Sunday, 22 April 2018

How to Overcome Language Barrier When Planning to Study Overseas?

Having an experience in the profession of Career Counselling for few years, I realised that most of my clientele sought for expert advice for overseas studies more than anything else and the challenge for me was not only to find and guide them towards the right educational path, but also to bring on surface their thoughts of feeling deterred by the challenges of studying abroad and then satisfy them with solid solution to conquer that bumpy road.

Why should you opt to study overseas?
Living and studying in a different country is absolutely not a long holiday, if you think so. At the first place, it's your readiness to adapt outside your comfort zone and gain independence to immerse in newer cultures. It opens your mind to new ways to learning and steers up your future career.  

Hurdles That Might Faze You
The major concerns of the students before making up their mind to migrate to new environment of a different country include funds management, climate change, accommodation, language difference and of course homesickness. 

One of the huge fears of Indian students in the course of choosing overseas studies is their inability to master English as qualifying language despite knowing the main grammar and vocabulary during their schooling. Even if you consider your English proficiency adequate; matching the unique dialects, slang, pace, accent can still be an issue in parts of the world at times.
Overcoming the Language Barrier
There are standard examinations that a student has to clear before getting admission in a foreign university and an English Language Test is a crucial one. To ease off the task of English language proficiency test for the aspirants of studying abroad, PTE Academic has introduced #DefinitelyPTE which is a fair and flexible computer based test that lets a student prepare for English-speaking environment.

The process of appearing in a PTE Academic test is quite simple. The test-taker needs to book his exam a day prior in advance via phone call or online. He may also refer to free preparation material before taking the exam. The test is conducted at over 200 centres around the world 5 days a week. The marking is done without any partiality and with high accuracy by the computer and the scores are provided within 5 working days. The best part is that the student can forward his scores to unlimited number of institutions without any additional fees.

The test admin thoroughly validates the identity of the candidates on the day of test using his identity proofs plus forensic scans and assists the candidate during in having a satisfactory experience. Watch this clip to understand what to expect at the exam centre- 
PTE Academic is accepted for study applications by thousands of institutions globally, including Australian, New Zealand, UK, USA, Canadian and Irish universities. It is approved by the Australian and New Zealand Governments for all student visa and migration applications as well. 

Summing up, I would say that exploring the world independently as a student may give you nightmares; but these fears may propel you to vast opportunities, if exposed to appropriate guided resources like #DefinitelyPTE. The benefits of obtaining an overseas degree definitely outweigh most of the issues you encounter in your journey to success. So kick start your preparation, widen your horizon and get some experience you never had!


12 comments:

  1. Very nice and informative post for those looking to study abroad. Thanks for sharing...

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  2. I always wanted to study abroad but never got the chance. This is a great guide though!

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    1. Thanks Kate, hope the aspirants may benefit from it.

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  3. I have long realized my dream of studying abroad and I will do it all over again if I have to cause the experience is really eye/mind opening and creates many new opportunities. Sure there are challenges such as homesickness etc as you mentioned but those all depend on the flexibility and the mindset of the person. For me it wasn’t a nightmare and I hope it won’t be for others :)

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    1. Thanks dear for sharing your experience. Glad to know you managed to fulfill your dream :)

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  4. I have a masters degree overseas. I was based in a different country when I had my masters done in the UK. The pros definitely outweighs the cons.

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    1. Wow, sounds great! One has to look for positive aspects to conquer the fears.

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  5. I totally love this article! In college I majored in English with a concentration in Spanish, so that I could travel (for free) and teach English! Adapting and learning the language is a great start to making the new country your home

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    1. Awesome! I also had a passion for teaching and so in the profession now for more than 15 years. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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  6. Monique StarksMay 03, 2018 12:04 pm

    Wonderful tips! I plan on moving abroad so I am bookmarking this post!

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    1. Pleasure to know you found this post of your utility. Good Luck.

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