As the commencement of our ACT program is fast approaching, many parents have inquired about our English Proficiency Program, and due to its certification parents were interested in having their kids interviewed for EPP qualification. Since ACT EPP aims to develop students’ knowledge of English and their ability to use English to communicate, and to equip students with the ability to actively participate in international communication through the medium of English, part of CIEC entry requirement is to conduct an online interview to assess students’ eligibility for the program. From April 25 to May 10, CIEC conducted an online interview, via Skype, for a group of Vietnamese students who are interested in enrolling for EPP. By using IELTS Speaking questionnaires and descriptor, an effective assessment tool, we were able to determine students’ exact level requirement.
“He usually maintains flow of speech and there is only occasional hesitation, repetition and self-correction. However, he is able to engage with familiar topics though he makes inappropriate vocabulary choices and rarely attempts paraphrase. He uses complex structures but usually contain errors though these rarely cause comprehension problems. But overall, it was a good performance.”
Gerald’s comments on STUDENT 7 – Vietnam
“She can generally be understood throughout though some stress and intonation reduce clarity at times. She does have a noticeable accent, however it has minimal effect. She makes mistakes in verb tenses and some preposition but these do not impede communication.”
Mae’s comments on STUDENT 16 – Vietnam
“Her grammar displays a good range of both simple and complex structures flexibly. Majority of her sentences are error-free but she uses only a narrow range of conjunctions and adverbs. She has wide enough vocabulary to discuss topics at length and uses paraphrase effectively. Overall, she communicates well and is easy to understand.”
Mafe’s comments on STUDENT 25 – Vietnam