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Anyone Worked as an English Test Evaluator
« on: April 01, 2014, 12:32:27 am »
Hi~
Has anyone worked as a Speaking English Test Evaluator? I'm curious about it. Is it pretty competitive and enjoyable job?

Thanks


Re: Anyone Worked as an English Test Evaluator
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2014, 05:59:34 am »
Yes, yes, no


Re: Anyone Worked as an English Test Evaluator
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2014, 12:48:09 am »
Yes, yes, no
wow...do you care to tell more in a PM? is it worse/same as a bad hogwon?


Re: Anyone Worked as an English Test Evaluator
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2014, 05:14:59 am »
Just to be clear, are you talking about a job evaluating speaking tests, or a job evaluating students doing a speaking test?


Re: Anyone Worked as an English Test Evaluator
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2014, 03:14:44 am »
I believe it would be a job at a company where you evaluate the job applicant's English level during their interview.


Re: Anyone Worked as an English Test Evaluator
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2014, 08:52:03 am »
Ah, OK I thought you meant official standardized oral testing. Is what you mentioned a full time job? it doesn't sound like one. I've done bulats testing for job applicants and a couple of one off interview days for companies. One of them was the best paying job I've ever had - 300,000 won for an hour of interviewing potential UN workers.

In general testing is repetitive and duller than teaching. You tend to hear the same answers over and over agin and the same Korean-type unnatural language and mistakes. It's not too bad if the candidates are high level and you don't have to follow a script.


Re: Anyone Worked as an English Test Evaluator
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2014, 06:09:05 am »
I'm not sure if it's for official standardized testing or not, it is a full time job, in the posting it said 160 hours a month. I think it might be for one for the big business English companies?

Do you know if this kind of position would be more open to non white applicants? Also, is business experience really necessary?


Re: Anyone Worked as an English Test Evaluator
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2014, 08:21:47 am »
It sounds like a placement testing job. Interviewing prospective students and deciding what level they should be in. I wouldn't have thought you'd need business experience. No idea about race, though if a company is racist they wouldn't want a non-white doing placement testing as they would be the customer's first contact with the school.


Re: Anyone Worked as an English Test Evaluator
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2014, 12:14:28 pm »
"We are currently looking for qualified professionals to join our team of oral proficiency specialists. New hires will conduct speaking assessment of Korean business professionals, in addition to other administrative tasks. This is a non-teaching position. To qualify for this position, you must be a native English speaker of the utmost professional demeanor, attitude, and appearance."

That's from the posting. Could you share your recruiter or company that I could contact? I'm interested in this type of position b/c I prefer this to teaching, just not sure how to. The recruiters I've contacted haven't been helpful.


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Re: Anyone Worked as an English Test Evaluator
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2014, 12:49:18 pm »
"We are currently looking for qualified professionals to join our team of oral proficiency specialists. New hires will conduct speaking assessment of Korean business professionals, in addition to other administrative tasks. This is a non-teaching position. To qualify for this position, you must be a native English speaker of the utmost professional demeanor, attitude, and appearance."

That's from the posting. Could you share your recruiter or company that I could contact? I'm interested in this type of position b/c I prefer this to teaching, just not sure how to. The recruiters I've contacted haven't been helpful.

The ad you quoted from is made by The Princeton Review Korea. You can see their ads for this position at eslcafe or worknplay websites. Contact the school directly, because I'm fairly sure they're a large franchise and don't use outside recruiters. If you google the quote from the job ad, you'll see their ads and you'll see that they have written an email address to contact them about the positions they have  8)


Re: Anyone Worked as an English Test Evaluator
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2014, 12:54:12 pm »
"We are currently looking for qualified professionals to join our team of oral proficiency specialists. New hires will conduct speaking assessment of Korean business professionals, in addition to other administrative tasks. This is a non-teaching position. To qualify for this position, you must be a native English speaker of the utmost professional demeanor, attitude, and appearance."

That's from the posting. Could you share your recruiter or company that I could contact? I'm interested in this type of position b/c I prefer this to teaching, just not sure how to. The recruiters I've contacted haven't been helpful.

