Language of a foreign test centre

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Language of a foreign test centre

Post by alexd.howard » Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:11 am

Hi all. New here.

I have a PGRE exam in a couple of days and due to something funky going on with the London Test Centre (in that they dont seem to be holding the PGRE this year at all!) I have to take it in Paris (I am a UK resident).

While I have confirmation from the GRE guys that all exams are in english, I am wondering about the invigilators. Will they conduct all the instruction in English or French? Should I know more than "Start" and "Stop" in french?

Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Language of a foreign test centre

Post by slowdweller » Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:01 am

Don't worry, I've taken the test twice, each time at a different foreign country (without English as the first language) and the instructions for the test were in English both times. The ETS requires the invigilators/proctors to read out the exam instructions in English. Once the test starts you don't need them anyway.

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