Tuesday, 23 February 2016

IELTS Training at Edwise

Edwise offers intensive and comprehensive training services to students who aspire to obtain an acceptable score in the IELTS. We have a team of experienced, highly qualified and well trained teachers who will be guiding the students

How we coach our students

We conduct a mock test on the first day of training, simulating the testing conditions, to gauge where the candidates stand in terms of English abilities. Students are given their scores once the test is over. We then begin with the classroom training and use the Cambridge IELTS Books, an official publication for IELTS for classroom sessions

In the Listening section, the audio is played non-stop and students answer the questions as they listen. Once the test is over, the answers are given, explaining the focus on spellings, conventions of writing and marking scheme

For Reading, our trainers explain the various question types, and different approaches to answer the same. After the introductory discussion, students are given passages to solve. Towards the end of each test, every question is discussed with the students and answers are explained. In this manner, the students complete four tests. Discussion is an integral part of these sessions

In Writing, the types of tasks are explained with essay-writing guidelines. Each essay is assessed and guidelines are provided to improve the essay

Speaking is conducted on a one on one basis and is conducted on the same lines as that of the IELTS test. The answers are then discussed after the session. Scores are given, and guidelines are provided to improve the scores

After the training period is complete, mock tests are conducted and scores are given for each test

Salient features of IELTS training at Edwise

  • Edwise offers/provides 30 hours of classroom training 
  • Teaching involves enhancing the performance in all aspects of the test
  • Guidance towards the type of approach for different questions, with sufficient practice in all areas of the test
  • Sessions are personalized, with a maximum of 8 students per batch
  • 20 full length mock tests
  • Well stocked library
  • Availability of weekday or weekend batches ( Tuesday to Friday, 2 hours per day or Saturday and Sunday, 4 hours per day)
  • The option of shifting to any branch throughout India
  • The Cambridge IELTS, the official publication for IELTS is issued as part of the courseware

Free IELTS Training Scheme (FITS)

Edwise offers free IELTS Training Scheme. Under this scheme, if a student enrols in a university represented by Edwise and obtains visa for study purposes at the same institution, the student is entitled for a fee refund after deducting taxes and the courseware cost

For any queries on IELTS, For complete information, Contact Edwise on 1-800-200-3678 (Toll Free) / 08600911333.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

9 Reasons Why You Should Consider Studying Abroad

If you’re thinking about studying abroad, but aren’t sure how to convince your parents or yourself, here are some of the best reasons why spending a semester or year overseas is the smart and fun thing to do.

1. Improve Employment Opportunities
Want to impress potential employers? Companies around the world continue to invest in the global market, and prefer to hire employees who have international experience. Not to mention knowledge of a 2nd language. Your resume will stand out from everyone else applying for the same position. 

2. It Can Be Cheap
Depending on your school, tuition fees may remain the same. Additionally, there’s funding in the form of grants & scholarships that is available. In fact some countries allow you to study abroad for much less.

3. Personal Development
Break out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself with uncommon experiences that make you reconsider or strengthen your values. Get a better sense of who you are and what’s important. Discover what you want out of life. Become a more independent person. International travel shows you what you’re really made of.

4. Learn Foreign Languages
Language teachers say being totally immersed in a culture that speaks the language you want to learn is the quickest and most effective way to learn it. Mastering a foreign language opens up all kinds of new opportunities. As globalization brings the world together, it’s important to be competent in more than one language.

5. Acquire New Skills
When you study overseas, you can take courses you don’t have the opportunity to take at home. In addition to university classes, you can explore new hobbies or sports that aren’t as popular (or even possible) to practice. Traveling outside your home country is an education in itself, learning to interact with & navigate through a culture different from your own.

6. Forge Lasting Memories
Most students who’ve studied abroad claim their time overseas was the best year of college. You’ll meet new friends who will want to share their culture, ideas, and learn about yours. Create lasting memories and develop life-long friendships. 

