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ISLPR Testing in Sydney: 2021

Posted by ISLPR Language Services on December 17, 2020 at 2:51 PM

Last Updated: January 2021

Please be aware that due to the ever changing environment that we are living in, it is possible that these dates may be postponed if the QLD border closes again.

If you are on our priority list (i.e. you have a credit note), we will notify you first when new dates confirmed.

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Topics: Learn english, ISLPR, Language test, Personalised testing, customised testing, English as a second language, Teachers, University students, English test, individual tests, Australia, Teacher registration, Interstate Testing, Sydney

Develop your Writing Skills: More Problem Words

Posted by ISLPR Language Services on November 18, 2020 at 10:00 AM

The only way to improve your English is to continue practising. Due to the popularity of our last post, this week’s blog post will focus on some more words that we find candidates often have problems with. Complete the activity below and ensure you use the words correctly.

Hint: Note that the list contains pairs of words (and one triplet) that are often confused. Be careful and, when you’re finished, check your use of the words in a good dictionary. We recommend the Macquarie Australian Concise Dictionary.

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Topics: Learn english, writing skills, online course

Develop your Reading Skills: Skimming

Posted by ISLPR Language Services on November 16, 2020 at 7:30 AM

If you've been reading our blog posts and following our advice, you should know by now that the only way to improve your English is to consistently use the language and obtain feedback! It is for this reason that we provide (both free and paid) activities, webinars, courses and general information aimed at improving your language. We don't believe in teaching you tricks to pass a test.

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Topics: Learn english, Reading skills, practise, online course

Develop your Writing Skills: Some Problem Words

Posted by ISLPR Language Services on November 13, 2020 at 12:11 PM

The only way to improve your English is to continue practising! This week’s blog post focuses on some words that we find candidates often have problems with. Complete the activity below and ensure you use the words correctly.

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Topics: Learn english, ISLPR, English as a second language, writing skills, online course

ISLPR Self-Assessment Tool

Posted by ISLPR Language Services on August 31, 2020 at 7:00 AM

Did you know that we have an ISLPR Self-Assessment Quiz available on our website?

The ISLPR Indicative Questionnaire for Self-Assessment was designed to give ESL learners an approximate idea of the level of their proficiency. It may help you to know how much more work you need to do (tutorials and language experience) to reach your desired proficiency level.  

Please be aware that this is NOT a formal assessmentit is at most very approximate and its accuracy depends on your making an honest self-assessment

As outlined in our blog post "How your Language Proficiency is Assessed in an ISLPR Test", there are many factors that are taken into consideration when assessing your language abilities. Therefore, it should go without saying that any self-assessment you make in the quiz is simply that, a self-assessment. The only results that will be certified on an ISLPR® certificate will be based off your performance during an official ISLPR® test.

To take part in the quiz:

  1. Open the quiz by following the link below.
  2. Complete your details and answer all questions honestly.
    • Remember that the accuracy of your self-assessment depends on how honestly and accurately you judge your English.
  3. Submit your answers.
  4. You will receive an email from marketing@islpr.org within 5 business days with an outline of your results and recommendations on what to do to improve your skills, if required.
    Take the Quiz

The only results that will be certified on an ISLPR® certificate will be based off your performance during an official ISLPR® test. The results from your self-assessment quiz will never be considered during an ISLPR® test.

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Topics: Learn english, ISLPR, English Blog

At ILS, language testing is personal.

Language is an interactive and social skill. Therefore, we believe English should be taught and tested similarly.

ISLPR Language Services (ILS) developed the ISLPR® Test because we saw the need for a test that examined your real-life language. The ISLPR® Test is an interactive and personalised test. As the ISLPR test is personalised for each candidate, there are no tricks to pass the test. 

Why we're different:

  • We test your speaking, listening and reading skills in a one-to-one interview.
  • The content of your test is customised to match your area of expertise.
  • The ISLPR is the shortest English test, therefore minimising the chance of fatigue.
  • We offer individual English tutorials with accredited tutors.
  • We offer a feedback service so you can find out why you got that rating in your test.

 

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