From Moscow to Los Angeles via the iTEP
On the other side
Over the eight-week CSUN summer program, Piletskaya said she had grown tremendously in her English abilities. The classes, which are conducted from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, have particularly helped her conversational skills.
“What surprised me was how good the program was for me,” Piletskaya said. “I communicated with many people in my course. I studied with people from Japan, China, and Korea. We often talked about our countries.
We would discuss one topic and how it was in each country. Before I wasn’t so determined to speak English with others; now I am.”
Piletskaya anticipates that her enhanced skills will aid her in her upcoming senior year in Moscow, but she also hopes her increasing skills will help her in her career to combat pollution and other ecological issues she wants to address.
“There’s a lot of pollution in cities right now,” she said. “There are also many, many problems right now in my country and other places. It needs to be studied and helped.”
The International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP) was introduced in 2008 to modernize English language assessment with on-demand scheduling, 24 hour grading, and accurate test data. iTEP provides a convenient and cost-effective testing option delivered in a highly secure environment.
iTEP offers a variety of assessment tools for university and secondary school admissions and ESL placement, hiring and employee assessment (including tests for specific industries), and iTEP Conversation, which assesses conversation skills in 30 minutes. All iTEP exams are graded by certified and trained native English speakers.
More than 800 colleges, universities, middle/high schools, and boarding schools in the USA and Canada accept iTEP results for admissions. Applicants can take iTEP at more than 500 test centers in 61 countries. iTEP International is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.