16 February 2017
Cambridge English Language Assessment and Cambridge University Press are looking for learners of English in the university or university pathway context, preferably with experience of preparing for IELTS for a research pilot project. We are assessing a speech analysis tool developed by a partner company offering an simulated IELTS speaking test. Learners would receive a report on their spoken English at the end of this pilot, assessed according to the IELTS criteria.
We would be carrying out this research in March 2017 at a number of UK institutions.
We would need no more than one hour of any one learner’s time, and we would incentivise participation (although we cannot pay the learners, we would provide Amazon vouchers for their time). We would provide full support with the admin side (signing people up).
If you are a teacher of IELTS candidates, we also have upcoming opportunities for paid reviewers of materials in development. Please let us know if you are also interested in this.
If you are interested in involvement in this research, please contact Keith Sands at Cambridge University Press (firstname.lastname@example.org), quoting “IELTS Speaking Assessment Research” in the subject line of your email.