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Mastering your speaking skills for the Duolingo English Test

Submitted by ashton.wenborn on Tue, 07/26/2022 - 10:44

The reasons to take a Duolingo English Test (DET) go way beyond the requirement of a university or employer to meet a certain standard of written and spoken language. If someone is attending a course in an English-speaking country, they will need to speak the language to manage their lives outside lessons – from opening a bank account to arranging accommodation. 

How to take the Duolingo English Test from home

Submitted by ashton.wenborn on Tue, 07/26/2022 - 10:23

If students and institutions are going to have confidence in a high-stakes test, they need to be happy that it’s secure and gives an accurate indication of the abilities of the candidate.

The Duolingo English Test (DET) costs less and takes less time than many other standardised tests, while still holding test-takers to high standards when providing certification.

What questions can students expect on the Duolingo English Test?

Submitted by ashton.wenborn on Tue, 06/28/2022 - 11:08

In any language, it’s rare to speak in a conversation without listening to the other person, or to write a passage of text without reading it. While many standardised English language tests break down questions into reading, writing, listening and speaking, the Duolingo English Test (DET) is structured so that test takers can show how they use these skills in combination. 

What sets the Duolingo English Test apart from others?

Submitted by ashton.wenborn on Tue, 06/28/2022 - 10:37

For years, universities have relied on a handful of long-standing tests to demonstrate students’ English language proficiency. While widely accepted, these tests can be expensive to sit and often require in-person attendance.

The Duolingo English Test (DET) – now accepted by more than 3,500 programmes globally – is disrupting the status quo by offering one of the world’s first high-stakes English proficiency tests online. 

Study tips to improve your English before studying abroad

Submitted by ashton.wenborn on Mon, 01/17/2022 - 11:44

Sponsored content: created in partnership with Pearson.

Since Covid-19 disrupted our lives in 2020, there has been a spike in people learning new languages. But as the world begins to adjust to a post-Covid future, many students are beginning to look at studying abroad in 2022.

If you are getting ready to head overseas, take the time to brush up on your skills before you go. Follow these four methods to improve your English, including study tips and online resources:

The two-hour English test for student visas and university applications makes study abroad simpler

Submitted by ashton.wenborn on Wed, 12/15/2021 - 10:47

Sponsored content: created in partnership with Pearson.

PTE Academic and PTE Academic UKVI tests now take just two hours to complete. It’s the same test, with less stress.

How has this changed the test?

You can rest assured that there are no changes to the overall format, question types or scoring scale. There are simply fewer questions, allowing you to prepare in the same way.

Discover an English-language test that will help you achieve your study abroad dreams

Submitted by ashton.wenborn on Mon, 10/04/2021 - 09:48

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When you research English-language tests for study abroad, you may believe that they all assess the same listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. So, what makes the Pearson Test of English Academic stand out and why do so many students choose it for a successful study abroad application?

Six tips for learning English online

Submitted by ashton.wenborn on Tue, 09/21/2021 - 13:06

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Learning English online is very different from studying in a physical classroom. There is not always a teacher looking over your shoulder, which means you need to motivate yourself. But the good news is it’s easy to work on your English from the comfort of your own home.

Read our tips to help you stay motivated, focus on learning and put your skills to good use.

Five Instagram accounts to help you learn English

Submitted by ashton.wenborn on Mon, 09/06/2021 - 10:21

Sponsored content: created in partnership with Pearson.

On public transport, in restaurants and at home, people scroll through social media more than ever before. While these platforms are great for staying connected to your social and support networks, social media can also help you learn English and access study resources.

Read more to find out the benefits of using Instagram to learn English, and discover five Instagram accounts to help you study.