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OET opens new test venue in Sri Lanka

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OET, the English language test for healthcare professionals, is pleased to announce the opening of its first Test Venue in Sri Lanka at the Australian College of Business and Technology (ACBT).

OET testing will commence at the Australian College of Business and Technology, Colombo in November 2016.

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ACBT Manager – English Department, Dr Thilini Abeypala said: “We are privileged to become the first test venue for OET in Sri Lanka. With years of service excellence, integrity and quality assurance in international exams, we are looking forward to assisting healthcare professionals by administering OET at ACBT.” Read More

OET opens new test venue in Canberra

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OET, the English language test for healthcare professionals, is pleased to announce the opening of a new test venue in Canberra.

OET testing will commence at University College Canberra (UCC) in November 2016.

UCC Director and Principal, Jo Asquith, believes that the OET will be a welcome addition to the UC College Test Centre. “Our test centre offers an experienced and quality service to candidates. Having OET on UC campus will not only benefit students in the Health Faculty, such as Nursing, Physiotherapy, or Pharmacy, but also those working in health care roles in the wider Canberra community.” Read More

New test venue in Auckland (New Zealand)

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OET candidates will be able to sit at an additional venue in Auckland, New Zealand from October 2016.  The venue address is: Massey University, Building 94, Gate 5, Oaklands road, Albany, Auckland 632, NZ

Andrea Flavel, Director of Professional and Continuing Education, Massey University, said, “We are committed to providing services and offerings that meet the needs of the communities on the North Shore and wider Auckland area. By offering the Occupational English Test at Massey University we are enabling health care professionals to demonstrate their English language proficiency for professional registration and employment purposes”.

Find out where and when OET is available through test dates and venues.

New OET test venue in Hong Kong

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KowloonStationOET, the English language test for healthcare professionals, is pleased to announce that Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) will be delivering the Occupational English Test from September 2016.

The venue is located in Kowloon and they administer a range of international and professional examinations. The team at HKEAA is well trained, experienced and committed to conducting high-quality assessments, and providing related services.
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New OET research makes recommendations for the future

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Authenticity is the key theme of a series of research papers on OET recently published by renowned language test researcher, Catherine Elder and her research collaborators.

Authenticity in language testing is concerned with how closely a language test is linked to the setting where the skills will be used. A total of eight research papers have been published as part of a special issue of The Journal of Language Testing covering four years of research into OET, which will be used to inform future test modernisation.

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