专 题 2015-10-16

Simon Lebus在CMI雅思模拟考试发布会上的讲话


人物简介:

Simon Lebus 先生

剑桥大学考试委员会 集团CEO

 

Simon Lebus先生自2002年起担任剑桥大学考试委员会首席执行官一职。剑桥大学考试委员会隶属剑桥大学,负责管理三个考试委员会,即:剑桥大学外语考试部、剑桥大学国际考试部和牛津、剑桥和RSA考试局(OCR)。同时,Simon Lebus先生也是剑桥大学伊曼纽尔学院的院士,在该学院教育委员会任职。Simon的本科和研究生均在牛津大学就读,其所学专业为近代史。毕业后,他在伦敦金融城的公司理财和资本市场工作长达八年。随后,他转到制造行业,担任高级管理职位。

 

Simon Lebus在CMI雅思模拟考试发布会上的发言:

It is a pleasure to be here in Beijing to mark the launch of the IELTS Mock Test program.  Cambridge Assessment has been involved in IELTS testing for over 25 years. We are now pleased to see that some of the innovative technology which has been developed at the University of Cambridge to automate the assessment of speaking and writing is being used in this new mock testing service.

很荣幸能够在此见证雅思模考产品的发布。由剑桥大学考试委员会开发的雅思考试已诞生超过25个年头,我们很高兴见到剑桥大学开发的口语与写作自动化判分系统在这项新的模拟考试产品中得以应用。

 

Earlier this year, Cambridge Assessment partnering with Cambridge University Press co-founded a company called English Language Intelligent Tutoring (ELiT). This company was created in order to bring innovative assessment technology to the market. 

今年早些时候,剑桥大学考试委员会与剑桥大学出版社合作成立了ELiT (English Language Intelligent Tutoring)实验室,该实验室旨在为市场提供创新的测评技术。

 

For many years, Cambridge has been developing an approach to corpus and computational linguistics and in this context Cambridge Assessment and Cambridge University Press have built the Cambridge Learner Corpus containing over 6o million words. This corpus forms the database exploited by ELiT in the development of its automated marking technology. My colleague from the University of Cambridge Dr. Paula Buttery will provide a more detailed explanation of how this technology is been used in the mock testing service. It is pleasing to see how these initiatives have been put to practical and valuable use in the development of a mock testing service here in China.

多年以来,剑桥一直致力于语料库与计算机语言学方面的研发,至此,剑桥大学考试委员会与剑桥大学出版社所建立起的剑桥学习者语料库已覆盖6000多万词汇。EliT实验室在自动判分技术发展过程中将该语料库形成了数据库。我在剑桥大学的同事Paula Buttery将就自动判分技术在模拟考试服务中的应用做详细阐述。我很高兴能见到这些创新技术在中国的模拟考试服务中得到实地且有价值的应用。

 

I would now like to hand over my colleague Dr. Michael Milanovic who was formally CEO of Cambridge English Assessment where he was responsible for the development of IELTS in its first 25 years. He will now give you some more detailed information about IELTS mock testing and how it will be developed in the future. 

接下来,我的同事——在雅思考试前25年的发展中发挥至关重要作用的剑桥大学外语考试部前CEO Michael Milanovic博士,将为大家详细讲解雅思模拟考试及其未来的发展方向。

 

Thank you!

谢谢大家!


 

 

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