Cambridge Assessment English introduces OET (Occupational English Test) for the first time in Jordan at Luminus Technical University College
- Due to the popular demand, OET (Occupational English Test) will be available for the first time to healthcare professionals in Jordan
23rd January, 2020- Amman, Jordan: Cambridge Assessment English, a part of University of Cambridge will be introducing OET, the English language test for medical professionals from January 2020 in Amman at Luminus Technical University College.
The test is used by students so that they can pursue their dream of an international career in healthcare. Since 2013, OET has been owned by Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment, a venture between Cambridge Assessment English and Box Hill Institute.
OET is an Australian-developed English language test that assesses the language proficiency of healthcare professionals from 12 different professions, from nurses and doctors to pharmacists and physiotherapists. It provides assessment of all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – through test materials designed to reflect real healthcare scenarios.
This test is taken by professionals who want to work or study in the healthcare sector around the world. The Jordan venue will deliver at least 20 test sittings over the coming year.
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”.
OET helps people to achieve the right level of English and reflects at the workplace tasks for 12 healthcare professions: Dentistry, Dietetics, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Radiography, Speech Pathology and Veterinary Science. The test can be used as proof of English language ability for people who want to work and study around the world including the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Ukraine, Dubai, Singapore or Namibia.
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, Malta, 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, while doctors and nurses in the UK are no longer required to take a separate English language test when applying for a Tier 2 (General) visa.
Available at more than 140 venues in 44 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.
About Cambridge Assessment English
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