Linguistics

IELTS (AEO & British Council)

International English Language Testing System

What is IELTS?

IELTS or ‘International English Language Testing System’, is an international standardised test of English language proficiency. It is jointly managed by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, the British Council and IDP Education Pty Ltd, and was established in 1989.
No minimum score is required to pass the test. An IELTS result or Test Report Form is issued to all candidates with a score from 1 (no knowledge) to 9 (expert user) and each institution sets a different threshold. Institutions are advised not to consider valid a report older than two years, unless the user proves that he has worked to maintain his level.

IELTS Test Structure

All candidates must complete four Modules – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking – to obtain a band score, which is shown on the IELTS Test Report Form (TRF). All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking Modules, while the Reading and Writing Modules differ depending on whether the candidate is taking the Academic or General Training Versions of the Test.

  • Listening

    The listening module comprises four sections. Each section begins with a short introduction telling the candidates about the situation and the speakers. Then they have some time to look through the questions. The first three sections have a break in the middle allowing candidates to look at the remaining questions. Each section is heard only once.

  • Reading

    In the academic module the reading test comprises three sections, with 3 texts normally followed by 13 or 14 questions for a total of 40 questions overall. The General test also has 3 sections. However the texts are shorter, so there can be up to 5 texts to read.

  • Writing

    In the Academic module, there are two tasks: in Task 1 candidates describe a diagram, graph, process or chart, and in Task 2 they respond to an argument. In the General Training module, there are also two tasks: in Task 1 candidates write a letter or explain a situation, and in Task 2 they write an essay.

  • Speaking

    The speaking test contains three sections. The first section takes the form of an interview during which candidates may be asked about their hobbies, interests, reasons for taking IELTS exam as well as other general topics such as clothing, free time, computers and the internet or family. In the second section candidates are given a topic card and then have one minute to prepare after which they must speak about the given topic. The third section involves a discussion between the examiner and the candidate, generally on questions relating to the theme which they have already spoken about in part 2.

Duration

The total test duration is around 2 hours and 45 minutes for Listening, Reading and Writing modules.

  • Listening: 40 minutes, 30 minutes for which a recording is played centrally and additional 10 minutes for transferring answers onto the OMR answer sheet.
  • Reading: 60 minutes.
  • Writing: 60 minutes.
  • Speaking: 11-14 minutes.

The first three modules – Listening, Reading and Writing (always in that order) – are completed in one day, and in fact are taken with no break in between. The Speaking Module may be taken, at the discretion of the test centre, in the period seven days before or after the other Modules.

Who Should Attend?

There are two versions of the IELTS: the Academic Version and the General Training Version:

  • The Academic Version is intended for those who want to enroll in universities and other institutions of higher education and for professionals such as medical doctors and nurses who want to study or practice in an English-speaking country.
  • The General Training Version is intended for those planning to undertake non-academic training or to gain work experience, or for immigration purpose

IELTS is accepted by most Australian, British, Canadian, Irish, New Zealand and South African academic institutions, over 3,000 academic institutions in the United States, and various professional organisations. It is also a requirement for immigration to Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

Course Contents

For IELTS, NICON has developed a special curriculum meeting all the test requirements. The curriculum enables coupled with the training from field experts enables the candidate to obtain the desired results.

Course Details

Duration

1 Month
6 Days/ Week
1.5Hrs./Day
Available in both Morning & Evening shifts.

Location

IELTS programs are offered in all campuses of NICON Group of Colleges. For further details, please contact your nearest NICON Campus.
This training program is also available in Online Trainings.

Related Courses

Spoken English, TOEFL, TOEIC, BULATS, PTE

Spoken English

This course is designed for students and employees who are keen to improve their knowledge of English vocabulary & grammar in general and communicative ability in particular, so that they may be able to communicate in English with confidence. Students successfully completing this course will always find themselves well-equipped in terms of effective communication skills.

BEGINNERS’ LEVEL

Who Should Attend?

Students, Teachers, Professionals or anyone interested in the development of his/her language skills. This course is primarily for those having basic command & limited knowledge of English (the starters).

Course Contents

  • Basic Grammar (strong grip on structural and functional grammar).
  • Communication skills through group work / pair work . Role-plays, Jig-Saw activities, Discussions, Debates etc.
  • Writing Applications, Formal letters, Essays, Stories, Poems, Book reviews and day-to-day accounts.
  • Rich Vocabulary, Basic Literature.
  • Received Pronunciation.
  • Listening skills polished through tape scripts in language labs.
  • Presentations at academic level.
  • Basic phonetics-introduction to the vowels & consonants.

NICON’s Own Resource Material

NICON’s research & development (R&D) wing has developed customized and focused course material to meet the needs of each specialized course. These Books enhance all four language skills (i.e listening, reading, writing and speaking) and are specifically developed and designed by NICON Group of Colleges to meet all the requirements of language learners.

  • Gateway to the English Language (GEL).
  • Beginners’ Dimension to the English Language (BDEL).
  • Advanced Dimension to The English Language (ADEL).
  • Professional Dimension to The English Language (PDEL).
  • Simple English Lexicon (SEL).
  • Writing in the English Language (WEL).
  • Why GEL for Spoken English?

GEL book is designed and developed by the British Council trained trainers with special focus on four sections of English Language i.e. Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. This book reflects creative ideas for students by engaging them in “LEARN ENGLISH WITH FUN” activities for better results.
GEL assists students in enhancing their English Language Skills particularly focusing on “Grammar and Vocabulary” because both play a pivotal role in enhancing all four skill for Spoken English.

ADVANCED LEVEL

Who Should Attend?

Students, Teachers, Professionals & the learners who want to have a sound grip over the language according to the internationals standards and those who want to become competent speakers of English language.

Course Contents

  • Grammar Learning with Practical Activities.
  • Phonetics & phonology.
  • Detailed study of Received Pronunciation.
  • Command on Simple English Lexicon (SEL).
  • Communication skills through Role-plays,Jig-Saw activities, Discussions, Debates, Speeches etc.
  • Formal & informal writing structure & strategies intense reading plus pleasure reading activities.
  • Mature writing including writing Articles, Comprehension Poems, Book reviews, formal / informal letters etc.
  • Listening skills polished through tape scripts in language labs and telephonic conversations.
  • Learning about literature & prose etc.

