Tu Carrera en ICANA

Tu Carrera en ICANA
3 de junio de 2022

Tu Carrera en ICANA

A partir de 2019, ICANA ha incorporado un programa que introduce una amplia batería de exámenes internacionales a su currícula para que, al finalizar cada segmento de Tu Carrera en ICANA, tengas la posibilidad de adquirir a un precio diferencial un examen que mida tu nivel de English language proficiency o competencia lingüística, acompañando todo el proceso educativo con evaluación regular y periódica.

En el caso de Kids, Pre-Teens y Teens el exámen es obligatorio y está 100% bonificado.

Tu Carrera en ICANA - El recorrido de tu inglés

Adultos

Los exámenes internacionales adoptados por ICANA para el programa de Adultos (tanto cursos regulares, intensivos o ICANA.Smart) son los siguientes: TOEIC® Bridge, TOEIC®, TOEFL ITP® Level 2, y TOEFL ITP® Level 1. Todos estos exámenes son diseñados por ETS, Educational Testing Services.

Debajo se detallan los niveles en los que sugerimos tomar estas certificaciones:

Programa Curso Examen internacional
Adultos Elementary 4 TOEIC® Bridge
Intermediate 4 TOEIC® o TOEFL ITP® Level 2
Advanced 2 TOEIC® o TOEFL ITP® Level 1

Kids, Pre-Teens y Teens

Los exámenes internacionales adoptados por ICANA para el programa de niños y pre adolescentes, MYLE y MET Go! respectivamente, son desarrollados por Michigan Language Assessment.

Los exámenes internacionales adoptados para el programa de adolescentes, TOEIC ® Bridge, TOEFL® ITP Level 2, y TOEFL® ITP Level 1 son diseñados por ETS, Educational Testing Services.

Programa Curso Examen internacional
Programa Niños Kids 3 MYLE
Programa Pre Adolescentes Pre Teens 4 MET GO!
Programa de Adolescentes Teens Elementary 4 TOEIC® Bridge
  Teens Intermediate 4 TOEFL® ITP Level 2
  Teens Advanced 2 TOEFL® ITP Level 1

Los distintos exámenes miden el nivel de English language proficiency o competencia lingüística de los estudiantes. Aquí les compartimos el análisis de los resultados obtenidos por alumnos de ICANA que rindieron estos exámenes en 2019:

  • El 61% de los alumnos de Kids 3 que rindieron MYLE Bronze obtuvieron 15 medallas (la cantidad máxima obtenible).
  • El 84% de los alumnos de Pre Teens 4 que rindieron MET GO! midieron dentro del nivel más alto que mide este examen, nivel B1. El examen mide los niveles del CEFR (Marco Común Europeo de Referencia) del A1 al B1. 
  • El 70% de los alumnos de Teens Elementary 4 que rindieron TOEIC® Bridge en 2019 obtuvieron un puntaje o score superior a 150 (máximo 200 hasta 2019), es decir que obtuvieron resultados dentro del rango o score range más alto.
  • El 60% de los alumnos de Teens Intermediate 4 que rindieron TOEFL® ITP Level 2 en 2019 obtuvieron el máximo puntaje o score.
  • El 40% de los alumnos de Teens Advanced 2 que rindieron TOEFL® ITP Level 1 en 2019 obtuvieron el Gold Certificate!

Los resultados confirman el nivel de excelencia académica de nuestro programa.

Consideraciones:

  • Los exámenes internacionales son obligatorios y se rinden en la Sede Belgrano.
  • Los exámenes no tienen costo adicional, están 100% bonificados para todos los alumnos activos (Kids, Pre-Teens, Teens) que tengan las cuotas al día.
  • El beneficio aplica sólo a aquellos alumnos que estén finalizando en Julio y Noviembre del corriente año, los niveles Elemental IV, Intermedio IV y Avanzado II, y que no presenten deuda al momento de rendir el examen.
  • El beneficio aplica a alumnos becados.

Descripción de todos los exámenes (en inglés)

MYLE Bronze

Test Description

Michigan Young Learners English (MYLE) tests are a fun and motivating way to test the English of young learners in the primary grades. The tests cover all four language skills and are developed by Michigan Language Assessment in association with Cambridge Assessment English.

MYLE Format

The MYLE is a paper-and-pencil test. (Test takers bring colored pencils or pens to the test.) The chart below describes the format and content of the three levels of the MYLE.

Listening about 20 minutes 4 parts / 20 questions
Reading & Writing 20 minutes 5 parts / 25 questions
Speaking 3–5 minutes 4 parts

MET Go!

Test Description

The MET Go! is a secure, multilevel exam that measures English language proficiency at the beginner to intermediate range of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR A1–B1). It is a four-skill exam consisting of reading, listening, and writing, with optional speaking. The test contains authentic tasks and situations that are suitable for teens, and MET Go! score reports provide individualized diagnostic feedback for each test taker.

The typical MET Go! test taker is 11 to 15 years old. The test is developed by Michigan Language Assessment.

The MET Go! Format

Listening 30  minutes 5 parts / 30 questions
Reading 30 minutes 2 parts / 30 questions
Writing 30 minutes 3 parts
Speaking 10  minutes 4 parts

TOEIC® Bridge

Designed for beginning learners, the TOEIC Bridge test measures the listening and reading comprehension skills used in an international environment. The test provides reliable, valid and consistent test results to assess English-language proficiency. 

Scores from the tests are invaluable tools both for measuring students' progress as well as the effectiveness of a school's or organization's English-language program. 

