Cambridge English launches first of its kind video competition

September 8, 2014

Pupils from international schools in India will now have a chance to win a one-week study trip to a leading Australian university by taking part in the International Schools Video Competition organised by Cambridge English Language Assessment, part of the world famous University of Cambridge and the Australian Trade Commission. The competition runs from September 1, 2014 to December 10, 2014 and the winners will be announced on January 20, 2015. The winning teams will visit Australia between April to July 2015. School principals will select teams of two or four students from grades 10 and 11 to produce a 3-minute video on either astronomy or digital business.  The winning teams will receive return flight tickets from India to Australia for two students and an accompanying teacher, accommodation, food and a one week study course. Their entries will also be published on the Cambridge English YouTube channel.
Cambridge English brings the first of its kind video competition which opens up grand new opportunities for study and growth. Entries are open for all the international schools (like Lancer’s International, Pathways, British School, etc to name a few) in India from September 2014 onwards. There will be two national winners – one per theme, who will win a trip to Australia (between April to July 2015) including a visit to the partnering universities (Bond University and Curtin University) and meeting with the experts.

This competition offers students a great opportunity to explore Australia as a study destination. While students gain experience in making short videos and prove their English language ability, they also get to learn about Cambridge English: Advance (CAE) to help Australia student visa and university applications.

The team that produces the best video on the theme of astronomy will visit Curtin University in Perth. Curtin is Western Australia’s largest university with a culturally diverse student community, making it an excellent academic choice for international students. It boasts over 40 years of experience in teaching English to international students through its English language (ELICOS) programs. The prize for the best video on digital business will be hosted by Bond University in Queensland’s Gold Coast. Rated by Good Universities Guide 2014 as Australia’s top university educational experience, Brisbane’s Gold Coast-based Bond University is committed to providing a personalised academic environment that offers students an exclusive educational experience of the highest international standards. Flights for the trip will be provided by Singapore Airlines and the entire competition is supported by National Australia Bank (NAB), Bond and Curtin. Comments Angela French, director of Operations, South and South East Asia, Cambridge English Language Assessment, “We’ve launched this competition to celebrate the achievements of talented students from international schools in some of India’s largest cities. We hope that it will inspire students to dedicate themselves to developing truly effective communication skills in English. We have chosen to work with leading Australian universities to highlight the fact that our Cambridge English: Advanced qualification is recognised for Australian student visas and widely used by Australian universities as proof that students have the language skills they need to for success in higher education and professional life.”

Cambridge English Language Assessment is a not-for-profit department of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge English is a world leader in language assessment and has been providing high-quality English language exams since 1913. To learn more, please visit www.cambridgeenglish.org.

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