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OET opens first test venue in Vietnam

New venue also opens in Cairo, Egypt.

OET, the English language test for healthcare professionals, has opened its first test venue in Vietnam, bringing the number of venues at which the test is available to 145. The new test venue is in Hue in Central Vietnam and will be managed by English Unlimited Centre (EUC).

OET (the Occupational English Test) is an Australian-developed English language test that assesses the language proficiency of healthcare professionals. The test was developed almost 30 years ago and provides assessment of all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – through test material designed to reflect real healthcare scenarios.

EUC Chairman Ngo Van Bong said:

“Vietnam is integrating into the world in every area and especially medicine, with one of the government’s major concerns being to enhance quality of life for Vietnamese people. Doctors and medical students expect to have opportunities to work in international hospitals and EUC wishes to boost these opportunities by offering a quality professional exam.”

“As a recognised qualification, OET plays a key role in opening the doors to global integration for Vietnamese medical professionals. We are therefore honoured to be the very first OET test venue in Vietnam.”

OET CEO Sujata Stead said Jordan was a growing market for OET and she was happy to welcome EUC to the OET family. “Over the past six months we have witnessed an increase of more than 60% in interest in OET from Vietnam so it was imperative that we make the test available there. We look forward to helping Vietnamese healthcare professionals commence an international healthcare career.”

In other news, OET has opened its third venue in Egypt, which will be managed by IEC-AASTMT-SMART VILLAGE. The new Cairo venue will be open for test bookings from the 11 January 2020 test.

International Examination Center (IEC) Manager Passant Ahmed Ibrahim said: “We choose to offer OET for healthcare professionals to help them prove they have the right level of English for work or study, while also learning the kind of language they will need every day at work”.

OET CEO Sujata Stead said she was happy to be opening a second test venue in Cairo, where demand over the past months had been very strong. “I have every confidence that our candidates will have a good test day experience at IEC-AAST-Smart Village,” she added.

Download Vietnam media release
Download Egypt media release