Tuesday, 17 January 2017

How to Score High on the IELTS Academic Reading Test


IELTS i.e. International English Language Testing System is a standardized English proficiency test that assesses English Language skills in the areas of Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. It is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP- Australia and University of Cambridge ESOL EXAMINATIONS.
The IELTS has two types of modules - Academic and General Training. Academic Module is required to be given by students who wish to study at an undergraduate or postgraduate level. While, General Training Module is generally a prerequisite for candidates who wish to pursue vocational studies or plan to immigrate.

There are different types of questions in the Reading test, and these test a range of reading skills that you will need for study purposes. You will be expected to find detailed or factual information, identify views, arguments and claims in addition to identifying the overall idea of the passage

Look at the questions before you start reading the text

Go through your questions before you begin reading, so you know what to be on the lookout for. When reading, ensure that you remember where certain information in the passage lies, this will help save time.

Solve more reading tests

This is the best way to prepare for the exam and will help you with the type of questions that you face a problem with. Practice will help you better prepare for each type of question. Solving practice tests will help you divide your time, so you won’t have to worry about working against time.

IELTS Test

Read the instructions carefully

Before you begin a particular task, be sure to read the instructions carefully. Most of the reading tasks that appear on the test will be similar to what you have been practicing. Make sure you don’t go over the word limit as particular questions will require you to answer the question in just one word or two.

Scanning

This is a great way to understand the main ideas of a text, and find key words easily. By scanning, you will be looking out for information that you will need to read in more detail. You should also be on the lookout for footnotes, key words and numbers in figures.

Speed Reading

The more you read, the quicker you will get at reading. It is a good idea to read texts and articles that are like the IELTS texts in terms of length and complexity. Speed reading is not just about fast reading, but on how much information you can remember when you have finished reading.

IELTS Training at Edwise

  • 30 hours of intensive and comprehensive training
  • Cambridge IELTS, official publication or IELTS issued as courseware
  • British Council trained faculties
  • Maximum 10-15 students per batch, making sessions personalized
  • Teaching pedagogy involves a strong focus on enhancing the performance in all facets of the test Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
  • Guiding students with approach towards different question types, and providing sufficient practice in all areas of the test
  • Qualified, experienced and trained faculties
  • 20 full-length mock tests
  • Well stocked library
  • Facility of home issuance of book
  • Availability of weekdays (Tuesday- Friday, 2 hours per day) and Weekend Batches (Saturday- Sunday, 4 hours per day) under regular mode
  • Availability of Fast Track Mode (Tuesday- Sunday, 4 hours per day) for people who want to complete the course at the earliest
  • Facility of shifting to any branch throughout India

What Edwise Students studying IELTS says…?


“Without Edwise, getting to this point would have been very confusing and stressful. The IELTS training given to me by Edwise played a major role in obtaining a good score of 8 bands and also helped me win the 2015 British Council IELTS Award. I would recommend Edwise to any student who plans to go abroad. Edwise has helped me with the application process, related exams, visa applications and also prepares you to live in a new country”
Chakshudaa Masih- IELTS Coaching
“IELTS has always been one of the core exams when it comes to going overseas either for academic purposes or even for work/migration and it is always a scary thought of achieving the desired hand score. Edwise has always been acting as a strong catalyst in training students for the IELTS exam. Edwise looks for every volume and expert knowledge of trainers it with no exception becomes the most liable choice as a student for IELTS coaching.”
Utkarsh Shah – IELTS Coaching
“I am very thankful to Edwise for helping me score an 8.0 band in my IELTS. I joined the IELTS classes with a lot of apprehensions. But from the first class itself I felt extremely comfortable. The faculty here has provided me with personal training and this has helped me clear my examination with flying colors. I would once again like to thank the entire staff of Edwise who helped my dream come true."
Shruti Preman - IELTS Coaching

Overseas Education Consultant


We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 575 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.
Start your education overseas with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding a program.
Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.



For complete information on Studying Overseas, Contact Edwise on 1-800-200-3678 (Toll Free) / 08600911333.


Thursday, 12 January 2017

Things You Must Know BeforeYou Study in Singapore


Singapore is a dynamic city rich in contrast and color where you'll find a harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture. More than 16 leading foreign universities have also set up centers of excellence in education and research. Singapore’s quality private education organizations add further diversity to the nation's education landscape. Tuition fees are affordable and the cost of living in Singapore is still significantly lower than of many developed countries. Talented students who need financial assistance can find the help they need in form of scholarships, bursaries and study loans. Singapore is consistently acknowledged to be a global business hub with its developed infrastructure, political stability and open business policy.

