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Cambridge English Language Assessment
Why Cambridge English?
Capacity building is a key feature of providing sustainable improvements to education standards.
By taking advantage of the opportunities for training and knowledge transfer, governments and institutions can develop the in-house expertise needed to implement their language policies according to international standards.
We work with ministries and government agencies to translate policies into effective, sustainable long-term campaigns. We can provide training and guidance for ministries and education officials, as well as teachers and head teachers.
The Colombian Ministerio de Educación Nacional (MEN) launched a nationwide foreign language initiative to give the population English skills for work and higher study. They chose Cambridge English Language Assessment to:
MEN set the following targets:
To help achieve these goals, we developed a range of national English language tests aligned with Colombian education standards and with existing international standards. The tests are now a key part of the government’s ongoing programme.
We also provided training and support to Instituto Colombiano para el Fomento de la Educación Superior (ICFES), the Colombian government’s testing body, to help it produce its own English language tests which are compatible with international levels and Cambridge English quality standards.
Download the full National Bilingual Project Colombia case study (PDF 104kb)