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Who recognises the OET test?
OET TEST FORMAT
What does the OET test consist of?
The test evaluates the four language skills with a clear focus on the language needed in a healthcare environment.
What about the scoring?
|Letter grade||Numeric score||Description of ability|
|A||450-500||Can communicate very fluently and effectively with patients and health professionals, using appropriate register, tone and lexis. Shows complete understanding of any kind of written or spoken language.|
|B||350-440||Can communicate effectively with patients and health professionals, using appropriate register, tone and lexis, with only occasional inaccuracies and hesitations. Shows good understanding in a range of clinical contexts.|
|Can maintain the interaction in a relevant healthcare environment despite occasional errors and lapses and follow standard spoken language normally encountered in his/her field of specialisation.|
|D||100-190||Can maintain some interaction and understand straightforward factual information in his/her field of specialisation, but may ask for clarification. Frequent errors, inaccuracies and mis- or overuse of technical language can cause strain in communication.|
|E||0-90||Can manage simple interaction on familiar topics and understand the main point in short, simple messages, provided he/she can ask for clarification. High-density of errors and mis- or overuse of technical language can cause significant strain and breakdowns in communication.|
2021 Test Dates
So, have a look at the test dates, application period, when the results are published and for which professions the exam will be available down below.
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