Education ......Study Abroad
TOEFL is the test that can take you anywhere, if you are planning to study abroad. Students from non-English speaking countries at the 11th-grade level or above should take TOEFL to provide evidence of their English language proficiency, before beginning academic work in an English speaking country. The TOEFL test is offered in 180 countries around the world. Paper-based version of the test is administered in place where access to Internet-based testing is limited.
TOEFL scores are accepted by more than 6000 colleges, universities and licensing agencies in 136 countries* (Source: www.ets.org), much ahead of any other test scores in the world, and about 4,300 test centers around the world makes taking the test convenient and easy. TOEFL measures your reading, listening, speaking and writing skills in English, and your ability to use and understand Standard American English in a university classroom.
TOEFL can help you get admission to many colleges or universities in the world, including the best ones in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia and New Zealand. The test gives various flexible options on when, where and how often you can take the test, with a lot of practice materials, than any most of the other English-language test in the world.
Reading - 60 to 100 minutes
International English Language Testing System, widely known by the acronym IELTS, measures a candidate?s ability to use all four language skills, listening, reading, writing and speaking in English. IELTS is jointly managed by the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, British Council and IDP Education Australia. The test is designed for those people who plan to study or work in an English-language speaking country. The test focuses on International English, which includes British English, American English and other varieties like Australian or South African English.
Around 6,000 academic and professional establishments around the world recognize IELTS scores as a valid indicator of ability to use English to communicate. Over 1,000,000 aspirants take IELTS to pursue their dream career abroad. IELTS, taken every year across 120 countries, is one of the fastest growing English language tests in the world.
IELTS is accepted by most British, Australian, Canadian, Irish and New Zealand educational institutions for higher education. IELTS is gaining recognition in the US as an alternative to TOEFL. However, not all academic institutions in the US accept the IELTS score.
The Listening, Reading and Writing tests must be taken in one day; however the Speaking test can be taken on the same day or up to two days later upon the discretion of the test center. IELTS scores are recorded as levels of ability, called Bands. 9 bands is the highest for each of the language skills. Test results will be announced on the 13th day after the written examinations.
Writing - 60 Minutes
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an internationally
owned and globally recognized direct English language assessment of the
highest quality and integrity, readily available throughout the world.
IELTS scores are valid for two years and the students are not allowed to repeat the exam for 90 days from the date of first attempt. So it is highly recommended that the students get prepared and write the exam.
Most graduate schools in English speaking countries require their prospective students to take GRE. The examination gauges your verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing skills that are not related to any specific field of study. The test is offered all round the year. Any accredited graduate, business or professional school may require that its applicants take the GRE General Test.
The test is conducted all round the year from Monday to Friday, twice a day. September to December is the time of the year when most of the students register for the test. Students who wish to take the test during this period should contact the chosen test centre (two to three months in advance) for registration.
The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is a computer adaptive test that has three sections:
* 2 essays to be written on-line (Analysis of an Argument and Analysis
of an Issue)
Note: There could be a marketing survey, or 1 or 2 experimental sections (Verbal or Quantitative)
Analytical Writing - 45 minutes
The College Board's SAT Program consists of the SAT Reasoning Test (SAT) and SAT Subject Tests. According to College Board, the SAT Reasoning Test is designed to measure students' "critical thinking skills.? It is a general test of verbal and quantitative reasoning required for admission to undergraduate programs of most universities in the US. SAT is conducted 6 to 7 times a year.
The test measures skills in three areas: critical reading, math, and writing. Most of the questions are multiple choices; however students are also required to write a 25-minute essay. Preparing for the test involves becoming comfortable with the test format and question types, having knowledge of effective test taking strategies, practicing the right kinds of test taking exercises, and studying the categories of material covered on the test. The SAT consists of seven sections: 3 verbal sections, 3 math sections, 1 experimental section.
The SAT results contain three different scores: Total score - 400-1600, Verbal section - 200-800, Mathematics section - 200-800. Most universities consider a score of above 1300 to be good. A score of above 1400 would be considered ?very good,? above 1500 would be considered ?excellent.?
Critical Reading - 70 minutes
Graduate Management Admission Test is an assessment that assesses the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management schools. The test helps the schools in extrapolating the academic competency in an MBA program or in other graduate management programs.
GMAT measures the basic verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills. The test has three main parts:
* Analytical Writing Assessment
The test score report will have scores based on your performance on the multiple-choice Quantitative and Verbal sections and a separate score based on your performance on the Analytical Writing sections. The overall score which is the most important, ranges from 200 to 800 and is calculated based on your performance on the Verbal and Quantitative sections. There will also be Verbal and Quantitative sub-scores, both of which ranges from 0 to 60.
