EXAM PREPARATION at SYDNEY ENGLISH TEACHER
Sydney English Teacher offers various exam preparation lessons for individual students and small groups. Examples of examinations which Nicole has successfully helped her students achieve high results in are the General and Academic IELTS exams, the Cambridge PET/FCE/CAE/CPE/BEC exams, TOEFL, TOEIC, OET, PEAT, NAATI, GAMSAT, GMAT and various university exams, high school exams and exams for specialist colleges.
Exam preparation and support can be given in any English language exam you are taking - Nicole will write an individual course especially for you to help you achieve your required score and make the learning experience not only productive, but also enjoyable.
Please find below more detailed information about some of the English language exams which Sydney English Teacher can help you prepare for.
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
The TOEFL examination is often an entry requirment for non-native English speakers hoping to attend particular colleges or universities around the world where instruction is in the English language. Sometimes, the test is also used by government agencies, licencing bodies, businesses or scholarship programs to evaluate an individual’s ability to use and understand the English language in an academic setting. The TOEFL examination, which tests reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, is offered in both internet and paper-based format and is valid for two years.
TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication)
The TOEIC examination is based on a candidate’s overall ability to use English for business purposes. Candidates are not required to have specialised business vocabulary or knowledge, they are instead tested on practical every day work activities and on how well they can communicate in English with others in business, commerce and industry settings. The TOEIC exam can be taken for Listening and Reading or for Speaking and Writing and is valid for a period of two years. By taking this exam, candidates can be better prepared for the international workforce, and can have a more competitive edge when seeking employment or promotion.
OET (Occupational English test for Medical and Health Professionals)
The OET is especially designed to assess the English language proficiency of overseas trained health professionals wishing to work in an English speaking context. The Australian Medical Council’s Occupational English Test accurately measures an individual’s language competency in the medical context and is a requirement for achieving professional registration and approval to practice in Australia. The OET, which tests the Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing skills of candidates, can be taken by most health and medical professionals including doctors, nurses, dentists, dietitians, occupational therapists, optometrists, pharmacists, podiatrists, physiotherapists, radiographers and speech pathologiests.
PEAT (Professional English Assessment for Teachers)
The PEAT is an exam which determines the level of English of overseas trained teachers wishing to be employed by the Department of Education and Training (DET). It determines the level of English competence of qualified teachers from other countries in their process of being approved to teach in a NSW DET government school. The exam does not assess candidates on their knowledge of subject matter, it instead assesses their English language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) within an educational context. The result of this exam indicates whether an overseas trained teacher has the English ability to effectively and confidently teach and communicate within the school setting.
NAATI Exam (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Exam)
The National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters is the only agency which issues registration and accreditation for those wishing to work as a translator and/or interpreter in Australia. Depending on which exam is passed, candidates can be accredited and recognised as Advanced Translators, Professional Translators, Paraprofessional Translators, Professional Interpreters or Paraprofessional Interpreters. Translation and/or interpreting skills can be assessed either into English or from English into another language. Areas of the exam include the testing of cultural and social aspects, the ethics of the profession, dialogue interpreting and passage translation, with the aim that proficiency in both languages is tested.
GAMSAT (Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test)
The GAMSAT was developed to assist in the selection of students wishing to participate in graduate entry programs in the areas of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and optometry as well as to assess their capacity to undertake a high level intellectually demanding course. The exam evaluates the nature and extent of abilities and skills gained through prior experience and learning, including the mastery and use of concepts in basic science as well as general skills in problem solving and analysis, critical thinking, and logical and effective writing. There are three main sections of the exam: Reasoning in Humanities and Social Sciences, Written Communication, and Reasoning in Biological and Physical Sciences, all with a major focus on problem solving across a wide range of subject areas.
GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)
The GMAT is one of the selection criteria used for admission into graduate business and management programs, especially in the USA. The GMAT assists in the assessment of qualifications of applicants for advanced study in the field of business and management and is also used as a predictor of performance in an MBA or other similar graduate management programs. By measuring basic verbal, mathematical and analytical writing skills, and not testing specific knowledge of business or abilities in other specific subject areas, the test examines a candidate’s aptitude to succeed academically in graduate business studies. With a five-year validity, the GMAT has three separate parts: an analytical writing section, a quantitative skills section, and a verbal abilities section.
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If you are considering taking any English language exams in the near future and wish to achieve your best possible results, contact Nicole
for more information and to discuss your personal learning needs.