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James Martin, is the current Director of British Council Cyprus and has extensive experience in the field of exams. Before coming to Cyprus, he was based in Prague and held the position of Business Development Manager Europe for the Cambridge English exams. When was the British Council established in Cyprus? (year, location, mission) We’ve been based in...

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Currently there are 24 official languages recognised within the European Union (EU), in addition to which there are regional, minority languages, and languages spoken by migrant populations. In 1958, legislation specified German, French, Italian and Dutch as the official and working languages of the European Union’s (EU) predecessor, the European...

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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...

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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...

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World Teachers’ Day celebrates the efforts teachers make to education and development of people around the globe. The day is celebrated every year on October 5 to pay tribute and highlight the importance of teachers in a society.   Considered as spiritual father a teacher plays an important part in nourishing a child’s brain. Where parents are...

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Washback effect: from assessment theory to teaching and learning practice

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The idea that testing holds a major role in language teaching and learning practices is nothing but knew. It can...

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Mike Riley is Global Teacher Training Manager at Macmillan Education. He spent over a decade at International House Milan. He...

Chris Roland talks about differentiated instruction

Chris Roland talks about differentiated instruction

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Chris is based in Seville at ELI language academy. He has also taught in Cádiz, Barcelona, Nottingham, Damascus and Aleppo....

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