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Tue Nov 29 2011

Jobs: English; General Linguistics: Consultant, Pearson

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        1.     Eric Lane , English; General Linguistics: Consultant, Pearson, Japan

Message 1: English; General Linguistics: Consultant, Pearson, Japan
Date: 28-Nov-2011
From: Eric Lane <Eric.LanePearson.com>
Subject: English; General Linguistics: Consultant, Pearson, Japan
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University or Organization: Pearson
Department: Knowledge Technologies
Job Location: ---------------- (Telecommute)
Web Address: http://www.versanttest.com
Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)

**This position has been filled.

Pearson Knowledge Technologies is seeking a short-term consultant to assist
with a data collection for a new automated test of written English. This is a
short-term, temporary assignment.

The consultant's task will be to locate and recruit 100 English as a Foreign
Language students whose first language is Japanese to each take a 45 minute
written English test on a computer. Testing does not need to be supervised or
proctored, but serious test takers are essential. The recruited pool of test-
takers must represent a stratified variety of ability levels of English, from
beginner to advanced. Test takers must be 18+ years old and, if possible,
represent a range of adult age groups and a balance of male:female.

The consultant's task will be to locate and recruit groups of test-takers, record
test-taker demographic information in a spreadsheet, provide test-takers with a
test number and instructions (provided by Pearson), follow up with test-takers to
verify completed tests.

The ideal candidate will most likely be located in Japan, and have existing
connections to a large group of English-learners in schools of English as a
Foreign Language or similar set-up. The ideal candidate will also be organized,
responsible, and able to work independently.

Payment will be to the recruiter on a per test completed basis. A consultant
contract with the recruiter will be set up with Pearson.

This work will begin as soon as possible. If interested, please send a short
description of your relevant experience and the type of contact you have with
English as a Foreign Language learners/speakers to Eric Lane at the application
email address below.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: Eric.LanePearson.com
Contact Information:
Mr. Eric Lane
Email: Eric.LanePearson.com

This position has been filled.

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