The Occupational English Test in Japan

ZEN Training 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 ZEN Training 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