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Schools update

Updated: Feb 6, 2019


LSI Portsmouth has been approved as an Occupational English Test Centre.

The Occupational English Test (OET) opens a new test venue in the UK with LSI Portsmouth

OET, the English language test for healthcare professionals, will be available at a new venue from March. The new Portsmouth test venue will be managed by LSI Portsmouth.

OET (Occupational English Test) is an Australian-developed 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.

Lea Brophy, Principal, says: “LSI is well-established in Portsmouth and the UK as a high quality training and test centre. We are proud to offer courses and tests that enable learners to achieve their personal and professional goals; by offering OET at LSI Portsmouth, we are enabling health care professionals to demonstrate their English language proficiency for professional registration and employment purposes”. “OET, which is owned by Cambridge Assessment English and Box Hill Institute, has a unique and proven 30-year pedigree and the test is recognised by healthcare regulators world-wide. The decision to offer the test was an easy one to make,” he concluded.

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 LSI Portsmouth. 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 healthcare regulators in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, Namibia, Singapore and Ukraine as proof of English language proficiency. The test is also recognised in Australia and New Zealand for visa and immigration purposes.

Available at more than 110 venues in 40 countries, OET is owned by Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment, a venture between Cambridge Assessment English and Box Hill Institute, Australia. For more information visit http://www.occupationalenglishtest.org.

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