Cambridge have announced a game changing improvement in the delivery of Cambridge English Qualifications. Beginning in February 2024, Cambridge will transition from computer-based exams to a new enhanced digital experience known as Cambridge English Qualifications Digital.
From 1.9. January – June 2024 exam dates are open. And we can promise more flexible dates for Cambridge English computer-based exams!
Did you know that your students can add their Cambridge Certificate to their LinkedIn profile?
Are you hesitant to enroll your students for a computer-based exam? Do you feel like you have prepared them for a paper-based exam and, therefore, think a computer-based exam does not seem suitable for them? There is no reason to not also consider computer-based exams. Read on to get more insight into the benefits of computer-based exams and understand why this demand is constantly increasing.
100 seats per day are now available at our computer lab in Zürich!
We have just opened a brand new 100-seat Cambridge English and IELTS digital testing location in Bern. Your school can now offer computer-based Cambridge English Exams and IELTS just one minute away from the railway station.
Look no further if you are searching for the best books for your students' Cambridge English test preparation. Tania from Cambridge recently discussed her top book suggestions and why are the best options for your students. We spoke about this with Tania on our last meet-up.
Our top priority is to provide the best possible preparation for the exams, ensuring that your candidates receive the support they need to pass with flying colours.
Meet Dalma, our amazing Partner Relations Coordinator. She's the go-to person for all our partner schools across the country, helping them every step of the way through their exam journey. With her friendly support and guidance, our partners feel confident and supported. But how well do you know Dalma? Read more and discover interesting tips for all schools, directly from her.
The Cambridge English BEC exams will be phased out globally in December 2023. However, Cambridge have extended this especially for Switzerland so that students who started a 3-year prep course in September 2021 will be able to complete their course with the exams in 2024.
Find our Cambridge English exam dates for 2024 and be among the first to reserve seats. We are running computer and paper-based exams throughout Switzerland.
Hear from Andy, a KV student, who recently received his Cambridge English qualification on why language assessment is important and tips for test takers.
We are excited to announce that our team will be touring Switzerland throughout 2023. Join us for an exclusive opportunity to meet the Swiss Exams Team in person and receive an individual consultation on the needs of your school.
We are excited to introduce to you our new Marketing and Communications Manager, Theresa Costello. She has a great deal of experience in the field of language exam management and marketing coordination.
In October a Cambridge inspector visited one of our paper-based exams in Zürich. Following an inspection of the full exam, we received the assessment of "excellent"! And we are really pleased with such a great result.
For decades, the focus in defining the value an individual brings to their job, was primarily based on academic achievement and merit. Any other competencies were perceived to be acquired on the job and enhanced with experience.
As the year is coming to an end, it’s time to look back at the year 2022 and reflect, in a different way! : )
Did you know that your students can choose the Exam Retake Option for all Cambridge English Exams with us? The Exam Retake Option is widely used and extremely convenient. Find out more.
Are you going to the ETAS conference and AGM in Solothurn on January 28th and 29th 2023? We would be delighted to meet you there! We will be there with our Swiss Exams stand, ready to discuss all of our solutions, exam management strategies, and exam preparation books or tips.
We are here to assist your candidates in properly preparing for IELTS tests - both IELTS and IELTS for UKVI. Discover the materials and textbooks we provide to candidates.
Do you have a plan in place for next year's exam preparation? We now provide you with easily accessible resources. These preparation materials are designed to help students learn at every stage. And our new well-organized website makes it simple to find what you're looking for, all in one place.
We are stepping up our game. We have refreshed and updated our website. Find out more about our new design and what new features await you.
We have a variety of options for assisting people with special needs who are taking the exams.
Cambridge Business English Certificates (BEC) will be phased out by June 2024. However, you still have the opportunity to register for this exam as we offer BEC on the computer untill the end of 2023 and in 2024, there will be one paper-based date in June 2024.
Even though costs are on the increase as we all know, Swiss Exams is still able to offer an attractive price/benefit model to candidates, schools and teachers.
Live and work in the UK! IELTS for UKVI will assist all who would like to obtain a UK visa.
Why should your students use the Test & Train digital learning tool? This online platform provides them with easy access, is user-friendly, contains a variety of exercises, and allows you to assign them test samples.
Cambridge are releasing results for Cambridge English paper-based exams earlier. This means they are getting quicker with the results availability. Read on to find out what exam levels are concerned.
Be among the first and choose the date you want for your student’s exams! The Exam dates for 2023 are now open for registration.
Swiss Exams is not only about Cambridge certifications. Did you know that we also offer language examinations in French, German, and IELTS English? And we have just opened the registration for these exams for 2023.
Almost 3 years ago, it would have been difficult to imagine how Swiss Exams would come out of the pandemic. We were able to take advantage of the circumstances. We work on “Swiss Exams Skills”, which will soon have some exciting new products and services on offer!
