The Michigan English Language Arts Battery (MELAB) Exam Test preparation

About the Test

The Michigan English Language Arts Battery is an advanced test of English, similar to other ESL Exams which are required for entrance to many US Universities and Colleges.
The exam lasts for about 3 1/2 hours.

Scheduling & Rescheduling your test

• Your application for the MELAB test is valid for 6 months from the time you apply.
• You do not have to pay any extra fees if you want to postpone your exams if you contact the center in writing. You cannot reschedule a missed exam.

Exam Structure

• Part 1:  Written composition/essay (30 minutes)
• Part 2: Listening comprehension test ( 35 minutes)
• Part 3:  Multiple choice questions on prose,

Exam Score

A Score report is sent 3-5 weeks after the exam.

Exam Details

• Candidates are eligible to take the MELAB test six times in any consecutive twelve-month period. You will need to wait for one month between two test attempts.
• Candidates can also take an optional speaking test by separate arrangement. The speaking test lasts for approximately 15 minutes.
• Candidates can take the written tests and not the speaking test, however the speaking test cannot be taken without the written tests.
• Candidates must take the oral exam if applying for graduate school in Canada or the US

Exam Components

•  Essay Writing (30 minutes, choice of 2 topics for essay)
• Listening Comprehension (40 minutes, 50 multiple choice questions)
• Grammar
•  Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary (75 minutes, 120 multiple choice questions)
•  10 – 15 minute interview.

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Date Published: 2016-10-24
Date Modified: 2024-04-15