CaMLA in Ann Arbor seeks freelance speaking test examiners

06/30/2014 2:10 PM | Pamela Bogart

CaMLA, a not-for-profit collaboration between the University of Michigan and the University of Cambridge in the field of language assessment, is looking for freelance speaking test examiners based in the Ann Arbor area. This is an excellent opportunity for ESL practitioners to gain insights and practical experience in the field of language assessment. 


The Graduate Student Instructor Oral English Test is a performance test that assesses the English-language proficiency of prospective Graduate Student Instructors at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, whose undergraduate education was at an institution in which the language of instruction was not English. Each test takes approximately 25-30 minutes to complete. All examiners must participate in training and certification prior to administering tests. Examiners facilitate test administration in compliance with set CaMLA protocols, score candidate performance in accordance with set rating scale criteria, set up audio-recording equipment, pick up and return testing materials to CaMLA offices, and complete post-administration reports and paperwork.


Examiners must be willing to commit to 2-hour testing blocks during regular office hours.  The majority of testing takes place in the following time periods:

·          August-September

·          November-December

·          March-May

Desired Qualifications:

·          Master’s degree in TESOL, Language Testing, Linguistics, or a related field

·          3 years of experience teaching oral skills to ESL/EFL students in a higher education setting

·          3 years of experience assessing oral communication

Desired Skills:

·          excellent language awareness and oral and written communication skills in English;

·          attention to detail;

·          flexibility; and

·          ability to work as a member of a team.

Compensation: $20/test administration


Training will begin as soon as possible, in time for the August test administration. For more information, please contact Kristin Erin Graw at

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