The Outside Guest Lecturer (OGL) Program at Educational Testing Service
(ETS) is seeking academics to produce audio recordings of themselves giving
short academic lectures on music topics appropriate for first-year
university students. Candidates can be professors or advanced postgraduate
students with teaching experience, but must have U.S. work authorization.
ETS pays $1000 USD for every accepted lecture.
The lectures produced for the OGL Program will serve as a basis for scripts
prepared for the Listening Comprehension section of the TOEFL iBT® test.
The purpose of the TOEFL® test is to provide a measure of the academic
English language ability of non-native English speakers who wish to study
at an English-medium university.
* Trying Out *
Candidates may send a CV and any relevant teaching syllabi to Emily Paull,
epaull001 -at- ets.org, by Friday, Friday, May 12. If selected to try out,
candidates will receive a training packet and will be asked to produce a
4-6 paragraph work sample as the first step in a 3-step tryout process.
Each paragraph of the work sample will be a short description of a
Though the OGL Program is looking for material that would be taught to
first- or second-year university students, we cannot use material that is
common knowledge or that would be the central part of a core lesson in an
introductory course. Such material would unfairly advantage test takers who
have even a basic level of background knowledge.
We are interested in projects that do one or more of the following:
* introduce a novel topic and its significance
* cover a common topic in an uncommon way
* cover an extended example
* describe a complex process or procedure
* compare and/or contrast two methods, objects, or situations
Thank you for your interest in working with ETS!
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