English Language iTutoring
Improve your English through practice and feedback
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ELiT can support your teaching practice, save you time and help your students get the best results possible.
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Delivering integrated language learning assessment
We have developed a robust API that allows access to our automated assessment engine for ESOL texts.
Commercial level access is available for many of our projects including Write & Improve + and our assessment API.
Write & ImproveÂ is the best way to improve studentsâ written English.
It is the reliable, new way to improve writing skills. And it’s completely free for learners of English!
“The data-driven approach is the only way to create tools like these,â says Professor Ted Briscoe. âBuilding automated tests that use multiple choice is easy. The stuff we are doing is messy, and itâs ever- changing. Weâve shown that if you train a system to this yearâs exam on data from 10 years ago the system is less accurate than if you train it on data from last year.â
This is why, says Briscoe, itâs unimaginable to reach a point where the machines have learned enough to understand and predict almost all of the typical mistakes learners make: âLanguage is a moving target. English is constantly being globalised; vocabulary changes; grammar evolves; and methods of assessment change as progress in pedagogy happen. I donât think there will ever be a point when we can say âwe are done nowâ.â Professor Ted Briscoe, June 2015, www.cam.ac.uk/research/features/computer-tutor
Write & Improve +Class View and +Test Zone are subscription products offering specific support for teachers and specialised exam practice.
We have developed a robust API, that allows access to our automated assessment engine for ESOL texts.
We are actively developing Read & Improve.Â Access is available to the beta test data-gathering engine.
We will apply the same rigour and technological approach as we did for Write & Improve.
We aim toÂ harness the power of technology to deliver robust automated assessment and nuanced feedback to support teachers in the classroom setting, as well as the solo learner on their mobile far removed from any educational institution.