The HOPES Madad project was set up by European Union agencies to support Syrian refugees moving into higher education. In this interview, Clarity’s Technical Director Adrian Raper discusses the project, and the role played by the Dynamic Placement Test, with Harry Haynes and Hala Ahmed of the British Council.
“I didn’t have time to finish the test — and I’m an English teacher!”
Surely the more questions you answer in a placement test, the more points you get and the higher your score? If you can’t finish, you can’t do yourself justice. And that must invalidate the result.
mLearning: Migrating to mobile
Following the launch of the new mobile-friendly version of Study Skills Success, Clarity’s Technical Director, Adrian Raper, reflects on mobile learning.
mLearning and Study Skills Success
How important is it for students to be able to access learning materials on their smartphones? This post looks at some fascinating trends.
Gulf governments push technology in teaching and learning
Peter Waters explains how working in the Gulf provides unlimited opportunities for teachers to initiate ICT projects — and describes how this positive atmosphere benefits both teachers and students.
Micro-learning and the all new IELTS Tips app
Micro-learning is a new learning strategy aimed at closing knowledge gaps with bite-sized lessons. The new version of the IELTS Tips app, launched last week, applies this theory to IELTS preparation. Test-takers install the app and it pushes out a handy IELTS prep tip every morning for them to read on their way to school or work.
Turning a self-access centre into a social hub
When she took over the self-access centre at Hong Kong Education University, Dr Jessie Choi realised that ‘physical learning material was no longer a strong attraction.’ This is the story of her vision of a new approach to self-access language learning, based on social interaction.
Getting the most out of your ESL software supplier
What level of service should you demand from your ESL software supplier? Samuel Sheinberg draws on 20 years of experience with NAS Software to offer some tips.
Treating the untreatable: the Philippines nurses IELTS Writing Project
The requirement for a 7.0 in IELTS Writing is stopping nurses in the Philippines from travelling to the UK, and is proving a headache to the National Health Service. Dr Victoria Clark describes how her team is analysing the problem and coming up with solutions.
Clarity’s Practical Writing reaches ELTons final
Andrew Stokes explains the vision behind ELTons finalist Practical Writing: helping students with all the texts they write (including WhatsApp); and finding a rationale to match technology to activity type.