So this is the talk that I gave today – thanks to everyone who attended – I hope you enjoyed it!
For anyone who wasn’t there, here’s the blurb for this talk:
IELTS and TOEFL are widely used as equivalent determinants of English language ability by higher education institutions. This talk reviews equivalency research and draws on a contrastive analysis of the two exams to suggest that the disparities between them mean we should avoid viewing them through the same lens, and questions using them for the same purpose.
And here are the slides from my presentation. They should be available to download via slideshare if you can’t see them clearly: some of the slides have quite a lot of data on them. And I’ve just noticed that slideshare clearly doesn’t support the font I used and has replaced it with something quite different…
And here, in the second slideshare box below, is a pdf copy of my slide notes / a transcript of pretty much what I said, though it might not be exactly the same, the main substance should be there!
If you have any questions or would like to know more about this talk, feel free to contact me or leave a comment below!