With over 500,000 Indian English language learners becoming fans of the official Facebook page of the UK-based Cambridge English Language Assessment, the page launched two years ago, has crossed the magic one million mark now.
The page is connecting English language learners worldwide by giving daily tips and advice on learning English. It is currently ranked number 7 in the world in the Education category on Quintly – a recognised ranking service for social media performance, said a statement from the institute.
Vivian Chiang, Marketing Communications Manager at Cambridge English Language Assessment, explains:“We want to offer a safe, structured environment where learners at any level can use their English to connect with other learners all over the world. It’s all about putting learners in touch with each other. The nicest thing about the page is the way our followers help and encourage each other, and their feedback shows that they really value the experience because it makes them feel good about English.”
The Cambridge English Facebook page invites learners – wherever they are and whatever time zone they’re in – to take part in quizzes, receive English learning and exam tips and celebrate their achievements. The page is part of a suite of social media resources from Cambridge English Language Assessment which includes online games and videos – all of which build on research published by the European Commission which shows that learners learn best when they make English a part of their everyday lives rather than just seeing it as a subject they have to master.
Celebrating its centenary year, Cambridge English Language Assessment is one of the world’s old language institutes for learners and teachers of English. It has four million candidates a year in 130 countries and is a part of the world-renowned University of Cambridge, which is regularly placed No. 1 in rankings of the world’s universities
Cambridge English exams include a wide range of general, academic and professional language qualifications such as the “Cambridge English: Advanced Exam,” as well as qualifications for language teachers and special tests designed to motivate and encourage children who are learning English. Cambridge English also produces the IELTS tests, which are widely used by US universities.