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ISLPR Brisbane COVID-19 Policy

Posted by Kenina Ingram on March 18, 2020 at 6:38 PM

In light of the current global health crisis, we have been busy finding ways to reduce the impact on our day-to-day business and continue serving candidates who rely on our services to progress their studies or career. At ISLPR Language Services (ILS), we firmly believe social distancing must be practised.

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ISLPR Language Services' COVID-19 Policy

Posted by Kenina Ingram on March 16, 2020 at 4:26 PM

As you may be aware, the Australian and New Zealand Governments introduced new rules and regulations over the weekend in an effort to control the COVID-19 outbreak. Regardless of your own personal views, ISLPR Language Services will be taking great caution when it comes to protecting our staff, customers, families and friends. Due to the close nature of the ISLPR test (one-to-one testing in a small enclosed room), the sensible thing to do at the moment is heed the advice of the Australian government and health officials and practise social distancing. We believe that, if all citizens heed the advice provided by the authorities, we may be able to reduce the impact this virus will have on our community and, in particular, the health system in Australia.

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Topics: ISLPR, Personalised testing, customised testing, individual tests, Australia, Activities, practise, New Zealand, PPTC, Overseas testing, webinar, onlineclass, englishclass, Coronavirus, COVID-19

ISLPR testing in New Zealand 2020

Posted by Kenina Ingram on December 5, 2019 at 10:20 AM

UPDATE: due to COVID-19 we are unable to confirm future travel dates to Auckland. We will notify candidates via email once we have more information to share.

We are a Brisbane based company that travels to conduct the test in different locations. Although restrictions are easing and the QLD border has opened to New Zealand, the New Zealand border has not opened to QLD. Therefore, we are unable to confirm new test dates as we are still required to quarantine for two weeks when we arrive in NZ. Please note that we are keeping up to date with all the changes to restrictions. As soon as it is possible for us to travel again we will let you know.

The ISLPR® test is currently accepted by the New Zealand Teacher Registration Board. Why choose the ISLPR® test? The ISLPR® test is a personalised English test that focuses on your background and needs when formulating the content of the test. Each test is individually prepared by your tester to ensure the content is relevant to you e.g. a teacher might be asked in the writing test to write a letter to a parent explaining why their child was given a detention. To learn more about the ISLPR® test, click here.

We have been approached by a number of New Zealand candidates requesting for ILS to travel to Auckland to conduct ISLPR® tests in New Zealand.

We have listed the available dates in 2020 for an ISLPR® test in Manukau, Auckland below:

  • Friday, 14 February 2020 - FULLY BOOKED
  • Saturday, 15 February 2020 - FULLY BOOKED
  • Sunday, 16 February 2020 - FULLY BOOKED

UPDATE: due to COVID-19 we are unable to confirm future travel dates to Auckland. We will notify candidates via email once we have more information to share.

At present, we are not accepting any new bookings. Any bookings we receive will be held and not processed until we can resume travel again.

Bookings are on hold - we are not accepting any new bookings.

  • Friday, 17 April 2020 
  • Saturday, 18 April 2020
  • Sunday, 19 April 2020
Bookings close 22 June 2020
  • Friday, 03 July 2020
  • Saturday, 04 July 2020
  • Sunday, 05 July 2020
Bookings close 31 August 2020
  • Friday, 11 September 2020
  • Saturday, 12 September 2020
  • Sunday, 13 September 2020

Due to the nature of the ISLPR® test, (i.e. all tests are conducted one-to-one), appointments are limited. To confirm your test date and time please submit your application along with payment. Application forms received without payment will not be confirmed. You can submit your application form via email to or by completing our online application form here.

Download your application form here: (Unsure which test you have to do? Read here for more information.)

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If the above dates are not suitable for you, please fill in the form below and we will advise you by email when our next test dates are published.

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Topics: ISLPR, Language test, Teachers, University students, individual tests, Teacher registration, New Zealand, PPTC, Overseas testing

Possessive Case

Posted by Kenina Ingram on March 25, 2019 at 6:04 AM


An apostrophe shows possession or ownership.

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Topics: Learn english, ISLPR, Language test, customised testing, English as a second language, Macro skills, preparation, tips, tools, Activities, practise, onlineclass, englishclass


Posted by Kenina Ingram on January 16, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Ever wondered how and where to use a comma? Then this blog post is for you!If an adverb, adverbial phrase or adverbial clause comes before the verb it refers to, put a comma after it (or if it is in the middle of a sentence, before and after it). If an adverb, adverbial phrase or adverbial clause comes after the verb it refers to, there generally is no comma.

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Topics: Learn english, ISLPR, English as a second language, preparation, tips, tools, Writing Test, Activities, practise

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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