Section 10 - Grading The Test

Test performance will be graded in two ways: globally and focusing on specific details.

Global evaluation:

Global evaluation will assess the following aspects:

  • understanding and communication of meaning,
  • correctness of expression in English (grammar and structure),
  • mastery of general vocabulary and basic legal terminology,
  • ability to recognize and reproduce register (i.e. formal speech, neutral and informal speech),
  • fluency of delivery,
  • ability to speak clearly and understandably, and
  • use of appropriate stress and intonation when speaking.

Evaluation of details

In addition to assessing your performance as a whole, the test will measure how you dealt with specific, pre-selected words, phrases or sentences in the texts or discourse. These keywords and phrases have been chosen to evaluate the following:

  • grammar,
  • structure,
  • general vocabulary,
  • specialized terminology,
  • idiomatic language,
  • register (level of language: formal, informal and neutral),
  • numbers and names,
  • words or phrases adding precision or emphasis, and
  • words or phrases likely to be omitted due to their position.

Note: Global evaluation and evaluation of details will each account for 50% of every exercise.

Scoring

In order to become accredited, you will be required to obtain 70% in each of the four tasks: Sight/Consecutive, Oral Recall, Consecutive Dialogue, and Shadowing.

The 70% score is based on best practices internationally and is the score required historically by MAG.


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