LTRC specialises in measuring the language proficiency skills required for the workplace or for academic study purposes. Projects undertaken with industry partners have focussed on a range of sectors including health, defence, interpreting and translating, aviation and higher education.
Pearson Education Grant projects
The Language Testing Research Centre was awarded two Pearson grants in 2019 for the research projects outlined in this section
British Council Aptis Test
We work on projects relating to the Aptis test; the online language proficiency test designed by the British Council.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) research projects
TOEFL is the most widely used English language test in the world, used principally for the selection of students from non-English-speaking backgrounds for entry to higher education in the US and elsewhere.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
The IELTS test is one of the most widely used English Language proficiency tests in the world.
ARC Linkage Grant (Occupational English Test Writing Criteria)
The ‘Towards Improved Quality of Written Patient Records’ project was completed in 2017. Industry partner: Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment.