Post-Entry Language Assessment
All face to face workshops have been put on hold until further notice.
This test and its associated program of English language support will be conducted via Zoom. The first PELA Zoom test will take place on Tuesday 14 April at 10.30am. Dr Liz Tynan will be in touch with all candidates who will be required to take the test – you do not need to self-identify.
The Post-Entry Language Assessment (PELA) is an academic writing test that is designed to gauge the academic writing abilities of research degree candidates who have English as an Additional Language (EAL). The test helps the Graduate Research School to understand how best to support candidates in developing their writing skills. Those who do require assistance will receive targeted and flexible support tailored to their requirements. People undertaking a PELA will be asked to write an academic paragraph in response to a statement. The outcome of this assessment will determine each candidate’s writing support plan. The most intensive level of support will involve regular contact with writing support staff and attendance at compulsory seminar sessions, as well as further writing assessment and a re-test. The PELA was established by the JCU Graduate Research School (GRS) and has been operating since the beginning of 2013.
During the first half of the year, PELA tests are scheduled at regular intervals in Townsville, depending upon numbers of incoming EAL candidates who fit the criteria for PELA testing. Cairns-based tests will be held according to numbers of incoming students and will generally be linked to visits to Cairns by Dr Liz Tynan.
|Friday 27 March 2020||10:30am||Townsville Building 017, Room 151|
|Tuesday 14 April 2020||10:30am||Zoom|
|Tuesday 12 May 2020||10:30am||Zoom|
|Tuesday 2 June 2020||10:30am||Zoom|