OET – Occupational English Test
For healthcare professionals such as doctors and nurses, passing the OET exam with a grade B or higher certifies full proficiency in English and opens the door to working abroad in English-speaking countries such Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada and the UK.
Even for healthcare professionals who do not wish to work abroad, preparing for the OET offers many advantages. As the exam is highly practical, you will have the opportunity to practise English in a relevant context and feel confident dealing with English speaking patients and their families.
Passing the OET with a grade B requires a general English level of C1 (advanced). If you are interested in preparing for the test, contact me for a free level assessment. Depending on your current level, I can recommend courses of varying length so that you can pass the exam at the first attempt.
IELTS – International English Language Testing System
The IELTS exam is recognised all over the world as proof of English language proficiency.
This test evaluates your level of English on a scale from 1 to 9. A mark of 7 corresponds to a level of C1 and is the most common requirement for being admitted to a university course in an English speaking country.
The IELTS exam is also recognised by Australia for purposes of immigration (7 or higher) and the acquisition of work visas (4.5).
If you are interested in taking the IELTS please contact me for more detailed information and a free level assessment.
Cambridge English Exam
Unlike the IELTS which is a test covering all levels, the Cambridge English exams target a particular level and are divided into 5 separate tests
A2 – KET. (Key English Test) Elementary
B1 – PET. (Preliminary English Test) Intermediate
B2 – FCE (First Certificate) – Upper intermediate
C1 – CAE (Advanced Certificate) – Advanced
C2 – CPE (Proficiency) – Proficiency
These are pass/fail exams and consist of 4 papers each:
- Reading and Use of English
By passing the CAE (C1), you demonstrate that you are able to communicate in English in a very effective manner on a professional level and that you possess the linguistic competence to participate in international meetings or undertake academic studies at universities in English-speaking countries.
If you are interested in preparing for one of these exams, please contact me for a free consultation and assessment.