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News from Latin America

Anglia Examinations - Wednesday, February 01, 2017

News from Latin America

It is still summer time in several Latin American countries, so technically students and teachers should all still be on holiday. However, teachers are already returning to school as they have to carry out a series of administrative tasks as well as plan their first lessons before the actual academic year kicks off.

Things at the Anglia office in Buenos Aires are exceptionally busy though, as we have been working non-stop since the 2016 exam session came to an end in December. This time of year finds us all doing one or more of the following activities: delivering talks at ELT events in various Latin American countries, dealing with enquiries from existing as well as new Anglia Members, visiting schools in order for them to find out more about Anglia and having meetings with organisations so our list of Recognising Institutions keeps growing and growing.

ELT Conferences Anglia Exams and Chichester College will be attending

In these two coming months, we will be setting up an Anglia Examinations & Chichester College stand at the BAP Conference in Buenos Aires (10th & 11th February), the International House Conference in Uruguay (15th & 16th February), the ADVICE Summer Seminar in Santa Fe (16th & 17th February), the ABS Conference in Buenos Aires (16th & 17th February), the APIBA Business English Annual Conference in Buenos Aires (4th March) and the Let's Live Liverpool Workshop in Buenos Aires (11th March). Pay us a visit!  

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Anglia Cyprus fundraising event

Robert Piernikarski - Monday, January 23, 2017

Anglia Cyprus fundraising event

Anglia Examinations Cyprus organized its first Christmas fundraising Fiesta on Saturday 10 December 2016 with the participation of many students from various language institutes in Paphos. Our youngsters presented their group projects and gave the audience some wonderful performances by singing Christmas songs and poems accompanied by guitar. Our special guest, music educator and storyteller Elenitsa Georgiou shared with us two beautiful and heart-warming stories.

We are truly thankful to all the students, teachers and parents who took part in this fundraising event and offered to help by making handmade cards and ornaments as well as homemade cakes and biscuits.

The sum of €317 was raised at the event and will be donated accordingly to Unicef, the Cyprus Red Cross Society and Margarita Liasidou Foundation in Paphos.

On behalf of Anglia Examinations Cyprus, we hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and wish you a very happy New Year!

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New Meetings in Belgium

Anglia Examinations - Tuesday, January 10, 2017

New Meetings in Belgium

Anglia Ambassador Belgium Eliza Maree Power has been working hard to expand the network in Belgium.  As a result there will be a number of new meetings with networks of teachers interested in Anglia. This week we will be talking to teachers in Antwerp, where English is increasingly popular. Early next year there will be a meeting in Brussels. It is interesting to see how networks of teachers are interested in joining the Anglia Network Europe. We are looking forward to working with them.

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Successful Members Meeting in Slovenia

Anglia Examinations - Friday, January 06, 2017

Successful Members Meeting in Slovenia

On Thursday 1 December  Anglia Network Slovenia had its Members Meeting with Chief Examiner Alice Osman as their special guest. The group of teachers was very impressed by her workshop that gave a lot of information about how to conduct the Anglia Speaking Test. The Anglia Network Slovenia is very active and they are preparing different kind of activities to promote Anglia examinations. First registrations have come in for January 2017. Anglia Slovenia Ambassador Ivana Cancar is very excited about these first registrations. “We had not expected them now, we thought it would be in April, but we are very happy with these first registrations.” The first candidates will take part on Thursday 26 January 2017, for both Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

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News from The Netherlands

Robert Piernikarski - Tuesday, January 03, 2017

News from The Netherlands

20 % Growth in Registrations  in The Netherlands
This week a record number of registrations have come in for the exam sessions on 26 January 2017. With over 2,400 candidates, we can see a 20% growth in registrations compared to January 2016. Remarkably, there are more Speaking Tests, four times as many. Also, Business English examinations have grown in popularity, an interesting development. The papers have been ordered at our Headquarters in Chichester and are due to be sent to the schools on Monday 16 January. Good luck with all preparations.

Anglia on TTO and MBO lists

Anglia Examinations are now officially recommended by bilingual schools and MBO schools in The Netherlands. For the TTO list, this is a continuation of the recommendation that started 5 years ago. For the MBO list, it is new, so we are very excited about it. MBO  stands for vocational colleges, where students study at the age of 16 to 20. Anglia can be used both at the start of the educational tract, or when students finish. TTO stands for bilingual education. Pupils there are 12 to 15 years old.

