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Summary of English Language Examinations and Recommended Periods of Tuition before Starting Academic Course.

Common European Framework of Reference
(CEFR)

English Tuition Recommended

IELTS

TOEFL Paper / Computer / Internet

Cambridge ESOL

Cambridge ESOL BEC

MELAB

PTE Academic

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Trinity College
ISE

Demanding courses with regard to language

Most university courses

Less demanding courses with regard to language

                       
C2

 

 

 

9.0

 

 

 

 

   

 

C1

None required

None required

 

8.5

7.0

650/280/115

CPE

 

BEC H (B)

84

84

76

 

ISE IV

B2

6 weeks

None required

None required

6.5

613/257/103

CAE

 

 

BEC H (Pass)

 

82

75

 

59

  ISE III

12 weeks

6 weeks

None required

5.5

580/237/93

77

 
B1

6 months

12 weeks

6 weeks

5.0

550/213/79

FCE

BEC Van

74

58

43

5

ISE II

6 months

12 weeks

4.0

510/180/64

69

A2

9 months

9 months

6 months

3.5

477/153/53

 

PET

BEC Pre

64

42

33
4

ISE I

1 year

9 months

450/133/46

60

A1

 

1 year

 

1 year

3.0

 

KET

 

 

  3

ISE 0

                       

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