03 August 2016 Hyderabad: Cambridge English Language Assessment (Part of the University of Cambridge) has signed a MoU with Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK) which will help the students of Telangana to enhance their language and communication skills and to compete with their global competitors.They have collaborated with the intention of introducing various techniques and projects to help the students of the state to develop their confidence in communicating in English like a native speaker.
Cambridge English is the world's leading authority on English language testing.Their tests are globally recognised, high- quality assessments which have a positive impact on the learning of English.TASK was created by the Government of Telangana for bringing synergy among institutions of Government, Industry &Academia with an objective of offering quality human resources and services to the industry. About 478 colleges and 36720 students of Telangana have registered with TASK in this academic year 2016-2017.
The main aim of the MoU between Cambridge English and TASK is to improve the quality of teaching and learning English for students in TASK registered colleges. It also aims to introduce a standardised international testing system for English which is linked to the CEFR international benchmarks across a pilot branch of students from TASK registered colleges and to organise joint conferences, workshops, seminars and other short term training programmes related to English language teaching. Initiatives from TASK are focused around the concept of Employability Quotient that includes three key skill dimensions, namely, personal, technical and organizational.
TASK will pilot the Cambridge English: Business English Certificates (BEC) examination in three districts of Telangana.Cambridge English will provide TASK with the appropriate guidance on any issue relating to teaching English for its students and teachers and to organise joint workshops and conferences for teachers which will help them improve their teaching methodology and prepare students for the CambridgeEnglish exams and offer guidance to TASK for improving its research & development programmes in English language especially in the areas of designing curriculum and offering specific language courses.
Cambridge English works with several partners across India to promote the use of standardised international assessments as benchmark levels to improve the learning and teaching of English and is keen to work with TASK to give the teachers and students of its registered colleges access to international English qualifications.
T.K Arunachalam, Regional Director - South Asia, Cambridge English Language Assessment says, “It feels extremely happy to collaborate for an excellent initiative with the Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge. Telangana is growing in a faster pace with novel initiatives and plans for the development of the state. TASK is one such initiative to help and guide the students of Telangana to excel and compete with their global peers. Through this initiative, the students can build their confidence in language and communication skills and earn certificates which are provided by Cambridge English Language Assessment”.
Cambridge English Language Assessment works with various government and private organisations all over the country to help students and other language learners to enhance their language and communication skills.
About Cambridge English Language Assessment:
Cambridge English Language Assessment is part of the University of Cambridge. We develop and produce the most valuable range of qualifications for learners and teachers of English in the world. Over 5 million people in 130 countries take our exams every year. Around the world over 20,000 universities, employers, government ministries and other organisations rely on our exams and qualifications as proof of English language ability. Cambridge English exams are backed by the work of the largest dedicated research team of any English language test provider.
Cambridge English Language Assessment - a not-for-profit organisation.
About Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK):
TASK is a not for profit organization created by Government of Telangana for bringing synergy among institutions of Government, Industry & Academia with an objective of offering quality human resources and services to the industry. TASK Grants access for students to modules for enhancing their technology, personal and organisation skills at highly subsidized rates.TASK forge partnerships with colleges to create environs conducive for growth through faculty development, research pilots and help colleges provide quality education for the leaders of tomorrow with focused systematic Programme.