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

Who Should Attend?

Professionals, salespersons, bankers, Marketers, managers, teachers and office workers.

Course Contents

  • Proficient communication skills both at academic and professional level.
  • Speaking through Role-plays, Jig-Saw activities, Discussions, Debates, Speeches and presentations.
  • CV, Resume writing, Cover and reference letter writing.
  • Professional tips for job interviews and exemplary performance at work place.
  • Tips for preparing and delivering breath-taking presentations both at academic and professional level and Chairing meetings with expertise.
  • Learning the proficient special speech skills for opening ceremonies and seminars.
  • Becoming a competent Speaker of English language

Course Detail

Duration

  • Spoken English – Basic
    2 Months
    6 Days/ Week
    1.5Hrs./Day
    Available in both Morning & Evening shifts.
  • Spoken English – Advanced
    2 Months
    6 Days/ Week
    1.5Hrs./Day
    Available in both Morning & Evening shifts.
  • Spoken English – Professional
    2 Months
    6 Days/ Week
    1.5Hrs./Day
    Available in both Morning & Evening shifts.
Arabic language

Arabic is a name applied to the descendants of the Classical Arabic language of the 6th century AD, used most prominently in the Quran, the Islamic Holy Book. This includes both the literary language (Modern Standard Arabic or Literary Arabic, used in most written documents as well as in formal spoken occasions, such as lectures and radio broadcasts) and the spoken Arabic varieties, spoken in a wide arc of territory stretching across the Middle East and North Africa. Arabic is a Central Semitic language, closely related to Hebrew and the Neo-Aramaic languages, and also related to the South Semitic languages (e.g. Amharic in Ethiopia, Tigrinya in Ethiopia and Eritrea, and Mehri in Yemen and Oman) and the extinct East Semitic languages (e.g. Akkadian, first attested nearly 5,000 years ago). The written language is distinct from and more conservative than all of the spoken varieties, and the two exist in a state known as diglossia, used side-by-side for different societal functions.

Influence of Arabic on other languages

The influence of Arabic has been most important in Islamic countries. Arabic is an important source of vocabulary for languages such as Baluchi, Bengali, Berber, Catalan, English, French, German, Gujarati, Hindustani, Italian, Indonesian, Kurdish, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Pashto, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Rohingya, Saraiki, Sindhi, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Turkish and Urdu as well as other languages in countries where these languages are spoken. For example, the Arabic word for book (كتاب kitāb) has been borrowed in all the languages listed, with the exception of French, Spanish, Italian, Catalan and Portuguese which use the Latin-derived words "livre", "libro", "llibre" and "livro", respectively, German and English which use the Germanic "Buch" and "Book", Tagalog which uses "aklat", Hebrew which uses "sefer", Gujarati which uses "chopdi", Marathi which uses "pustak", Malayalam which uses "pustakam" and Bengali which uses "boi".
In addition, English has many Arabic loanwords, some directly but most through the medium of other Mediterranean languages. Examples of such words include admiral, adobe, alchemy, alcohol, algebra, algorithm, alkaline, almanac, amber, arsenal, assassin, candy, carat, cipher, coffee, cotton, ghoul, hazard, jar, kismet, lemon, loofah, magazine, mattress, sherbet, sofa, sumac, tariff and many other words. Other languages such as Maltese[8] and Kinubi derive ultimately from Arabic, rather than merely borrowing vocabulary or grammar rules.

Arabic and Islam

Classical Arabic is the language of the Qur’an. Arabic is closely associated with the religion of Islam because the Qur’an is written in the language, but it is nevertheless also spoken by Arab Christians, Mizrahi Jews and Iraqi Mandaeans. Most of the world’s Muslims do not speak Arabic as their native language but many can read the Quranic script and recite the Qur’an. Among Non-Arab Muslims, translations of the Qur’an are most often accompanied by the original text.
Some Muslims present a monogenesis of languages and claim that the Arabic language was the language revealed by God for the benefit of mankind and the original language as a prototype symbolic system of communication, based upon its system of triconsonantal roots, spoken by man from which all other languages were derived, having first been corrupted. Statements spread in later centuries regarding the Arabic language being the language of Paradise are not considered authentic according to the scholars of Hadith and are widely discredited.

Course Details

Duration

1Month
3Days/Week

TOEFL

Test of English as Foreign Language

What is TOEFL?

The Test of English as a Foreign Language, or TOEFL evaluates the ability of an individual to use and understand English in an academic setting.
Sometimes it is an admission requirement for non-native English speakers at many English-speaking colleges and universities. Additionally, institutions such as government agencies, licensing bodies, businesses, or scholarship programs may require this test. A TOEFL score is valid for two years and then will no longer be officially reported since a candidate’s language proficiency could have significantly changed since the date of the test.Colleges and universities usually consider only the most recent TOEFL score. The TOEFL test is a registered trademark of Educational Testing Service (ETS) and is administered worldwide.
The TOEFL Committee of Examiners is composed of 12 specialists in linguistics, language testing, teaching or research. Its main responsibility is to advise on TOEFL test content. The committee helps ensure the test is a valid measure of English language proficiency reflecting current trends and methodologies.

TOEFL iBT (Internet-Based Test)


Since its introduction in late 2005, the Internet-based Test (iBT) has progressively replaced both the computer-based tests (CBT) and paper-based tests (PBT), although paper-based testing is still used in selected areas. The iBT has been introduced in phases, with the United States, Canada, France, Germany, and Italy in 2005 and the rest of the world in 2006, with test centers added regularly. The CBT was discontinued in September 2006 and these scores are no longer valid.
Although initially, the demand for test seats was higher than availability, and candidates had to wait for months, it is now possible to take the test within one to four weeks in most countries. The four-hour test consists of four sections, each measuring one of the basic language skills (while some tasks require integrating multiple skills) and all tasks focus on language used in an academic, higher-education environment. Note-taking is allowed during the iBT. The test cannot be taken more than once a week.

