Literary practices in the professional workplace (2012-2013)

Implications for the IELTS General Training reading and writing tests

Tim Moore, Janne Morton, Dave Hall, Chris Wallis

This project was concerned with construct validity as it relates to the Project: IELTS General Training module. It investigated the nature of literary practices in a range of professional workplace settings by surveying and interviewing employers/supervisors working in a number of professions as well as conducting an analysis of texts that new graduates need to read and produce in the workplace. The project considered the implications of findings for the design of the IELTS General Training Reading and Writing components.