11.15 – 12-00 Webinar 2
English assessment for employability
Competence in a second or other language is a vital element in many people’s career paths and success in the workplace. Some jobs, for example international sales or roles in language education require a very high level of proficiency in a second language. But, nowadays, there is a drip down of those requirements to an even larger number of job roles. English language competence in particular, is highly prized and essential for many roles in an advanced economy. Fewer and fewer roles can be successfully performed without a certain level of language proficiency.
In this presentation, we will look specifically at tests of language proficiency produced by Pearson. These tests are part of the journey through different levels of attainment at school and university, leading to lifelong learning and assessment for job roles and employability. Education often equips us with the basic
building blocks of language, but it is usually through our own work and motivation that we are able to reach the levels of language ability needed for specific employment roles.
The presentation will show how well constructed English language tests, giving rich feedback, can help support people as they move through the important lifetime cycles of study and work.