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TECH 28 Feb 2017 | 11:42 PM

Uber says thousands of London drivers threatened by English language test

Tens of thousands of London private hire drivers could lose their licences due to new English reading and writing requirements.

TECH 16 Aug 2017 | 10:18 AM

Mobile language app Babbel, Cambridge team up for English tests

Germany's Babbel has teamed up with Cambridge University's English language certification arm, setting a new, high-quality standard for digital language testing.

TECH 26 Jun 2019 | 9:30 AM

China’s Alibaba aims to double Tmall brands with English portal

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba on June 26 launched an English-language website for its Tmall marketplace aimed at merchants, in an attempt to double the number of international brands on the platform to 40,000 in the next three years.

TECH 28 Jun 2017 | 4:33 AM

Uber wins right to contest English tests for London drivers

London's transport regulator will delay the introduction of new English language requirements for private-hire drivers after Uber won the right to appeal against the plans, which could cost the ride-hailing service thousands of drivers.

TECH 20 Feb 2018 | 3:44 AM

Uber drops opposition to London language test

Taxi app Uber is dropping a legal appeal against the introduction of more stringent English language tests for drivers in London after the city's transport regulator said it would water down its stringent proposals.

TECH 06 May 2015 | 6:00 AM

Parents experience FOMO on Internet speak

If you tell your mum she's fleek, she probably won't get the compliment – social media is driving a rapid evolution of the English language that is leaving parents baffled, a study suggested.

TECH 17 Aug 2016 | 4:09 AM

Uber in legal bid to block new London taxi rules

Uber has launched a legal challenge against new rules in London which could require thousands of its drivers to take an English-language test, the company said on Aug 16.

TECH 02 Sep 2016 | 7:00 AM

Uber granted legal review of new English test for London drivers

Car ride service Uber said it had been granted permission for a legal review of a proposed new English language test for its drivers in London that it said was tougher than the level needed to obtain British citizenship.