Preparation To Language Tests

Second language skills open doors for educational and career opportunities! At Modern Languages, we provide customized training to prepare students for language proficiency examinations. We review and practice all sections of the test and target your areas for improvement. We can help you get ready for your test.

 

Japanese

JLPT (日本語能力試験) is the most widely recognized examination to evaluate and certify the language proficiency of non-native speakers. It is jointly organized by the Japan Foundation and the Japan Educational Exchanges and Services. Candidates may choose from five different levels (N1 to N5), and they will be measured on their grammar and vocabulary knowledge, reading skill, and listening skill. In Vancouver, it is held at Capilano University, usually once a year in December.
More information: http://www.jlpt.jp/e/about/points.html
Sample tests: http://www.jlpt.jp/e/samples/forlearners.html

 

Korean

TOPIK (한국어능력시험), is a world-recognized certificate for the language abilities of overseas Koreans and foreigners. Administered by the National Institute for International Education and held at the Korean Consulate in Vancouver, the test offers a standard version and business version for candidates to choose from. Regardless of the version, participants are tested on all skills, vocabulary/grammar, listening, writing, and reading.   
More information: http://www.topik.go.kr/usr/cmm/index.do​

 

Chinese

HSK (汉语水平考试) is China’s only standardized Chinese proficiency examination for non-native speakers and it is administered by the China National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. In Vancouver, the test is held at Confucius Institute housed at BCIT. The test has 6 levels and it measures participants’ abilities on both verbal and written skills.
More information: http://www.hsk.org.cn/english/default.aspx
Sample tests: http://www.hsk.org.cn/english/intro_sample.aspx

 

French

DELF and DALF are internationally recognized certifications for non-native speakers. They are administered by the International Centre for French Studies. Students in Vancouver may take the exams at Alliance Francais.
DELF is based on the first four levels of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: A1, A2, B1, and B2, while DALF corresponds to the C1 and C2 levels. Each test covers listening, reading, writing, and speaking. 
More information: http://www.ciep.fr/en/delfdalf/index.php
Sample tests: http://www.ciep.fr/en/delfdalf/sujet.php
TEF (Test d’Evaluation de Francais), administered by the Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Paris, evaluates candidates from an elementary to advanced levels. It consists of three mandatory tests: reading, listening, and structure & vocabulary, and two optional tests: writing, and speaking. It is recognized by the Federal government of Canada as a proof of language ability in the immigration process. Participant may take it at Alliance Francais in Vancouver.
More information: http://www.francais.cci-paris-idf.fr/tef-et-e-tef/

 

German

We offer training on all of Goethe Institut’s German language examinations, from the A1 to C2 levels on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Test candidates can contact us for more information on how to prepare and where to take the following exams. 
For more information: http://www.goethe.de/lrn/prj/pba/bes/enindex.htm