The ad you quoted from is made by The Princeton Review Korea. You can see their ads for this position at eslcafe or worknplay websites. Contact the school directly, because I'm fairly sure they're a large franchise and don't use outside recruiters. If you google the quote from the job ad, you'll see their ads and you'll see that they have written an email address to contact them about the positions they have  8)

Ok, thank you, I'll google them.


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Re: Anyone Worked as an English Test Evaluator
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2014, 10:17:54 am »
"We are currently looking for qualified professionals to join our team of oral proficiency specialists. New hires will conduct speaking assessment of Korean business professionals, in addition to other administrative tasks. This is a non-teaching position. To qualify for this position, you must be a native English speaker of the utmost professional demeanor, attitude, and appearance."

That's from the posting. Could you share your recruiter or company that I could contact? I'm interested in this type of position b/c I prefer this to teaching, just not sure how to. The recruiters I've contacted haven't been helpful.

The ad you quoted from is made by The Princeton Review Korea. You can see their ads for this position at eslcafe or worknplay websites. Contact the school directly, because I'm fairly sure they're a large franchise and don't use outside recruiters. If you google the quote from the job ad, you'll see their ads and you'll see that they have written an email address to contact them about the positions they have  8)

Yeah, I don't think you need a recruiter for that. In general, if you don't need to use a recruiter, don't -- it's generally better to apply directly to a job without the middleman (a.k.a. the recruiter), especially if they're not helpful.


Re: Anyone Worked as an English Test Evaluator
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2014, 12:19:52 am »
Just wondering in general how soon do recruiters or these jobs get back to you after you email your photo and resume? If I don't hear back from them within a few days I can just assume they're not interested?

Does anyone know of other positions available like this, evaluating speaking ability, not teaching at companies other than Princeton Review?


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Re: Anyone Worked as an English Test Evaluator
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2017, 11:14:08 am »
I know this is way old, but I was wondering if anyone had an experience working for Princeton Review (now One Stop Prep) as the speaking test evaluator. I am looking into this, but having a hard time finding info about the job itself other than what they post in their job boards.


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Re: Anyone Worked as an English Test Evaluator
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2017, 11:40:27 am »
That place seems like a revolving door and always hiring.  Probably not a good sign.


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Re: Anyone Worked as an English Test Evaluator
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2017, 11:54:43 am »
That place seems like a revolving door and always hiring.  Probably not a good sign.
Yeah, I have seen a lot of posts on many different sites, so I was wondering if it was just because they need a lot of workers or if the turnover rate is just extraordinarily high.


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Re: Anyone Worked as an English Test Evaluator
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2017, 12:11:31 pm »
I know someone who was working for them and was really enjoying it.  I considered doing it as it sounded like something different.  He was sent off on the train or bus to different places and put up in motels some times.  He only had one year at a hakwan under his belt.  I don't know whether he continued liking the job as we lost contact.  What stopped me from pursuing it was that in the months when you weren't doing the testing your pay dropped considerably.  Didn't sound like anything I wanted to play around with.  This person lived with someone so they were able to factor in the housing allowance as salary.  I pay rent so those lean months would've been a bit to lean. 


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Re: Anyone Worked as an English Test Evaluator
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2017, 12:28:09 pm »
I know someone who was working for them and was really enjoying it.  I considered doing it as it sounded like something different.  He was sent off on the train or bus to different places and put up in motels some times.  He only had one year at a hakwan under his belt.  I don't know whether he continued liking the job as we lost contact.  What stopped me from pursuing it was that in the months when you weren't doing the testing your pay dropped considerably.  Didn't sound like anything I wanted to play around with.  This person lived with someone so they were able to factor in the housing allowance as salary.  I pay rent so those lean months would've been a bit to lean.
Hmm, interesting. Thanks for the input! I'll have to ask them about that in the interview.


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Re: Anyone Worked as an English Test Evaluator
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2017, 12:36:08 pm »
"oral proficiency specialists"

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