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IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, the world’s proven English language test. IELTS is one of the pioneers of four skills English language testing for over 25 years ago, and continues to set the standard for English language testing today. IELTS is accepted as evidence of English language proficiency by over 10,000 organisations worldwide. Last year, more than 2.9 million tests were taken globally. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as a language of communication. It uses a nine-band scale to clearly identify levels of proficiency, from non-user (band score 1) through to expert (band score 9).
The IELTS approach is recognized as being fair to all test takers, whatever their nationality, cultural background, gender or special needs. Test takers can feel confident that the IELTS test: provides a valid and accurate assessment of the four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking, assesses language skills, not specialist knowledge; the topics covered are general enough for all test takers will be able to answer questions on them, focused on assessing practical communication ability, serves both academic and non-academic purposes through a choice of two versions, features a one-on-one, face-to-face speaking component, recognises all standard varieties of native-speaker English, including North American and British, ensures test questions are extensively trialed with people from different cultures to confirm they are appropriate and fair.
The IELTS test is subject to the highest quality controls, security procedures and integrity management practices. These include: stringent procedures for checking and verifying test taker identity, unique test versions - test takers will never sit the same test twice, double marking, printing Test Report Forms on security-enhanced paper, an online Results Verification Service
The IELTS test is developed to provide a fair, accurate and reliable assessment of English language proficiency IELTS has rigorous test design, development and validation processes. These processes ensure that every version of the test is of a comparable level of difficulty, and that every test around the world provides valid and consistent results. Test writers from different English-speaking countries develop IELTS content so it reflects real-life situations around the world and is unbiased and fair to all test takers, whatever their background. Stages of test developmentTwo Versions
IELTS is available in two versions: Academic – for people applying for higher education or professional registration, and General Training for those migrating to Australia, Canada, and the UK, or applying for secondary education, training programmes and work experience in an English – speaking environmentAvailability
IELTS is Available at more than 1,200 locations worldwide, including more than 93 locations in India and Amal Jyothi Engineering College Kanjirappally, Kerala, India, is one among them and there are 48 test dates a year.IELTS on Paper or Computer Paper based IELTS
This test requires test takers to sit at a desk with the question papers and answer sheets for the reading, listening and writing tests in an official IELTS test centre. Test takers will write their answers in either pen or HB pencils. The speaking test is carried out face-to-face with a trained IELTS Examiner.Computer delivered IELTS
This test requires test takers to sit the Reading, Listening and Writing Tests in front of a computer with the questions presented on the screen in an official IELTS Test Centre. The Test Takers then submit their answers through the use of a keyboard and a mouse. The speaking test is not on computer and is carried out face-to-face with a trained IELTS Examiner.Test Format
There are two types of the IELTS test: IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. Listening and speaking are the same for both tests but the subject matter for reading and writing components differs depending on which test you take. The listening, Reading and Writing components of all IELTS tests are completed on the same day with no breaks between them. The speaking component, however, can be completed up to a week before or after the other tests. Your test centre will advise the same. The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes.IELTS Score
IELTS results are reported on a 9 band score. 9 indicates an expert user and 7 a good user. A score is given for each test component – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. These individual scores are then averaged and rounded to produce an overall band score.IELTS Result’s Validity Period
While it is up to each organization to set a validity period that works for their purposes, the IELTS Partners recommend a 2 year validity period for IELTS test results based upon the well documented phenomenon of second language loss or ‘attrition’.Partners of IELTS
The partners of IELTS are British Council UK and IDP Australia.Amal Jyothi Stepwey IELTS Academy
The vision of Amal Jyothi always aims at rendering a quality service for its service users and this has motivated her to provide a unique model of IELTS training for professionals of different discipline. To accomplish this vision, Amal Jyothi has joined hands with Stepwey Academy for International Languages, an academy that has proved its efficiency and excellence in the field of IELTS and other foreign languages training and Amal Jyothi Stepwey IELTS Academy became a reality on 10 December 2018.IELTS Test Centre
Amal Jyothi Engineering College is designated as a registered IELTS test Centre by the British Council. Candidates can register with British Council for IELTS Test and can write exam here in Amal Jyothi. The students who study anywhere can register to write examination here. All students who have trained here and wrote exam here could get the required score. Students are also allowed to write exam anywhere even if they are trained here. The candidates of Amal Jyothi Stepwey IELTS Academy get exciting band scores and it is only the result of the quality training that is provided here.
- Key features of Amal Jyothi Stepwey IELTS Academy
- Specialist trainers for all modules
- Mock test on every Friday
- Regular, crash, Saturday, and evening Batches
- Special English Grammar package for IELTS
- Individual attention for all students
- Special batch for weaker students
- Special Batch for Nurses
- New batch starts on every Monday
- Write exam in the training centre
- Hostel facility available
AMAL JYOTHI STEPWEY OET ACADEMY
OET is the English language test designed for the health care professionals. To study or work in health care sector in the UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Ukraine, Namibia, Dubai or Singapore OET suits you well.Healthcare professions
OET has been developed specifically for 12 healthcare professions: Dentistry, Dietetics, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Radiography, Speech Pathology and Veterinary Science. Find out how the Occupational English Test is based on typical workplace scenarios in your profession.Test dates and Locations
OET is available at more than 145 venues in 44 countries. Note: Although there are test dates every month, registration is only open for the next three test dates at a time. Ensure you choose the correct date when you book.
