Duolingo English Test: an IELTS alternative

Due to the coronavirus epidemic, most of the English language testing centers in India are closed. Consequently, applicants wishing to get an English language assessment to apply abroad for studies are now turning to online options. One such option which is increasingly becoming popular among students is Duolingo English Test. For DET, applicants are not required to visit testing centers to take the exam. They can take the test online anytime, anywhere. Here are the answers to some of the questions that students ask.

What is the Duolingo English Test?

Duolingo English Test is an alternative to IELTS Academic, and you can take it online from your home. The nature of the test is adaptive, which means the difficulty level increases with each correct answer, and if your answer is wrong, then the next question gets easier. The technology behind the test enables Duolingo to pinpoint your level of English proficiency in a short time. The entire test takes approximately one hour to complete, and the test result comes out within two days. The cost of the test is just $49, which is very economical.

Why should I take the Duolingo English Test?

If you are planning to study abroad, you may take this test to fulfill the admission requirements. Thousands of universities and colleges worldwide accept it as proof of applicants' ability to communicate in the English language.

What are the requirements to take the test?

To take the test, you will need a microphone, speakers, webcam, and a reliable internet connection having 2 Mbps speed. Also, your room must be well-lit, and there should not be anyone except you. During the test, your face and ears must be clearly visible. Headphones, mobile phones, and taking notes is prohibited.

What questions come in the Duolingo English Test?

The Duolingo English test has two portions. The first part contains a variety of questions on speaking, reading, writing, and listening, for example, reading a passage and filling the gaps, selecting the written word after listing, describing an image in writing, etc.

The second portion consists of a video interview and a writing sample. In the video Interview, the test taker speaks on a topic for 1-3 minutes. The test taker's performance in the first portion determines what questions he or she will get for a video interview and writing Sample. Although the second portion is ungraded, the responses are sent to the university or college to which the student applies.

Which universities and colleges accept the Duolingo English Test?

Duolingo English Test is accepted by thousands of universities and colleges in Canada, UK, USA, Australia, Germany, and many other countries. Here is the list of some of the Canadian Institutions which accept Duolingo English Test. You can find more Canadian colleges on Duolingo’s website.

Vancouver Island University

Red River College

Confederation College

University of Manitoba

Niagara College

Fleming College

Lakeland College

Brescia University College

Douglas College

St. Stephen’s University

Georgian College

Crandall University

Okanagan College

University of Guelph

Algonquin College

Humber College

Lakehead University

University of the Fraser Valley

Bishop’s University

Alexander College

Bow Valley College

Loyalist College

Coquitlam College

Cambrian College

Ontario Tech University

New Brunswick Community College

University of Saskatchewan

International College of Manitoba

NorQuest College

Trinity Western University

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Fanshawe College

Conestoga College

University of New Brunswick

Royal Roads University

Laurentian University

Mount Allison University

Brock University

Seneca College

St. Thomas University

Cape Breton University

Vancouver Film School

Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology

Montreal College of Information Technology

Vancouver Community College

Fraser International College

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

St. Clair College

Ascenda School of Management

Algoma University

University Canada West

University of Windsor

MacEwan University

Centennial College

How to prepare for the Duolingo English Test?

You may be able to find study material on the internet to prepare for the exam. However, to score high, it is recommended that you take the Pyramid’s Duolingo practice classes. The practice classes are available online, and you can choose time slots as per your convenience. The coursework is as per the Duolingo test format and is prepared by experts who have decades in making language tests. For more information, you can call us on 92563-92563.

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