Since 2019 Swiss Exams has delivered IELTS exams in selected locations across Switzerland on behalf of the British Council. From September 2022 onwards, British Council will move to a remote delivery model, without an office in Switzerland but using Swiss Exams to deliver all IELTS tests for the British Council in the country.
Here is an important reminder: Are you planning to reserve Cambridge, Goethe, or TCF exam seats for your class? Find out more about our user-friendly and very intuitive online reservation/registration system.
We have recently made some changes in our online shop. New payment methods are available and schools are now able to buy their books easily. Find out what advantages these changes bring to you!
Are you a school offering BEC preparation (Business English Certificate exam preparation) or are you a KV/Berufsfachschule? If yes, you must currently be considering 2 important topics: KV Reform “Kaufleute 2023” and the BEC retirement.
Our event series continues! We would like to invite you to more of our informative online events. In the following weeks we will discuss more alternatives for Business English Certificates (BEC) – such as IELTS and the Cambridge Main Suite exams.
We have made the difficult decision to cancel the Spring Seminar for this year overall and to move it to 2023. We will be looking forward to seeing you again live in 2023!
Cambridge English computer- and paper-based exams for the year 2023 are online now. Swiss Exams offers exams all throughout Switzerland and we have added a new location for Cambridge Exams: Geneva.
The new KV commercial apprenticeship will start in 2023 and it brings significant changes, also in terms of foreign language learning. However, it is still certain that foreign language skills remain critical for young business professionals. Why? Read on.
You can imagine how tough it can be for students to get through the whole process of preparing for their Cambridge English exam. Motivation is key! Here are a few tips on how to help students to build their confidence and keep up their motivation. The effort is worth it because Cambridge English Certificates remain important for students and schools (schools´ recognition) alike.
It’s this time of the year again: exam seats fill up quickly, so if you haven’t yet, reserve them for your class now! We are happy to help you to find the right date/location.
Cambridge Assessment English provides the world’s leading range of qualifications and tests for learners of English. Swiss Exams offers these internationally recognised English Qualifications: the well-known Cambridge English Qualifications, the IELTS test and the Linguaskill test. To give you a better overview of our exams, we have added them to an Exam Overview Chart which you can download below.
Don’t miss it! Alternatives for Cambridge BEC. We regularly run information events for teachers and school administrators. Join and stay informed.
Share this article with your students! Here are 8 reasons why they should take a Cambridge English Qualification now more than ever.
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Test & Train is a digital learning tool. The students can use it from everywhere. No matter if they work on it from home on the computer, or during a train ride on their mobile phone. Test & Train is the perfect preparation in addition to school lessons.
As our preparation centre, you benefit from a 20% discount throughout the year. If you need help finding the right book or you cannot find the book in our online shop, we’re happy to assist you.
Your colleagues teaching French and your school will want to know. Please share this article with them!
Swiss Exams – Authorised Cambridge English Platinum Centre, Official IELTS Test Centre and TCF Centre de passation is proud to announce their new exam location in Geneva.
Please read this information carefully to be fully aware of the newest regulations at Cambridge English Exams and let your students know.
Swiss Exams offers sustainable partnerships to schools and organisations. Read on to learn about the exam solutions we have to offer.
We were proud to host our first IELTS Workshop on the 10th of November 2021. Our IELTS experts gave great insights on the test overall, IELTS on computer, the different parts: listening, writing & speaking. If you did not have the chance to join read on!
Your colleagues teaching French and your school will want to know. Please share this article with them!
We’re bringing Cambridge English Exams closer to you with two new hubs in Switzerland.
In order to prepare your students for the next IELTS Test, we are presenting you the newest IELTS Products in our Online Shop.
Prepare your students for their test by joining our first free IELTS workshop, a range of free IELTS study materials and more resources!
Do your students have what it takes for their future? On the one hand, we will be talking about the skills of the future and on the other about the future of Cambridge Exams and more skills relevant in today’s job market!
In response to the high demand for computer-based exams, Swiss Exams has added additional exam dates for the last quarter of 2021. Last available seats are open.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, a very disruptive time for education all around the world started. Schools and universities struggled to provide online classes and exams for their students. What will the future of exams look like?
After a year of preparation students of the classes 9a and 9b of the Oberstufe Compogna in Thusis successfully completed their Cambridge B1 Preliminary exam! Let’s look at how their exam day went:
Have you wondered how up-to-date you are with your digital teaching skills? Take this test now and find out!
The Writing part in the exam is often a big challenge for students. Especially, because there are many different things that they must remember. In the Writing paper, students need to make sure that they include everything they are assessed on.
