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25K organisations accept Cambridge English exams

A record-breaking 25,000 organisations accept Cambridge English exams as proof of English language ability, according to the latest figures. Cambridge English exams are taken by more than 5.5 million people every year.

Photo: California State University, Long Beach

Cambridge English exams are taken by more than 5.5 million people every year

California State University, Long Beach in the US has become the 25,000th organisation to officially recognise the Cambridge English exams.

“This is part of a growing trend…to ensure students have the English language skills they need”

The university, known as The Beach, accepts B2 First, C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency as part of the entrance criteria for undergraduate and graduate international students applying to study on academic programs.

The Cambridge English exams, developed by Cambridge Assessment English, measure English language ability to international standards.

Global recognition manager at Cambridge English, Mark Hurrell said California State University is a great example of how Cambridge English exams are fast becoming an important part of the recruitment toolkit in the higher education sector.

“This is part of a growing trend in the higher education sector to ensure students have the English language skills they need to study on degree courses taught in English,” he said.

“We’re delighted to have California State University on board and look forward to working with this prestigious organisation in the future.”

Cambridge English exams are widely accepted in the higher education sector, including top US and Canadian institutions, all universities in Australia, New Zealand and in the UK, as well as immigration authorities across the English-speaking world.

They are also used for recruitment by top international companies such as Adidas, BP, Ernst & Young, Hewlett-Packard, Johnson & Johnson and Microsoft.

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