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Happy New Year

Robert Piernikarski - Sunday, January 01, 2017

Dear all

We wish you a happy and prosperous 2017

- The Anglia HQ Team, Chichester, UK.  

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Merry Christmas

Anglia Examinations - Monday, December 19, 2016
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Anglia Examinations in 2016

Seasonal greetings from the Anglia Examinations Headquarters.

In 2016, Anglia Examinations has grown substantially in its core markets. In Europe, we’ve seen strong growth in numbers and the combined countries Latin America have seen a 20% increase in candidate registrations as well new partnerships signed. In the Asian market, our performances were strong with new opportunities ahead for China in 2017.

Anglia Examinations HQ has also grown in terms of staff, with Anna Potter, who is the new Business Development Officer responsible for U.K. University recognition and digital marketing and Debbie Gibbs who is our new Assistant Principal Examiner further strengthening the academic team.

During the summer, Anglia held its first Summer School for children aged 12 -17.  This was attended by students from Europe and Latin America. During the three weeks of Summer School the children learned English, went on amazing trips, participated in fun activities and most importantly, made international friends for life.

In addition, we are very proud to now be able to offer all ten levels of the Step To books series. More and more teachers and candidates are working with the Step To books series and in 2017 the whole range will be available in Latin America as well. The next books to come out in 2017 are three levels of CITE books to go with the exams for teachers.

We also look back at a year full of political changes, one of which is Brexit, where still a lot of details are unclear. However, this does not stand in the way of our strong commitment to Europe and to international co-operation which we have re-emphasised with the launch of the new Anglia Network Europe. Anglia is committed to the Step-by-Step way of learning and testing English and making the English language accessible to even more people around the world. Starting with Anglia Network Europe, we created a strategic alliance between Anglia countries in the EU to share knowledge, grow recognition and make Anglia themed events and activities available in even more countries. In 2017 we will also launch these strategic partnerships in Latin America and Asia.

For now, we would like to thank you for your support and trust in Anglia Examinations. We are looking forward to working with you next year and to growing Anglia even further.

At the beginning of the new year we will send out a full newsletter with news from all over the world.

We wish you a  Happy Christmas and all the best for the New Year.

The Anglia Team. 

 

News update from Anglia Network Europe

Anglia Examinations - Friday, November 18, 2016

Anglia Czech Republic:

A number of staff from Anglia Netherlands met with teachers, principals and students in Brno, Prague and Hradec Karlove to discuss possible co-operation between the two Anglia countries. The atmosphere was very positive, and planned projects are already taking off.

Anglia Netherlands:
Anglia NL has started working on CLIL training.  At the beginning of 2016 it was accepted on the Erasmus+ list, and schools could apply for European subsidies to join the course. The first CLIL training is starting in 10 days in Roosendaal, The Netherlands. The group of international teachers will have classes on CLIL  and visit schools who are practising CLIL and travel to Brussels where we will visit European School and Parliament.  

The group  will also join the Anglia NL Members Meeting, where we will celebrate 20 years of Anglia in The Netherlands. The application date for Erasmus+ subsidies for schools year 2017/18 is 2nd February 2017. Schools interested in our CLIL training can contact us and we can help with the further procedure of applying.

Anglia NL has been very successful with summer schools in August 2016. There were more than 850 participants at 21 locations in the Netherlands, and approximately 150 teachers  from The Netherlands and abroad taught English classes.

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News update from Anglia Network Asia

Anglia Examinations - Friday, November 11, 2016

Anglia China:
Travelling from China, a very old friend both of Anglia and Chichester College, Zhong hua, will be visiting the senior team at the Anglia Headquarters in Chichester with David Clarkson towards the end of November, to discuss some exciting new initiatives in the country.  

Also, we would like to share a short paragraph from one of the test centres in Inner Mongolia China. Tina, the local Chinese teacher would like to share this:

“I believe  Anglia provides a good experience for me to supervise the test. I can learn what the students can handle  and how much they have learned which is really important for me. This enables me to  arrange my classes better  and focus on what the students need. Comparing the different levels of students helps me improve my methods of teaching whilst developing  interesting ways for young students to learn.”
 

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A new Anglia Network Europe

Anglia Examinations - Thursday, November 10, 2016

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