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The Testing special interest group (T SIG) aims to provide a platform for members to share, discuss and source information, help and resources on all aspects of language testing and assessment. Whether you assess your own learners in continuous assessment, provide pre-learning formative assessment, or are involved in main frame examinations board or high-stakes specific purpose testing, this SIG is for you.

Each year, ETAS events provide many workshops and presentations on the varied ways and fields of assessment. Events also serve as a discussion and networking platform for test development, testing theory and language testing policy. The T SIG is represented at the international level through the IATEFL TEASIG and at other events and organizations, such as the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE) and the European Association for Language Testing and Assessment (EALTA).

Contributions are always welcome from SIG members. Please contact your SIG coordinator with any ideas, thoughts or questions you may have. We also welcome contributions from members, such as on resources, links, articles and study areas, that would benefit all SIG members.

The T SIG Coordinator is Carol Waites. You can contact her by email, say "hello" and let her know about any special needs or wishes you may have regarding the SIG.

ETAS virtual workshop led by Laura Kennedy on Wednesday 9 March 7-8.30 p.m.

Preparing students for the Cambridge B2 First and C1 Advanced Speaking papers

The Speaking papers in the First and Advanced exams can sometimes be overshadowed by the mountain of the Use of English paper or the hurdle of writing an essay or a report. However, Speaking has equal weight to Writing and Listening, so what do you do to help your students prepare for this part of the exam?

In this workshop, we will look closely at the format and assessment criteria for the Speaking papers. We will also discuss what you can do to get your students ready for this important part of the exam, with tips and activities you can try in your classroom.

This is an opportunity to learn from each other, so attendees are encouraged to bring their own ideas to share with their peers. Whether you have been teaching these exams longer than you can remember, or if you have yet to start, this workshop will offer something to you.

Laura Kennedy is an ETAS member based in Lausanne, Vaud. She has helped many students pass the Cambridge exams at all levels from A2 Key toC2 Proficiency, working one-to-one and in group classes.

Let’s get speaking!

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2021 T SIG update : here