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ISLPR Testing in Sydney: 2020 (COVID-19 Update)

Posted by ISLPR Language Services on September 1, 2020 at 4:24 PM

Last Updated: October 2020

ISLPR Language Services is now able to conduct writing only tests in Sydney.

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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

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

Affect or Effect

Posted by ISLPR Language Services on August 5, 2020 at 11:07 AM

Today's blog post is about two words that many people have trouble using, even native English speakers!

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Topics: Learn english, ISLPR, Language test, English as a second language, Activities, englishclass

Collocations

Posted by ISLPR Language Services on July 17, 2020 at 11:15 AM

The term “collocation” refers to the way in which words are put together by native speakers in a phrase or sentence.  Sometimes a collocation can be explained in terms of the grammar of the language but often there is no obvious explanation and it is simply a matter of idiom or what native speakers say, e.g. I am going to visit Brisbane.The phrase “to visit Brisbane” can be explained grammatically by stating that the verb “to visit” takes a direct object, “Brisbane”.

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Topics: Learn english, ISLPR, Collocations

4 questions to ask yourself before you start writing.

Posted by ISLPR Language Services on July 8, 2020 at 2:47 PM

At ISLPR Language Services, writing is the biggest problem we come across with candidates learning English as a second language. During a test we won't often tell candidates what format they should write in as we believe this is subjective and, in real life, the format differs from one piece of writing to another even on the same topic. However, the following 4 questions should help you work out how to write.

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Topics: Learn english, ISLPR, English as a second language, Writing Test, practise, writing skills

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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