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.
As we face changes, disruptions, and uncertainty in every part of our lives, one thing that has emerged from the last three months with absolute clarity is the importance of teaching online. For many teachers, the shift has been a challenging one. Practically overnight, they were asked to switch from classroom teaching to purely online classes — and often without any training or assistance.
Every Clarity subscription can allow students to run the ClarityEnglish programs from home, the bus-stop, the library and the classroom. What are the elements required for this to be as smooth as silk (as Tense Buster, Intermediate, Equality would teach us)?
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.
Elinor Stokes looks at how Active Reading can support students taking the UK’s ESOL Skills for Life qualifications — any by extension, similar tests in different countries.
In this article, first published in the EL Gazette, Andrew Stokes explains how the current approach to student recruitment often fails both the student and the university.
Pete Sharma, co-founder of Pete Sharma Associates, specialises in every aspect of blended learning. He is a teacher trainer, writer and prolific conference speaker. He caught up with Clarity’s Adrian Raper at IATEFL in Liverpool.
At JALT 2018, Matthias Prikoszovits (MP) from Universität Wien tells Sieon Lau (SL) about the importance of providing vocational experience, cultural knowledge and help on understanding legal language.
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.
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.