Cambridge English Language Assessment – part of the UK based University of Cambridge – has been regularly hosting events to support teacher development worldwide. The events range from seminars for teachers, attendance at local, national and international English language teaching events, and the organisation of the major testing and assessment conferences.
Leveraging the ever expanding reach of technology, Cambridge English Language Assessment has launched a webinar calendar for teachers as a part of their teacher development initiative. This decision followed the realisation that there was a need for skills development through online resources, rather than just hosting events at key cities. This is a programme of webinars that the educators can attend from the comfort of their office or home. Cambridge English now offers educators the opportunity to access webinars on topics relevant to them without having to travel to attend the same. All they would require in order to attend a webinar session is a computer with internet access. For audio interaction a microphone enabled headset can be used. Most of the webinars are repeated multiple times so each educator can choose the date most convenient to them. They need to just visit www.cambridgeenglish.org/in/events/webinars to select and register for the schedule by clicking on the “Register Now” button.
The Cambridge English events calendar also includes regular seminars and teacher support programmes in multiple locations across the country, details of which can be accessed at www.cambridgeenglish.org/in/events.
Speaking about the initiative, T K Arunachalam, regional director – South Asia, Cambridge English Language Assessment says, “In the course of our regular communication with representatives from educational institutions, we discovered that there was a need for resources and training about the Cambridge English exams and the various skills training. As we wanted to reach out to as many educators as possible across India, we chose to go with the idea of webinars, which can be accessed by anyone at a schedule convenient to them. This is an excellent way to access information which might otherwise be a challenge, due to time or place constraints.”
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