  • Reading
    The Reading section consists of 34 passages, each approximately 700 words in length and questions about the passages. The passages are on academic topics; they are the kind of material that might be found in an undergraduate university textbook. Passages require understanding of rhetorical functions such as cause-effect, compare-contrast and argumentation. Students answer questions about main ideas, details, inferences, essential information, sentence insertion, vocabulary, rhetorical purpose and overall ideas. New types of questions in the iBT require filling out tables or completing summaries. Prior knowledge of the subject under discussion is not necessary to come to the correct answer.
  • Listening 
    The Listening section consists of six passages 35 minutes in length and questions about the passages. These passages include two student conversations and four academic lectures or discussions. A conversation involves two speakers, a student and either a professor or a campus service provider. A lecture is a self-contained portion of an academic lecture, which may involve student participation and does not assume specialized background knowledge in the subject area. Each conversation and lecture stimulus is heard only once. Test-takers may take notes while they listen and they may refer to their notes when they answer the questions. Each conversation is associated with five questions and each lecture with six. The questions are meant to measure the ability to understand main ideas, important details, implications, relationships between ideas, organization of information, speaker purpose and speaker attitude.
  • Speaking 
    The Speaking section consists of six tasks: two independent tasks and four integrated tasks. In the two independent tasks, test-takers answer opinion questions on familiar topics. They are evaluated on their ability to speak spontaneously and convey their ideas clearly and coherently. In two of the integrated tasks, test-takers read a short passage, listen to an academic course lecture or a conversation about campus life and answer a question by combining appropriate information from the text and the talk. In the two remaining integrated tasks, test-takers listen to an academic course lecture or a conversation about campus life and then respond to a question about what they heard. In the integrated tasks, test-takers are evaluated on their ability to appropriately synthesize and effectively convey information from the reading and listening material. Test-takers may take notes as they read and listen and may use their notes to help prepare their responses. Test-takers are given a short preparation time before they have to begin speaking. The responses are digitally recorded, sent to ETS’s Online Scoring Network (OSN) and evaluated by three to six raters.
  • Writing 
    The Writing section measures a test taker’s ability to write in an academic setting and consists of two tasks: one integrated task and one independent task. In the integrated task, test-takers read a passage on an academic topic and then listen to a speaker discuss the same topic. The test-taker will then write a summary about the important points in the listening passage and explain how these relate to the key points of the reading passage. In the independent task, test-takers must write an essay that states, explains, and supports their opinion on an issue, supporting their opinions or choices, rather than simply listing personal preferences or choices. Responses are sent to the ETS OSN and evaluated by four raters.

Duration
The total test duration is around 4 hours.

Who should Attend?
TOEFL is designed for academic purposes only therefore it is only suitable for students who intend to join colleges and universities in USA, Canada etc.

Course Contents
For TOEFL, NICON has developed a special curriculum meeting all the test requirements. The curriculum enables coupled with the training from field experts enables the candidate to obtain the desired results.

Course Details
Duration
1 Month
6 Days/ Week
1.5 Hrs./Day
Available in both Morning & Evening shifts.

Location
TOEFL programs are offered in all campuses of NICON Group of Colleges. For further details, please contact your nearest NICON Campus.
This training program is also available in Online Trainings.

Related Courses
Spoken English, IELTS, TOEIC, BULATS, PTE

Urdu Language

Urdu arose in the contact situation which developed from the invasions of the Indian subcontinent by Turkic dynasties from the 11th century onwards, first as Sultan Mahmud of the Ghaznavid empire conquered Punjab in the early 11th century, then when the Ghurids invaded northern India in the 12th century, and most decisively with the establishment of the Delhi Sultanate.
There are between 60 and 70 million speakers of Urdu: there were 52 million in India per the 2001 census, some 6% of the population; 13 million in Pakistan in 2008, or 8%; and several hundred thousand apiece in the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, United States, and Bangladesh, where it is called "Bihari". However, a knowledge of Urdu allows one to speak with far more people than that, as Hindi-Urdu is the fourth most commonly spoken language in the world, after Mandarin, English, and Spanish.
Urdu is the national and one of the two official languages of Pakistan, the other being English, and is spoken and understood throughout the country, while the state-by-state languages (languages spoken throughout various regions) are the provincial languages. It is used in education, literature, office and court business. It holds in itself a repository of the cultural and social heritage of the country. Although English is used in most elite circles, and Punjabi has a plurality of native speakers, Urdu is the lingua franca and national language in Pakistan.
Pakistani variant of the language spoken in Pakistan; it becomes increasingly divergent from the Indian dialects and forms of Urdu as it has absorbed many loan words, proverbs and phonetics from Pakistan’s indigenous languages such as Pashto, Panjabi and Sindhi. Furthermore, due to the region’s history, the Urdu dialect of Pakistan draws heavily from the Persian and Arabic languages, and the intonation and pronunciation are informal compared with corresponding Indian dialects.
Urdu syntax and vocabulary reflect a three tiered system of politeness called ādāb. Due to its emphasis on politeness and propriety, Urdu has always been considered an elevated, somewhat aristocratic, language in South Asia. It continues to conjure a subtle, polished affect in South Asian linguistic and literary sensibilities and thus continues to be preferred for song-writing and poetry, even by non-native speakers.

Course Details
Duration 1 Month
3 Days/ Week
1.5 Hrs./Day

Chinese Language

Course Benefits
Students who completed their Chinese Language Course successfully will be able to work in china and can get maximum chances for job to be expected there with carry bright future.After Completed this course also work in pakistan in chinese companies as translator.

Who Should Attend?
No Need any Basic Language qualifications.

Course Contents

  • Introduction
  • Basic Vocabulary
  • Basic Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Articles
  • Dialogues
  • Question plus Answers
  • Communication Skills
  • Like, dislike
  • Traveling, Shopping, Hotel

Course Details

VENUE
ANY CAMPUS OF NICON.
DURATION
1 Month
CLASS DURATION
5 Days per Week, 1.5 Hrs per Day
CLASS START DATE
Every Monday*
TIMINGS
4pm to 9pm (Flexible Hrs) For further details, please check from respective campus.