The test is conducted all round the year from Monday to Friday, twice a day. It will be advisable to register for the test at least a month in advance. GMAT scores are valid for 5 years.
Quantitative - 75 Minutes
German is one of the most important languages for communication in Europe. German is the native language of about 100 million people. Austria, some parts of Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg as well as areas of Northern Italy, Eastern Belgium and Eastern France are some of the other areas in the world where German is used widely. It is also one of the most esteemed literary languages in the world. The German language can boast to have third largest number of published books in the world. It is also the second most widely used European language on the Internet. Apart from that, Germany is the most important trade partner for almost all European and many non-European countries; it is also the second largest exporting nation in the world. Germany has some of the best engineering colleges and universities in the world.
French is the only language other than English spoken on five continents; moreover, French and English are the only two global languages. Along with English, French is the official working language of the UN, UNESCO, NATO, the International Olympic Committee, and many other international organizations. France is the second largest exporter of agricultural products in the world after the U.S. France is the leading country in the production of luxury goods, and more tourists visit France than any other country in the world. Will you need more reasons to learn French? (Source: www.fll.vt.edu)
Japan has the 2nd largest economy in the world. With the emergence of BPOs, lots of foreign customers, especially Japanese have started using Indian IT enable services. The ability to communicate with potential customers in their own language is the key to winning their business. Learning of the language can also help getting an insight of the culture. Understanding their work ethic and business etiquette can only give more career opportunities.
Why Study in United Kingdom?
You'll get a world-class qualification
UK qualifications are recognised and respected throughout the world. Your UK qualification will be a solid foundation for building your future, boosting your career and prospects for a higher salary. UK universities, colleges and schools will provide a vibrant, creative and challenging environment in which to develop your potential.
Quality standards for UK institutions are among the best in the world. Universities, colleges and schools continually have to prove that their courses meet strict criteria. Many other countries are now trying to follow the example of the UK.
The international alumni from UK institutions includes many leading politicians, thinkers and business people who have had an important influence on the world such as Bill Clinton (former President of the USA), Thabo Mbeki (President of South Africa), Desmond Tutu (Archbishop and human rights campaigner), Rifat Ozbek (fashion designer), Wole Soyinka (Nobel prize-winning author), Stelios Haji-Iaonnu (founder of the easyGroup of businesses) and Imran Khan (cricket legend and politician).
You will get the skills you'll need for the modern environment
In an increasingly globalised world economy, people need special skills and qualities to succeed. Employers want employees who can think effectively, creatively and independently. This is an essential part of the UK learning experience. Institutions use a variety of teaching and assessment methods to encourage independence, as well as mastery of the subject.
UK scientists and institutions have won almost 100 Nobel Prizes for their scientific achievements. The UK's creative brains 'artists, fashion designers, film and television stars, and leisure software designers' are regarded as among the best in the world. Their work is worth ?112 billion every year.
At degree and postgraduate level in particular, students are encouraged to read widely, to question and analyse what they have read, and to discuss openly their own ideas in seminars and tutorials. Career-based courses are designed to equip you for specific roles in the modern world of work.
English language skills will be important for your future career prospects. English is acknowledged as the language of business, science, IT and the internet around the world. Learning English in the UK allows you to immerse yourself in the language, to live and think in English.
The UK has two distinct education systems: one for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and one for Scotland. Each is compatible with the other. The Scottish Parliament has devolved responsibility for education in Scotland. Wherever you choose to study, you will be able to study relevant, world-class qualifications of exceptional quality.
Why Study in Australia?
Australia is one of the best places in the world to live while you learn. The standard of living is amongst the highest in the world, yet costs remain competitive. On your breaks from study, you will have a wide choice of activities to enrich your experience - from cultural festivals, concerts and museums, to major sporting events.
Australian education has a strong international reputation for excellence. Whether you study at a university, school, vocational or English language institute, you will receive a quality education that will form a strong foundation for your future success.
The benefits of living and learning in Australia are both personal and academic. Your years in Australia will give you the best platform to succeed in your career, and prepare you for the challenges of the work place. It won?t just be your mind that develops - your time in the classroom will change you as a person.
In Australia, you have the freedom to choose a path that suits your particular goals. There are thousands of courses on offer.Whichever course you choose, you?ll experience a unique kind of education. Studying in Australia promotes innovative, creative and independent thinking. You?ll learn to work as part of a team, to communicate effectively with others and to develop the practical skills and intellectual abilities you need for global success.
