Trivandrum: ULCCS, the 94-year-old co-operative society launched a ‘Centre of Excellence’ for Cambridge English at Karapparamba, Kozhikode. The official inauguration of the programme was held at UL Cyberpark, Kozhikode on 19th December 2019 at 10 a.m. ULCCS (Uralungal Labor Contract Co-operative Society), is actively involved in education and skill development through UL Education.
The basic objective of UL education is to reduce the skill gap and to improve the employability of educated youth. As part of improving soft skills, communication and English proficiency, ULCCS Ltd has entered into an agreement with Cambridge Assessment English, a department of the University of Cambridge, UK to start a Centre of Excellence. This platform envisages to train and asses English language listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. Various courses notified by Cambridge English will be offered through this centre. Students above 17 years age can enroll for the Cambridge English programme which in turn will improve their English communication skills and employability.
The Minister for Higher Education, Govt of Kerala, Dr. K.T. Jaleel inaugurated the Cambridge English Centre of Excellence of ULCCS. Minister for Skills, Labour and Excise, Govt of Kerala Sri. T.P. Ramakrishnan presided over the function. Sri.T.K. Arunachalam, Regional Director – South Asia, Cambridge Assessment English delivered the keynote address. During the inaugural session, experts from Cambridge English shared an overview of the programme offered by them.
The Centre will offer Linguaskill and Cambridge English Placement Test. The Centre will provide training for International English language training system IELTS and Occupational English Test – OET.
Linguaskill is a quick and convenient online test to help organisations check the English levels of individuals and groups of candidates. It is a state-of-the-art language assessment system provided by Cambridge Assessment English. It tests speaking, writing, reading and listening skills. Testing the English language levels of students is an important activity for higher education institutions and pathway providers, whether for admissions, course placement, progress measurement or graduation.Linguaskill helps institutions test candidates easily and reliably, and provides them with fast results. The test is an adaptive, computer based and modular English exam. Results are aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), the international standard for describing language ability. Results are generated within 48 hours, with instant results for the Reading and Listening modules.
CEFR is a fast accurate and affordable online test designed to assess learner’s level of English. It helps to place the students on the right course. A single test covers reading, listening and language knowledge. The test can be administered on all candidates irrespective of the CEFR level. Results of this test are presented in clear, easy to understand report. Each learner gets a test score as well as CEFR level. The test features a variety of accents and texts from a range of English-speaking countries.
Cambridge Assessment English:
Cambridge Assessment English is a part of the University of Cambridge, a not-for-profit organization involved in developing and producing the most valuable range of qualifications for learners as well as teachers of English, worldwide. Over 5 million Cambridge English exams are taken each year in more than 130 countries and more than 20,000 universities, employers, government ministries and other organizations rely on Cambridge English exams and qualifications as proof of English language ability.
Cambridge Assessment English – a not-for-profit organisation.
For more details: www.cambridgeenglish.org/in/