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EALTHY Webinar – Tips for Teaching OET

Specialist Language Courses

March 2022 |

We’re delighted to have offered the first in a monthly series of webinars specifically developed for English for Healthcare teachers.

This webinar focuses on OET, the Occupational English Test. OET has rapidly become the test used by healthcare regulators around the world to assess whether a healthcare professional has the right levels of English to work in English. Countries now recognising OET include the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand.

OET is designed specifically for healthcare. The Reading and Listening papers cover a wide range of academic and practical healthcare English, while the Writing and Speaking papers focus on the profession-specific language used by 12 different professions, including medicine, nursing, pharmacy and dentistry.

The number of candidates taking OET has accelerated rapidly over the last few years. As a result, many English teachers now have to learn about the test and how to best prepare candidates to achieve the grades they need.

We’re delighted to welcome Bethan Edwards, Academic Director at SLC (Specialist Language Courses), to share her experience and ideas with us. Bethan has prepared hundreds of students for OET, written OET preparation courses and trained teachers around the world on how to prepare their students for the test. SLC is an OET-accredited Premium Preparation Provider and works extensively with the UK’s National Health Service, as well as with healthcare educators, employers and individuals around the world.

This webinar focuses on the Speaking and Writing papers. It will cover a range of ways of helping students develop the skills they need to be successful in both areas. The session will have a strong practical focus, drawing on the strategies and classroom activities Bethan and her teachers have developed over the last five years she has been working on OET courses.

 

Tips for Teaching OET

Watch the Recording Here

And watch out for details of more webinars soon!