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.
ARC Linkage Grant (OET Writing Criteria)
Towards improved healthcare communication: Development and validation of language proficiency standards for non-native English speaking health professionals
British Council Aptis Test
The LTRC has worked on several projects relating to the British Council Aptis test; the online language proficiency test designed by the British Council
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
The IELTS test is one of the most widely used English Language proficiency tests in the world.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) research projects
The 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.