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English Proficiency Interviewer-Rater

Position Type: Academic Hourly or Graduate Hourly

Hours/Week: 5-8, during EPI exam cycle

Pay Rate: $15/hour (training period); $25/hour after successful completion of training

Primary Position Function/Summary:

Conducting English Proficiency Interviews, rating speech for intelligibility, and providing brief written feedback with specific observations and examples.

Major Duties and Responsibilities (detailed duties):

  • Successfully complete pre-testing interviewer/rater training. Training period is typically 6-8 weeks.
  • Participate in all calibration sessions prior to and during the testing period and in the end-of-term debriefing.
  • Conduct English Proficiency Interview consistent with the testing protocol and within proscribed time limit.
  • Holistically rate test-takers’ English language proficiency consistent with the rubric and within prescribed time limit. Provide brief description of examinee’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • Adjust interviewing and rating practices as instructed by the EPI Coordinator; implement feedback provided by the EPI Coordinator.
  • Promote positive and professional interactions with EPI examinees and CITL staff.
  • Maintain confidentiality of examinee personal information and test scores.
  • Available on the UIUC campus for 2- to 3-hour time slots, one or more days per week throughout the semester.
  • As needed: Transfer examinees’ interviews from the voice recorders to the online repository.
  • As needed, perform examinee check-in and check-out duties.


  • Native or near-native English language ability
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Language-related training and practical experience, in one or more of the following areas:
  • Demonstrated familiarity with features of language proficiency, including linguistic, discourse, and cross-cultural competence
  • Professional demeanor and appreciation for the high-stakes nature of the English Proficiency Interview
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, particularly related to interviewing; excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Preferred Qualifications: MATESL degree, OPI training

Contact information:

Sue Ingels, EPI Coordinator, citl-epi@illinois.edu; 217-265-6136