Most importantly, you?ll learn how to use your initiative. Your teachers will encourage you to think of original, practical solutions to real-world problems. Upon graduation, your qualification will make you highly sought after by Australian and international employers.
The Australian education system has a strong international reputation and is known for its effective structure and innovative policy developments. Many other countries, eager to improve their own education systems, turn to Australia for advice.
Australia is also one of the best places to live. It is a young, vibrant and friendly country in which students can live, learn and grow. So if you want a quality education and a good lifestyle, Australia?s the place to be.
Australia is a continent that experiences a variety of climates due
to its size. The weather can range from below zero temperatures in the
Snowy Mountains to intolerable heat in the northwest. It is considered
to be one of the driest continents on earth.
The inland deserts can remain totally dry for years whilst rains can produce floods.
Being in the Southern Hemisphere its seasons are in reverse to Europe and America. The ideal time to visit the north, particularly the Northern Territory's Kakadu National Park is early in the dry season (around May.) The Dry Season, April - October, is also a good time to visit northern Queensland's beaches and rain forests. You can swim off the coast without fear of dangerous stinging box jellyfish, which infest ocean waters between November and March. In the rain forests, heat and humidity are lower than later in the year and crocodile viewing is at its prime, as the creatures tend to bask on the riverbanks rather than submerge in the colder water.
Why Study in New Zealand?
You will find a wide range of options when you consider New Zealand as your study destination.
In New Zealand students can choose from thousands of courses and experience a unique learning environment that focuses on independent learning, critical thinking and faculty-student interaction. New Zealanders are technologically savvy, with some of the highest mobile phone and internet usage in the world and with 63% of the population logging in on a regular basis.
Studying in New Zealand will gives students a competitive edge. Employers, governments and universities around the world recognize the academic excellence of New Zealand higher education.
New Zealand is the place for the thrill-seeker. Zorbing, sledging, jet boating and bungee jumping are only a few of the Kiwi innovations that will get your adrenaline pumping.
You can study in any part of New Zealand because the education system is the same everywhere. And if you gain a qualification from a New Zealand university or polytechnic you?ll have a higher chance of getting work here. That means it?ll be easier to stay here if you want to make New Zealand your home. Many New Zealand qualifications are internationally recognized, so you'll have opportunities for excellent jobs worldwide.
New Zealand Weather
New Zealand's climate is complex and varies from warm subtropical in the far north to cool temperate climates in the far south, with severe alpine conditions in the mountainous areas.
Mountain chains extending the length of New Zealand provide a barrier for the prevailing westerly winds, dividing the country into dramatically different climate regions. The West Coast of the South Island is the wettest area of New Zealand, whereas the area to the east of the mountains, just
over 100 km away, is the driest.
Most areas of New Zealand have between 600 and 1600 mm of rainfall, spread throughout the year with a dry period during the summer. Over the northern and central areas of New Zealand more rainfall falls in winter than in summer, whereas for much of the southern part of New Zealand, winter is the season of least rainfall.
Mean annual temperatures range from 10°C in the south to 16°C in the north of New Zealand. The coldest month is usually July and the warmest month is usually January or February. In New Zealand generally there are relatively small variations between summer and winter temperatures, although inland and to the east of the ranges the variation is greater (up to 14°C). Temperatures also drop about 0.7°C for every 100 m of altitude.
Sunshine hours are relatively high in areas that are sheltered from the west and most of New Zealand would have at least 2000 hours annually. The midday summer solar radiation index (UVI) is often very high in most places and can be extreme in northern New Zealand and in mountainous areas. Autumn and spring UVI values can be high in most areas.
Most snow in New Zealand falls in the mountain areas. Snow rarely falls
in the coastal areas of the North Island and west of the South Island,
although the east and south of the South Island may experience some snow
in winter. Frosts can occur anywhere in New Zealand and usually form on
cold nights with clear skies and little wind.
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If you have a mind for business, put it to work and pursue your education. We offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business and management with a variety of concentrations including Accounting, Human Resources, Marketing and more. In most cases, you can choose to attend class online or on-campus to fit your life and lifestyle. You could even graduate sooner than you might think.
The Associate of Arts in Business, Associate of Arts in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Business, Master of Business Administration, Master of Management, Doctor of Management and Doctor of Business Administration programs are accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (acbsp.org).
Business and Management Programs
* Associate of Arts in Accounting
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