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Episode 67: Cambridge Main Suite Exams, Mental Health, and The Committee of 12

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

In this episode, Matthew charts the history of the Cambridge Main Suite exams, Matt leads a discussion on the mental health issues in ELT, and Rob introduces The Committee of 12 as his pioneer(s). 69 more words

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ILTA Code of Ethics to be translated into Afrikaans

Tineke Brunfaut, coordinator of a project of the International Language Testing Association (ILTA; http://www.iltaonline.com/) that aims to have the ILTA Code of ethics translated into more languages, has approached us to have it translated into Afrikaans. 210 more words

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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

Network of Expertise in Language Assessment (NExLA) established

Participants at a symposium on pre- and post-admission language assessment at the CLASA 2017 conference have agreed to establish a Network of Expertise in Language Assessment. 219 more words

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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

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

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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

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