“When I hand my students a certificate endorsed by the University of Oxford, it really is something amazing.”
Dr Ahmad Khalil Abdelqader Awad, an English Language Instructor and 2020 Headway Scholar from Saudi Arabia, has seen firsthand how taking the Oxford Test of English has impacted his students.
“It gives some students the confidence to pursue studies in English-speaking countries; others use their results to prove their English proficiency when they move into their chosen career. Our university requires students to have a good level of English to register, so taking the Oxford Test of English means they don’t have to take other English courses, and they can focus on their specialism.”
And it’s not just his students who have benefitted from taking the test –
“We also welcome people in the wider community who want to take the test, to help them get a promotion at work.”
An affordable, personalized test
With so many other English language proficiency tests on the market, what makes this one so special?
“We were impressed by how easy it was to use, how it adapts to students’ personal abilities, and how relaxed students were when they took it. I’ve seen students get very anxious about taking other English exams, but they actually enjoy the Oxford Test of English. They say it runs very smoothly, too.”
Dr Ahmad’s institution also made history – becoming the first Approved Test Centre for the Oxford Test of English in the Middle East.
The number one selling point for his students, however, was the price.
“What I hear most is how happy students are about the cost of the test. Having an affordable English test means a lot to them because many don’t work. For our students, the cost of the Oxford Test of English is what makes it number one.”
How is it changing students’ lives?
Not only is it inexpensive, but it’s also a worthwhile investment! Each student’s certificate will stay with them for the rest of their lives. And they don’t just receive any old certificate – they are awarded the only English language proficiency certificate in the world issued by Oxford University.
“Everyone knows the University of Oxford. So when I hand my students a certificate endorsed by the University of Oxford, it really is something amazing.”
You can read more success stories and learn how the Oxford Test of English could benefit your students on our website.
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