Back to school: Five essential skills

Martin Moore has 30 years’ experience as a publisher, writer and editor. He has worked for Cambridge University Press, Pearson, BBC English and Oxford University Press. He is the lead author for Clarity’s Study Skills Success. I was recently chatting to my friend Chris, a professor at a London university. After complaining about the end of […]

How to pass IELTS first time

Imagine you want to join the Fire Services Department as a firefighter. As part of the recruitment process you have to go through

Item analysis: How reliable is your test?

‘How reliable is this test?’ If you’re about to choose a language test for your institution, you probably want to know the answer to that question. But what exactly does reliability mean? How is it measured? And how does it affect the way a test is created?