January 10, 2019
Michigan Language Assessment will soon offer a more robust set of educational materials. Rita Simpson-Vlach joined Michigan Language Assessment as the educational materials developer in the fall of 2018. She’ll support teachers and test centers by developing new educational resources that include test preparation materials and classroom activities for skill-specific development.
Developing teaching materials taps into my creative process as a teacher, a writer, and a language expert.
Rita is an experienced EFL and ESL teacher. She earned her PhD in linguistics from the University of Michigan, holds a K–12 teaching credential, and she’s worked with learners of all ability levels and ages in both the United States and abroad. Rita has experience training teachers and she has taught in a graduate-level teacher preparation program (MA TESOL), as well as designed and conducted teacher training seminars, workshops, and in-service professional development courses for EFL and ESL teachers.Read More
November 29, 2018
Linking the MET Go! and the Common European Framework of Reference summarizes the results of a standard setting study that was conducted to link scores on each section of the MET Go! to the proficiency levels of the Common European Framework of Reference.
November 8, 2018
Language learners ages 11 to 15 are now proving their English with MET Go!, the newest Michigan Language Assessment test.
MET Go! is an appealing 4-skills test that offers full-color illustrations and modern, age-appropriate content and activities. It’s an affordable way for people to demonstrate proficiency for the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages levels A1–B1.
October 24, 2018
Teachers and students across Mexico are successfully taking Michigan Language Assessment exams to prove their English as part of the Programa Nacional de Inglés (PRONI). PRONI aims to strengthen English language education in state schools, supported by international certification for teachers and students.
June 15, 2018
Executives, diplomats, directors, and schools joined us on May 29, 2018, in Lima, Peru, to launch MET Go! This new, secure test is designed specifically for teens and will be available for centers to administer—on dates they choose—beginning in November 2018.