iDeaL English Language Diagnostic Tool

iDeaL: helping you develop your English language and communication skills

What is iDeaL?

iDeaL is a free online tool which you can use to find out which academic and English language and communication skills programs and services at Deakin are most relevant and appropriate to your needs. It consists of several short tasks and should take no longer than 30 minutes to complete.

Your performance in iDeaL will not exclude you from any units you are enrolled in, and will not appear on your university transcript Ė unless it is a requirement by your Faculty or your unit. If this is a requirement you will be informed when you enrol.

Note: if you are a commencing undergraduate student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you will be required to complete iDeaL as part of a unit, MCA 010

Who is iDeaL for?

All new students, including students entering at postgraduate level, are required to complete iDeaL in their first week of study, regardless of their language background, school results or entry qualifications.

Next steps:

1. Complete iDeaL

You will be required to enter your Deakin username and password and then asked to complete a series of short tasks. You will be given instructions and examples in each step along the way.

When you login to iDeaL you MUST NOT STOP until have completed all tasks and you SUBMIT the reading task. Stopping or exiting at any point once you have logged into iDeaL will invalidate, with an error, your result and you will be required to redo iDeaL from the start.
If there is a technical error while you are logged onto iDeal you will receive an email informing you to contact the iDeal administrator to reset your account.

2. Check your Deakin e-mail account

On completion, iDeaL will send an email to your university account with information on your performance and on how to access the academic and English language and communication skills programs and services most relevant and appropriate to your needs.

3. Develop your academic and English language and communication skills!

Be sure to follow up on the advice given to you in the iDeaL email as soon as possible. Remember, most of the programs and services at Deakin can be accessed at any time, so donít worry if it takes you a few weeks to settle in.

More information

Check the iDeaL frequently asked questions to see if the information you want is there, or email your query to the iDeaL support team.


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