New Cambridge Initiative in China to Benefit English Language Learners

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A new partnership arrangement between a department of Cambridge University and a leading provider of computer-based testing and testing-related services in China will increase access to internationally recognised Cambridge English exams throughout China and the rest of Asia.

A new partnership arrangement between a department of Cambridge University and a leading provider of computer-based testing and testing-related services in China will increase access to internationally recognised Cambridge English exams throughout China and the rest of Asia.

Signed earlier this month, the agreement will see the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL) and Beijing Headquartered ATA Online Education Technology Ltd working closely together to deliver high-quality Academic English language assessment solutions.

Under the partnership arrangement, students throughout Asia will get greater access to a range of Cambridge English exams at different ability levels – including English language exams designed for young learners and school-age students.

The project will also see a range of products launched throughout Asia with innovative assessment solutions.

"We're delighted to be working closely with ATA in China and across the rest of Asia," commented Dr Mike Milanovic from Cambridge ESOL. ATA and Cambridge ESOL share a similar vision of offering innovative assessment solutions globally. "The key to raising English standards is to increase access to high-quality language exams and this has been the driving force behind this important project. This initiative will mean that ambitious students across China and Asia will get even more access to qualifications that will give them a head start in their education and career paths."

"ATA is honoured to work with one of the most prominent examination boards in the world,” stated by Walter Wang, the President of ATA, “We identify and provide services to high quality and renowned international exam programs to be introduced in China and other parts of Asia; we are pleased to see ESOL assessment solutions are being more accessible by students in Asia through working with us."

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