Petrosphere tapped for English coaching course for OFWs

Petrosphere tapped for English coaching course for OFWs

Petrosphere has recently received recognition as official IELTS (international English language testing system) referral agent by the International Development Program (IDP) – Philippines.

The awarding was attended by Ms. Cecilia Malolos, corporate advisor and business coach of Petrosphere Incorporated, last 25th of November at the Midas Hotel and Casino, Pasay City, together with other official agents all around the country.

Since September 2016, Petrosphere has been a partner of IDP and has been providing unlimited review and coaching on IELTS to Palawan based residents who are primarily aspiring to work abroad, and have successfully earned their required band scores.

“Most of our reviewees are nurses, who are in dire need to apply for work visa, but we also have high school and college students, professionals, and other individuals who seek to get the required band score on IELTS for them to be issued a work, immigrant, or study visa,” said Ariel S. Dulay, COO/Vice President of Petrosphere Incorporated.

Band Score for nurses vary from one country to the other, while United Kingdom requires at least 7.0 in all subtests.

“In order for you to get the score you require, you need to focus on your English foundation, most especially on your Basic English Grammar, plus comply with your assignments, workbooks, and attend to your regular coaching ,” Mr. Dulay added.

This 2018, Petrosphere is looking forward to set an examination venue in Palawan provided that the number of examinees required by IDP is met.

“Interested individuals who would like to take the review classes can visit our office anytime as we have flexible schedule for them. They can attend their classes on their convenient time. We have a fulltime coach, Ms. Raquel E. Garcia, who is the communications specialist and English coach, and speaking coach, Mrs. Shiara Kuh Tadlas Conde, and writing coach, Engr. Harthwell Capistrano,” said Mr. Dulay.

The International English Language Testing System, or IELTS, is an international examination to test English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers. It comprises four subtests, listening, reading, writing and speaking, and has two types or modules: General Training or Academic.

Another separate test called IELTS Life Skills is also offered, which is intended for those who need to prove their English speaking and listening skills at Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) levels A1 or B1 and can be used to apply for a ‘family of a settled person’ visa, indefinite leave to remain or citizenship in the UK.

IDP Education is an international education organization offering student placement in Australia, and to New Zealand, the USA, UK, and Canada, and is a co-owner of IELTS together with British Council and Cambridge English Language Assessment.

Petrosphere Incorporated is the only recognized official referral agent and review center for IELTS in MIMAROPA, specifically in Puerto Princesa City. To inquire, email at or call/text 0917-829-1370, (048) 433-0601.

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