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How to self-prepare for the NAATI CCL Test in 1 month?

 How to self-prepare for the NAATI CCL Test in 1 month?  

NAATI stands for National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters. It is an authority that issues accreditations for practitioners who want to work as translators and interpreters in Australia. NAATI Credentialed Community Language Test falls under the NAATI umbrella, and is taken by migrants who wish to receive 5 bonus points for their Australian PR application. 

 

The test is relatively easier than the IELTS or the PTE, but many do find it difficult to crack as accurate knowledge of two languages is necessary. If you are worrying about your NAATI CCL test coming up soon, then you are in the right place. 1 month is enough time to get all your practise in so you can get your dream score and get the 5 PR points that you need. But how do you start studying? Follow the steps below.

 

  • Planning 

The first step to any major venture in your life must be planning. Whether it’s starting a new business, starting a new career or sitting for an exam. The planning for NAATI CCL starts from deciding which language you are going to attempt the test for. Since NAATI CCL is generally done for the purpose of PR/visa points, it is essential that you keep in mind that you need to score high marks, and your chances are much greater if you chose the language that you are very comfortable with. Language other than English or LOTE is what your English will be judged on, and knowledge of both LOTE and English is important in order to pass the exam. 

 

Once you have chosen the LOTE, that’s when you need to start looking for the right material and resources to get familiar with the NAATI CCL exam. There is countless material for the exam available on the internet, but if you go about do everything you find, chances are you will get overwhelmed. Instead choose one platform where you are able to get practise questions and mock tests. 

 

We offer tons of free material to students for NAATI CCL. We have practise questions in 7 different languages on our NAATI Ninja App, which makes it easier for any student who wants to revise for the exam. 

 

To help you out right from the planning stage, we also provide a detailed and in-depth NAATI CCL coaching course in 7 languages. People find it easier to get coaching as it makes the process easier and you can ensure getting a good grade in the first attempt. Check out our NAATI CCL course here (link to https://oneaustraliagroup.com/naati-course-fees/)

 

  • Scheduling  

Remember to make a schedule for yourself when you start to study for the test. Create it in a way to make sure you are including every part of the test, and give yourself enough time to practise each and every thing. A time-table is essential to study in a systematic manner so you are aware of everything you have already studied and the points that you still need to put more focus on. This is the easiest way to keep a track of your learnings.  

 

Self-practice – Techniques & Strategies: 

  • Vocabulary: Vocabulary plays a crucial role in the NAATI CCL exam as there are two languages that the student has to be accurate in. It’s a good idea to practise common conversational words in English as well as your LOTE. In the weeks prior to your exam, remember to create a list of words that you can keep updating every day. Even if you learn just 5 works daily, it can add a lot of value to your vocabulary. NAATI CCL has specific topics that the dialogues are based on, which include, but are not limited to Business, Consumer Affairs, Employment, Health, Immigration/Settlement, Legal, Community, Education, Financial, Housing, Insurance, Social Services. Your work bank should include common words in all of these topics so you can be more confident about your knowledge when giving the actual test.

 

  • Speak out loud: The key to practising on your own is to speak. Speaking out loud will giving you more confidence in your speech, ability to utter words coherently, your vocabulary and your speed of answering. All of these factors are very important in the NAATI CCL, as all of your responses will be recorded. Ask a friend or a family member to read the dialogues, and interpret those as precisely as you would during the test. 

 

  • Active listening: It is a good idea to start practise active listening, which means you are not just hearing the dialogue, but rather understanding and comprehending it to the best of your ability. Your main goal is to interpret what is being said, and to do that accurately, you must understand the context and background of the conversation as well. Look at it from a personal perspective and imagine yourself in the conversation, that way when you interpret the dialogue, you can do so with the exact meaning in on language as the other. In NAATI CCL especially, active listening is essential to avoid negative marking, as addition or omission of any word can lead to that. 

 

  • Radio & Television: Using objects from your daily life can help you study for your exam as well. We listen to a lot of ordinary conversations and audio in our life, so why not make that a part of your lesson plan too? What we hear from the television, radio, movies and TV shows are easily available to everyone and can be used as study material for interpretation. Students can be driving, eating or doing household work while simultaneously interpreting what they hear. This can especially help you gain more confidence in the language that you are weaker in. Record dialogues in your weaker language and start practising line by line. 

 

  • Note Taking: In the NAATI CCL, the recordings can be quite long, so it is not possible to remember each dialogue accurately when it contains 4-5 sentences each. This makes the skill of note taking to become a key step in providing your answers. There are many techniques when it comes to note making, a few being keyword writing, using shortcuts and mnemonics. The test has common phrases that have repeated in previous tests, identify these phrases and find a way to remember them in an easier way. Abbreviate certain phrases, and learn to listen in a way that you can quickly identify keywords to note down.  

 

  • Avoid pauses: Speaking uninterruptedly is paramount in getting good results in NAATI CCL. Taking a long time to translate, or having too many gaps in between your words is frowned upon when it comes to the scoring. This often happens because you cannot find the exact word in the language you are translating the recording into. This tendency to get stuck on a word is natural, but you should make sure to not be stuck for too long. It will disrupt your natural flow of sentence and take up time. 

 

Follow the steps mentioned above, you can be confident to get a good score on your NAATI CCL test. Good Luck with your exam! 

If you would like professional coaching for your tests, One Australia offers the best coaching services in Australia for NAATI CCL, IELTS and PTE. Our tutors have helped more than 20,000 students get the scores they desired, and continue to do so every day. Not only are they completely competent in what they teach, they are passionate about providing all the support that our client’s need. 

 

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