Your answer booklets for Listening Part A and for Reading Part A are marked by trained OET Assessors. These answer booklets are assigned to OET Assessors at random to avoid any conflict of interest. Your answer booklets for Reading and Listening Parts B and C are computer scanned and automatically scored.
Listening and Reading Assessors use a detailed marking guide which sets out which answers receive marks and how the marks are counted. Assessors use this guide to decide for each question whether you have provided enough correct information to be given the mark or marks available. Assessors are monitored for accuracy and consistency, and your Part A answers are marked by at least two different assessors.Writing and Speaking
Your performances on the Writing and speaking sub-tests are each rated by at least two trained Assessors. Audio files and scripts are assigned to Assessors at random to avoid any conflict of interest. Your test-day Interlocutor is not involved in the assessment process.
Writing and Speaking Assessors are monitored for accuracy and consistency, and the scores they award are adjusted to take into account any leniency or severity. If two Assessors award different scores to your performance, your script and/or audio file will be referred to at least one other senior Assessor not previously involved in your assessment.
For the Writing sub-test, each Assessor scores your performance according to six criteria: Purpose, Content, Conciseness & Clarity, Genre & Style, Organisation & Layout, and Language. The six criteria are assessed on a scale from 0 to 6 and are equally weighted. A score of 350 (previously grade B) for Writing requires a high level of performance on all six criteria.
For the Speaking sub-test, each Assessor scores your performance according to nine criteria. The four linguistically-oriented criteria are Intelligibility, Fluency, Appropriateness of Language, and Resources of Grammar and Expression. They are assessed on a scale from 0 to 6. Clinical communication criteria include Indicators of Relationship Building, Indicators of Understanding & Incorporating the Patient’s Perspective, Indicators of Providing Structure, Indicators for Information Gathering and Indicators for Information Giving. They are assessed on a scale from 0 to 3. A high level of performance on all nine criteria is required in order to achieve a score of 350 (previously grade B) on the speaking test.The Listening Sub Test
The Listening sub-test consists of three parts, and a total of 42 question items. The topics are of generic healthcare interest and accessible to candidates across all professions. The total length of the Listening audio is about 40 minutes, including recorded speech and pauses to allow you time to write your answers. You will hear each recording once and are expected to write your answers while listening.The Listening sub-test structure Part A – consultation extracts (about 5 minutes each)
Part A assesses your ability to identify specific information during a consultation. You will listen to two recorded health professional-patient consultations and you will complete the health professional’s notes using the information you hear. Note: the health professionals may be any one of the 12 professions who can take OET.Part B – short workplace extracts (about 1 minute each)
Part B assesses your ability to identify the detail, gist, opinion or purpose of short extracts from the healthcare workplace. You will listen to six recorded extracts (e.g. team briefings, handovers, or health professional-patient dialogues) and you will answer one multiple-choice question for each extract.Part C – presentation extracts (about 5 minutes each)
Part C assesses your ability to follow a recorded presentation or interview on a range of accessible healthcare topics. You will listen to two different extracts and you will answer six multiple-choice questions for each extract.Assessment
The Listening sub-test is designed to assess a range of listening skills, such as identifying specific information, detail, gist, opinion or the speaker’s purpose. These skills are assessed through note-completion tasks and multiple-choice questions.
Assessors who mark the Listening sub-test are qualified and highly trained. Candidate responses are assessed against an established marking guide. During the marking session, problematic or unforeseen answers are referred to a sub-group of senior assessors for guidance and all papers are double-marked to ensure fairness and consistency.Reading Sub Test
The Reading sub-test consists of three parts and a total of 42 question items. All three parts take a total of 60 minutes to complete. The topics are of generic healthcare interest and are therefore accessible to candidates across all professions.Structure Part A – expeditious reading task (15 minutes)
Part A assesses your ability to locate specific information from four short texts in a quick and efficient manner. The four short texts relate to a single healthcare topic, and you must answer 20 questions in the allocated time period. The 20 questions consist of matching, sentence completion and short answer questions.Part B and Part C – careful reading tasks (45 minutes)
Part B assesses your ability to identify the detail, gist or main point of six short texts sourced from the healthcare workplace (100-150 words each). The texts might consist of extracts from policy documents, hospital guidelines, manuals or internal communications, such as emails or memos. For each text, there is one three-option multiple-choice question.
Part C assesses your ability to identify detailed meaning and opinion in two texts on topics of interest to healthcare professionals (800 words each). For each text, you must answer eight four-option multiple choice questions.Assessment
Reading Part A (the expeditious reading task) tests your ability to skim and scan quickly across different texts on a given topic in order to locate specific information. For that purpose, Part A is strictly timed and you must complete all 20 question items within the allocated 15 minutes. To complete the task successfully, you will also need to understand the conventions of different medical text types and understand the presentation of numerical and textual information.
