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This datasheet will discuss the relevance of OET and IELTS as Certification Standards
It can help you decide which certification you need!
OET is easier than IELTS – True or False?
Let us Consider the Similarities
- Both tests consists of four modules,
– writing and
- Both tests award a graded score rather than merely a pass/fail verdict.
- Both tests award a C1 level, in Standard of Common European Framework
of English. (Score of 7/9 in IELTS and B Grade in the OET)
Observe the Differences
- Theme – The Difference between IELTS and OET is that :
The IELTS evaluates comprehensive and academic English while the OET is based on the evaluation of communicative English in the medical environs. This includes
- Understanding patients
- Conducting consultations
- Writing discharge & referral letters
Salient features of OET and IELTS in comparison
Testing for proficiency in English among health care personnel.
Testing for proficiency in Academic English – usually for entry into universities.
Wholly based on real-life situations of healthcare personnel
Wholly based on versatile topics of general relevance, not necessarily medical in nature
The module for written English evaluates proficiency in written communication exclusively in the medical context. (discharge notes, referral notes)
The module for written English evaluates proficiency in academic writing, appropriate for university study ( essay, drama, prose etc.,)
The Spoken English module assesses proficiency in oral communication in the medical working environs, usually in role-play format. (establishing rapport with patients, etc)
The Spoken English module assesses proficiency In communicating lucidly in interview format, expounding on ideas and topics in general.
Why people opt for IELTS Certification :
IELTS certification projects you as a proficient English speaker with skills useful
for life in the world outside your work space. It is the gold standard for English
Why people opt for OET Certification :
OET certification facilitates employment in the medical sphere, in regions that
require professional communicative proficiency in English.