THE University of Cambridge ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) will be organising a series of free workshops to support English Language teachers.
News of the workshops, aimed at introducing international teaching qualifications for Malaysian teachers, was announced at the Cambridge Network Meeting.
The meeting was organised by Cambridge ESOL and attended by principals of language schools and state secondary schools, representatives from colleges, and teachers in Malaysia.
Cambridge ESOL in Malaysia’s development manager Duncan Rayner said: “The new Cambridge ESOL international certificate for teachers is very popular in many countries around the world.
“Known as the Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT), the new qualification is designed to be accessible and affordable so that local teachers can embark on professional development programmes and gain international certification.
“I am very pleased to announce that TKT is now available in Malaysia.”
Rayner also said that there was a strong emphasis on education, and on improving English proficiency among the student population in Malaysia.
“But while Malaysia has strong domestic systems for language learning, teaching and assessment, Cambridge ESOL is able to offer international certification for both language learners and teachers.
“This is especially useful for those who are going to study or work in an international context or who would like their skills to be benchmarked on an international scale.”
The event also provided attendees with an insight into the wider work of Cambridge ESOL, including the skills-based approach to language assessment in primary and secondary schools, projects in various countries, and the Common European Framework for benchmarking proficiency in language learning.
For more information about Cambridge ESOL exams, visit www.cambridgeesol.org