Occupational English Test - Press Release


April 2017

Occupational English Test (OET) opens a new test venue in Manchester with Manchester Academy of English, part of Experience English (in partnership with British Study Centres).

OET, the English language test for healthcare professionals, will be available at a new venue from June 2017. The new Manchester test venue will be managed by Nadia Falou.

OET (Occupational English Test) is an English language test which assesses language communication skills of healthcare professionals. It provides assessment of all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – through test material designed to reflect real healthcare scenarios.

Karen Page, Head of School, says: “We are committed to providing services and offerings that meet the needs of the communities in Manchester. By offering OET at Manchester Academy of English, we are enabling health care professionals to demonstrate their English language proficiency for professional registration and employment purposes”.

“OET, which is owned by Cambridge English Language Assessment and the Box Hill Institute, has a unique and proven 30 year pedigree in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. The decision to offer the test was an easy one to make,” she concludes.

OET CEO, Sujata Stead, said the new venue will make a huge contribution to the healthcare sector.

“I’m sure OET candidates will have an excellent experience with Manchester Academy of English. We commend them for their passion for meeting the needs of the community through empowering healthcare professionals to have the level of English communication skills required for safe and effective care”.

About OET

OET is an international English language test that assesses the language communication skills of healthcare professionals who seek to register and practise in an English-speaking environment.

OET results are accepted by most health regulatory boards and councils in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore as proof of English language proficiency. It is also recognised by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection and Immigration New Zealand for all visa categories where an English test may be required.

Available in over 70 venues in 35 countries, OET is owned by Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment, a venture between Cambridge English and Box Hill Institute, Australia. For more information visit http://www.occupationalenglishtest.org

About Experience English (part of British Study Centres)

Experience English is a collection of four high-quality and long-standing English language schools located in great cities across the UK: Manchester, London, York and Edinburgh. In 2016 we became part of British Study Centres, creating the largest group of premium language schools for adults and young learners in the UK.

About Manchester Academy of English

Manchester Academy of English is the longest-standing English language school located in the heart of Manchester. Established in 1991, we offer high quality English language courses to young learners and adults, and are accredited by British Council, EAQUALS and ISI.

We are a Cambridge English Exam Centre, rated as fully-compliant, and Cambridge English Teacher Training Centre, renowned as a centre of excellence in teacher training (awarded the Best CELTA Training Centre in the UK by Cambridge English Language Assessment in 2013).

For further information contact us.

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