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I passed my Portuguese test!

It’s official! I passed my Portuguese test! However, the enthusiasm of those two statements somewhat hides the sheer panic I felt following the test. Allow me to explain. 729 more words

OPI, Oh My

So I had my pre-NSLI-Y OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview) today. . . OPIs are conducted in the target language and last between 15-45 minutes.  They cover a variety of topics and often include a skit that you have to act in. 323 more words

Episode 56: Donald Trump, Assessment, & John Locke

Welcome back to the TEFLology Podcast – a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language and related matters.

In episode 56, the TEFLologists discuss the beliefs of philosopher John Locke, think about language assessment and testing, and take a look at some TESOL organisation press releases in response to president Donald Trump. 67 more words


TEFL Interviews 27: JD Brown (Live at JALT 2016)

Welcome back to the TEFLology Podcast – A podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language and related matters.

Today we bring you the final of our three interviews conducted as part of our forum ‘Teacher Interviews: Stories of Transformation,’ at the JALT2016 conference in Nagoya. 113 more words


Publication of Multilingual Matters' First Open Access Book: A Milestone for Pronunciation Assessment

This month we are publishing our first open access title, Second Language Pronunciation Assessment, edited by Talia Isaacs and Pavel Trofimovich. In this post, Talia tell us about her experiences of researching the once unfashionable topic of pronunciation as well as the importance of open access publishing. 963 more words


Language Assessment, a graduate course

Language Assessment

This course introduces learners to the history, methods, innovations, and current debates about assessment of language in all its forms. We’ll survey various assessment instruments, critically approach current perspectives on assessment, and examine the resulting ramifications for both learners and instructors. 1,442 more words