Machine learning is changing the future and the future of testing. Learn more about why there is more need for flexibility and what solutions Swiss Exams has to offer.
Swiss Exams was the first supplier of Test & Train B2 First. Now we are happy to announce that we also offer Test & Train C1 Advanced in our online shop! Just like Test & Train B2 First, the C1 Advanced brings unique, easy-to-use exam practice through short workouts around the exam questions.
We ran our first IELTS on computer sessions in Basel and St. Gallen and they went well! 2021 IELTS test dates for all locations can be booked online. New free Last-Minute prep for students registering with Swiss Exams!
Make sure your students try out our support website for students where they receive feedback and help in less than 48 hours.
As your learners return to school, you may find that some students are at different levels or abilities. Learn how to best support your students.
Cambridge Assessment English developed a new online certification where artificial intelligence assists with adaptive testing and assessment of language skills!
To provide teachers with some fresh energy for the new school year, we surprised our partner schools with a fruit basket for their teachers’ room. We wish everyone a healthy start!
Cambridge Exam Dates for 2022 are open now! Make sure to register your students early. Cambridge exam dates for 2022 are now open for registration. Do not hesitate and register or have your students register now with Swiss Exams. When reserving early, you can choose the desired exam date for your students. Seats fill up quickly!
In March 2020, the Covid pandemic made it necessary for educational institutions worldwide to transfer teaching online from one week to the next with minimal planning or preparation.
As mentioned in our last newsletter, we are excited to announce that we have new webinars lined up for the coming school year. Make sure to stay updated and save your seat.
Join the list of 11'000 organisations in over 140 countries worldwide and accept IELTS scores.
Profit from two new & free guides “A2 Reading Skills Key for Schools” and “B1 Listening Skills Preliminary for Schools” which help you provide effective feedback, advice and support to your students.
Swiss Exams Access has been making life easy for teachers and students providing additional access to information regarding Cambridge English exams registrations. With our brand-new Attendance List feature the entire process is made even easier!
We have some great news! We now run IELTS on computer in Basel and St. Gallen as new locations. Now IELTS test dates can be booked until the end of the year! In July and August we are running more IELTS sessions. We have also added more IELTS Test dates from August until the end of the year. Moreover, there are new free IELTS webinars for students and the free “Prepare for IELTS” - APP on the go.
We had some great webinars these past couple of months and we would like to share some highlights with you. Also, we are excited to announce that we have new webinars planed for the coming school year! Read on to learn more.
Make use of a variety of free preparation resources for both teachers and candidates on our website. Free sample tests, wordlists, online activities, and more to use for your exam preparation and English classes.
Are you planning on assessing your student’s or employee's language level to place them in a suitable exam preparation or language course? Or would you like to test their readiness before they take the official Cambridge Exam?
Swiss Exams is the first to purchase and sell the Cambridge University Press new self-study preparation programme Test & Train.
Our last webinars before the summer holidays are taking place in June. If you are from a partner school profit from free webinars by using your partner school code.
Do you have reservations about enrolling your students in a computer-based exam? ...because you have adequately prepared them for a paper-based exam and, as a result, a computer-based exam does not seem to be appropriate? There are no reasons why computer-based tests shouldn't be considered as well. Continue reading to learn more about the advantages of computer-based exams and why Mr Bischofberger and his school, BZW Weinfelden, choose them over paper-based exams.
Make sure to secure your seats for the upcoming school year now!
Have you placed your book order for the upcoming school year? Take a look at our online store and place your order for your students' books right away!
Cambridge Assessment English creates writing assessment guide for C1 Advanced Teacher Guide and C2 Proficiency Teacher Guide.
Have you ever tried doing group or block entries? Read the following article to learn more about the different options Swiss Exams offers.
Make sure to sign up for our upcoming webinars and workshops. We have exciting webinars coming up! Learn more about how to encourage your students to self-study and how to use Quizlet, a free and useful tool to practice grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, etc. Check them out below and make sure to sign up.
Swiss Exams offers IELTS on computer (Academic & General Training) in Winterthur, Lausanne and new in St.Gallen and Basel. Find out more about IELTS on our NEW website dedicated to this English test.
Swiss Exams Skills is a new platform which manages the process of language learning and testing by consolidating the customer journey of the candidate, the school or company and the assessment provider. Linguaskill is the first of 5 assessments now onboarded to the platform.
All new exam dates for 2022 are now online
Swiss Exams Tips for Cambridge English Exams. Best exam preparation for your students!
Corona has changed many things in our lives and will change things to come. We believe that the significance of holding an English qualification will be more important now than ever before.
VIP… meaning in this article, very important procedures for a good exam experience.
First Online Spring Seminar now lies in the past…
BRAND new Swiss Exams Tips with special discount available in our online shop
Did you know that we will have five different English Language Training material publishers presenting live at our upcoming Spring Seminar?
