English Test Preparation

For Test-Takers

Expert Tutors, Efficient Methods

OISE offers training for tests that prove English proficiency to an employer or university. Test preparation lessons thoroughly familiarize students with the demands of the test while improving their overall English level and boosting their confidence.

The classes are structured according to the components of the test and are taught by tutors who specialize in that test. Students learn about the whole process of test-taking in new and engaging ways, while their progress is measured regularly with sample tests. Since OISE instructors have taken the tests themselves, they know firsthand the challenges that students encounter as they study and take them. Students finish the course ready take their test, and OISE has a high success rate of students achieving their desired scores.


Test of English as a Foreign Language

A language test used mainly in a university context. It assesses the English proficiency of non-native English speakers, particularly for admission to American and Canadian universities.


International English Language Testing System

A language for non-native speakers applying to an English-speaking university or for a work visa. For students applying to a Master’s or PhD program in an English-speaking country, the IELTS is often required and forms an important part of the application.


Graduate Management Admission Test

A test that measures the skills of candidates applying to a Master’s or PhD program in business. It measures skills in analytical writing, problem solving, logic, and critical thinking. It is for both native and non-native speakers.


Test of English for International Communication

An English test based on real-life work settings and situations in an international environment, such as meetings, travel, and telephone conversations.


Test of Legal English Skills

A series of practical English language tests for lawyers and law students. It tests knowledge of legal English in the context of international law. Little to no specialized knowledge of law is necessary.

Other Tests

Students may also request lessons for other tests, such as the GRE, SAT, ACT, BULATS, and University of Cambridge Examinations. However, OISE can provide instruction only for the language-based parts of the tests (for example, general English for the GMAT or the Reading section of the SAT), not for other skills such as mathematics.


An Ideal Study Environment

Boston may be a lively metropolis, but it is also a city rich in history and educational opportunities, smaller and more peaceful than nearby New York City. Students can prepare for their tests in a quiet environment while still having chances to take a break, go out into the city, and use their English skills outside the classroom.

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To begin planning a course, choose from two types of lesson or learn more about life at OISE.


One-on-one lessons with or without group workshops, offering extremely intensive and personalized learning.

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Lessons in groups of up to 4 students with workshops, offering many opportunities for practicing international communication.

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Student Life

Information about accommodation, visas, Boston, OISE facilities, and more.

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