The British Council has announced the procedure for the 2018 Assessment Research Awards and Grants for those who are involved or work in research into assessment. These awards recognise achievement and innovation within the field of language assessment and support British Council’s activities across the world. The awards and grants are aimed at both...

Giving your business an online presence means more than simply putting up a website with your company’s address and phone number.

Consider the following scenarios. You wish to book your next trip abroad, find tickets, book a hotel and reserve a table at a couple of restaurants. In case you do not fancy crossing the Greek boarders think of anything that you need to get information about, whether this is an upcoming movie to the cinema, when is Easter this year or Kim Kardashian’s...

As of 21 September 2017 Cambridge English Language Assessment changed its name to Cambridge Assessment English.    The new name makes it clearer that Cambridge Assessment English is part of Cambridge Assessment, with English at the heart of activity.   Cambridge Assessment is a non-teaching department of the University of Cambridge and carries out...

Blogging is a very powerful tool in and of itself. Whether it’s a personal or professional blog, blogging has the power to unleash learning, reflection, and communication. Even more, a blog can help spread your words and ideas to a wider audience and, as a result, a wider reach. Blogging for English-language learners (ELLs) can tap into students' and...

  The newly established Teacher Development and Research SIG’s aim of is to bring together the various entities and individuals involved in TESOL teacher training/education and research to develop professional relationships and to work towards increasing awareness of teacher training/education and research both within the TESOL profession as well as...

Shockingly, just 3.6% of the foreign language market is digital - the rest is paper and classroom, so naturally the future holds a lot of digitalization in language learning.

The truth is that foreign language learning is not going anywhere in the foreseeable future - in fact it’s growing. Currently, more than a billion people study English alone and the number is expected to get to 2 billion by 2030. The questions we ask are the following: Will recent trends diminish the role of foreign language schools? Can digital tools...

 

 

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In the past two decades there has been a temptation to simply try to get through formal and foreign language education unscathed, to focus on the language exams success data...

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