice and usage)
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking

To effectively cover all 6 areas of assessment, usually candidates require at least 10 sessions at 2 hours each to properly practice the needed skills. All applicants should remember that completing all the sessions does not guarantee you will pass the test; it will, however, greatly increase the likelihood of doing well.

For a closer look at what the MELAB entails, click here. 

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