Online tests and tests that focus only on grammar in general are not an adequate tool for assessing all of your active and passive language skills (reading and analyzing texts, writing, listening and speaking). Everyone is different – a person can be fluent, but have a limited range of grammar and vocabulary at the same time, or their grammar knowledge can be perfect and they can understand written and spoken word with ease, but then be afraid or have some other types of blockers when it comes to speaking. That is why we have developed a comprehensive way of testing which helps us gain insight into all the aspects of your language skills. Language skills also include speed, concision, efficiency in expressing yourself and getting your message across, as well as many other aspects of language knowledge and use. You can read even more about the diagnostic test in this article.

We are all highly skilled in teaching methodology! We believe in learning through experience and exposure, and acquiring practical skills. We are experienced in working with different people and types of learners, students of all levels, as well as with various kinds of programs and learning materials. In addition to that passion and an always present interest in further learning, no matter how experienced we are, a passion that is key for being a great medium for transferring knowledge, we also possess some of the top language and teaching qualifications. We are holders of Cambridge certificates CELTA and DELTA, Montessori, NLP, as well as of certificates from various seminars, trainings and workshops for teachers. We are trained linguists, some of us with Master’s degrees and some pursuing their PhD’s. We have so much knowledge and experience to share with you! However, we also like learning whatever we can from you – our students are our “books” and a source of information to us as well, which we appreciate quite a bit. In case you, at any point, are not sure you see why we are doing some in a certain way or you don’t feel a method we are using is effective or efficient – please, don’t hesitate to share this with us! We are always here to listen to you, adapt and adjust our approach so that it’s what suits best to you and your learning style, and don’t worry – we have all different methods right up our sleeves. And even though we are highly skilled in teaching methodology and pedagogy, it’s not always easy to “read” you and we will appreciate your help with this. Read more about our program and approach in the About us section and meet the teachers you will be working with in the Our team section.

Check the website of the university to find out which exams they require and accept. Most European universities accepts either IELTS or TOEFL, and what varies is what score is required exactly, i.e. the number of points needed in order to qualify for enrollment in a certain program. If you are planning on pursuing a program in the USA, you will need either SAT or ACT, and likely TOEFL as well. If you have additional questions on this, you can always reach out to us via email (school@qvictorias.com) or schedule a consultation with one of our teachers who are specialized in preparation courses for that particular exam.

You should check the embassy’s/consulate website. For countries of the Common Wealth, it’s usually IELTS, for the US – TOEFL, for Australia usually PTE or IELTS, but a great number of institutions will accept any of these as proof of language proficiency.

This is not an easy question. It depends on the type of work you do or will be doing. CEFR level B1 is usually the minimum for everyday communication in a foreign language, but that all depends on the kind of work.

How many hours do you need to get from Belgrade to Niš? It depends! It depends on whether you are travelling by car, on foot, by bus or on a bicycle! We are trying to convey in a playful manner just how complex a question this actually is. If you start your prep course being at level B1 and you need to achieve Band 7 on IELTS Academic – you will need to invest more time and effort into your prep course than if you are starting out at C1 level and you need to achieve the same score. Get in touch with us and provide as much details on what you want to achieve exactly (which exam you will be taking, the score you need, the date of exam and your language level if you know it) and we can provide you with a bit better answer to this question. We recommend you schedule a comprehensive diagnostic testing of knowledge and skills and gain better insight into where you are at the moment so we can, together, compare that with where you need to be by the time you take your exam. After the test, you get a detailed report and assessment of all your language skills and knowledge delivered to your email inbox, a report that also includes a teacher’s recommendation on the number of classes needed to get you ready for your exam and achieving the score you need.

IELTS, TOEFL and PTE results are valid for 2 years. SAT, ACT, GMAT and GRE are used as entrance exams for enrolling in university programs abroad and their results are valid for 5 years.

It all depends on what you need the certificate for. FCE is CEFR level B2 (think about whether that is something that will enable you to fulfill your needs), the CAE certificate means being at (an active) level C1 of language proficiency and can even enable you to work in the language field, while CPE, i.e. Cambridge Proficiency in English, is a certificate of the highest level of language knowledge and is often held by language teachers. Currently, there is no certificate more accepted or considered a better attestation of language knowledge in the world. All of the mentioned certificates are valid for life.