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Why Cambridge English?
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Primary and secondary schools throughout the world offer their students successful programmes leading to Cambridge English exams and using learning materials from Cambridge University Press.
Schools that commit to working more closely with both organisations can access additional benefits and stand out from the crowd by becoming a Cambridge English School.
Schools that meet certain criteria can become a Cambridge English School. Becoming a Cambridge English School means you can access additional benefits and support for your school, such as teacher development, marketing support and access to a Cambridge English logo and plaque.
The Cambridge English School programme has four elements:
When you become a Cambridge English School, we can support you in a number of ways with your marketing and communications, making it easier for you to get your message across.
1. Use a programme structure that links to international standards
Every school is unique – you have your own vision and goals for your school. Cambridge English can help you align your goals to internationally recognised standards. This helps parents, teachers and other stakeholders understand your vision and your ambition.
We are part of the University of Cambridge, the world’s number one university, and committed to excellence in education.
Our work is backed up with extensive research and validation. Exams and materials are based on a deeper understanding of how English works and how students learn. We have built the largest corpus of language learner data in the world, and we are continually gaining new insights into how we can support learners.
Cambridge English has been a leading organisation in the development of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This gives us unrivalled expertise in understanding how the framework applies to schools around the world. We are leading a research programme to define the vocabulary, grammar and functional English mastered at each CEFR level – the English Profile Programme.
We can offer you a range of curriculum services to ensure your school meets international standards
2. Prepare your students for Cambridge English exams
Build your students’ confidence progressively with our Cambridge English for Schools exams. We offer a range of fun, motivating tests from beginner to advanced level:
Find out more about Cambridge English for Schools exams
3. Use Cambridge University Press materials for your courses
Cambridge University Press course materials help children learn. We stimulate their curiosity, open up their imagination and make learning fun, using carefully designed materials that support teachers and learners every step of the way.
There are also plenty of online materials, workbooks, reference resources, games and videos – to support those children who need extra help, and to stretch those children who need a greater challenge.
Find out more about Cambridge University Press learning materials
4. Develop your teachers using Cambridge English support
Your teachers are the heart of your school. Support them and your school will grow.
Support for teachers using new courses
Cambridge English courses come with a wide range of support for teachers – the Teacher’s Book, CDs and DVDs, classware, online resources, additional activities for students, progress tests, etc.
Support for teachers preparing students for exams
Register your teachers for unlimited access to downloadable materials for exam preparation - lesson plans, worksheets, classroom activities and a lively online teacher community on our Teaching Support website for exam preparation.
Workshops for teachers
Cambridge English provides practical workshops for teachers. Subjects range from motivating your students to preparing for exams to using online technology.
Qualifications for teachers
Help teachers to gain new skills and become more motivated by taking one of our teaching qualifications. A range of online and printed materials are available to help them prepare.
Parents see a school that aims for international standards. Their children will develop language skills that will help them in this increasingly globalised world. And those skills will be backed up with internationally recognised certificates from Cambridge English.
Teachers also benefit:
Students benefit from exciting learning resources to engage and motivate them in their learning, while helping them to prepare for exams.
Once you become a Cambridge English School, we will help you get your message across in a number of ways. We can provide you with:
We can support you with training your teachers in using Cambridge English materials and exams. We can also support you at events you organise to tell people about your Cambridge English programme.
Once you have shown you are a successful Cambridge English School, we will also provide you (subject to terms) with a:
There is no additional cost to becoming a Cambridge English School and you will receive a range of benefits in return, some of them free or discounted. Talk to your local Cambridge English or CUP office to discuss your specific needs and agree on the package of learning materials and exams that is best for you.
Every Cambridge English School is unique. The case studies below will give you an idea of why schools chose to become involved and how they became a Cambridge English School.
Case study: Mexico (PDF 196Kb)
Case study: Russia (PDF 202Kb)
If you are excited by the opportunity of becoming a Cambridge English School and want to find out more:
Download our powerpoint presentation (PDF 1.39Mb)
Download our information booklet (PDF 3.77Mb)
Get in touch to see how you can become a Cambridge English School and we will help you decide:
With our global network of over 50 offices in 30 countries, and representatives or centres in 130 countries, local support is near you.
Contact your local Cambridge English office
Contact your local Cambridge University Press office