AKC-Jhelum:
AKC Jhelum is an educational institute providing English language, IT and Visa education. AKC was established in 2011 and has been working effortlessly to make a mark.
The college works hard and consistently to help individuals looking assistance in the courses as follows:
English Language Courses:
UK Marriage/SpouseLife Skills A1 Classes:

IELTS Life Skillsis a testing service designed to test and certify the English speaking and listening skills of the individuals trying to apply for UK Spouse visa.
Levels:
IELTS Life Skills is categorised into 2 levels:
A1 Speaking and Listening:
This level is designed for the applicants having a settled person in the UK such as a family member, relative, or Spouse. The duration for A1 Speaking and Listening is 16-18 minutes. Here at AKCJhelum, we provide all the necessary guidance required for A1 UK visa application and testing criteria.
B1 Speaking and Listening:
This level is designed for the applicants who are applying for an indefinite visa to stay in the UK and ask for citizenship. Its duration is 22 minutes.
Who should apply for the test?
1. Spouse of a settled citizen
2. An applicant already living in the UK and looking for permanent residency (Indefinite)
To test the everyday communication skills of the applicant, the test is comprised of small discussions on subjects like Background information, Relatives and friends, Work, Transportation, Training, Housing, Weather and Education.
The focus for the A1 test level should be on:
1. Listening and responding to spoken language
2. It may include questions, instructions, statements, narrations, etc.,
3. Opinion and knowledge on a certain topic
4. Communication with another person about a given topic
IELTS:
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an international standard test for the analysis of adequate language proficiency required for survival in foreign countries. Testing rules include:
1. There is no minimum score to pass the IELTS
2. Test results are given to all candidates from 1 (Poor knowledge) to 9 (Expert candidates)
3. Each institution accept scores respective to their criteria
Structure:
The structure of the IELTS test is:
Listening:
The listening section has further 4 sections. It lasts for 40 minutes (The recording is played for 30 mins. And 10 minutes to deliver the answers)
• In the break, the applicants can look through the remaining questions.
• Each section can only be heard once
Reading:
In theacademic module, Reading has:
• 3 sections
• 3 tests
• 13 or 14 questions
While in the general test module: there are 3 sections, the tests are shorter, and 5 tests are conducted for reading. Reading section lasts for 60 minutes.
Writing:
Intheacademic module, there are two tasks to be completed. Applicants are given a diagram, graph, process, or chart to explain or they have to write a response to a given argument. Writing section of the test has the duration of 60 minutes
Speaking:
The speaking module contains 3 sections.
In section 1, an interview is conducted to ask the candidate’s hobbies, interests, general topics, reasons fortaking IELTS etc. In section 2, a topic card is given to the candidate on which he/she has to speak about it after 1 minute of thinking. Section 3 involves a discussion between the candidate and the examiner, generally about section 2. Takes 11-14 minutes to complete.
Duration:

The first 3 modules are completed in their respective order within one day without any break. Speaking module may be takenbefore or after the completion of theother 3 modules. 2 hours and 45 minutes are divided as per mentioned above.
Who should take the test?
The test is designed into two different versions:
Academic Version:
This version is for:
• University enrolment and higher education seekers
• Medical professionals such as doctors, nurses, health coordinators to practice in a foreign country
General Training Version:
This version is designed for candidates who:
• Seek professional work experience
• Non-academic training
• Immigration purposes
TEFL:
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) is a platform to teach the English language in foreign countries. TEFL is also referred to as:
• Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
• English Language Teaching (ELT)
• English as a Second Language (ESL)
TEFL/TESOL isoften confused as two different domains. However, both terms are interchangeable since Teaching English as a foreign language or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages hold the same cause that is to teach English to non-native speakers.
Leading professionals have made some standards for a TEFL certificate, these standards include:
• At least 100 hours of coursework
• At least 6-20 hours of practicum (live practice teaching and observation with actual non-native English speaker and NOT role-playing with fellow TEFL classmates)
• An accredited curriculum from a recognised, independent organisation within the field
• Instruction provided by a qualified instructor (who has an equivalent to a master’s degree in TESOL or related field)
TOEFL:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is the testing service required by many academic institutes when applying from a non-native country. It is certified proof that the candidate can speak/use proper English when they are in a foreign institute. Additionally, it may be required by:
• Government agencies
• Scholarship programs
• Licensing bodies
• Business
Facts about TOEFL:

• Only valid for two years
• Most recent TOEFL scores are preferred by the institutes
• TOEFL is registered under the trademark of Educational Testing Service (ETS)
• Administered worldwide
• Examiners teams have a committee including 12 specialists in language testing, linguistics, research, or teaching
• Examiners ensure that test content is a proper measure to analyse the language proficiency of the applicant

Structure of TOEFL:
The 4 sections are categorised as:
Reading:

o Comprised of 34 passages
o Each passage has 700 words
o There are questions against each passage
o Passages are mostly undergraduate academic level
Listening:

o Comprised of 6 passages with questions
o 35 minutes long
o Two conversations between student and examiners
- Heard only once
- Five related questions
o Four academic lectures/discussions
- Lecture may require participation from the student
- Six related questions
Speaking:

o Comprised of 6 tasks
o Two tasks involve the candidate’s opinion on different given topics
o Remaining tasks involve reading a short passage course or a conversation about life atthecampus and answer accordingly
o Digitally recorded responses sent to 3 to 6 examiners at ETS Online Scoring Network (OSN) for grading
Writing:

o Comprised of 2 tasks
o In the integrated task, a passage is read by the candidate
o Speaker discussesthe same topic
o Candidate will have to write a composed summary of the main points of the passage they read relating to the points they heard from the speaker
o The other task involves writing an essay showing their opinion, explained with valid reasoning and choices.
o Responses examined by ETS Online Scoring Network (OSN)
Course Content:
For TOEFL, AKCJhelum has developed a special curriculum meeting all the test requirements. The content includes training to guide candidates of standard procedures.
Online courses:
AKC Jhelum provides following online courses:
Spoken English:
• Speaking English in public makes you nervous?
• Unable to speak fluent English?
• Want to present your opinion but do not know how to use proper words?
Even if any one of these is your concern, you can rely on us. We will help you out with AKC Jhelum’s online English language course with thefollowing outline:
• English for everyday situation
• Basic Grammar
• Proper use of functional English
• Dialogues, conversations, and discussions
Listening Skills
• Reading Skills
• Writing Skills

Author's Bio: 

AKC Jhelum is an educational institute providing English language, IT and Visa education. AKC was established in 2011 and has been working effortlessly to make a mark.