7. Experience Different Cultures
Immersing yourself in a totally different culture is powerful. You’ll experience things like trying different foods, celebrating traditional customs, and learning the history of another country. A person’s culture reflects deep perceptions, beliefs, and values that influence their way of life. You’ll gain an understanding of this that can’t be taught with books.

8. Expand Your Worldview
Previously held beliefs about foreign countries will change once you’ve been abroad. However you’ll gain a completely new perspective on your own country too. It can be surprising just how much you know is slightly biased, based on where you’re from. It’s also a unique opportunity to educate others on your country, dispelling their stereotypes about you!

9. Earn Money
You can also earn while studying abroad. English is the international language of business and is an important language that many foreigners wish to learn. You can get paid for teaching, interpreting or translating English while studying abroad.

For any queries on Study Abroad, For complete information & enrolment, Contact Edwise on 1-800-200-3678 (Toll Free) / 08600911333

Monday, 15 February 2016

How Studying Abroad Can Change Your Life

Students from different parts of the world always are on the lookout for the next best thing in education. There are several different universities all over the world that specializes in various subjects. This is one of the best possible ways in which you as a student will be able to gain a wide velocity of knowledge and excel in a particular field.
For many students, going abroad for education can be a life-changing experience.

The students who study abroad may get opportunity to conquer new challenges and solve new problems. You may encounter unfamiliar situations and learn to respond in an efficient way. Studying in foreign land also provides you a chance to make friends from around the world. The interaction with people of diverse cultures enables you to see your own culture through a new outlook. You may return home with new beliefs and ideas about yourself that may boost up your confidence. You become familiar with a completely new academic system. Studying abroad may set you apart from the competition of other job applicants.

Studying abroad is a long cherished dream of many students. Different universities offer different opportunities based on their areas of emphasis. An online analysis of the College stats can help you in selecting the best college.

 College dorm living can give students the first taste of independence. The students who study away from home undergo an adaptation process that can be very advantageous for them in future.

 Besides the enthusiasm of travel, another reason to study in a foreign country is that you can experience new customs, foods, holidays, art and music. You can learn about different people, cultures and their languages. There is no more effective way to learn a language than to immerse in the culture that speaks the language. Students who personally experience the cultural differences can know the origin of the other cultures. By studying abroad, you are much closer to places that you might not have visited otherwise. Academic breaks as well as weekends allow you to venture out and explore new places. Some of the study programs even plan field trips in or around the curriculum.

 Studying abroad is quite affordable and practical way of getting good exposure and experience. This exposure and experience helps students in landing in great jobs.

 Today, almost every student who wants to achieve something in life wishes to go abroad for pursuing higher studies. There is so much that one gains from studying abroad in terms of experience and exposure that a student can certainly reach great heights in his or her career. The experience that you get when you study in Canada, for instance, changes your perspective from being local to global. Your attitude also changes and you become more practical in your approach. 

 There are students who are under the false notion that study in abroad is quite expensive and that they cannot afford it. They also believe that going abroad for pursuing higher education is quite a difficult thing to do and they cannot do it. On the contrary, the fact is that studying abroad is not very expensive. It is also not very difficult as some of the students assume it to be. Hiring the services of an education consultant can make things quite easy to organize and also quite affordable. 

 Most of the companies today are looking for people who have good command over at least two languages. The market value of those students who can speak a second language fluently is much higher than those who cannot. This is one thing in which you can greatly benefit from studying abroad. You get to know another language of another country and mastering it will certainly enhance your market value. For instance, if you already know English and learn French while you study in Europe, you will easily be able to get good jobs as soon as you pass out.

 Getting practical experience while you study in UK can be of immense value. This can help you in gaining some invaluable experience, which could land you in great jobs. Some countries such as Australia permit the students to work and earn in their country while pursuing their education. This helps the students in significantly reducing the expense of studying abroad while providing them with great practical experience of working overseas. Earning also significantly helps to increase the confidence level of a student who performs better and is able to organize the available resources in a much better way.

