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Cambridge International exams


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Cambridge International exams

  1. 2. <ul><li>Why take Cambridge ESOL qualifications ? </li></ul><ul><li>Every year more than 3 million people take Cambridge ESOL examinations. </li></ul><ul><li>They benefit from the extra advantages that come with these certificates. </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>Advantages that come with these certificates . </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Preparation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Higher Qualifications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recognition </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Cambridge ESOL is a part of the world-famous University of Cambridge , and these certificates are recognised by thousands of employers, government agencies, and professional bodies in many countries. </li></ul><ul><li>They are also recognised by educational institutions and immigration authorities. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Governments and ministries around the world recognise Cambridge ESOL for many different uses, such as: </li></ul><ul><li>immigration purposes, </li></ul><ul><li>recruitment of government officials </li></ul><ul><li>diplomacy & Org organisations </li></ul><ul><li>, </li></ul><ul><li>They include the governments of: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Australia </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Canada </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>China </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Netherlands </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Switzerland </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>United Arab Emirates </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>United Kingdom </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>USA. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>All certificates are linked to the Council of Europes’s Framework of </li></ul><ul><li>Reference for Languages an international language benchmark . </li></ul>The CEF is a professional tool for describing a learner’s language ability at different levels.  It was developed by the Council of Europe, a 45 country-strong political organisation based in Europe, hence the term Common European Framework. The CEF describes 3 main stages in language proficiency: A (basic user) B (independent user) C (proficient user) Each stage is divided into 2 (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) The CEF is now widely adopted by many international organisations as it provides a clear way of describing language ability at different levels
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  7. 9. <ul><li>Individuals who wish to succeed in the international business community need to possess first-rate English language skills and the ability to comunicate with professionals . </li></ul>
  8. 10. If you can show you have an internationally recognised business qualification in English, you will have a greater advantage in the jobs market , and much greater flexibility if you want to work abroad.
  9. 11. . Top international companies such as Sony Ericsson, Shell, Vodafone, Bayer, Coca-Cola & HSBC all have employees who have taken one or more of the BEC examinations .
  10. 12. Ledesma S.A.A.I   Litoral Gas SA Marsh SA   Merrill Lynch Argentina SA   Novo Nordisk Pharma Argentina SA   Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC)   Shell   Sodexho   Telefónica Unifón   Vidriería Argentina SA (VASA)     A.Marshall Moffat SA   Accenture   Arcor   Chevron   Chubb Argentina de Seguros   Coca-Cola Company  Copetro SA   Deloitte ETEK Argentina (Reycom)   Exolgan   Gates Argentina SA   Genencor   Grupo Peñaflor   Kodak    Listed below are some examples of organisations which have used the BEC examinations as an indication of an individuals English language proficiency.
  11. 13. So… why BEC? Advantages of studying for the Business English Certificate:
  12. 14. Knowledge of practical business terms : Ability to - prepare an interview a CV arrange meetings make travel plans talk to providers write business letters and emails write reports and proposals etc
  13. 15. A single Certificate: BEC has a separate certificate which can be added as an individual item to your CV (or as a separate paper to your professional profile).
  14. 16.    BEC and other certificates can be used as proof of your ability to use the language well enough in the university of your choice.  
  15. 17. Certificates are based on testing real language skills relevant for today's world of business, rather than learning lists of words and grammar from books. .
  16. 18. International General Certificate of Secondary Education
  17. 19. <ul><li>Cambridge IGCSE gives schools an internationally recognised curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 300 independent schools in the UK offer it . </li></ul><ul><li>Cambridge IGCSE is taken in over 100 countries worldwide. </li></ul>
  18. 20. <ul><li>Cambridge IGCSE is designed to be taught as a two year course for students aged 14 to 16 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Each learner's performance is benchmarked using eight internationally recognised grades (A*-G). </li></ul><ul><li>It is possible to study a free choice of IGCSE subjects. </li></ul>
  19. 21. In most subjects there is a choice between core and extended curricula. Students can enter for the level that is most appropriate for them. Students are encouraged to study a wide range of subjects at IGCSE level: This can lead to the award International Certificate of Education .
  20. 22. <ul><li>Cambridge ICE is the group award of the </li></ul><ul><li>International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). </li></ul><ul><li>Cambridge ICE </li></ul><ul><li>(at least) seven subjects: </li></ul><ul><li>including </li></ul><ul><li>two languages </li></ul><ul><li>one subject from each subject groups </li></ul>ICE - International Certificate of Education
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  22. 25. <ul><li>IELTS is the world’s proven English test . </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1.4 million candidates take the test each year to start their journeys </li></ul><ul><li>into international education and employment. </li></ul><ul><li>IELTS is recognised by more than 6000 institutions  in over  135 countries </li></ul><ul><li>In the USA the IELTS Test is now recognised by more than 1400 institutions . </li></ul>International English Language Testing System
  23. 26. . IELTS is recognised for course admission by universities in many countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the USA and the UK. IELTS is also required as proof of your language abilities for immigration to Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom.
  24. 27. IELTS is available in two formats – Academic and General Training .   Academic – Institutions of Higher and Further Education General Training – for school, work or migration .
  25. 28. . 9. Expert User - native speaker level of the language. 8. Very Good User - excellent command of the language, a few mistakes only 7 . Good User - handles language well, some inaccuracies, communicates adequately 6 . Competent User - reasonable control of the language, difficulties with unfamiliar areas 5. Modest User - adequate in own area, difficulties with complex structures 4. Limited User - adequate only in familiar areas, difficulty understanding expression 3. Very Limited User - problems communicating, limited communication abilities 2. Intermittent User - many difficulties, basic information only 1. Non User - understands a few isolated words only   Remember, there is no &quot;pass&quot; or &quot;fail&quot; with the IELTS test .
  26. 29. <ul><li>It assesses the language ability of those who need to study </li></ul><ul><li>or work wherever English is used as the language of communication. </li></ul><ul><li>It will ensure that you have the right level of English for your needs. </li></ul><ul><li>It is used as proof of your language level, whether for work, to enter </li></ul><ul><li>University or to spend some time abroad. </li></ul>So … Why IELTS?
  27. 30. <ul><li>Why International Exams? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Preparation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Higher Qualifications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recognition </li></ul></ul></ul>
  28. 31. <ul><ul><ul><li>Preparation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>enabling you to study in English which will permit you masters, updates, innovations, etc in your field of choice. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In-depth knowledge of different subjects and the ability to </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>expand their contents. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Higher Qualifications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>not only qualifications but also written proof of your level of ability in different areas. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recognition </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Everytime wider recognition by peers, educational institutions, jobs, governments, locally and internationally. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  29. 32. That is Thank you