My name is Kyle Smith. I’m a PhD student, working on a thesis about assessment practices in English pathway programs in Australia. I’ve worked in English language learning since 2001 as a teacher, manager, curriculum developer, and academic language and learning advisor.
I’m a member of the International Language Testing Association (ILTA), the Association for Language Testing and Assessment of Australia and New Zealand (ALTAANZ), and the English Language Testing Society (ELTS).
I helped to get #AusELT started.
You can find me on Twitter as @elkysmith.
I make music as Distant Fingers.
I do all this on Turrbal and Yugara country – always was, always will be.
I wrote a curriculum development case study that was published in the 2017 edition of this.
I wrote a review of Dan Douglas’s Understanding Language Testing for TESOL In Context. I didn’t really know much at all about language testing when I wrote it.
I’ve written several reviews of books on technology in ELT for the English Australia Journal:
- Webinars: A cookbook for educators by Nicky Hockly
- Language Learning with Technology: Ideas for integrating technology in the classroom by Graham Stanley
- Mind the App! Inspiring internet tools and activities to engage your students by Thomas Strasser
I didn’t really know much at all about educational technology when I was writing those, but I was beginning to think more critically about it and I think that’s reflected to some extent across the three reviews.