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Malaysia raises bar for ELT teachers

All 70,000 English language teachers working in Malaysia will have to pass the Cambridge Placement Test within two years it was announced by the Ministry of Education earlier last month. It is hoped the move will transform the education system in the country to produce more globally competitive students.

Cambridge ESOL boosts reach in China

ELT exam giant Cambridge ESOL is to boost its reach in China in a tie-up with a leading provider of computer-based testing in the country. The agreement aims to meet the growing demand for computer-based exams in China, with ATA delivering "millions" of exams across its network. More than 300 million Chinese are now thought to study English.

Langports opens new exam centre, Brisbane

Langports English Language College in Brisbane/Gold Coast in Australia has opened a dedicated exam testing centre for its students – recognising the growing demand for English language testing and its newfound status as a testing centre for...

Cambridge ESOL develops Facebook game

An alien life form that lands on earth and has to learn English in its new world is the idea behind a new online game developed by Cambridge ESOL. The company is hoping that its 127,000 Facebook fans will play the game and it will reinforce its brand using social media.