Dutch Language

The origin of the Dutch language has been set at about 700 AD.
Gothic represents the oldest transmitted form of a Germanic language. The basis of the search for the principal features of this language is formed by the bible translation of bishop Wulfila (or Ulfilas c. 350 AD).

Why Learn Dutch?
So you already have some perfectly good reasons for learning Dutch. Maybe you want to be able to communicate with relatives, or to travel to Holland during your summer break, or prepare yourself for study in a Dutch-speaking country. Maybe a Dutch exchange student sparked your interest, or you have a friend who recommended it, or you just like the way the language sounds. Just in case you need some reassurance in your decision or the final push toward taking the plunge.

Course Benefits
Students who completed their Duthc Language Course successfully they will be settled in Different Country where this language is used  and maximum chances of their Job to be expected there with carry bright future. Students have also big chance to immigrate and study there.

Course Contents

  • Level 1: Absolute Beginners: For students without any knowledge of Dutch whatsoever.
  • Level 2: Beginners: For students who do understand some Dutch but are (almost) incapable of making themselves understood in Dutch.
  • Level 3: Lower Intermediate: For students with a global understanding of simple everyday Dutch, capable of making themselves understood in simple everyday Dutch that is still full of mistakes.
  • Level 4: Intermediate: For students with a good understanding of simple everyday Dutch, capable of making themselves understood in simple everyday Dutch with occasional mistakes.
  • Level 5: Advanced: For students with a thorough understanding of simple everyday Dutch and a good understanding of authentic Dutch at an academic level.
  • The objectives of the course are to teach them how to express themselves in formally correct spoken & written Dutch.
  • Everything from Beginner to Advanced Courses
  • Learn Dutch Grammar
  • Grammar Lessons by Topic
  • Learn Dutch Vocabulary Words and Phrases

Course Details

VENUE 
ANY CAMPUS OF NICON.
DURATION 
1 Month
CLASS DURATION 
5 Days per Week, 1.5 Hrs per Day
CLASS START DATE
Every Monday*
TIMINGS
9am to 9pm (Flexible Hrs)
For further details, please check from respective campus.
PROGRESSION
Any IT Course will help you in self employment or getting Better job.
*Subject to Availability of Teacher & minimum 5 students in a batch.

French Language

There are tons of French phrases used in English. Over the years, the English language has borrowed a great number of French words and expressions. Some of this vocabulary has been so completely absorbed by English that speakers might not realize its origins.

Course Benefits
Students who completed their French Language Course successfully they will be settled in France and maximum chances of their Job to be expected there with carry bright future. Students have also big chance to immigrate and study there.

Who Should Attend?
No previous French knowledge necessary, the students is a complete beginner or has very little knowledge of French.

Course Contents

  • Introduction
  • Basic Vocabulary
  • Basic Vocabulary 3Grammar
  • Articles
  • Question plus Answers
  • Communication Skills
  • Like, dislike
  • Traveling, Shopping, Hotel

Course Details

VENUE
ANY CAMPUS OF NICON.
DURATION
1 Month
CLASS DURATION
5 Days per Week, 1.5 Hrs per Day
CLASS START DATE
Every Monday*
TIMINGS
9am to 9pm (Flexible Hrs) For further details, please check from respective campus.
PROGRESSION
Any IT Course will help you In self employment or getting Better job. *Subject to Availability of Teacher & minimum 5 students in a batch.

German Language

The German fascination with Shakespeare began in the early 1700s when English repertoire companies crossed the rmelkanal to perform the Bard’s plays all across Germany and Europe. Ever since then the "Swan of Avon" has become an important part of German culture.
This Course is has desired for those students and employees who are keen to improve their knowledge of German, Vocabulary and Grammar In the end of course students or employee will be in a position to achieved their targets.

Why Learn German?
So you already have some perfectly good reasons for learning German… Maybe you want to be able to communicate with relatives, or to travel to Germany during your summer break, or prepare yourself for study in a German-speaking country. Maybe a German exchange student sparked your interest, or you have a friend who recommended it, or you just like the way the language sounds. Just in case you need some reassurance in your decision or the final push toward taking the plunge.

Course Benefits
German is the most widely spoken language in Europe.More people speak German as their native language than any other language in Europe. It’s no wonder, but not only have the residents of Germany speak German. It is also an official language of Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Liechtenstein. And it is the native language of a significant portion of the population in northern Italy, eastern Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, eastern France, parts of Poland, the Czech Republic, Russia, and Romania, as well as in other parts of Europe.
While learning German can connect you to 120 million native speakers around the globe, remember that many people also learn German as a second language. It is the 3rd most popular foreign language taught worldwide and the second most popular in Europe and Japan, after English and students have chance to immigration and study in Germany.

GERMAN is not as Hard as you think.
If English is your native language or if you already know English, then you already have an advantage when it comes to learning German. Because modern German and modern English both evolved from the Common ancestor language Germanic, the two languages share many similarities in both vocabulary and grammar. If you understand any of this.

Course Contents

  • Introduction.
  • Basic
  • Grammar
  • Articles
  • Questions plus Answers
  • Communication Skills.

Course Details

VENUE
ANY CAMPUS OF NICON.
DURATION 
1 Month
CLASS DURATION 
5 Days per Week, 1.5 Hrs per Day
CLASS START DATE 
Every Monday*
TIMINGS 
9am to 9pm (Flexible Hrs)
For further details, please check from respective campus.
PROGRESSION 
Any IT Course will help you in self employment or getting Better job.
*Subject to Availability of Teacher & minimum 5 students in a batch.

Korean Language

Korean Language is the official language of both North Korea and South Korea. It is also one of the two official languages in the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture in China. There are about 80 million Korean speakers, with large groups in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, the United States, Post-Soviet states, and more recently the Philippines. Korean words account for about 35% of the Korean vocabulary, while about 60% of the Korean vocabulary consists of Sino-Korean words. The remaining 5% comes from loan words from other languages, 90% of which are from English.

Course Benefits
Learning Korean Language is the best way to know and enjoy this beautiful country, its people, traditions, and culture.

