Singhalese Language Tester/Test Developer
Washington, DC 
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Title Singhalese Language Tester/Test Developer Category Language Instructor Description

The International Center for Language Studies (ICLS) is a woman-owned, independent language school based in Washington, DC, which is now celebrating 50 years of delivering high-quality training and testing in ESL and over 85 different foreign languages. The ICLS mission is to offer student-centered language programs that develop authentic target language use, focus on individual goals, and enable students to be successful in a global environment.

Position Requirements

General Requirements, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as tester for Singhalese language proficiency examinations, interacting with the examinee in the tester's native language or a language in which the tester has near-native proficiency. Proficiency tests may be face-to-face, by telephone, or online. The tester provides information to an examiner about the examinee's performance on various parts of the test and about the content of the texts used in the test, and assists with the selection and/or preparation of reading test materials.
  • Aid in the creation and testing of new reading kits to be used in face-to-face and online Singhalese testing.
  • Collaborate with ICLS' testing coordinator in the reviewing and revision of Singhalese testing materials.
  • Adhere to all copyright guidelines and restrictions and follow ICLS' procedures regarding copyright.
  • Adhere to all guidelines and follow all procedures regarding testing material security and safeguarding test score data.

Required Qualifications:

  • Foreign Language Proficiency: Must be educated native or near-native speakers of the language (preferably Level 4 or higher on the ILR proficiency scale).
  • English Proficiency: Must have ILR Level 3 or higher on the ILR proficiency scale to meet the training and administrative needs of the work.
  • Cultural Background: Candidates must possess the cultural background of the specific country or geographical region.
  • Be eligible to work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Testers have spent their formal educational (secondary school and beyond) years in the cultural environment and have been schooled there through the equivalent of U.S. secondary school.
  • Experience conducting proficiency-based tests (i.e., FSI, DLPT, ACTFL OPI, etc.)

Full-Time/Part-Time -unspecified- Keywords About the Organization Hiring Manager(s) Judy Evans Location Head Office, Washington, D.C. About the Organization EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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