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    International secondary language profociency

    Hello everyone,

    Do you know what does the following phrase mean: "International secondary language profiency 1-3"


    Thank you in advance


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    could any one help me

    Dear teacher ,
    How are you?
    When I'll have an interview how can I introduce my self.
    I'm Abdalhadi, I'm 26 years old, I'm Libyan.I live in Alshati, a town in the south of Libya. I'm a petroleum engineer . I graduted from Altahdy University In 2002.My project title ( a new oil field development economics).
    I have study many English courses and I passed PET exam In November 2005.I took small idea about computer skills. I don't have any experience, because I've never worked for any company before.
    Is It ok or not?

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    Re: International secondary language profociency

    Quote Originally Posted by Anna Xpomoba View Post
    Hello everyone,
    Do you know what does the following phrase mean: "International secondary language profiency 1-3"
    Thank you in advance
    What's the context, Anna? The phrase 'secondary language proficiency' could mean 'language proficiency in secondary [as opposed to primary - little children in the UK go to primary schools] schools'. But in that case, the figures would be meaningless. I think that it's more likely that it's referring to 'second language proficiency', and the "1-3" refers to some specific school's grading system (maybe Elementary-Advanced). Or perhaps 1-3 refers to some terrible government-sponsored scheme, full of vaguely related stages and levels.

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    Re: International secondary language profociency

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    What's the context, Anna? The phrase 'secondary language proficiency' could mean 'language proficiency in secondary [as opposed to primary - little children in the UK go to primary schools] schools'. But in that case, the figures would be meaningless. I think that it's more likely that it's referring to 'second language proficiency', and the "1-3" refers to some specific school's grading system (maybe Elementary-Advanced). Or perhaps 1-3 refers to some terrible government-sponsored scheme, full of vaguely related stages and levels.
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    Bobk, thank you for reply.
    I was asked about this phrase by my student who has passed IELTS and is going to live in Australia. She wants to study there. She now explained me that she wants to study in TAFE and they require this level of the language.


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    Re: could any one help me

    I'm Abdalhadi, I'm 26 years old, I'm Libyan.I live in Alshati, a town in the south of Libya. I'm a petroleum engineer . I graduted from Altahdy University in 2002.The name of my graduation project is "New oil field development economics"

    I have had many English courses and I passed PET exam in November 2005.
    I have some computer skills.
    I don't have any experience, because I've never worked for any company before.


    It is grammatically correct.
    If I understood you the right way

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    Re: International secondary language profociency

    Quote Originally Posted by Anna Xpomoba View Post
    Bobk, thank you for reply.
    I was asked about this phrase by my student who has passed IELTS and is going to live in Australia. She wants to study there. She now explained me that she wants to study in TAFE and they require this level of the language.
    In that case, it must refer to the International Secondary Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) (used in Australia). Plug that into your favourite search engine, and see what you find.

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    Thanks a million

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