Who Should Attend?
Most of the Pakistani skilled workers are willing to join services in Korea but due to communication gap they are facing lots of problems. To guide and educate those people, we have launched, Korean language course. We have qualified and trained/certified teaching staff from OEC with superior class rooms and teaching materials. We hope that by the grace of Almighty Allah we will serve the nation in good manner.

Course Contents
Certificate for Beginner:

  • Vocabulary
  • Tenses
  • Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening

Certificate for Advance Level:

  • Vocabulary
  • Tenses
  • Paragraph
  • Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening
  • OEL Preparation

Course Details

VENUE 
ANY CAMPUS OF NICON.
DURATION 
Certificate for Beginner Level (1 M)
Certificate for Advance Level (2 M)
CLASS DURATION 
5 Days per Week, 1.5 Hrs per Day
CLASS START DATE 
Every Monday*
TIMINGS 
9am to 9pm (Flexible Hrs)
For further details, please check From respective campus.
PROGRESSION 
Any IT Course will help you in self employment or getting better job.
*Subject to Availability of Teacher & minimum 5 students in a batch.

Spanish Language

Spanish is one of the widely spoken languages. Learning Spanish is easy with Communicate. We offer tailor-made language courses according to your company’s needs.  A Spanish class language course that meets your needs. With training centers in London, Paris, Frankfurt and New York providing countrywide coverage and partner organizations worldwide, Communicaid is uniquely placed to be your local, national and international training partner for Spanish courses. Spanish, also known as Castilian, is the official language of Spain and 21 other nations around the world. In total, it is estimated that there are over 360 million native speakers of Spanish worldwide.  This figure is based on the population figures alone of nations which have designated Spanish as their official language.

Course Benefits
Our Spanish classes and courses are highly personalized and designed to improve your Spanish communication skills, whether your focus is social, business, financial, diplomatic or legal. Upon completion of a Spanish course with Communicaid, you will have the confidence to communicate in Spanish with colleagues, clients and suppliers.

Who Should Attend?
Spain is an excellent choice for anyone wishing to learn Spanish, as this is a country of regions, each very different from the other. So, whatever your reasons for wishing to learn the Spanish language, one of the many locations in which we offer Spanish courses in NICON will certainly suit your interests. Whatever your reasons for wanting to learn Spanish, we will be able to offer you a Spanish language course which meets your particular needs.

Course Contents
The content and format of your Spanish language lesson / course will depend on your profession, proficiency in Spanish and objectives. Whether beginner, survival, intermediate or advanced, key areas covered in all our Spanish courses include:

  • Spoken fluency
  • Listening skills
  • Pronunciation and accent
  • Reading skills
  • Spanish telephone skills
  • Email in Spanish
  • Sector-specific terminology
  • Presentation & negotiation skills 

Course Details

VENUE 
ANY CAMPUS OF NICON.
DURATION 
1 Month
CLASS DURATION 
5 Days per Week, 1 Hrs per Day
CLASS START DATE 
Every Monday*
TIMINGS 
9am to 9pm (Flexible Hrs)
For further details, please check from respective campus.
PROGRESSION 
Any IT Course will help you in self employment or getting Better job.
*Subject to Availability of Teacher & minimum 5 students in a batch.

Pearson Test of English

What is PTE?
The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) is an English language test designed to assess the readiness of non-native English speakers to participate in a university-level English language instruction program. It was created by Pearson Language Tests part of the Pearson PLC group, a London-based educational services company with prior experience in institutional English language proficiency testing.
Pearson created PTE Academic in response to demand from institutions, government and other organisations for a more accurate way of testing non – native English language students who enter the English-speaking academia world with unrealistic expectations of university and business life after taking other English language proficiency tests.
PTE Academic is endorsed by the Graduate Management Admission Council, who are owners of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), and is delivered by Pearson Language Tests – who also deliver PTE General (formerly London Tests of English) and PTE Young Learners (formerly London Tests of English for Children).
It is a computer-based exam which focuses on real-life English used in academic surroundings. This is to say that integrated language is used throughout the test and students will listen to a variety of accents and academic language which they will encounter at English-speaking higher education institutions.
The exam will include an unmarked voice recording of the candidate, which should assist institutions in the overall evaluation of the candidate’s English language ability and should aid them with their admission decisions. The test will be a maximum of 3 hours long and takers can expect their results to be delivered to them, online, within 5 working days.

Course Details
Duration
1 Month
6 Days/ Week
1Hr./Day
Available in both Morning & Evening shifts.

Location
PTE program is offered in all campuses of NICON Group of Colleges. For further details, please contact your nearest NICON Campus.
This training program is also available in Online Trainings.

Related Courses
IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, BULATS, Spoken English

TOEIC

Test of English for International Communication

What is TOEIC?
NICON is an official test center of TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication). NICON offers customized preparation course depending upon the needs of students thereby helping them to achieve their required results. The course offers instruction on four areas of the test-listening, reading, grammar, and vocabulary. Besides regular class instruction, NICON also provides daily/weekly practice test to monitor students’ progress.

Why TOEIC® test?

  • TOEIC is ETS product.
  • TOEIC is easier than IELTS.
  • TOIEC is acceptable why all good colleges / universities.
  • Majority students now prefer TOEIC Test.
  • NICON is Authorized Testing Center of NTS-ETS for TOEIC.

