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Preparing for internationally-recognised Cambridge English Qualifications improves students’ English, increases their motivation and gives them more confidence, according to a global survey of English language teachers.*
Cambridge Assessment English collected the opinions of 5,789 teachers and school leaders in 109 countries, looking in detail at their experience of Cambridge English Qualifications, a suite of English language exams specifically designed to help learners to develop effective communication skills.
The results of the survey clearly demonstrate the positive impact of these qualifications on teaching and learning, with 95% of respondents agreeing that preparing for Cambridge English Qualifications improves their students’ English.
At the same time, 86% reported that preparation for Cambridge English Qualifications gives their students greater confidence, and 90% agreed that it improves students’ motivation. This finding is especially important as research shows that motivation is amongst the most important factors in successful language learning.
Guy Chapman, Head of Schools at Cambridge Assessment English said: “Cambridge English Qualifications are designed to help people learn English and prove their skills to the world, and this clear impact on learning is what sets us apart from other English tests. When they prepare for the qualifications, candidates are building the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing that they need in the real world.”
“The feedback we’ve had from more than 5,000 teachers and school leaders confirms that Cambridge English Qualifications really do help schools to improve their students’ English and give them the language skills they are going to need throughout their education and working lives,” adds Chapman.
The survey also showed that Cambridge English Qualifications help schools to work more effectively. Most respondents agreed that they improve teaching standards and provide a clear curriculum to follow, with well-structured milestones and lots of support material for teachers.
Cambridge English Qualifications are a suite of exams covering every step of the learning journey, from young learners in primary education through to advanced users who need to use English in professional and academic life. They include world-famous qualifications such as B1 Preliminary, B2 First and C1 Advanced. The qualifications are linked to the Common European Framework of Reference and test the four language skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing.
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*Schools Survey – Cambridge English Qualifications Schools Survey was sent to all the teachers and Preparation Centres on our contact list to ask their views about the benefits and the impact Cambridge English Qualifications have on learning and teaching. It used screening questions at the start of the survey to ensure that further questions were only asked to those: 1) Teaching English to children aged 18 years old or below, 2) Preparing students for Cambridge English Qualifications and 3) who identified as being in any of the following roles: English language teacher, Head of English and Principal / school owner. The survey received a total of 5,789 responses from 109 countries