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Pearson 2017 Research Call is now open and available at https://pearsonpte.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Research-Call-2017-Dean-Craig.pdf.The purpose of the call is to contribute to the validation of the Global Scale of English (GSE) and the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic).The deadline for submitting proposals is 30th January...

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Υπόθεση επίθεσης μαθητή εναντίον δύο καθηγητών εξετάζει μετά από καταγγελία η Αστυνομία Λάρνακας. Το επεισόδιο συνέβη χθες το μεσημέρι σε λύκειο της Επαρχίας Λάρνακας.Σύμφωνα με την καταγγελία, ενώ ο μαθητής  βρισκόταν έξω από την τάξη, δέχθηκε παρατήρηση από δύο καθηγητές γεγονός που φαίνεται να τον εξαγρίωσε με αποτέλεσμα να  αντιδράσει βίαια ...

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  POSITION SUMMARYThe English Language Learning and Assessment (ELLA) Center has an opening for a Research Scientist. This research center conducts validation research on assessments for English learners in the U.S. and abroad, aims to advance foundational knowledge and improve practices in assessing English language proficiency in academia and...

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