Continuous research ensures test content and structure reflects current healthcare workplace scenarios and the changing needs of the sector.
OET is a well-respected international English language test for the healthcare sector. Established in the late 1980s under contract to the Australian Federal Government, OET continues to remain relevant through continuous research and validation.
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.
Designed for Healthcare Professionals
OET has been developed specifically for 12 healthcare professions.Tests reflect real workplace tasks and relevant language skills.
OET covers all four language skills with an emphasis on communication in a healthcare environment.
The Listening sub-test consists of two parts, with approximately 20-28 question items. The topics are of generic healthcare interest, accessible to candidates across all professions. Each part consists of about 15 minutes of recorded speech, containing pauses to allow you time to write your answers. You will hear each recording once and are expected to write your answers while listening.
approx. 50 minutes
Part A: recorded, simulated professional/patient consultation with note-taking questions.
Part B: recorded talk or lecture on health-related topic, with range of short and multiple choice answers.
The Reading sub-test consists of two parts and takes 60 minutes to complete. The topics are of generic healthcare interest and are therefore accessible to candidates across all professions.
Part A: skim and scan short health-related texts and complete a summary paragraph by filling in missing words.
Part B: read longer health-related texts and answer multiple-choice questions.
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.
The task is to write a letter, usually a referral letter. Sometimes, especially for some professions, a different type of letter is required: e.g. a letter of transfer or discharge, or a letter to advise or inform a patient, carer, or group.
The Speaking sub-test is delivered individually and takes around 20 minutes. You take this part of OET using materials specifically for your profession. In each role-play, you take your professional role (e.g. as a nurse) while the interlocutor plays a patient/client or sometimes a patient’s relative or carer. For veterinary science the interlocutor is the owner or carer for the animal.
approx. 20 minutes
In a private room you will take part in two role-plays. You take your professional role (as a healthcare professional) while the interlocutor plays a patient or client, or sometimes a relative or carer.
Test Dates for Turkey
Applications open: 9 Nov to 17 Jan
Results published: 5 Mar 18
Applications open: 7 Dec to 14 Feb
Results published: 6 Apr 18
Applications open: 26 Apr to 20 Jun
Results published: 6 Aug 18
Applications open: 24 May to 18 Jul
Results published: 3 Sep 18
Applications open: 21 Jun to 15 Aug
Results published: 2 Oct 18
Applications open: 19 Jul to 12 Sep
Results published: 29 Oct 18
Applications open: 16 Aug to 10 October
Results published: 27 Nov 18
Applications open: 13 Sep to 7 November
Results published: 24 Dec 18
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OET Preparation Center Turkey
SI-UK offers part-time OET preparation classes in Istanbul. Dedicated OET training courses are ideal for all candidates wishing to improve their OET score for entry to employment or immigration.
Private OET Lessons
Private OET lessons in Istanbul are available for all candidates who need to focus on one particular module of OET study, or would rather be taught alone.
- 10 hour package - £500
- 20 hour package - £950
- 30 hour package - £1400
- 40 hour package - £1800
Private lessons are available between the hours of 08:00 - 18:00, Monday to Friday. If you would like to receive private lessons outside of these times, please get in touch.
Benefits of private OET study
- Can study just one area of the OET exam
- One-to-one teaching with experienced instructors
- Faster learning process
- Flexible schedule and lesson time
How we can help
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