How to convert the IELTS score to CLB levels? IELTS CLB score
Whenever any candidate dream to study abroad, wanted to work overseas or to migrate, there are a variety of criteria, that may be required. One of them is proof of English language proficiency. IELTS CLB score
This is certainly true & IELTS has proven this over time. In the case of immigration, to obtain citizenship of a new country IELTS has become one of the crucial tools.
In this particular article, we will talk about the conversion of IELTS score into the CLB level.
Before that let’s have a brief introduction about IELTS. IELTS CLB score
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is a widely accepted English proficiency test across the globe.
As we already mentioned above, this IELTS test is popular among candidates who dream to study, work or migrate overseas since 1939. IELTS CLB score
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Now, before directly jumping on the main agenda of this article, let’s try to move step by step. Starting with the meaning of CLB.
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What is CLB?
When it comes to immigration purposes, each country has framed its own sets of rules.
Among those innumerable criteria, list, many countries have kept IELTS as an eligibility criterion to obtain citizenship or permanent residence.
When it comes to a country like Canada, it’s highly true. The main reason that the Canadian government let this IELTS test play a major role is merely a thought that language proficiency and people’s ability to integrate into any community and at the workplace go hand in hand.
Irrespective of any test, Canada has its own system to standardize language test results and the criteria are known as CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark)
Difference between CLB and IELTS score
The CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) has a scale of 1 to 12 points to determine your linguistic accuracy whereas IELTS has a band score of a scale of 1-9 for each skill.
What? CLB has a scale of (1-12) & IELTS has a scale of (1-9). Are you kidding with us? How is it possible?
Stop. Give a break to your sudden outburst my fellow readers.
Before moving towards more accurate & technical area, let’s get a rough idea about this.
A rough layout of CLB and IELTS
For a very general idea, if you are one of those who wanted to immigrate Canada.
For that purpose, you are required to have an IELTS score of 5 or higher in IELTS Speaking skill whereas 5.5 for IELTS Listening skill. This will be equivalent to 5 CLB points.
If you are applying for work in Canada, then you are required to score 6 IELTS score in all four skills- Listening, Speaking, Writing & Reading which will apparently equal to 7 CLB points.
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For some professional courses in Canada, you might need higher CLB score, like in nursing you need 7 IELTS score that is equivalent to 9 CLB points.
You will get a better picture of this scoring after reading this table.
|Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB)||Listening||Reading||Writing||Speaking|
Hope, this table has helped you to get it in a more better way.
For the accurate conversion, you can also use the Canada Immigration Language Converter here.
In this article, you get to know about CLB and IELTS score, how both of the scores simultaneously be taken and converted.
So, here once again we will love to hear your experience with IELTS test, with its preparations. There will be a time when you might think you can’t do this but no, you cannot stop but stand up and try again & again.
Until you get success, there is always a chance. A chance to prove the world, I am no less.
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