What is NAATI CCL Test?
NAATI stands for National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters, and CCL stands for Community Credentialed Language. NAATI CCL is basically an interpreting test where you interpret a conversation between two people from English-LOTE (Language Other Than English) and vice-versa.
Upon passing the CCL exam successful candidates can apply to get 5 bonus points towards their permanent residency. Earlier the NAATI test was not much popular; however, with recent spike in the invitation points for permanent residency, it has become almost as popular as PTE (Pearson Test of English)
Do I need to be on my TR to book the CCL test?
Unlike PYP (Professional Year Program) course, applicants do not need to be on TR to book the NAATI CCL test dates. Similar to PTE-A, it can be booked online at any time. Due to online testing, you can take the test from Nepal too. Because of the increasing number of NAATI CCL applicants in states such as Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, exam dates may not be readily available; therefore, we suggest applying for the exam as soon as possible.
How do I book the CCL exam?
Exam date can be easily booked from home by visiting NAATI’s official website. Submit your passport sized photograph and a scanned copy of appropriate ID, such as passport. Once you submit the form you’ll have to select a payment method while filling out the application form. After the payment is processed, NAATI will assess your application. You will find information regarding NAATI CCL test fees ($800) while filling up the form.
Once the test is booked, you’ll receive an email with attendance ID followed by a second email with Microsoft Teams link to join the online CCL test.
Is it difficult to pass the test?
Not at all. NAATI CCL is nothing but a language interpretation test which involves the languages that we’ve been using all our lives. Having said that, you do need advice and feedback from a teacher, since there isn’t much information available on the internet. Some students even fail the test becuase they underestimate it.
You need few things to prepare and pass the CCL exam.
- Vocabulary list
- Dialogues based on different topics
- Exam tips
- Scored mock tests
NAATI CCL Test Dates 2020
All tests till December 2020 will conducted online. Here are some of the date/s available for Nepali language as of today (25/10/2020). Please check NAATI’s website for the latest update.
Do I really need to attend a class for NAATI CCL preparation?
Well, the answer actually depends on you. But from my experience of taking a 9-5:30 class twich a week for 3 months, I have to say that it is not mandatory. You’ll not learn something completely new in the class except some vocabulary which we know already but don’t use it that often and hence find it difficult to memorise. The whole class duration consists of learning vocabulary which you know already, so it might easily get boring.
Once you have the right practice material, then you can actually study at home as well. In the time that it takes you to go to a class, you can actually learn more and be able to cover more topics at home if you enroll in one of our self-study kits or online class.
Choose one of our courses nd start studying at home today! You can even opt in for a scored mock test which will help you build up your confidence and give you a glimpse of how much marks you might get in the actual exam.
How To Practise At Home?
You need to
- Practise dialogues from various topics such as health, immigration, community, legal, financial, and others.
- Learn the basic vocabulary in both languages English-Nepali under the above mentioned topics.
- Develop a habit of using Nepali language in everyday topics and while talking to friends as well.
- Do some scored mock tests to identify your strengths and weaknesses.