SLC present at the national OSCE Facilitator Conference

SLC was delighted to have been invited to present at the national OSCE Facilitator conference held in Newport on Sept 10th 2019. (more...)

VISA UPDATE English Language Requirements for Healthcare Professionals

On September 9th, the UK government announced that the English language requirements stipulated for overseas healthcare professionals by their respective regulatory bodies – the NMC for nurses and ... (more...)

Are you coming to Spain in October?

We’re hugely looking forward to attending the 4th international English for Healthcare Conference on October 3rd and 4th – and not just because we get to go to the Spanish Mediterranean coast for a ... (more...)

OET Nursing Results 2018-19

We’ve combed through the confirmed results we have from nurses taking OET over the last year – 103 in total – and are delighted to share them. These nurses were taught in groups at a range of NHS ... (more...)

Writing Test Tips for OET

While all the other parts of OET are changing at least a little in the last September update, the writing sub-test is staying the same. So, if you’ve taken or prepared for OET before, the new test ... (more...)

Virginia Allum, SLC’s Head of Medical English, co-authors new Cambridge University Press OET prep book

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Changes in the OET Writing Criteria

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The OET Writing Criteria are Changing

The way OET mark the Writing tests is changing. (more...)

SLC and Cambridge University Hospitals Partner to Create New OET Speaking Course

   Specialist Language Courses and the Clinical Education team at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge have partnered to create and publish a new course designed to support nurses studying for the OET ... (more...)

OET Forum, London, August 29th 2018

 It was a pleasure to have both attended and spoken at the OET Forum in London yesterday. The keynotes from Tim McNamara, the man behind the development of OET 30 years ago, and Jonathan Silverman, ... (more...)