Cambridge English School Ambassador Award
Netland School, Chile, wins prestigious 2016 Cambridge English School Ambassador Award
Netland School in Antofagasta, Chile, has been awarded the prestigious 2016 Cambridge English School Ambassador Award – an award given by Cambridge English and Cambridge University Press. The award recognises the ways the school engages teachers, students and parents in their English programme and the support they provide before, during and after exams.
Head Of Department Juan Morales received the Award at a special ceremony held in Cambridge in July. Cambridge English Global Manager Schools Angela Wright, who was also part of the judging panel, commented: ‘This Award recognises the valuable contribution made by Netland School when preparing its students for Cambridge English exams; Juan’s entry clearly showed the various ways the School supports its teachers, and its students and their parents.’
Entrants for the Ambassador Awards – all Cambridge English Schools - must show how they engage students, parents and teachers with their English programme. Netland School encourages English skills from an early age, and prepares students for a range of Cambridge English exams. The School has launched a number of support initiatives for students, parents and teachers, including a close collaboration with experts from the Instituto Chileno Británico de la Cultura.
Students of the COAR Network (High Performance Schools Network) can now obtain international English certificates
High Performance School COAR, Colegio Mayor, in Lima, has been authorized as an internal assessment centre by Cambridge English Language Assessment
Cambridge English Language Assessment, has authorized the High Performance School Colegio de Alto Rendimiento, COAR, in Lima to function as a new internal assessment centre, where students who are members of the COAR Network will be assessed in order to obtain an international English certificate.
“There are over 2,800 assessment centres in 130 countries worldwide. All centres follow strict quality requirements and are regularly inspected by Cambridge English Language Assessment. There exist 24 authorized centres in Peru; COAR Lima is one of them and, following use policies by our Institution, will be able to organize Speaking examiners training as from August 2016,” stated Mercedes Muratorio, Regional Director for the Southern Cone and Andes, Cambridge English Language Assessment.”
COAR Lima teachers had to undergo a challenging training programme on procedures implementation by Cambridge English Language Assessment in order to be awarded this certificate. They were certified as Speaking examiners for Cambridge exams at levels A2 Key for Schools, B1 Preliminary for Schools and B2 First for Schools, under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and the British organization requirements.
According to Marilú Martens, Managing Director of Servicios Educativos Especializados, Digese (Specialized Education Services), now network students will be able to expand their opportunities and access educational exchange and international scholarships.
“COAR’s course of study is aimed at guiding student’s life-time ambitions to turn them into ambassadors for a culture of peace. Being able to take Cambridge English exams while fulfilling strict quality requirements by the Organization will enhance student’s learning and thus their competitiveness in an entrepreneur world,” affirmed the Director of Digese.
She explained that COAR students in Amazonas, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cusco, Huancavelica, Junín, La Libertad, Lima, Moquegua, Pasco, Piura, Puno, San Martín and Tacna will take their first English exam to be awarded the certificate this year and COAR students in Apurímac, Cajamarca, Huánuco, Ica, Lambayeque, Loreto, Madre de Dios and Ucayali will take it the following year.
Please note that Cambridge English Language Assessment prepares English exams under CEFR guidelines, which are accepted by a range of Universities, companies and governments around the world.
COAR students follow a study plan of 60 hours a week, which comprises regular courses, personal consulting and optional workshops such as robotics, oratory, dance, among others, as well as co-curricular activities. They study 10 hours of English a week to accomplish B2 level, in which they are able to communicate using the language independently.