In this post, Andrew Stokes suggests ten questions you should ask yourself when selecting a placement test.
IELTS in Zambia: ‘I’ve been speaking English since Grade 1, why should an English test worry me?’
Andrew Stokes asks Idah Chunga and Justina Kilumelume how the British Council helps IELTS candidates in Zambia.
Do students prefer digital or paper-based tests?
In a previous post, we looked at how Directors of the Language Centre at Universitas Indonesia postulated that a digital test is more appropriate for this generation of students. We have now been able to survey test takers on this question. Here are the findings.
Placement test results: what do they mean?
Andrew Stokes reminds us of the purpose of a placement test (with thanks to Laura Edwards of telc Language Tests for her input).
How to take an online test when you have no internet access
Andrew Stokes explains how an online test can support those with unreliable connectivity — or no Internet access at all.
‘Is it OK to speak English with a foreign accent?’
Andrew Stokes looks at how the new version of Clear Pronunciation can enable students to speak clearly, and with confidence.
Why librarians are embracing digital for language learning
At a recent gathering of librarians in Melbourne, an interesting discussion sprung up about the advantages and disadvantages of providing digital resources for library patrons. Andrew Stokes gives a summary.
Planning IELTS Prep: A Life Hack
Andrew Stokes points to a life hack that helps IELTS candidates optimise their preparation time.
New Admin Panel: powerful yet simple
January 2020 saw the release of the new version of Dynamic Placement Test Admin Panel. Sky Chan, Product Manager, talks about what he aimed to achieve with this version, and why he likes it. The Admin Panel is the program teachers and administrators use to set up tests, check results and print certificates.
Helping your students get the IELTS score they need
Clarity is committed to supporting teachers preparing students for IELTS not just through Road to IELTS, but through a host of other support materials too.