Test preparation

For information on CanTEST preparation materials, click here.

We believe that ESL speakers need to be proficient in English in order to be successful in their Red River College program. Sometimes people focus their attention only on test preparation, rather than making sure their overall language skills are strong. It is important that the test itself is not the only or primary focus of an ESL speaker’s attention.

However, preparing for a test is important. Test takers should be familiar with the test format ahead of time. For example, the CanTEST consists of multiple choice questions, short answers and an essay. Also, time management skills are important in taking tests.