TOEIC Listening and Reading test
The TOEIC Listening and Reading test is paper-based, lasts approximately 2 hours and comprises 200 questions in listening comprehension and reading. Each section is scored separately on a scale ranging from 5 to 495 points. The total score possible on the test is hence between 10 and 990 points. The TOEIC® Listening and Reading test measures proficiency in English reading and listening skills, at intermediate to advanced levels. It is an objective assessment of competence in business English. This test was redesigned, and a new version launched in 2007, to obtain a better measure of workplace English; accordingly, in the new test:

  • Emphasis is on workplace situations
  • 4 English accents have been included (Canadian, British, American and Australian)
  • The capacity to understand new professional vocabulary is tested
  • The capacity to connect information conveyed across multiple sentences is also tested

TOEIC® Speaking and Writing test
In the TOEIC Speaking and Writing test, the two sections of the test are independent of each other and test-takers receive a separate score for each. The Speaking test measures skills such as pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar, and fluency. The Writing test assesses vocabulary and grammar, as well as coherence and organization. The tests include integrated tasks that are reflective of actual English usage in the workplace. The TOEIC Speaking test lasts approximately 20 minutes and includes 11 questions measuring different aspects of spoken English, while the TOEIC writing test lasts approximately 60 minutes and includes eight questions measuring different aspects of writing ability.
The TOEIC® Listening & Reading, Speaking & Writing and Speaking only tests are required by the UK Border and Immigration Agency for visa and work permit purposes.
* Student will need to take both the TOEIC Listening and Reading test and the TOEIC Speaking test. Only the listening and speaking scores are required, but the TOEIC Listening and Reading test is a complete test and must be taken in its entirety.
** Student will need to take both the TOEIC Listening and Reading test and the TOEIC Speaking and Writing tests.

Duration
The total test duration is around 4 to 5 hours.

  • Listening: 50 min
  • Speaking: 25 min
  • Reading 75 min
  • Writing: 70 min

Who should Attend?
TOEIC is designed for academic as well as general purposes. This program is very famous for Spouse Visa. Candidates interested in joining foreign universities, immigration or planning for Spouse Visa should join this program.

Test Types

  • A1 – This certification level is designed for candidates who are applying for Spouse/Partner Visa. In this test, candidate requires to score 60 points in Listening and 50 points in Speaking. Reading and Writing skills are not required for this category.
  • B1 – This certification level is designed for candidates who are applying for Skilled Worker (General) category or joining as Students of Non-degree Courses. The candidate must obtain 275 points in Listening, 275 points in Reading, 120 points in Speaking and 120 points in Writing.
  • B2 – This certification level is designed for candidates who are applying for Student category for Degree Level programs. The candidate must obtain 400 points in Listening, 385 points in Reading, 160 points in Speaking and 150 points in Writing.
  • C1 – This certification level is designed for candidates who are applying for Highly Skilled Workers (General) category. The candidate must obtain 490 points in Listening, 455 points in Reading, 180 points in Speaking and 180 points in Writing.

Course Contents
For TOEIC, NICON has developed a special curriculum meeting all the test requirements. The curriculum enables coupled with the training from field experts enables the candidate to obtain the desired results.

Course Details
Duration

  • For B1 – B
    • 1 Month
    • 6 Days / Week
    • 1.5 Hrs. / Day
    • Available in both Morning & Evening shifts.
  • For A1
    • 1 Week – 6 Days / Week – 1.5 Hrs. / Day
    • 2 Weeks – 6 Days / Week – 1.5 Hrs. / Day
    • 1 Month – 6 Days / Week – 1.5 Hrs. / Day
    • Available in both Morning & Evening shifts.

Location
TOEIC programs are offered in all campuses of NICON Group of Colleges. For further details, please contact your nearest NICON Campus.
This training program is also available in Online Trainings.

Related Courses
Spoken English, IELTS, TOEFL, BULATS, PTE

BULATS

Business Language Testing Service

What is BULATS?
BULATS is a system of tests and courses designed specifically for assessing language ability for the workplace. It can help you stay ahead of your competition and gain a competitive edge by improving your organisation’s communication both to internal and external audiences. BULATS is designed to test the language of employees who need to use a foreign language at work. It is also suitable for learners and employees on professional/business courses where foreign language ability is an important element of the course.
Individuals with the right language skills are always in demand.

  • BULATS is recognised by many of the world’s leading businesses, universities and governments. For example, a BULATS score in English can be used as proof of your English skills when applying to work, study or live in English-speaking countries.
  • BULATS gives you an accurate assessment of your business language skills. You can use BULATS to test the effectiveness of training programmes, language courses etc.
  • BULATS is flexible and easy to use. Tests can be taken when it suits you, with minimal time between applying to take BULATS and your test date. You can choose whether you take your test online, via CD-ROM or as a paper-based test.
  • Get your results quickly so you can make important decisions about future jobs.
  • BULATS assesses the communication skills needed for real business situations. It enables you to see your strengths and weaknesses in all four of the language skills listening, speaking, reading and writing. Results are linked to the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), the standard benchmark used internationally to describe language ability.
  • BULATS is available in English, French, German and Spanish.

Course Details

Duration
1 Month
6 Days/ Week
1.5Hrs./Day
Available in both Morning & Evening shifts.

Location
BULATS program is offered in all campuses of NICON Group of Colleges. For further details, please contact your nearest NICON Campus. This training program is also available in Online Trainings.

Related Courses
Spoken English, IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, PTE

CSS

EVERY YEAR THE FEDREL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION FPSC), in accordance with constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, conducts competitive examination in order to fill the vacancies available in Public sector occupation groups and service. The Central Superior Services (CSS) is the layman term for that competitive examination. The Central Superior Services Examination is conducted every year for induction to Group 17 of the Civil Services
NICON helps the Candidates who have completed their education and are dreaming, Thinking, Planning Now they are ready to advance their careers in the Govt. Officer Jobs through Competitive Written Exams. We will provide the right information, step by step guidance, the best books recommendations to read, the Coaching from the Experienced Faculty, the best Preparation and the most effective Strategies for attempting Competitive Written Exams.

Who is Eligible to Appear?

  • To apply for CSS Examination, a candidate should be A citizen of Pakistan.
  • Must hold at least a Bachelors

Degree with the second division in any Faculty/Discipline from one of the Pakistani Universities or an equivalent degree or comparable educational qualifications of a foreign University.

  • The age limit for admission in CSS

Examination is 21-28 years, which is relaxable up to 2 years for those who are already in Government Service and have completed 2 years service. The relaxation is also available to candidates belonging to certain remote areas as defined by Government.

FAQs
What is the fee for the exam?
The current fee is Rs. 1000/.

How many subjects do I need to choose?
Subjects carrying 600 marks are Compulsory while you have to choose subjects carrying 600 marks among optional subjects.

How many attempts can I make?
Not more than three (03) attempts.