Application Procedure:

New applications are to be submitted at least 2 months prior and not more than 6 months from the course commencement date.Applicants are not required to be present in Singapore while their applications are being considered. Hence, applicants are advised to apply for a Student’s Pass before arriving in Singapore, as no extension of stay will be granted while the applications are under processing.Applicants are advised to enter Singapore to complete the formalities for the issuance of a Student’s Pass only after their applications have been approved. They will be issued with Student’s Passes within one month from the course commencement date.

Top courses in Singapore:

Singapore’s education has become increasingly popular over the course of 5 years. Many students now prefer to study in Singapore instead of the already renowned USA and UK. This transition is due to the rapid development in the educational sector. They are leading charts for many courses. Some of them are mentioned below:

1.) Banking and finance:
Being the financial center for business activities in Asia, Singapore has witnessed a spurt in the Banking and Finance related courses in the last few years. Of course, one of the reasons behind the boost is the availability of work opportunities in this field.

2.) Engineering:
Being a technology hub, Singapore has made a name among international students in engineering courses.
Some of the popular engineering courses are: Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Civil engineering.

3.) Computer Science and IT:
A degree in Computer Science prepares students with particular interest in information technology and computers. Computer science research is related to areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Systems and Networking, Computational Biology, Database Management and so on.

4.) Law:
Law in Singapore is such that it is in sync with the law model of most countries. As such, the degree is considered valid and recognized in countries like Malaysia, UK, US, Australia, Canada among others. Not only that, Singapore’s legal education is seen as one of the best in Asia. The National University of Singapore Faculty of Lawis widely regarded as Asia’s best law school and one of the top international law schools. The Undergraduate LLB degree is awarded after 4 years of study and for students who have a prior degree in any other subject can qualify for the Graduate LL.B. Program, and will obtain their LL.B. in three years instead of four.

Others include:
  • Fashion
  • Art and Design
  • Tourism and Hospitality
Study in Singapore Universities and Colleges

Living expensesin Singapore

Singapore offers a high, yet affordable, quality of lifestyle. The cost of living in Singapore is significantly lower than that of developed countries such as Australia, UK and USA. An international student in Singapore spends on average about SGD 750 to SGD 2,000 a month on living expenses, including accommodation, utilities, food, transport, clothing, telecommunications, books, medical and personal expenses (These estimates serve as reference only).

Accommodation in Singapore

There is wide variety of accommodation in Singapore to suit different budgets and needs. Student should make arrangements before their arrival. Temporary accommodation can be arranged giving student more time to settle.
Student can seek the help of the International Student Officer available at most institutes. Some of the housing option available includes residence halls, private hostel, home-stays, public and private apartments/ house.

Singapore Scholarships:

The Ministry of Education (MOE) provides tuition grants to student enrolled at local universities and polytechnics. International students who avail of the tuition grants are required to work for three years upon graduation, either in a Singapore-registered company or institute overseas.
Numerous financial assistance schemes are available to students.

Tuition fee loan schemes:

Provides a loan of up to 90 per cent of the subsidized tuition fees payable for university students and up to 75 per cent of the subsidized tuition fees payable for polytechnic student.

Bursaries:
Awarded based on financial need and usually do not exceed SGD 1,500 per year.

Study Loans:
Study loans are usually payable upon graduation at favorable interest rates. Some institutes offer loan for other expenses, such as computer.

Scholarships:
A number of scholarships are open to international students. Selection is usually based on academic merit, leadership and co-curricular records. Scholarships available to Indian students include the SIA-NOL Scholarship and Youth Scholarship.

Student Visa for Singapore
A student pass (Visa) allows an International student to remain in Singapore for the purpose of study. An international student is required to apply for a student pass if he/she has been accepted by an education institution to pursue full time studies in Singapore.

Where to apply

The website to apply for the visa is www.ica.gov.sg
Process

a. How many days prior the student can apply for visa
60 days prior the commencement date a student can apply for Visa.

b. Documents required
Document consists of 3 sets:-
SET 1
  • Form 16 & Form 36
  • Passport copy of atleast 6 months validity
  • acceptance form that comes with the COL
  • Passport size photograph (against a white background)
SET 2
  • last 3 months IT returns.
  • Parents salary slip / Employment Letter
  • Savings in liquid assets of S$30,000.
SET 3
  • All academic documents attested and notarised.

c. Visa Application Fee
The visa application fee is S$30

d. Processing Time
The general processing time for a new application is about 4 weeks [2 weeks for Private Education Organizations that are awarded the 4 years EduTrust Star/EduTrust status] upon the receipt of a duly completed application by ICA. Some applications may however take a longer time to process

e. English Ability Requirements
If the student has studied from an English Medium School, then he gets a waiver on IELTS and TOEFL, but the students have to arrange for a letter themselves stating a waiver from their respective institute.


