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MELAB Preparation


MELAB Preparation Course

Same as TOEFL or IELTS, MELAB (The Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) is an international standardized test of the English language. 

This English language proficiency test is administered to test the language level of non-native speakers of English and is used by educational institutions and employers. Non-native speakers of English are often required to present their test score when they are applying to universities or colleges in United States, Canada and United Kingdom.

The MELAB is designed to measure your proficiency in basic language skills: writing, listening, and reading, with optional speaking test. The entire MELAB lasts 2½ to 3½ hours (including check-in at the examination site) and consists of three required parts:

  • A written component that asks the test taker to write an essay based on one of two topic choices

  • A listening comprehension test that includes 3 parts of multiple choice questions

  • A multiple-choice test containing grammar, cloze, vocabulary, and reading comprehension problems

Optional Speaking Test

An optional speaking test is not automatically included in every MELAB administration. It is required for some professional certification programs and for applicants to the University of Michigan. Well-qualified, carefully trained, and regularly monitored examiners will administer the speaking test.

  • The speaking test is not offered at every test center

  • The speaking test may not be taken separately; it may be taken only in conjunction with the written MELAB exam

  • If you are applying at the graduate level to a university in the United States and want to be considered for a teaching assistantship in order to receive financial aid, it is strongly recommended that you include the speaking test in your MELAB test

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