Educational Services and Testing Ltd was set up to assist ESoL training centres.
Educational Services and Testing (ESaT) Ltd is mainly responsible for the development, management and administration of English language tests for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The organisation is also involved in the auditing and accreditation of test centres, and training of Testing Staff.
All our staff are experienced ELT (English Language Teaching) professionals, most with a strong background in teaching, training and item writing. At ESaT we feel very strongly about how our tests should influence both the teacher and the students during the learning process - when designing our tests we always have in mind the skills and language necessary to communicate in the modern world.
We are also aware of the negative influence testing could have on teaching and learning, and this is the reason why our tests are based on the latest developments in test design.
To further assist teachers in focusing on the candidate's needs rather than on test preparation, tailor-made manuals have been created for the teacher and the candidate. Seminars and Workshops, will soon be offered regularly for Teachers, at all levels, who wish to benefit from training or refresher courses relating to Teaching Skills and Techniques as well as Examination Preparation Techniques.
ESaT Ltd offers two up-to-date suites of examinations targeting two specific types of clients:
- the TELSa for Adults, and
- the jTELS for Juniors.
The Educational division focuses on offering schools assistance and consultancy services when setting up a language-training
centre or is preparing for international accreditation.