What Edwise Students Studying in Singapore Says…


“Excellent guidance and very co-operative and helpful.Edwise is doing a great job in providing necessary information for studying in abroad.Keep up the good work.”

Name : Nikhil Kulkarni
Country : Singapore
University : James Cook University
“I am very happy with the service provided by THE Edwise. It was excellent and I also want to thank my counselor for counseling and guiding me through the right way.”

Name : Sowmya P
Country : Singapore
University : MDIS
“My counselor was very helpful throughout the entire process and guided me well. Very proactive in their approach.Excellent Service by Edwise.”

Name : Neil ArnabChaudhuri
Country : Singapore
University : SIM


Overseas Education Consultant


We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 575 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.
Start your education overseas with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding a program.
Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.




For complete information on Studying in Singapore, Contact Edwise on 1-800-200-3678 (Toll Free) / 08600911333.


Wednesday, 11 January 2017

How to Ace the Listening Section on the TOEFL


The test of English as a Foreign Language is used to measure English language proficiency. If you are applying to a College or University where English is the language of instruction, your TOEFL scores will help determine whether your English skills are suitable for the program you wish to study. The TOEFL is administered in more than 180 countries, making it the most accessible test in the world.

The Listening section will test you on your ability to understand spoken English in Colleges and Universities. On the Listening section, you will have either a conversation on college campus or a lecture in a college classroom. Each conversation or lecture is between three to six minutes long. There are 6 or 9 prompts in the Listening section with 5-6 questions after each prompt. The Listening section has an experimental section, so if you are presented with 9 prompts only 6 of them will be graded, ensure that you do your best on all 9 because you will not know which of them will be graded.

On the TOEFL, you will only hear the passage; you won't be able to read a transcript, so be attentive while listening to the audio. Here's how you can listen strategically:
  • Listen effectively and take notes, it is important that you understand the overall idea of the conversation
  • Do not write down everything that you hear, you don't want to lose track of the conversation because you're concerned with the specifics of the lecture
  • In addition to listening to the content, focus on the structure of the conversation
  • Notice the way each speaker talks. Voice modulation plays a very vital role in listening. You will be able to make out what the speaker is saying, by focusing on his pitch. Once you figure this out, you will be able to have a better understanding of the lecture
  • Pay attention to signal words and transitions. Transition words, like 'next' or 'finally,' can help you figure out where you are in the passage.
  • Listening to English news can also help you improve your listening skills on the TOEFL. This will help increase your listening capability too
  • Look online for academic lectures. This will prove useful on the TOEFL. The lectures presented on the TOEFL exam are lectures that would typically be heard by freshmen or sophomore students at a University, familiarise yourself with the structure and language

Salient Features of TOEFL training at Edwise

  • 30 hours of intensive and comprehensive training
  • Barron's TOEFL, a standard book for TOEFL issued as courseware
  • Faculty trained by ETS
  • Maximum 10-15 students per batch, thus making sessions personalized
  • Teaching pedagogy involves a strong focus on enhancing the performance in all facets of the test Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing
  • Guiding students with approach towards different question types, and providing sufficient practice in all areas of the test
  • Qualified, experienced and trained faculties
  • 5 full-length mock tests
  • Well stocked library
  • Facility of home issuance of book
  • Availability of weekdays (Tuesday- Friday, 2 hours per day) and Weekend Batches (Saturday- Sunday, 4 hours per day) under regular mode
  • Availability of Fast Track Mode (Tuesday- Sunday, 4 hours per day) for people who want to complete the course at the earliest
  • Facility of shifting to any branch throughout India

What Edwise Students studying TOEFL says…?


“It was important that I was well versed with the actual pattern and duration of the test. Edwise provided me with the experience on how a real test would be conducted. The guidelines and suggestions provided by my faculty helped me, and I improved with each class. By the end of my course, I was more than confident to give the test.”
Sagar Kadam- TOEFL Coaching

“My experience with Edwise was amazing. The trainers were really helpful and supportive. The tips given by my faculty helped me in Speaking and Writing, which were my weaker sections. I learnt how important it is to pace oneself when giving an exam like TOEFL.”
Ritika Nayak- TOEFL Coaching

“Edwise is unique, because up until now, I have been groomed to study in a group. But here at Edwise, the faculties help us improve by giving us personalised attention. The input and advice given by the faculty surely helps us learn better and efficiently.”
Rohit Taparia- TOEFL Coaching

“Edwise has been my guide, counselor and pillar of support throughout my TOEFL preparation. The techniques taught helped me score well. It's not just the techniques that make it all worth it. It's the encouragement given by the faculties and their desire and drive to help you at all times that adds to the value of the program”
Scarlet Dias- TOEFL Coaching

Overseas Education Consultant


We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 575 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Start your education overseas with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding a program.
Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.




