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MENAFN - Arab News - 08/04/2014
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(MENAFN - Arab News) A total of 867 saudi high school students sat for aptis a new english language proficiency test introduced by the british council in seven schools across the kingdom's cities on sunday.

abdulkadir ahmed the examination service adviser and representative of the british council told arab news 'we are providing opportunities to students who can't go to the uk to give exams. students can also follow up on different exams in the uk" he said. 'aptis is a new program of the british council which we introduced at the manarat schools in jeddah today" he added.

he explained that aptis is similar to the ielts but easier. 'it's an online exam but has to be given in a group of at least 10 students at a time" he said.

the best thing about aptis besides being an online exam is the flexibility it affords where students can split the sections and take the exam as they wish.

following the conclusion of the first series of exams the second phase of testing will commence with the participation of 8000 students ahmed said.

aptis has been designed to meet the needs of companies and institutions around the world and is used by those wanting an adaptable english language test that can provide reliable results within 24 hours.

brian young deputy regional manager of professional and academic exams at the british council explained that aptis has been launched in saudi arabia this year as a way of helping organizations benchmark english language levels among students or employees and identify language training needs. 'aptis is also the ideal exam for companies wanting to filter potential candidates for recruitment" he added.

the exam tests all four english skills — reading writing listening and speaking in combination with a core grammar and vocabulary component and is usually taken online although a pen and paper version is also available. companies have the choice to take the full exam or test only one or more specific skills depending on their requirements with the exam also being customizable in terms of both content and appearance.

young further explained that this first phase of testing will include students from manarat schools in several cities as well as al-faisaliah and noor al-islam. 'the students are taking the full version of the exam which tests all four skills as this is the best choice for an educational environment; but there are 15 different aptis packages available to meet the specific requirements of most organization's english assessment needs" young concluded.


 


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