Second language exams

Old Jul 17th 2003, 11:12 am
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Hi

are there any British expats who faced my problem when applying for PR.

I did a GCSE to C grade standard - but it was 15 years ago now. My wife's degree was Linguistics (major) and French (minor). If I apply as having basic french ability - will I be asked to take the TEF test? Also if my wife applies as having moderate French - will she be able to say she is at the moderate level?

How do the CIC judge your ability as stated on your application? Do they waive the test on production of certificates like ours - or is a test the only way of determining your second language level?

what are peoples experiences of this?

Many thanks.
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Old Jul 17th 2003, 4:59 pm
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Both of you would have to take the TEF and it is very difficult.
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"bob&kaz" wrote in message
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    > Hi
    > are there any British expats who faced my problem when applying for PR.
    > I did a GCSE to C grade standard - but it was 15 years ago now. My
    > wife's degree was Linguistics (major) and French (minor). If I apply as
    > having basic french ability - will I be asked to take the TEF test?
    > Also if my wife applies as having moderate French - will she be able to
    > say she is at the moderate level?
    > How do the CIC judge your ability as stated on your application? Do
    > they waive the test on production of certificates like ours - or is a
    > test the only way of determining your second language level?
    > what are peoples experiences of this?
    > Many thanks.
    > --
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
 
Old Jul 18th 2003, 7:45 am
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TEF is not difficult. Don't let Jim put you off taking the test.

I did GCSE French 19 years ago and forgot everything I ever learned so I
started teaching myself French again from scratch in early March and waltzed
through the TEF test on 4 July. I am waiting for the scoring to come through
but I would guess I scored quite highly. I don't imagine for a moment that I
am perfect and will not get a perfect result however I can honestly say I
did not struggle much (no having to guess) and was extremely surprised how
well I did considering everyone on this newsgroup is so negative about how
hard it is. I was dreading it but no, it was ok.

You just have to remember that everyone learns at a different rate and like
any other exam you really have to apply yourself to the task of preparation
if you want to do well.

I wish you good luck.

BJ

"Jim Humphries" wrote in message
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    > Both of you would have to take the TEF and it is very difficult.
    > --
    > Jim Humphries, former visa officer
    > "bob&kaz" wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > >
    > > Hi
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > are there any British expats who faced my problem when applying for PR.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > I did a GCSE to C grade standard - but it was 15 years ago now. My
    > > wife's degree was Linguistics (major) and French (minor). If I apply as
    > > having basic french ability - will I be asked to take the TEF test?
    > > Also if my wife applies as having moderate French - will she be able to
    > > say she is at the moderate level?
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > How do the CIC judge your ability as stated on your application? Do
    > > they waive the test on production of certificates like ours - or is a
    > > test the only way of determining your second language level?
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > what are peoples experiences of this?
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > Many thanks.
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
 

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