Aptis is a modern and flexible English language proficiency test designed to meet the diverse needs of organisations and individuals. It is designed to help organisations reach more people, connect with them and raise standards of English. It can be used to assess ability in all four English language skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking. It can also be used to test just one or two skills, such as reading and listening (combined with the grammar and vocabulary component).
The British Council successfully organised Aptis briefing sessions at Speakers Council on the 23 and 24 April respectively to create a guide for students to assess and develop English skills. These sessions were particularly organised for the post-SSC English preparatory courses offered by Speaker’s Council. Total eight sessions were organised for establishing an honest conversation with students on how Aptis is the smarter way to evaluate individuals’ English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. The session discussed how these skills are essential for success in future ventures such as the job market or personal growth.
The sessions were a success in fostering and upholding the British Council core values and disseminating the importance of international standards with over 500 participants.
This initiative has received positive feedback from the participants and the Speakers Council senior management and they found it very useful to learn how the test has been designed to meet the needs of language learners in developing their English Language skills.