Careers in Language Testing: Alistair Van Moere

Article appearing in Shiken 17.1 (May 2013) pp. 23-26.

Author: Aaron Olaf Batty
SRB Associate Editor

Introductory paragraph:
Alistair Van Moere is the new president of Pearson's Knowledge Technologies Group, and is responsible for the development, delivery, and validation of their automated language tests, including the Versant test (previously known as PhonePass). Prior to his employment at Pearson, Alistair was instrumental in the development of the Kanda English Proficiency Test at Kanda University of International Studies in Chiba, and drew from his experience with its speaking test in his PhD work under Charles Alderson at Lancaster University--work which won him the Jacqueline Ross TOEFL Dissertation Award in 2010.

He spoke with SRB in the last issue about psycholinguistic assessment, and returns in this issue for our new series profiling those who have made a career of language testing. We were pleased that Alistair was once again willing to take some time out of his busy schedule to talk to us.

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