Reading Part B tests your ability to understand the detail, gist or main point of complex texts commonly found in the healthcare workplace. To complete the task successfully, you will need to identify specific ideas at sentence level.
Reading Part C tests your ability to understand the explicit or implied meaning as well as the attitude or opinion presented in a longer text. To complete the task successfully, you will need to identify the relationship between ideas at sentence and paragraph level. Part C also tests your ability to accurately understand lexical references and complex phrases within the text.
Assessors who mark the Reading sub-test are qualified and highly trained. Candidate responses are assessed against an established marking guide. During the marking session, problematic or unforeseen answers are referred to a sub-group of senior assessors for guidance.Writing Sub-Test
The Writing sub-test takes 45 minutes and is profession-specific. There is one task set for each profession based on a typical workplace situation and the demands of the profession – a nurse does the task for nursing, a dentist does the task for dentistry, and so on.Assessment
Your performance on the Writing sub-test is marked independently by a minimum of two trained Assessors. Neither Assessor knows what scores the other has given you, or what scores you have achieved in any of the other sub-tests.
Your performance is scored against six criteria and receives a band score for each criterion:
- Purpose (Whether the purpose of the letter is immediately apparent to the reader and sufficiently expanded in the course of the letter)
- Content (Whether all the necessary information is included and accurate for the reader)
- Conciseness & Clarity (Whether unnecessary information is omitted so that the letter is an effective summary for the reader)
- Genre & Style (Whether the register, tone and use of abbreviations are appropriate for the reader)
- Organisation & Layout (Whether the letter is organised and well laid out for the reader)
- Language (Whether the accuracy of the grammar, vocabulary, spelling and punctuation communicates the necessary information to the reader)
The Speaking sub-test is delivered individually and takes around 20 minutes. This part of OET uses materials specifically designed for your profession. In each role-play, you take your professional role (for example, as a nurse or as a pharmacist) while the interlocutor plays a patient, a client, or a patient’s relative or carer. For veterinary science, the interlocutor is the owner or carer of the animal.Structure
In each Speaking test, your identity and profession are checked by the interlocutor and there is a short warm-up conversation about your professional background. Then the role-plays are introduced one by one and you have three minutes to prepare for each. The role-plays take about five minutes each.Role-plays
You receive information for each role-play on a card that you keep while you do the role-play. The card explains the situation and what you are required to do. You may write notes on the card if you want. If you have any questions about the content of the role-play or how a role-play works, you can ask them during the preparation time.
The role-plays are based on typical workplace situations and reflect the demands made on a health professional in those situations. The interlocutor follows a script so that the Speaking test structure is similar for each candidate. The interlocutor also has detailed information to use in each role-play. Different role-plays are used for different candidates at the same test administration.Assessment
The whole Speaking sub-test is recorded and it is this audio recording that is assessed.
- The Speaking sub-test is marked independently by a minimum of two trained OET Assessors.
- Neither Assessor knows what scores the other has given you, or what scores you have achieved on any of the other sub-tests.
- Your test day interlocutor plays no role in the assessment of your performance.
- OET Assessors’ judgements are targeted and specific, not a general evaluation of candidates’ ability in spoken English.
- OET Assessors are trained to focus on how a candidate responds to the particular task on the day. They apply specific assessment criteria that reflect the demands of communication in the health professional workplace. Remember that OET is a test of English-language skills, not a test of professional knowledge
Candidates who are familiar with the assessment criteria and pay attention to the details of the specific role-play task have a better chance of demonstrating their ability in the key areas. Candidates who use memorised material or merely rely on techniques that worked in other circumstances tend not to perform to their full potential in the test.
Your performance on each of the two Speaking role-plays is scored against nine criteria and receives a band score for each criterion. The nine criteria are seperated into two different segments: Linguistic and Clinical Communicative.Linguistic Criteria:
- Intelligibility: The impact of your pronunciation, intonation and accent on how clearly your listener can hear and understand what you’re saying
- Fluency: The impact of the speed and smoothness of your speech on your listener’s understanding
- Appropriateness of Language: The impact of your language, tone and professionalism on your listener’s understanding and comfort
- Resources of Grammar and Expression: The impact of your level of grammatical accuracy and vocabulary choices on your listener’s understanding.
- Relationship-building: The impact of your choice of opening to the conversation and demonstration of empathy and respect on your listener’s comfort
- Understanding and incorporating: The impact of how fully you involve the patient in the conversation on your listener’s understanding and comfort
- Providing structure: The impact of how you organise the information you provide and introduce new topics for discussion on your listener’s understanding
- Information-gathering: The impact of the type of questions you ask and how you listen to the responses on your listener’s understanding
- Information-giving: The impact of how you provide information and check this information is being understood on your listener’s comfort and understanding
- Hundreds of revised and updated practice test materials
- Highly Experienced and skilled trainers
- Individual attention for all modules
- Functional grammar focus
- Weekly mock tests
- Regular class Mon to Fri 10.00 to 16.00
- Hostel facility for both boys and girls
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