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IRead - Interactive and personalised ebooks for learning to read

Read more ...We all learnt to read in English in more or less the same way. Typically we have used paper books containing activities and exercises given as practice material. One characteristic of this approach to developing reading is that the books themselves are of a static nature in many aspects. No matter how many times the readers go over the book they always see...

Cambridge Assessment English to support PISA Foreign Language Assessment

Read more ...The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has announced that foreign language skills will be assessed as an optional component of the international PISA evaluation of education systems, beginning in 2025 with a comparison of English language levels in schools worldwide. Tests will be developed by Cambridge Assessment English, a...

Basic tech troubleshooting when teaching and learning online

Read more ...Technology issues can be part and parcel of digital learning. Face-to-face teachers who use technology in the classroom are advised to have a plan B in case the technology fails. But happens when teaching remotely? Teaching and learning online rely on technology so when this fails, can there be any learning at all? From software crashing to slow...

Why should an English-language proficiency test be backed by research?

Read more ...“Test providers should carefully research the types of tasks students need to perform and replicate such tasks as accurately as possible.” English-language classrooms around the world all look and function differently, writes Spiros Papageorgiou of ETS. But one common thread among them is that teachers of English consistently look for reliable...

Deeper Learning: focusing on what matters

Read more ...  By Maria Davou* and Angelos Evangelidis* Our school is in a heavily exam-centered setting, but we identify ourselves as a language learning school and not an exam prep center. This has surprisingly been welcomed with commercial success and educational prestige. To reinforce this image of an educational institution, focusing on educational and...

Helping English language teachers adapt to the changing education landscape

Read more ...Experts from Cambridge have teamed up to help English language teachers adapt to the changing education landscape as a result of Covid-19. Cambridge Assessment English and Cambridge University Press ELT are hosting a free event for teachers around the world to help them get ready for the unpredictable months ahead. The Cambridge Live Experience on...

Pilot programme for English language certification in state schools in Cyprus

Read more ...The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth has signed an agreement with Cambridge Assessment, - a department of the University of Cambridge -, for a pilot programme, leading to English language certification in state schools in Cyprus. The pilot project will start in September 2020, and will include a series of teacher training seminars...

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