Recent research into the validity of oral language interviews
has extended the focus beyond that of statistical analysis to
investigations of the structure of the interview discourse itself,
and to the language produced by both candidate and interviewer
Researchers: Annie Brown and Kathryn Hill, The
University of Melbourne, Australia
This paper presents an evaluation of an English Language
Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) language program,
conducted with application of a context-adaptive model of language
program evaluation ...
Researcher: James D.H. Brown, The University of
This research project seeks to address the areas of perceived
confusion or misunderstanding that candidates sometimes have when
attempting to comprehend the rubrics of the IELTS Academic Reading
and Listening sub-tests ...
Researchers: Gayle Coleman and Stephen Heap, The
University of Queensland, Australia
The purpose of the present research study was to investigate the
relationship between IELTS (International English Language Testing
System) and academic outcomes, as well as the extent to which IELTS
predicts the kinds of language difficulties international students
experience while studying in Australia ...
Researchers: Fiona Cotton and Frank Conrow, The
University of Tasmania, Australia
Since its launch in December 1989, IELTS has established a
significant profile in Australia while still facing opposition in
some circles and competition from other tests which eat into its
potential candidature. Many universities run their own English test
for entry into programs possibly as an incentive to lure students
to their university ...
Researchers: Clare McDowell and Brent Merrylees, LTC
Language and Testing Consultants Pty Ltd,
ACCESS is the English language examination of the Department of
Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA) of the Australian
Federal Government to assess migration applicants' English language
skills for migration purposes. An alternative examination for the
same purpose is the IELTS (General Training) module ...
Researchers: Magdalena Mok, Nick Parr, Tony Lee and
Elaine Wylie, Griffith University, Australia