City & Guilds South Asia joins British Council to create new International English Language certific

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City & Guilds South Asia has joined forces with The British Council to create a new International English Language certificate. 

The qualification has been designed to offer a flexible and accessible course to those who want to improve their English communication skills alongside technical skills training. 

The City & Guilds Certificate in International English Language is attained through online modules and will be available to approved centres from March 2016. It is aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B1 and B2 levels, which sets the global benchmark for language skills, and has been designed to offer quality and value compared to other English Language qualifications.

Through the online format, learners will be able to book up to 24 hours in advance of the test and receive test results in just five days. 

 “We are proud to be launching this new product with the British Council, which is the world’s largest English language teaching organisation in the world says,  South Asia Regional Director Mufthy Hashim. “Like City & Guilds, it is also a charitable organisation with a shared commitment to international skills development.

 “This new qualification will provide the vital ‘real life’ English language skills required to work and study in a language that is so widely used for business in this region. It’s available to those who are currently studying for a technical skills qualification, such as engineering, to give them extra advantages in the job market and the skills that industry needs. The online format will offer fast and reliable sitting and marking of tests to all learners,” he continues.

The International English Certificate from City & Guilds covers five modules: speaking, listening, vocabulary and grammar, writing and reading.  Centres will be able to offer the tests in as little as two weeks from application and will benefit from system demonstrations, support materials and practice tests for learners.