Look at the following table (Gladwell 2008 – p. 27). This is the roster of the 2007 Czechoslovakian National Junior soccer team which actually got to the World Cup finals. Do you notice anything? That’s right. Nearly 75% of all players were born in January, February and March! The odds of such a thing happening by chance are astronomically low. Nor was...

  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...

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...

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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  The newly established Teacher Development and Research SIG’s aim of is to bring together the various entities and individuals involved in TESOL teacher training/education and research to develop professional relationships and to work towards increasing awareness of teacher training/education and research both within the TESOL profession as well as...

 

 

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In the past two decades there has been a temptation to simply try to get through formal and foreign language education unscathed, to focus on the language exams success data...

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