OET, the English language test for healthcare professionals, will be available for the first time to healthcare professionals in Jordan from January 2020. The new test venue in Amman will open in January 2020 and be managed by Luminus Technical University College (LTUC).
OET (the Occupational English Test) is an Australian-developed international English language test that assesses the language proficiency of healthcare professionals from 12 different professions, from nurses and doctors to pharmacists and physiotherapist. The test provides assessment of all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – through test material designed to reflect real healthcare scenarios.
Sujata Stead, CEO of Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment (the developers of OET), said: “We have been steadily expanding our footprint in the Middle East and have a total of 15 test venues in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Oman, Turkey and now Jordan. Healthcare professionals regularly tell us that they feel more confident about taking a healthcare-related test and how studying for the test helps them gain the language communication skills for success in the workplace.”
“We are planning on opening additional test venues in the region over the coming year and look forward to being able to offer OET to every healthcare professional who wishes to have the language proficiency to provide safe and effective care in an English-speaking environment,” she added.
Dr. Ayman Maqableh, LTUC’s Dean said: ”High quality English is in demand across the world, especially in the healthcare sector. OET qualification is a great way of improving your international prospects and attaining a globally recognised and healthcare-specific English language qualification We welcome OET to LTUC’s family and look forward to supporting Jordan’s many healthcare professionals in improving their employment opportunities”.