The oral exam
is a 15-minute interview (talk) with either a full-time English teacher (UNHQ, UNOG) or with a designated interviewer
(OAH). Candidates registered for the LPE
assigned a 15-minute time slot for the oral interview. The oral
usually take place just after the written exam - but at some duty stations, they may happen before.
is very informal. The candidate and the
(English teacher) chat about whatever topics arise such as the candidate’s job, home
country; travels, hobbies, interests, or family. The important thing
the candidate to speak as much as possible and to demonstrate the
ability to discuss a variety of topics.
evaluate the candidate; the interview is recorded and the recording is
to outside evaluators who listen and assign a score for the candidate based on the oral rating scale.