The Occupational English Test in Japan

TESOL Japan has designed an Occupational English Test (OET) test training package that will deliver high quality training to both students and medical professionals who either need to sit the OET exam for entry into international healthcare training programmes or for work related purposes. All trainers are qualified to the Australian standards.

Listen to Tomomi as she prepares for her OET speaking test

OET Training Options

OET Intensive-Mode Class

 The OET Test Preparation intensive-mode classes focus on each macroskill; Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, and run for 20 hours each including a simulation exam at the end of the three or four-day (Monday to Thursday/ Friday) intensive mode. These classes are ideal for those who need to work on a specific macroskill. Intensive-Mode classes are run each month.

OET Part-Time Class
The OET Test Preparation part-time class provides students with the fundamental basics of using English for a medical context. Classes a run year round, going through all macroskills to ensure medical professionals and students studying healthcare are ready to effectively communicate in any medical context.

Characteristics of all OET training courses

・Develop an understanding of the test formats.
・Develop effective strategies for all four skills tested.
・Learn how to improve your speaking for a healthcare context.

・Learn how to construct effective OET writing tasks.
・Get intensive feedback from experienced OET teachers.
・Get free access to OET online self-study course.

OET Curriculum – For Medical Professionals

OET 2.0 Reading Part A: Reading for Reports Four Texts; Fast Reading, Skimming, Scanning. Task 1: Source Information Task 2: Synthesize Information REVIEW SESSION Task 3: Skim through Information Task 4: Scan through Information REVIEW SESSION Task 5: Short Text Reading Task 6: Missing Words REVIEW SESSION (2HR) Total Sessions: 9

OET 2.0 Listening Part B: Six short workplace extracts (about 1 minute each) Task 1: Listening for Gist Task 2: Listening for Details REVIEW SESSION Task 3: Listen for a Course of Action Task 4: Listening to Monologues REVIEW SESSION Task 5: Handover Briefings Task 6: Combining Information REVIEW SESSION Task 7: Identify Inferred Views and Opinions REVIEW SESSION (2HR) Total Sessions: 11

OET 2.0 Reading Part B: Six short texts; 3-option multiple choice questions for short texts (100-150 words) Task 1: Multiple Choice Questions for Short Texts Task 2: Reading for Gist REVIEW SESSION Task 3: Reading for Purpose Task 4: Information Finding from Heavy Texts REVIEW SESSION (2HR) Total Sessions: 6

OET 2.0 Listening Part C: Two presentation extracts (about 5 minutes each) Task 1: Identify Gist Task 2: Identify Opinion REVIEW SESSION Task 3: Identify Attitude Task 4: Listening to Long Presentation REVIEW SESSION Task 5: Listening for views and opinions Task 6: Listening to Interviews REVIEW SESSION (2HR) Total Sessions: 9

OET 2.0 Reading Part C: Reading Long Texts Two passages; 4-option multiple choice questions Task 1: Understand Comprehensive Texts Task 2: Inferring Meaning REVIEW SESSION Task 3: Identify Point of Views REVIEW SESSION (2HR) Total Sessions: 5

OET 2.0 Speaking: Professional Role Plays Task 1: Overall Communicative Effectiveness Task 2: Intelligibility REVIEW SESSION Task 3: Fluency Task 4: Appropriateness REVIEW SESSION Task 5: Resources of Grammar and Expression. REVIEW SESSION (2HR) Total Sessions: 8

OET 2.0 Listening Part A: Consultation Extracts (about 5 minutes each) Task 1: Multiple-Choice Questions Task 2: Sentence Completion REVIEW SESSION Task 3: Short-Answer Questions Task 4: Summary Completion REVIEW SESSION Task 5: Lecture Notes Completion Task 6: Table/Flow-Chart/Mind-Map Completion REVIEW SESSION Task 7: Word Replacement Response Task 8: Matching Responses REVIEW SESSION (2HR) Total Sessions: 12

OET 2.0 Writing: Workforce situations Task 1: Overall Task Fulfillment Task 2: Appropriateness of Language REVIEW SESSION Task 3: Comprehension of Stimulus Task 4: Linguistic Features (grammar and cohesion) REVIEW SESSION Task 5: Presentation Features (spelling, punctuation and layout). REVIEW SESSION (2HR) Total Sessions: 8