Good English language skills that include subject language are most important for students who are non-native speakers of English.

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is a form of integrated subject learning along with good English language skills that help students build their academic language, which becomes very important as a student moves from the preparatory to the middle and finally to the secondary school level.

Fulfilling its commitment to provide high-quality English language certification, which is also one of the Nine ZQ Dimensions, Zamit has collaborated with QAI, UK, to bring the GETS suite of English language certification exclusively for Zamit Students. GETS for School is the world’s first English language assessment and certification based on CLIL.

The key highlights of the GETS suite is:

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    World’s first CLIL-based certification
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    Modules can be taken together or at any time within a one-year period
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    Helps in improving English usage across subjects
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    The oral communication can be administered via mobile App or can be conducted face-to-face, or can be video-based
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    Covers three modules: General English, Content Based and Oral Communication Skills
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    Linked to ongoing classroom learning
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    Tests are available as Paper-based tests or Computer-delivered
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    The results are mapped to the CEFR (world standards for language benchmarking)

This module assess and provides accurate appraisal of a students language competencies in of use of Basic Interpersonal Communicative Skills (BICS). Below components are assessed:

  • Listening Comprehension
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing in a Digital Age
  • Lexical Resource
  • Language Structures and Systems

This module measures the Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP) of a student, which involves understanding and use of formal language for curricular subjects. It assesses the student’s ability to think in English and use English for academic purposes. The assessment components include:

  • Academic Reading
  • Subject Specific Vocabulary
  • Task Understanding
  • Visual Comprehension

The key purpose of this module is to assess and analyse the student’s ability to talk effectively using formal and informal language in various settings. It tests Fluency and the ability to express oneself easily, readily, coherently and effortlessly; Pronunciation with clear sounds, stress and intonation; Discourse or success at speaking formally about a topic; and interactive ability or the ability to listen and respond appropriately. The assessment components include:

  • Task Fulfilment
  • Academic Language
  • Fluency and Cohesion
  • Pronunciation