- Saturday, September 19, 2015
If you are thinking of pursuing a vocational course, you can opt for Canada, as this is one place which is prominent in the vocational and professional education sector. The programmes here are affordable and can advance your professional career. You have the option of online vocational and professional courses if you are unable to leave your country. There are various courses you can opt for in the vocational and professional field in Canada, some of which are
1. Horticulture Technology
2. Emergency Medical Technician
3. Nail Technology
4. Architectural technology
5. Microcomputer Applications
6. Master Cake Decoration
7. Animal Grooming
Another advantage of choosing Canada for the pursue of your vocational course is that you are eligible to work right there on the school-campus. This gives you a chance to earn some money to explore the place or for tuitions, and also gain experience which works out valuable in the long run. For these vocational courses, you need to clear certain exams, which makes you eligible for the course.
The exams required for vocational courses
You need to make sure you can clear the English proficiency exams before you apply for any of the vocational courses in Canada. These tests do not require much time as they check your efficiency in the English language and not any reasoning skills.
1. TOFEL (Test of English as Foreign Language)
This exam pattern is of four sections which consist of Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing. The TOFEL Exam is usually to determine the efficiency of non-native speakers of the language. This test is administered and developed by ETS (Educational Testing Service) . This exam is required by universities and colleges where English is the medium of instruction.
2. IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
This IELTS exam measures the proficiency of candidates who have opted to pursue their further education in a country where English is used for communicating. You can take this exam with British Council four times a month, that is, once a week. If you find you are dissatisfied with the scores you have the option of taking this exam again after a gap of three months from the date the first exam was taken. You have this exam in four sections, Reading, listening, writing and speaking. You have the option of the Academic test and the General test. The academic test needs to be taken by students while the general test by those looking for scholarships or even for Visa purposes.
3. ELA (English Language Assessment test)
CAEL or the Canadian Academic English Assessment test is a standardised test of the language for academic purposes. These tests are able to test your ability in the English language as used in the Canadian universities and colleges. It gives you an experience of what it is to be in a Canadian classroom. This CAEL test can be termed unique as it is based on specific topics. The students who take this test listen to lecture, read articles, write an essay and also answer questions on one subject.
4. PTE (Pearson Test of English)
The Pearson Test of English is a test, which is computer-based and is able to assess the capabilities of non-native speakers of English in skills like reading, listening, speaking and writing. You can access the PTE scores via an account online. This works out convenient as you receive an e-mail once the scores are assessed. The communicative skills scores are based on all the items of the test that assesses the skills either along with the other skills or as a single skill.
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