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How language testing is embracing technology

A new breed of digitally-delivered English exams don’t stop at testing verbs, they also want to democratise education and see themselves leading the way. But as the testing industry embraces technology, these changes may go as far as to challenge our idea of test itself. Claudia Civinini reports.

Language tech start-up Babbel raises $10m

Competition is hotting up in the online language learning world after German startup Babbel sold a US$10 million stake to help it expand internationally. Founder Markus Witte said he hoped to break into the French, British, Italian, Spanish and Brazilian markets.

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