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Can I have C1-level proficiency in a foreign language even if my pronunciation is poor?

Pronunciation is indeed evaluated in the CEFRL tests. The specific criteria are available, and are reproduced for C1 below: Is intelligible Intonation is appropriate Sentence and word ...
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Improving my English Skills (CAE) without a language trip

I had to pass a TOEIC test and obtain more than 780/990 in order to graduate from my engineering school in France. The first time I took the test, I got 480. Fair to say, not quite enough! For the ...
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Can I have C1-level proficiency in a foreign language even if my pronunciation is poor?

Yes, as long as it is not "unintelligble." There are four competencies, reading, writing, listening, speaking, each weighted 25%. To pass C1, or any other level, you need a total of 60%, with at ...
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Can I have C1-level proficiency in a foreign language even if my pronunciation is poor?

In the 2001 version of CEFR, the descriptor for "phonological control" for level C1 simply read, Can vary intonation and place sentence stress correctly in order to express finer shades of meaning. ...
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Are there any advanced proficiency tests for Standard Chinese (CEFR C1/C2)?

Yes. There are proficiency tests for Standard Chinese that go beyond B2 and that cover at least level C1. The DLPT V offers assessments of High Level Language Proficiency. It has been 25+ years since ...
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Can I measure my Chinese proficiency without taking an HSK test?

This page on Emory University's website about HSK Sample Tests should be of use to you. There are 6 different sample tests, along with a relevant review of vocabulary and grammar. Unfortunately, I'm ...
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How does one become an IELTS examiner?

According to the page Examiner recruitment and training at IELTS.org, applicants for the job of IELTS examiner must have a) An undergraduate degree or Master’s degree or qualification(s) that can ...
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what are widely accepted US domestic foreign language proficiency exams?

The ILR (International Language Roundtable) is the most recognized language fluency test in the United States. According to the official website: The ILR as an entity does not develop or administer ...
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How does the ILR scale testing work?

To quote the ILR website: "Where can I take an ILR test?" The answer is: We’re sorry, there is no “ILR test”. The ILR as an entity does not develop or administer tests itself. Many ...
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Is there a TOEFL-like exam for Italian and French languages?

In addition to those listed in the other answer, here are a few more: For French: the Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF) is an certification that grades candidates on the CEFR scale from A1 to ...
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Is there a TOEFL-like exam for Italian and French languages?

For French, two important certificates are DELF and DALF: the Diplôme d'études en langue française (DELF) is a set of certificates for CEFR levels A1 – B2. the Diplôme approfondi de langue française (...
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Can I measure my Chinese proficiency without taking an HSK test?

If the base language needs to be English (or Chinese), the options are rather limited. Besides the tests you have already found, there are the following: LanguageTrainers: Chinese (Mandarin) Language ...
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How can I improve my IELTS writing skills?

I'm assuming you're looking for something like an app, web platform, or course that teaches you writing, but a more effective solution might be to download Grammarly. Grammarly is an excellent tool (...
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Examples of short English presentations about computer science with advanced English

A small number of computer science conferences record videos of the talks. One I presented at was Massive Storage Systems and Technology (MSST 2016) (although I don't think my video is available). ...
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Improving my English Skills (CAE) without a language trip

You can become Couchsurfing host and let English speakers come to you (to spend few nights for free on your spare couch for free), and you can even guide them around your city and practice the ...
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What resources are there for learning Romanian in accordance with the CEFR ability levels?

FWIW, I have found that the key words for each CEFR level are much the same from one language to another. In a pinch, I would first identify the words for a CEFR level in a more common language, say ...
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WebCAPE language exam - how many words do I need to know?

Not sure if this helps, but as you already know HSK exam, at level 6, requires a working knowledge of approximately 5,000 words and phrases. If you are looking to practice your Chinese vocabulary, ...
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