Occupational English Test (OET)
OET looks at your English language skill in the internal healthcare industry. Here four things will be tested listening skills, speaking skills, reading, and writing skills. When it comes to Listening, this assesses your listening skills for instance how you consult you patients and lectures. Reading skills, it assesses how you understand texts in healthcare-related subjects, and if you’re given any file/text you can read it. Writing tests how fast you can write and when written others can understand what you’re trying to convey. Speaking, this is to test if you can communicate properly with your patient or anyone you’re talking with, generally, you’re out in situation where you’re role-playing as though you are in your healthcare department consulting a patient.
OET Training has been developed specifically for the following healthcare professions:
The objectives of the course
This section has two parts. In Part A, the aspirant must listen to a conversation between a patient and a professional and take notes on that interaction. In Part B, you will hear a lecture from one person. Then, you will be requested to answer the questions in the form of multiple choices about what you have heard.
This section is also of 2 parts. Part A is of 15 minutes duration and needs the aspirant to see 3 or 4 passages. Then, the aspirant will be given a paragraph summarizing the text with words removed. Again, you must use your skill to fill these blanks. Part B is of 45 minutes duration, and the aspirant will need to read passages related to common healthcare topics and answer multiple choices.
This section is necessarily an imitation of certified encounters precise to an occupation. The aspirant has 45 minutes to write professional correspondence. This can generally take the form of a letter of referral, but other jobs might contain a letter of release or expert advice.
This section is done with the support of an interviewer. The aspirant begins after being provided with a summary of their professional background before going to the role-play section. Role-play scenario intended for this section is based on standard communications that happen in a profession such as an interviewer in the field of veterinary science will be taking the position of an animal owner; the aspirant must have to display a blend of professional expertise and interpersonal skills to deal with the circumstances.