As the TOEIC Bridge test can be taken multiple times, the scores provide key benchmarks on how well students have improved.

Through evidence-centered test design, as well as standardized and secured testing procedures, ETS ensures that:

  • the test delivers reliable and accurate scores decision makers can trust
  • test questions are based on real-world workplace situations
  • test scores remain fair and comparable across administrations

The TOEIC Bridge test is mapped to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) on A1, A2 and B1 levels. The TOEIC Bridge test is a paper-and-pencil test that measures a test taker's ability to listen to and read everyday English.

Test Length

The test takes approximately 1½ hours, with:

  • 25 minutes for Section I: Listening
  • 35 minutes for Section II: Reading
  • approximately 30 minutes to complete education and work history questionnaire

Test Content

The TOEIC Bridge test is composed of 100 multiple-choice questions, broken into two sections:

Section I: Listening

Test takers will listen to recorded statements, questions, short conversations and short talks in English via audio or CD and answer 50 questions based on what they hear. There are three parts:

  • Part 1: Photographs (15 questions)
  • Part 2: Question-Response (20 questions)
  • Part 3: Short Conversations and Short Talks (15 questions)

Section II: Reading

Test takers will read single sentences, as well as texts, and then answer 50 questions based on what they read. There are two parts:

  • Part 4: Incomplete Sentences (30 questions)
  • Part 5: Reading Comprehension (20 questions) 

TOEIC®

The TOEIC® Listening and Reading test is a paper-and-pencil, multiple-choice assessment. There are two timed sections of 100 questions each.

Test Length

The test takes approximately 2½ hours, with:

  • 45 minutes for Section I: Listening
  • 75 minutes for Section II: Reading
  • approximately 30 minutes to answer biographical questions

Test Content

Section I: Listening

Test takers listen to a variety of questions and short conversations recorded in English, then answer questions based on what they have heard (100 items total).

  • Part 1: Photographs
  • Part 2: Question-Response
  • Part 3: Conversations
  • Part 4: Short Talks

Section II: Reading

Test takers read a variety of materials and respond at their own pace (100 items total).

  • Part 5: Incomplete Sentences
  • Part 6: Error Recognition or Text Completion
  • Part 7: Reading Comprehension

TOEFL ITP® Assessment Series

Based on the long-standing heritage and expertise of the TOEFL® test, the TOEFL ITP tests allow you to measure and evaluate your students' English-language skills with confidence.

The TOEFL ITP tests offer unparalleled flexibility, convenience and reliability. You can choose when you want to test, the size of the group and various situations in which to use the test, including placement, monitoring progress and more. As a leading on-site English-proficiency testing program, the TOEFL ITP tests are relied upon by more than 2,500 institutions in 50+ countries, with 800,000+ tests administered annually.

The TOEFL ITP Assessment Series gives you the right tools to know where your students are today, so you can inspire and lead them to a successful tomorrow.

The TOEFL ITP® Assessment Series offers colleges and universities, English-language programs and other organizations the opportunity to administer a convenient, affordable and reliable assessment of English-language skills.

The TOEFL ITP Level 1 and Level 2 tests can be used for placement, monitoring progress, evaluation, exit testing and other situations. By using the TOEFL ITP tests, you can keep your students on track and have confidence in their real-world abilities.

The TOEFL ITP Tests at a Glance

Level 1 (intermediate to advanced): Approximately 2 hours

Section Number of Questions Admin. Time Score Scale
Listening Comprehension 50 35 minutes 31–68
Structure and Written Expression 40 25 minutes 31–68
Reading Comprehension 50 55 minutes 31–67
TOTAL 140 115 minutes 310–677

Level 2 (high beginning to intermediate): Approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes

Section Number of Questions Admin. Time Score Scale
Listening Comprehension 30 22 minutes 20–50
Structure and Written Expression 25 17 minutes 20–50
Reading and Vocabulary 40 31 minutes 20–50
TOTAL 95 70 minutes 200–500

ECPE

Level: Proficient CEFR C2

The Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE) is a 4-skill test of English proficiency at the high-advanced level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR C2). It is a secure exam administered by Authorized Test Centers worldwide. The ECPE is recognized in several countries as official proof of advanced proficiency in the English language and can be used for academic and professional purposes. An ECPE certificate is valid for life.

Writing - 1 task - 45 minutes
Listening - 3 parts - 50 questions - 50 minutes
Reading - 4 sections: Grammar, Cloze, Vocabulary, Reading - 70 questions - 55 minutes
Speaking - 1 task, 5 stages - 30 minutes

ECCE

Level: High Intermediate - CEFR B2

The Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English (ECCE) is a 4-skill test of English competency at the high-intermediate (B2 CEFR) level. It is a secure exam administered by Authorized Test Centers worldwide. The ECCE is used for educational and professional purposes by educational institutions, government agencies, and businesses. An ECCE certificate is valid for life.

Writing - 1 task - 30 minutes
Listening: 2 parts, 45 questions - 45 minutes
Reading: 4 sections: Grammar, Cloze, Reading Part 1, Reading Part 2.  65 questions - 75 minutes
Speaking: 4 stages - 15 minutes

MET

The Michigan English Test (MET) is a multilevel English proficiency exam for secondary school students and adults. Its certification is used for high-stakes decision-making in educational and professional settings. The MET is offered as a digital 4-skill exam or a shortened, digital- or paper 2-skill version.

Writing: 2 tasks - 45 minutes