Would my subject combination affect my choice of any occupational group?
No, your subject combination does not affect your choice for any specific occupational group. You can choose any subjects and be considered for any group according to your marks and merit.

We Offer CSS

  • Experienced faculty
  • Regular Classes/Tests
  • Interview Preparation
  • Psychological Test Preparation
  • State of the Art Library.
  • Material & Notes Provision.
  • Internet Facility.

Salient Features

  • Exam Tips & Tricks
  • Sample Exams
  • CSS passed Trainer

Course Details
 Course Duration
3 monthsClass Duration
6 Days per Week
3 hrs Daily Class.
For further Details, Please Check from Respective Campus.

Medical Assessment Test

Introduction
The Medical College Admission Test, commonly known as the MCAT, is a computer-based standardized examination for prospective medical students in the United States, Canada and in so many other countries of the world. It is designed to assess problem solving, critical thinking, written analysis, and writing skills in addition to knowledge of scientific concepts and principles. Prior to August 19, 2006, the exam was a paper-and-pencil test; since January 27, 2007, however, all administrations of the exam have been computer-based.

Eligibility
The eligibility criterion for MCAT is FAP If you are eligible for FAP, you must receive a FAP approval prior to registering for the MCAT exam or you will be charged the full MCAT fee. You must use the FAP application for the year in which you are registering, not for the year in which you are taking the exam. For example, if you are registering in 2009 for a 2010 MCAT, then you must have an approval for the 2009 FAP application.

Exams Centers
The MCAT exam is offered at hundreds of locations throughout the world. Although you can review a listing of test sites at www.aamc.org/students/mcat/sitelisting.htm, we suggest you rely on the most up-to-date list found on the MCAT Scheduling and Registration System.

Contents

  • Physical Sciences (PS)
  • Verbal Reasoning (VR)
  • Writing Sample (WS)
  • Biological Sciences (BS)
Scholastic Assessment Test

Introduction
The SAT Reasoning Test (formerly Scholastic Aptitude Test and Scholastic Assessment Test) is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. The SAT is owned, published, and developed by the College Board, a non-profit organization in the United States, and was once developed, published, and scored by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). ETS now administers the exam. The College Board claims that the SAT can determine whether or not a person is ready for college. The current SAT Reasoning Test takes three hours and forty-five minutes and costs $45 ($71 International), excluding late fees Since the SAT’s introduction in 1901, its name and scoring has changed several times.

General Eligibility
TO APPLY
In order to be eligible to apply, applicants have to have finished upper secondary school and to be eligible for university-level studies in their own country. An applicant must fulfill the formal eligibility requirement for admission to the Bachelor’s studies as defined in the Finnish Universities Law. An applicant can show this eligibility, for example, with such secondary education which gives an applicant eligibility for university studies in the applicant’s own home country (e.g. Finnish Matriculation Examination Certificate, High School Diploma or its equivalent, International Baccalaureate Diploma, European Baccalaureate Diploma, Vocational College Diploma (minimum 3 years), Reifeprfung Diploma, Community College Diploma equivalent to an Associate of Arts Degree or A University or College Diploma equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree or higher).

Contents

  • Function
  • Structure 
  • Taking the test
  • Raw scores, scaled scores, percentiles
  • SAT-ACT score comparisons
  • Historical development
  • Name changes and recentered scores
  • Controversy
  • Criticism
  • Test preparation
SAT-II

An achievement test by any other name-the sat 2 is a set of more than twenty different tests focusing on specific disciplines such as English , history and social sciences mathematics and physical sciences and foreign languages.

Contents

  • English
  • Literature
  • History
  • U.S. History (formerly American
  • History and Social Studies)
  • World History
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Level 1 (formerly
  • Mathematics IC)
  • Mathematics Level 2 (formerly
  • Mathematics IIC)
  • Science
  • Biology E/M
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Languages
  • Chinese with Listening
  • French
  • French with Listening
  • German
  • German with Listening
  • Spanish
  • Spanish with Listening
  • Modern Hebrew
  • Japanese with Listening
  • Korean with Listening
NAT

National Aptitude Test 
Introduction
National Aptitude Test (NAT) is for admissions in NTS Associated Universities/ DAIs. The candidates will appear in a single test only and will stand eligible for admission to all universities in the respective subject group.
The candidates will be required to apply for admission in the universities as per their respective announcements along with a copy of the NTS Result Card.

NAT Associated
Universities / DAIs

  • Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan (Institute of Computing, Management Science & Commerce Department)
  • Bannu University of Science & Technology, Bannu
  • COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
  • Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi
  • Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad
  • International Islamic University, Islamabad
  • (Department of Computer Science, Department of Electronics Engineering)
  • Islamia University Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur,Kinnaird College Of Women, Lahore
  • Kohat University of Science & Technology, Kohat
  • NAMAL College, Mianwali
  • National Textile University, Faisalabad
  • Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (Talent Scholarship)
  • UET, Peshawar (Non Engineering Programmes)
  • University of Management & Technology, Lahore

How to Register?
The candidate is required to register for appearing in the respective NAT Test as scheduled by NTS. The registration Process is given below:
Get NTS registration form and bank deposit slip downloadable from NTS website www.nts.org.pk, daily New papers or reproduce them as per given sample. The form is also available inside the User Guide.Deposit Rs. 500/- (Rupees Five Hundred only) through the prescribed online bank deposit slip in the online branches of MCB, UBL or ABL.

NAT (National Aptitude Test)
Attach 2 photographs (1 x 1.5 inch) at the front of this Registration Form.
* All candidates are required to provide their photographs with full face exposure.
Do not send any documents other than two photos and original bank deposit slip along with your NAT Registration Form.

