Jim Lacosta
April 19, 2013

Immigrants’ Guide for IELTS

Canada is one of the best places to migrate nowadays. The country offers the best opportunities that make it very livable. Of course, anyone who wants to migrate should focus on passing the IELTS test. Immigrants and international students can take advantage of the testing centers available for the IELTS test.

IDP Education opens new test centre for IELTS at the University of Toronto Mississauga | Canadian Immigrant

http://canadianimmigrant.ca/work-and-education/idp-education-opens-new-test-centre-for-ielts-at-the-university-of-toronto-mississaugaNo stranger to immigrants and international students, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is designed to assess the language ability of people whose first language is not English, but who are studying in, working in or immigrating to a country where English is the language of communication. IELTS, which conforms to the highest international standards of language assessment, covers the four language skills — listening, reading, writing and speaking.

More than 9,000 educational institutions, faculties, government agencies and professional organizations around the world recognize IELTS scores as a trusted and valid indicator of a person’s ability to communicate in English. These include universities, colleges, professional registration bodies, employers and governments in many countries, including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. IELTS, which is jointly owned by IDP IELTS, British Council and Cambridge English Language Assessment, offers two versions of the IELTS exam, the IELTS Academic exam and IELTS General Training exam. Via canadianimmigrant.ca

I found this very interesting article about visa mobile game. Check this out.

Get Visa mobile game will teach you about the crazy immigration system | GamesBeat | Games | by Dean Takahashi

http://venturebeat.com/2014/10/07/get-visa-mobile-game-will-teach-you-about-the-crazy-immigration-system/Get Visa is a mobile game that aims to teach people about the complicated, crazy, and cumbersome U.S. immigration process. It is the latest example of the gamification of a real-life process — in this case applying for a visa to the U.S. — with game mechanics that can be both educational and entertaining.

Piyush Mishra, co-creator of the free-to-play game, believes that the title will help reduce the denial rate for American visas by educating people about the right steps and processes involved in getting different kinds of visas for the country. He has started a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise $10,000 to fund the project. So far, the campaign has raised $6,893 from 37 backers, and it has 10 days to go.

Get Visa’s creators want to draw attention to the plight of people who are stuck in the immigration bureaucracy, even though they might be technological wizards who could help the U.S. economy. Get Visa simplifies the application process by “gamifying” it, or using game mechanics in a non-game application in order to make it more entertaining and easier to understand. Get Visa mobile game will teach you about the crazy immigration system | GamesBeat | Games | by Dean Takahashi

I believe this visa mobile game is not just very educational but also entertaining. I’m currently doing a research about application for graduate school abroad. I’ll be posting more information about IELTS and immigration soon.

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Jim Lacosta

Jim Lacosta has a raging passion for art and spends most of his time painting and sketching landscape and portraits. Aside from feeding his soul through art, he is also adept in teaching English.

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