What we do
English Language Testing Ltd. design, develop and distribute tests which balance the need for accurate and reliable test results with the desire for speed, convenience and accessibility. We offer our clients world class service and support.
The Password tests have been created by English Language Testing Ltd., whose shareholders include the University of the Arts, London.
The Password Team
The Password Team build, manage and maintain the Password tests, supporting Password clients around the world. English Language Testing Ltd.’s Head Office is in London in the U.K., and there is a branch office in Sydney, Australia.
University of the Arts, London
The University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. The University has a dedicated language centre, which provides pre-sessional and in-sessional language support to large numbers of international students on foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The Language Centre also operates a range of additional programmes for English language students from all over the world, and its teaching staff represent a wealth of experience and expertise in English language teaching and assessment, particularly in the area of English for Academic Purposes (EAP).
CRELLA (Designers of Password English language tests)
The Password English language tests have been designed by the Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA) at the University of Bedfordshire. Since its inception, CRELLA, directed by Professor Cyril Weir, has established a national and international reputation as a centre for research into and development of English language tests. Members of the centre have published widely on language testing and assessment issues and carry out pioneering research into the nature of English language proficiency and its measurement. Research consultancies provided by the centre in the fields of English language testing and evaluation for examination authorities worldwide are currently helping with the development of foreign language testing in a number of countries.
Details of the work of the centre can be found on their website (www.beds.ac.uk/crella).
Dr Harriet Jones (Designer of Password Maths)
It is widely recognised that many students studying on foundation year and degree courses in science, engineering and social sciences can struggle to solve simple mathematical problems. This is despite having otherwise excellent academic qualifications. To help address this growing problem, the Password team have collaborated with the University of East Anglia, and have created a new type of test, Password Maths.
Password Maths has been researched and designed by Dr. Harriet Jones. Dr. Jones, a Senior Lecturer at the University of East Anglia, is an expert in the transition of students from UK sixth forms and overseas study into university and the learning issues associated with this transition. Every cohort of Bioscience students at UEA undergoes diagnostic assessment for mathematics on arrival. She has recently won an award for excellence in teaching and is the author of 'Maths for Biologists' which tackles mathematics in a way that reflects the challenges undergraduates face.