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CLASSIC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND INTERLOCUTOR-INVIGILATOR TRAINING PROCEDURES

Each of the registered GA Classic centres need to train one of their staff to act as Interlocutor-Invigilator for the GA Classic candidates. A GA CLASSIC session needs to be invigilated and examined by a single person – a certified GA Classic Interlocutor-Invigilator. The regularity of an exam session is the Interlocutor-Invigilator’s responsibility.

The procedure for becoming a certified GA Classic Interlocutor-Invigilator is as follows:

1. Attending an introductory webinar or seminar

The introductory event can be held online or face-to-face. Potential Interlocutor-Invigilators need to send their CVs and a completed Role Application Form to m.stajkovic@gatehouse.it.

The minimum requirement for becoming a GA Certified Interlocutor-Invigilator is:

- Must have reached near-native competence or be a native English speaker,
- Must be able to use English to the level that allows the candidate to fulfil all the tasks in the examination,
- Must have a degree in English (either in languages or an internationally recognised TEFL/TESOL diploma),
- Must have a minimum of 3 years of recent and relevant teaching experience,
- Should not be the candidate’s own English language teacher.

The webinar / seminar dates are published regularly on the GA Italy website. Registration deadline is 2 working days before the event date.

2. Test Completion

All the Interlocutor-Invigilators who have attended a webinar or a seminar, need to complete a test on the regulations of the delivery of GA Classic Exams. The test will be sent directly to the Interlocutor-Invigilator and will need to be returned within 10 working days.

Feedback will be sent to all the Interlocutor-Invigilators.

3. Supervision

GA Italy will supervise the first two exam sessions of each Interlocutor-Invigilator. Supervision will be carried out via Skype. Feedback will be provided to the examiners.

TIE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND INTERLOCUTOR-INVIGILATOR TRAINING PROCEDURES

Each of the registered TIE centers can train their teachers/staff to act as examiners/interlocutors and invigilators. A certified examiner/interlocutor can conduct Speaking and oversee Writing. If a certified examiner/interlocutor only conducts Speaking, another staff member should be trained to oversee Writing. This means that a TIE single session can be conducted by one person in the role of examiner/interlocutor and invigilator or by two people, one certified examiner/interlocutor and one certified invigilator. For every 12 candidates, there needs to be at least one examiner/interlocutor and invigilator.

The procedure for becoming a certified TIE Examiner/interlocutor and invigilator is as follows:

1. Attending an introductory webinar or seminar (Webinar Application Form).

The introductory event can be held online (webinar) or face-to- face (seminar). The minimum requirement for becoming a TIE Examiner/interlocutor is 5 years of recent and relevant experience and a degree in English (either in languages or an internationally recognised TEFL/TESOL diploma). An invigilator must have at least B2 level of English language knowledge.

TIE Seminar/Webinar Application:

In order to apply for the webinar, all potential examiners need to submit the following documents to m.stajkovic@gatehouse.it minimum 3 days before the scheduled event date:
- completed application form
- European format CV in English

The Examiner/interlocutor will be provided with the examiner handbooks to prepare prior to the seminar/webinar.

2. Mark Collection Activity.

The candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be asked to complete post-webinar activities which will be sent via email directly to the potential examiners/interlocutors and invigilators and they will be given 10 days to complete it and send it back to TIE Italy (m.stajkovic@gatehouse.it)

Once the activities have been received by TIE Italy feedback will be sent to all the examiners/interlocutors and invigilators. The successful ones will be given an opportunity to conduct their center’s first sessions. The teachers who either do not meet the minimum requirements or do not complete the activity successfully will be able to act as invigilators.

3. Supervision

TIE Italy will supervise the first two sessions run by each newly trained examiner/interlocutor. The supervision will be carried out via Skype. Feedback will be provided to the examiners /interlocutors. Having run two exam session successfully, the newly trained examiners will become certified TIE examiners/interlocutors and will be only occasionally supervised.

SUPPORT MATERIALS

Some teachers may find the idea of preparing candidates without course books discouraging, however, the exam as it is makes it possible to easily integrate exam preparation into the existing English language courses.

In preparation for the examination, candidates are required to carry out two to three activities depending on the type of TIE Exam (two for A1-B1, three for B2-C2), choosing the topics themselves and bringing their own interests, opinions and experiences into the classroom and use them in order to perform their best at the test.

In addition to the pre-prepared tasks, the examination contains unprepared tasks as well, two for speaking and one for writing.

CADETS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND INTERLOCUTOR-INVIGILATOR TRAINING PROCEDURES

Each of the registered GA Cadets centres needs to train at least one of their staff to act as Examiner and Invigilator for the GA Cadets candidates. A GA Cadets session needs to be invigilated and examined by certified GA Cadets Examiners (for speaking) and Invigilators (for Listening, Reading and Writing). The regularity of an exam session is the Examiner’s/Invigilator’s responsibility

The procedure for becoming a certified GA Cadets Examiner-Invigilator is as follows:

1. Attending an introductory webinar or seminar.

The introductory event can be held online or face-to-face. Potential examiners-Invigilators need to send their CVs and a completed application form to m.stajkovic@gatehouse.it.

The minimum requirements for becoming a GA Certified Examiner-Invigilator can be found here.

The webinar / seminar dates are published regularly on the GA Italy website. Registration deadline is 2 working days before the event date.

2. Test Completion

All the Examiners-Invigilators who have attended a webinar or a seminar, need to complete a test on the regulations of the delivery of GA Cadets Exams. The test will be sent directly to the Examiner-Invigilator and will need to be returned within 10 working days.

Feedback will be sent to all the Examiners-Invigilators.

3. Mock exam

Each Examiner should use sample materials to do a mock exam either with members of their staff or with their students. This exam should be video recorded and sent to GA Italy within 10 working days. Alternatively, the examiners will be observed while doing the mock exam. Feedback will be provided to each examiner.