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Course Outline

Course Name: Occupational English Test Preparation

Course Description: OET Preparation Course is an intensive course which aims to prepare and equip OET candidates, health professionals, with fundamental knowledge and skill set along with heaps of test-taking techniques which can literally enable a remarkable performance and guarantee a passing score. The training covers all 4 skills; Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking as per the OET Test format.

Prerequisites:

  • All overseas trained health professionals including Doctors, Nurses, Dentists, Physiotherapist and Pharmacist can enroll in this course.
  • English proficiency level: At least a pre-intermediate level is mandatory, if the student has a lower proficiency level than this, he would have to complete the Foundation Course of English-at Acumen.

Learning Outcomes:

  • A student achieves an advanced level of English and uses it in his communication with patients and colleagues.
  • To develop analytical and critical thinking skills which help them to comprehend Medical Research Papers seen in part C of the OET Reading Test.
  • Vocabulary building
  • Intensive training for the correct interpretation of Spoken Language through Listening practice.
  • Students develop note-taking skills as well as the ability to listen for a specific purpose.
  • Students are also given insight into Australia and other countries’ culture and lifestyle, so as to enhance their acceptance and understanding of patients’ perception
  • Students can converse effectively with their patients in a clinical set-up.
  • To be able to write letters to other health professionals in order to convey important information about their patients’ medical history, progress, Discharge Summary or to request a further assessment.

Course Schedule:

There are several study options available but the most popular among student is the 12-week In-Class course. This course avails 20 hours of classroom sessions per week.

There are 2 batches available from Monday to Friday.

  • Morning batch: 10:00 to 12:00 AM (IST)
  • Evening Batch: 5:00 to 7:00 PM (IST)

New students can enroll every Monday after completing 1-Week Basic Session.

Content:

  • Listening Strategies Part A, Part B and Part C
  • Listening Practice is designed to enable students to gradually progress from easy to difficult level, in terms of speed of speech delivery, ascent, and vocabulary.
  • Reading Strategies Part A, Part B and Part C.
  • Reading Practice books too, have been designed to provide challenging tasks as per the level of each student category
  • Writing Course includes thorough practice on how to select relevant points from case history and eliminate unnecessary information.
  • The format of different types of letters and the use of appropriate phrases.
  • Speaking Practice aims at developing the following skills:

→History Taking

→Presenting Complaints

→Assessment and Investigations

→Breaking Bad news

→Discussing Treatment Options

→Handling Difficult Patients

→Dealing With Complaints

→Health Education

→Reassurance

→Explaining the Consequences

Grammar Sessions:

  • Tenses and vigorous practice for the use of active and passive voice in sentences.
  • Synthesis of Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences by using a noun, appositives, infinitive, gerund, coordinating conjunctions and transitional words and phrases.
  • Model Auxiliaries
  • Capitals
  • Articles
  • Punctuations
  • Formal and Informal expressions

Classroom teaching

Acumen avails group batches for OET preparation. Our coaching sessions are usually for 3 months duration during which we provide intensive English training to enhance your language skills; Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

We understand that as a health professional you work on a shift basis and we, therefore, allow our students to attend batches as per their convenience. There are 2 different time slots; Morning and Evening & students can interchangeably attend any of the 2 batches.

  • Small Groups
  • A book with detail strategies and practice test for each module.
  • Special Sessions on grammar and vocabulary.
  • Library from 10 am to 7 pm
  • Heaps of Materials for Self-practice.
  • Weekly test.
  • 3 Mock tests prior to the actual exam.