Eventsmay June 17
Written By: The Progressive Teacher|
May 24, 2017|
Online registration portal launched for Cambridge English Language Assessment exams
VFS Global Edu Support Services Pvt. Ltd. has partnered with Cambridge English Language Assessment (a part of the University of Cambridge) to offer the Cambridge English tests in India.VFS Global has launched an online portal to enable parents of young children to select and buy online the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) exam and books for their child. The portal, which is aimed at the parents of the young test-takers, provides ease and flexibility of use wherein all the information about the test and the payment gateway are integrated online.
Parents can register their children online, select the test appropriate for each child, along with the most convenient date, test venue and make the payment online. Please visit http://www.cambridgeenglish-vfsglobal.com for more comprehensive information.
The service is being delivered by VFS Global Edu Support Services Pvt. Ltd., the education arm of VFS Global. The exams will be conducted in five cities currently – Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru and Jalandhar and are soon expected to expand to 12 cities across India.
Cambridge English: Young Learners(YLE) is a series of fun and engaging activity-based English language tests. They introduce primary and lower-secondary level students to everyday written and spoken English, and are an excellent way to gain confidence and improve their communication skills. The tests are created for children and use topics they are familiar with.
The exams systematically cover four major aspects of language skills – Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking – and test the practical use of communicative language. This helps students develop everyday communication skills required to make friends, travel, study and work anywhere in the world with the support of good English – the universal language.
The exams start at beginner level and go up to higher level exams enabling students to improve their English step-by-step and build their confidence. Every test is designed to meet the broader objectives of truly nurturing and contributing to a student’s learning and development.
Australian Prime Minister and Education Minister
meets with the winners of India Schools Video Competition
Australian Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull, MP and Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, MP and Minister for Education and Training, Australian Government met with the winners of The Advance to Australia, ‘A2Oz’ – India Schools Video Competition 2016-2017 in New Delhi 10 April 2017.
Students from New Delhi, Noida and Nashik schools won study trips to Australian Universities. Students from 325 schools across India participated in the competition and developed short films on next generation fields of study in areas of growing career opportunities in aerospace, construction management, earth sciences, nanotechnology and story-telling through dance.
The winners of the competition organised jointly by the Australian Trade & Investment Commission (Austrade), and Cambridge English Language Assessment are:
- Aerospace theme – Sanskriti School, New Delhi
- Earth Sciences theme -Wisdom High International School, Nashik
- Construction Management theme – Delhi Public School, RK Puram
- Story-telling through Dance theme – Kothari International School, Noida
- Nanotechnology theme – Wisdom High International School, Nashik
Students along with teachers from each of the winning schools will travel to Australia to participate in an all-expenses paid study programme to the sponsoring Universities between May to July 2017.