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Attn Andrew Miller. About English language points calculation.

Attn Andrew Miller. About English language points calculation.

Old Jan 14th 2002, 3:35 pm
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Ying
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Dear Mr. Miller,

Under the new immigration law for skilled worker, how will the English points be
calculated if one takes the IELTS and has the following socres: Read 8, Write 6,
Listen 7, Speak 5?

Will it be either 8 or 16? Or a point between them, say 12 (as in
4(read)+2(write)+4(listen)+2(speak)=12)?

Your advice is greatly appreciated.

Ying
 
Old Jan 14th 2002, 3:52 pm
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New Regulations state that for each ability (read, write, speak, listen) in the first
language 4 points should be awarded for high proficiency and 2 points for moderate
proficiency. So, unless Regulations will be changed or Immigration Manual will
provide a different interpretation then my understanding is that each ability will be
assessed separately and awarded points accordingly. There are no clear guidelines yet
as for what score on IETLS (or other acceptable English proficiency test) will be
seen an high or moderate proficiency.

For now Regulations state only the following in respect to the meaning of high and
moderate proficiency:

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High proficiency

(3) For the purposes of paragraph (2)(a), a person has the ability to speak, listen,
read or write with high proficiency if the person has an operational command of
the language and is able to function effectively in most community and workplace
situations.

Moderate proficiency

(4) For the purposes of paragraph (2)(b), a person has the ability to speak, listen,
read or write with moderate proficiency if the person can be generally
understood, generally understands and is able to function adequately in most
community and workplace situations.
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Unfortunately there is no indication how descriptions "effectively" and "adequately"
should be distinguished. We'll have to wait for the Immigration Manual and it's
instructions.

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