We completed the switch-over to the new version of Road to IELTS on 3 December. At that point we said goodbye to V2. Over the course of its life, V2 racked up an impressive 21,823,544 sessions and was used in almost every country in the world — from Australia to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
As teachers, from time to time we need to be inspired. Here is a heart-warming story of a Filipino nurse who made the grade.
Vivying Cheng has been upgrading Clarity’s programs to HTTPS. She discusses with Andrew Stokes on how the move towards greater security is a good thing for both teachers and students — and everyone else.
Vanessa Tod of Macquarie University reviews Practical Writing for English Australia Journal.
In this video, Andrew Stokes discusses how we can ensure that a placement test — or any other kind of language test — is culturally fair.
Andrew Stokes talks to teachers and students, and identifies three simple measures to boost students’ confidence both during the university application process, and in the crucial first few weeks.
In the second of a series of short videos, testing expert Laura Edwards looks at the the roles of output and input in language testing.
Should a placement test include speaking and writing? Is it important that it is adaptive? Does a test-taker have to attempt every question? What, in fact is a placement test?
In September, Clarity gave a paper on the Dynamic Placement Test at the International Language Assessment Conference in Egypt (ILACE) in Cairo. Sieon Lau had a chance to talk to Linda Ghattas and Hebatallah Hegazy of Everise, a local community of Egyptian teachers who have the common goal of providing better education to students in Egypt.
Andrew Stokes, Managing Director of the Hong Kong-based EFL software company ClarityEnglish, talks to Melanie Butler about testing on mobile phones, the perils of unanswered emails and high tech toasters.