CURRICULUM FOR NAT-IE
(Pre-Engineering Group)
Total No of Questions = 90
Time Allowed = 120 minutes

TOPICS
Subject (Pre-Engineering Group) 

  • Physics
  • Chemistry / Computer
  • Mathematics

Verbal 

  • Sentence Completion
  • Analogy
  • Antonym
  • Comprehension
  • Synonym

Analytical

  • Scenario Based
  • Statements Based

Quantitative

  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Geometry

Subject (Pre-Medical Group)  

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology

Subject (Education in Arts Group) 

  • Islamiyat
  • Pakistan Studies
  • General Knowledge
Graduate Assessment Test (GAT )

Gat Tests interpret the acquired knowledge base of candidates and predict their abilities regarding their specific knowledge, skills and abilities in a number of different ways. These also help in the overall ranking of students. These tests help evaluate students’ ability to analyze and solve problems, understand relationships, and interpret material in their particular field. These are prepared on national level i.e., to assess students’ capability and existing knowledge in their specific /major area of study. The tests will be held biannually. The scores of this test remain valid for ONE YEAR from the test date.

Eligibility
Eligibility for this format of test is that the candidate must be having Graduation in the specific field.

GRADUATE ASSESSMENT TEST (GAT) SUBJECT
Total Questions (MCQ’s) = 100
Total Test Time = 120 Minutes (2 Hours)
Test Type: Paper Based

Test Contents

  • General Section = 30% of the Total Test
  • Subject Section = 70% of the Total Test
  • Agriculture
  • Sciences
  • Computer Engineering
  • Economics
  • Electronics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Education
  • Geography
  • Islamic Studies
  • Management Sciences
  • Veterinary/ Animal Sciences

Areas of General
SECTION 30%

  • English (Verbal) = 15%
  • Analytical Reasoning = 15%
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT Exam)

GMAT i.e. Graduate Management Admission Test is a standardized test that measures mathematical and verbal skills and analytical abilities of a student. It is a test which you need to clear in order to take admission in a management college or university for advanced study in business and management in US. Scores of GMAT make the job of college admission authorities easier in providing admission and students get a fair chance of seeking admission in a college of their choice.

What is GMAT Exam?
GMAT exam is an aptitude exam. Like all other entrance exams GMAT has chosen basic mathematics, English, and logical reasoning as a medium to measure the intellectual abilities of a student. You can choose your own date and time for GMAT exam as this is held round the year. GMAT exam is a good opportunity for students as they get a chance to get admission in management colleges based on merit. GMAT exam is an official exercise designed to evaluate knowledge and skills. GMAT exam is a tool which is used to measure the student’s abilities. GMAT exam is divided into three sections: Analytical Writing Section, Quantitative Section, and Verbal Section. Each section of GMAT exam covers different aspects of knowledge and skills. The effect of each question in GMAT exam must be assessed before answering.

GMAT Exam Anxiety
Generally students feel some anxiety before an exam, on the morning of the exam and a little bit during the exam. However, this can sometimes enhance your performance. Sometimes excessive anxiety comes in the way of achieving. It is important to keep your anxiety about exam under control. If you have prepared well for your GMAT exam, you will feel less anxious for the GMAT test. Anxiety for an exam depends on your level of preparation. So, plan your preparation and start study for your GMAT exam.

Select The Location
Firstly, decide the GMAT exam center. This means that you should select a place where you want to attempt your GMAT. Every exam center has its own schedule for operating and a number of students can be adjusted in each. You should choose location that is convenient to reach on the exam day. Before selecting and filling your choice of center and the date you should check whether a seat is available on the day on which you want to give GMAT exam. You can register yourself by phone, by mail or by fax. You can apply for GMAT exam at any age. An age limit does not exist and you don’t need to specialize in any particular subject for applying. The fee for GMAT exam is a standard $ 250 all over the globe. In case you are to take the exam in countries other than US, you could have to pay some extra taxes.

Topics Covered In
GMAT EXAM
GMAT exam starts with Analytical writing section. You have to start this section by writing two essays. This section of GMAT exam is to check how good your hold is over the language. In quantitative section, you will be given multiple-choice questions of two types. Questions will be based on data sufficiency and problem solving. In data sufficiency, you have to select the right statement based on logic and reasoning. It tests your intelligence and ability to make decisions under pressure. The problem solving questions will be related to basic mathematics skills and will cover the basic area of algebra, arithmetic, and geometry. This section of GMAT exam will reflect your capabilities of mental math and adequate knowledge of formulas. You have to finish this section within 75 minutes. Verbal section of GMAT exam contains three types of multiple-choice questions. Questions will be on sentence correction, reading comprehension and critical reasoning. You have to find out the grammatical mistakes, correct answer, and the form of sentence structure. You have to complete this section in 75 minutes.

GRE

Introduction
The GRE® General Test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing skills that are not related to any specific field of study.

  • Verbal Reasoning: The skills measured include the test taker’s ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it analyze relationships among component parts of sentences recognize relationships between words and concepts.
  • Quantitative Reasoning:  The skills measured include the test taker’s ability to understand basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data analysis reason quantitatively solve problems in a quantitative setting
  • Analytical Writing:  The skills measured include the test taker’s ability to articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively examine claims and accompanying evidence support ideas with relevant reasons and examples sustain a well-focused, coherent discussion control the elements of standard written English.

Who takes it and Why?
Prospective graduate applicants take the General Test. GRE® test scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement undergraduate records and other qualifications for graduate study. The scores provide common Measures for comparing the qualifications of applicants and aid in evaluating grades and Recommendations.

WHERE DO PEOPLE TAKE IT?
The General Test is offered year-round at computer-based test centers in the U.S., Canada, and many other countries. It is offered at paper-based test centers in areas of the world where computer-based testing is not available.
The Subject Tests are given at paper-based test centers worldwide three times a year in:

  • October
  • November
  • April

Who Accepts It?
Any graduate, business or professional school, or any department or division within a school, may require or recommend that its applicants take the General Test, a Subject Test, or both. If approved by the GRE board, an institution seeking accreditation can also receiver test takers’ scores?

GRE Subject Tests 
OVERVIEW
What are they?
The GRE® Subject Tests gauge undergraduate achievement in the eight disciplines listed below. Each Subject Test is intended for students who have majored in or have extensive background in that specific area.
Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology.

  • Biochemistry 36%
  • Cell Biology 28%
  • Molecular Biology &Genetics 36%
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology (33-34%)
  • Organism al Biology (33-34%)
  • Ecology and Evolution (33-34%)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Literature in English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology