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Currently there are 24 official languages recognised within the European Union (EU), in addition to which there are regional, minority languages, and languages spoken by migrant populations. In 1958, legislation specified German, French, Italian and Dutch as the official and working languages of the European Union’s (EU) predecessor, the European...

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World Teachers’ Day celebrates the efforts teachers make to education and development of people around the globe. The day is celebrated every year on October 5 to pay tribute and highlight the importance of teachers in a society.   Considered as spiritual father a teacher plays an important part in nourishing a child’s brain. Where parents are...

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The British Council has announced the procedure for the 2018 Assessment Research Awards and Grants for those who are involved or work in research into assessment. These awards recognise achievement and innovation within the field of language assessment and support British Council’s activities across the world. The awards and grants are aimed at both...

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Michael Carrier is managing director of Highdale Consulting and consults for a number of educational organisations. He has worked in language education for 30 years as a teacher, trainer, author, and director in Germany, Italy, Poland, UK and USA, and lectured worldwide. Michael has an MA in Applied Linguistics and an MBA, and is engaged in both the...

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As of 21 September 2017 Cambridge English Language Assessment changed its name to Cambridge Assessment English.    The new name makes it clearer that Cambridge Assessment English is part of Cambridge Assessment, with English at the heart of activity.   Cambridge Assessment is a non-teaching department of the University of Cambridge and carries out...

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