For complete information on Studying Overseas, Contact Edwise on 1-800-200-3678 (Toll Free) / 08600911333.


Tuesday, 10 January 2017

How To Crack The Writing Section On The TOEFL


It is important to note that your first writing task consists of both a Reading and Listening part, so ensure that you keep your headset on at all times. Since the TOEFL ibt is a computer based test, your essay must be typed, so polish up on your typing skills well before you give the exam.

For Writing task 1, you will first have three minutes to read a passage. Use this time to skim through the passage, you do not have to take down notes, as the passage will reappear onto the screen at a later time. After the passage, you will listen to a lecture on the same topic, start taking down notes once the lecture begins, as the lecture will play just once. You will have 20 minutes to write an essay. Be sure that you summarize the points in the listening passage and explain how they relate to or cast doubt on specific points in the reading passage.

For task 2, you will have 30 minutes to write a response to a prompt. You will be asked to provide your personal views on the subject along with relevant examples.

Ensure that you answer what the question asks

One of the first things graders will look at when reading your essay is if you have answered the question in the prompt. Essays that don't address the issue will lose out on points. It is important that you know what each tasks needs you to do. The first task should contain only of facts from the Reading and Listening material. Be sure not include any personal opinions for this task, this essay should be written entirely in the third person. The second task will require you to give your opinion on an issue.

Make sure that your essay is long enough

When writing, you must ensure that your essay should be within the TOEFL's length guidelines. For the integrated task, you essay should be 150 to 200 words. An effective response for Task 2 independent task is typically about 300 words long. It is important that you express your ideas clearly in Task 2.

TOEFL Coaching in Mumbai, India

Organize your Essay

Organized essays are easy to read. You should be able to link your paragraphs and ideas together. Keep track of your time, and try to finish your essay before time, so you can use the remaining time to go through your work and make any final changes if required. Your written responses on the TOEFL should contain an
  • An introduction, which contains a thesis statement
  • Body paragraphs, that contains examples and details that support your thesis
  • A conclusion, that contains a summary of your thesis

Salient Features of TOEFL training at Edwise

  • 30 hours of intensive and comprehensive training
  • Barron's TOEFL, a standard book for TOEFL issued as courseware
  • Faculty trained by ETS
  • Maximum 10-15 students per batch, thus making sessions personalized
  • Teaching pedagogy involves a strong focus on enhancing the performance in all facets of the test Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing
  • Guiding students with approach towards different question types, and providing sufficient practice in all areas of the test
  • Qualified, experienced and trained faculties
  • 5 full-length mock tests
  • Well stocked library
  • Facility of home issuance of book
  • Availability of weekdays (Tuesday- Friday, 2 hours per day) and Weekend Batches (Saturday- Sunday, 4 hours per day) under regular mode
  • Availability of Fast Track Mode (Tuesday- Sunday, 4 hours per day) for people who want to complete the course at the earliest
  • Facility of shifting to any branch throughout India

What Edwise Students studying TOEFL says…?


“It was important that I was well versed with the actual pattern and duration of the test. Edwise provided me with the experience on how a real test would be conducted. The guidelines and suggestions provided by my faculty helped me, and I improved with each class. By the end of my course, I was more than confident to give the test.”
Sagar Kadam- TOEFL Coaching
“My experience with Edwise was amazing. The trainers were really helpful and supportive. The tips given by my faculty helped me in Speaking and Writing, which were my weaker sections. I learnt how important it is to pace oneself when giving an exam like TOEFL.”
Ritika Nayak- TOEFL Coaching
“Edwise is unique, because up until now, I have been groomed to study in a group. But here at Edwise, the faculties help us improve by giving us personalised attention. The input and advice given by the faculty surely helps us learn better and efficiently.”
Rohit Taparia- TOEFL Coaching
“Edwise has been my guide, counselor and pillar of support throughout my TOEFL preparation. The techniques taught helped me score well. It's not just the techniques that make it all worth it. It's the encouragement given by the faculties and their desire and drive to help you at all times that adds to the value of the program”
Scarlet Dias- TOEFL Coaching

Overseas Education Consultant


We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 575 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.
Start your education overseas with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding a program.
Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.



For complete information on Studying Overseas, Contact Edwise on 1-800-200-3678 (Toll Free) / 08600911333.