Bell, a high-quality provider of English services worldwide and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL) have reaffirmed their commitment to training and qualifying even more international teachers of English worldwide.
The collaboration has already helped thousands of international teachers develop their English teaching skills through a number of joint projects.
In 2009, Bell and Cambridge ESOL – together with Cambridge University Press - won a 10-year contact with Laureate Education, owner of more than 60 private universities worldwide, to quality assure, train, assess and provide relevant learning materials to its teaching staff. So far, over 250 teachers have taken advantage of the training programme in countries as diverse as Mexico, Turkey, Malaysia, Morocco, China and Chile.
Talking about the collaboration, Greg Watson, Chief Executive of Bell says: “English continues to grow in importance round the world, especially for young people, so I am delighted that our two organisations are making this fresh commitment to supporting high-quality teaching.”
Mike Milanovic, Chief Executive of Cambridge ESOL comments: “We’ve been working with Bell for many years and we are delighted to extend this important collaboration which will encourage more effective training of English language teachers worldwide.”
Last year, Cambridge ESOL and Bell also ran a competition inviting teachers from all over the world to submit inspiring English teaching stories about how they overcame a barrier in their teaching career. The competition received over 2,000 entries. Six winners were selected from around the world and were awarded an all-expenses training programme at Bell Teacher Campus at Homerton College. Bell operates the campus each summer and last year trained over 850 teachers from over 50 countries, with many preparing to take Cambridge ESOL’s Teaching Knowledge Test an initial teaching qualification.