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Bill Bonk, Test Development

Bill grew up in Chicago, and is a graduate of Northwestern University (B.A., French & Linguistics), the University of Hawaii (M.A., Second Language Studies), and of the University of Colorado (PhD, Cognitive Science).

His work includes the study of mastery of verbal and nonverbal sequences, the psycholinguistics of word combinations and second language phonological processing, the design and psychometric analysis of second language tests, and growth modeling of various kinds of assessment data.

He taught EFL for more than ten years in Italy, Ecuador, Japan, and Brazil, and loves learning second languages himself as well. He has worked on various second language learning (L2) tests within Pearson for the past six years, including new tests for young learners (TELL, English Benchmark) and adults (Progress).

He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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