Therefore, studying abroad should not be considered to be expensive and unaffordable. On the contrary, it is quite affordable and not as expensive as you think it to be. The benefits of studying abroad certainly outweigh the drawbacks of it and the student gets a chance of landing in the best possible jobs.

Most of us dream to study abroad but only few eventually realize it. Reason: the tedious formalities involved in the admission process. We at Edwise identify your interest and strengths, channelize them and help you reach your goal. With 25 years of experience in overseas education we are an all round solution for all your overseas education needs

For any queries on Study Abroad, visit the nearest Edwise office or contact us on 1-800-200-3678 / 08600911333.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Important information for IELTS Exam

The International English Language Testing System is recognised as a means of assessing the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language of communication. The IELTS is further divided into four parts Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
What Is The Test Format

IELTS consists of four components. There is a choice of Reading and Writing tests according to whether a candidate is taking the academic or general training module. However, the listening and speaking tests remain the same for all candidates

The test is taken in the following order:

  • Listening has four sections, and 40 questions, with a total of 30 minutes allotted for this section

  • Academic Reading/ General Reading consists of 3 sections, with 60 minutes for this task

  • Academic Writing/ General Writing consists of 2 tasks, for which a time of 60 minutes is given

  • Speaking is divided into three parts and a time of 11 to 14 minutes is allotted for this task

Listening consists of four sections, with ten questions in each section. These questions can range from multiple choice, matching, to plan/map diagram labelling, form completion, summary completion, short answer questions. Candidates can listen to the recording just once and are required to note down the answers as they listen. The candidates have ten minutes to transfer their answers to the answer sheet

Academic Reading consists of three sections with 40 questions. These texts are based on topics of general interest. One text contains a detailed argument. This section has a variety of question types that include multiple choice, True/False/Not given, matching information, matching headings, matching features, sentence completion, table completion, diagram label completion, short answer questions

General Training Reading consists of three sections with 40 questions. These texts are taken from notices, advertisements, leaflets, newspapers, instruction manuals, books and magazines. The question type for this section is similar to that of the academic reading

Academic Writing consists of two tasks. Candidates are required to spend 20 minutes on task 1, which requires them to write 150 words, and 40 minutes on Task 2, which requires them to write 250 words

In Task 1 requires candidates to present information by looking at a diagram or graph. They are assessed on how well they organise and compare data, describe the stages of a process

In Task 2, candidates are presented with a point of view. They are assessed on their ability to present a solution to the problem, while at the same time express their own opinions and provide reasons for the same

General Training Writing consists of two tasks. Candidates should spend about 20 minutes on task 1 and 40 minutes on task 2, with a word count of 150 words and 250 words respectively

In Task 1, candidates are asked to respond to a situation with a letter requesting information or explaining the situation. They are assessed on how well they engage in personal correspondence and provide general factual information, express needs, complaints, opinions etc

In Task 2, candidates are presented with a point of view. They are assessed on their ability to present a solution to the problem, while at the same time express their own opinions and provide reasons for the same

Speaking consists of three parts, and assesses how effectively candidates can communicate in English. It takes into account the fluency, grammatical accuracy and pronunciation

 In Part 1, the candidate is asked to introduce themselves. They then answer general questions about themselves, their family, job, studies, interests and a range of similar topic areas

In Part 2, the candidate is given a task card and is asked to speak on a particular topic. The candidate has one minute to take down notes if they wish to and has to speak on the topic for about two minutes

In Part 3, the examiner and the candidate engage in discussion which are linked to the topic in Part 2

How Can A Candidate Decide Which Training Module To Give

  • Candidates who wish to study at an undergraduate or postgraduate level or those seeking professional registration take the Academic Training Module

  • Candidates that wish to migrate to an English speaking country like Australia, UK, Canada, New Zealand and for those who wish to study at below degree level take the General Training Module

Edwise provide coaching on IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, GMAT, GRE and SAT. For complete information & enrolment, contact us on 1-800-200-3678 / 08600911333.