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.
‘You may have heard that during the war, people could be sentenced to jail or fined if they were caught learning a foreign language.’ In this month’s interview, Khlaing Reaksmeypich discusses the unique challenges faced by teachers of English in Cambodia.