Cambridge English Program Ensures You AGood Development
By Eric Jason Lechmaier, theSecondary School
“Education is the passport to the future,for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” -Malcolm X.
Knowledge and learning are highly esteemedin all societies, probably no more so than in China, where there is along-standing tradition of respect for education. Education is valuable bothintellectually and economically. It encourages imagination, creativity, andinterest in knowledge while providing students with higher-paying careeropportunities, improved financial security, and better quality of life.Education is vital for the economic prosperity of a nation and developsstudents into effective members of society that can help mold a brighter futurefor all.
There is no greater or more meaningfulinvestment that a parent can make than in their child’s education. All parentswant their children to lead happy, successful lives. They make sacrifices toprovide opportunities to benefit their children in hopes they can surpass theparent’s accomplishments. As the price of education continues to rise, parentswant to ensure the school they choose for their child is the best option andsound investment to deliver high-quality education.
China’s meteoric rise onto theinternational stage and emergence as a world leader has necessitated theinclusion of English into the education curriculum. English is the most widelyused language in the world and gives students access to learn about manycultures and new ideas. It provides students with the opportunity to bothtravel the world and to study at some of the world’s top universities. As thelanguage of business, employers are seeking students who can speak English wheninteracting with colleagues in other countries and international customers.Additionally, learning a second language promotes improved memory,problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, enhanced concentration, abilityto multitask, and better listening skills.
We now come to the question of how do webest develop student’s English in China? Working with a native speaking Englishteacher is an obvious first step. But what program and how do we best assesstheir development and quantify the results? This is the role of CambridgeAssessment English.
Cambridge Assessment English is a part ofthe world-renowned University of Cambridge of the United Kingdom, which is thesecond-oldest university in the English-speaking world. The first CambridgeEnglish exam was offered in 1913 to test the proficiency of non-native speakersof English. Today, it is the gold-standard of qualifications and tests forlearners and teachers of English. Cambridge English Qualifications and testsare globally recognized by over 25,000 leading universities, employers, andgovernments.
Cambridge English covers all four languageskills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking), insuring students havewell-rounded communication skills that are practical in everyday life, study,work, and travel. There are level-based tests that provide progressive steps upthe language learning ladder. As students continue to learn, there is a senseof accomplishment and improved self-confidence with each new level ofachievement. This promotes future academic success and further motivateslearners to attain new goals.
To better serve our student’s needs, hereat Huamei International School, we have developed a Cambridge English programfor the English as a Second Language department of our middle school. Ourqualified staff of native English speaking teachers will encourage, support,and develop student’s English language skills. The program utilizes Cambridge’scomprehensive research-based materials and resources. It will help your childlearn the skills needed to communicate in real world situations and tosuccessfully prepare for a Cambridge Assessment English qualification.