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A new report says Europe leads the world in English language proficiency, followed closely by Asia.   The Netherlands continues for the second year to have the best non-native English speakers, while Laos had the lowest English proficiency rate of any country.   These are just some of the findings from the 2017 English Proficiency Index report. The...

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British Council is looking for an enthusiastic and professional team player with good sales, marketing and communication skills to join the Examinations Team in Cyprus.  The right incumbent has to carry out the Cyprus Exams Business Development Coordinator role following and meeting Corporate Standards.   Applicants should have the following experience...

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  The island of Santorini will host the 25th ICC Annual Conference/AGM between 4-6 May.  Conference Theme: 'Migration, Communication, and Culture': Implications for languages education.   The Great Migration Debate - the role of Language & Culture. One of the greatest challenges that Europe faces is language and cultural engagement with the huge...

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In the past teachers would often throw things at their students and screamed at them when things didn’t go to plan. Happily, for most students around the world, those days are over. But many of us bring into our professional lives a tendency to become angry and even lose our temper in certain circumstances. I firmly believe that doing so is detrimental to...

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    POSITION SUMMARY The 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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  IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is a high-stakes test for the assessment of English language proficiency. Candidates are mainly prospective undergraduate or postgraduate students who plan to study in English-medium institutions, or individuals who are interested in gaining admission to secondary schools and vocational or training...

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