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.
CambridgeEnglishistheworld’sleading authorityonEnglishlanguagetesting.Theirtestsare globallyrecognised,high-qualityassessments whichhaveapositiveimpactonthelearningof English.TASK was createdby theGovernmentof Telangana forbringing synergyamong institutionsofGovernment, Industry &Academia with an objective of offering quality human resources andservicestothe 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 TASKarefocused aroundthe concept ofEmployabilityQuotientthat includes three keyskill dimensions, namely, personal, technical andorganizational.
TASK will pilot theCambridge English: Business English Certificates (BEC) examination in three districts of Telangana.Cambridge English will provideTASK with the appropriate guidanceonanyissuerelatingtoteaching Englishforits students andteachers and toorganise joint workshops and conferences for teacherswhichwillhelpthem improvetheirteaching methodology andprepare studentsfortheCambridgeEnglish 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 workswith several partners acrossIndia to promote the use of standardised international assessments asbenchmark levels toimprove thelearning andteaching ofEnglish andiskeentoworkwithTASKtogivetheteachers andstudents ofitsregistered colleges access to internationalEnglishqualifications.
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.