New Swiss Exams Tips for level C2 Proficiency with special discount available in our online shop.
These new guides will help your students to be best prepared for their Cambridge English exam. Download the guides here.
Learn from this research article Issue 64 / May 2016
The new way of learning is not always as easy as meets the eye. It can be challenging for both the teacher and the learner. That’s where this year’s Spring Seminar topic jumps in at the right time. Keyword: Learner Autonomy.
Increase pass rates of your classes with our brand new and exclusive “Cambridge C1 Advanced Swiss Exams Tips” booklet with exam practice and study tips for your students.
With less than 5 weeks left until we welcome you to our annual Spring Seminar, we would like to take the time to shine a light on our workshops brought to you by excellent and experienced speakers.
A good portion of apprehension accompanies the Speaking Test and the partnering option. Here is some information and advice to hand on to your students:
The COVID-19 pandemic has not only changed the way we teach in the online sphere but has also impacted the methods of testing and assessing.
The closing of the schools in Switzerland and around the world has changed teaching. A lot of face-to-face teaching had to be changed to remote online teaching.
”Christmas is not only a time of rejoicing but also one of reflection.” Winston Churchill
The Spring Seminar is back! Although not the way you were used to...
Swiss Exams has successfully launched computer-delivered IELTS in Winterthur/Zürich and in Lausanne with more locations to be added in 2021.
A year ago, we launched Swiss Exams Access and many schools make excellent use of the platform.
As of November 2020, Cambridge Assessment English changed the look of the Cambridge English Qualifications certificates to improve the security and modernize the look and feel of the certificates.
In our latest update to our Online Shop we have added two books in high demand to our inventory. New Trainers for C1 Advanced and B2 Business Vantage.
Although not a new topic, this has certainly become more relevant than ever. Online teaching, which we teachers all had to get involved with recently, has shown us that students who know how and are motivated to learn on their own are a necessity when teaching remotely and not just “nice to have.”
With the number of Corona infections rising globally, our way of conducting English language testing in huge halls with a lot of candidates is a challenge.
Looking back at a very successful webinar series on the online meeting platform Zoom, we are continuing our Swiss Exams Digital Fall with a webinar series dedicated to teaching on the Microsoft Teams platform.
In September Swiss Exams was subject to an Exam Day Compliance Audit which was conducted by Cambridge Assessment English. We are happy to share with you that we were awarded an “excellent” grade from the Cambridge inspectors.
The market changes, our everyday life is currently dependent on the decision made by the government concerning the Corona virus, businesses adjust their procedures and rules.
In the last couple of weeks, several media outlets reported on apprenticeship and university graduates alike experiencing rough times in their job search due to the Corona crisis. Some even spoke of the risk of “losing a generation”.
From the 8th to the 10th September there was a global online conference called Cambridge Live Experience.
The first certificate ceremony of 2020 was held at SBW Haus des Lernens in Kreuzlingen in a small circle.
Swiss Exams are experts in running computer-based exams and has over 30 years experience in exam management. What does it mean to ‘start operations with a new product’ for the Swiss Exams Team? Here some insights.
Swiss Exams has always put significant focus on partner development and support for their partner schools. Hence, Swiss Exams recommends their preparation centres / schools officially on its website.
After successfully kicking off our Digital Fall with our first two webinars we are continuing with this strategy throughout the fall.
Covid-19 has forced us to change the way we interact with our clients and especially with teachers and schools.
Andreas Pribnow is the ‘Deputy Rector Berufsmatura’ at the zB. Zentrum Bildung Wirtschaftsschule | KV Aargau Ost. Read on to hear what he has to say answering three questions.
Increase pass rates of your classes with our brand new and exclusive “Swiss Exams Tips” booklet with exam practice and study tips for your students. Explore “Swiss Exams Tips” now and read on.
With some delay, due to the Covid-19 situation, Swiss Exams will finally start IELTS operations across Switzerland in September.
After a challenging end of the last school year due to the ever-present Corona Virus, schools are starting again after the summer break.
At the start of the Corona crisis, Swiss Exams immediately implemented measures to support their schools, teachers and candidates. As the Corona crisis has now become less acute and the government restrictions have been loosened, Swiss Exams is also slowly moving back to “normality”.
Yes. In the last couple of months we have seen that we can work remotely together, that students can be taught online and we can learn from each other with webinars. Linguaskill from Cambridge takes it one step further: Cambridge English Exams at home.
Would you like to reserve an exam date for your class? Customized, easy and quick.
Have you asked yourself: how can I make my Cambridge English students’ lives easier? - So have we and have, therefore, come up with this webinar.
Increase pass rates of your classes with our brand new and exclusive “Swiss Exams Tips” booklet with exam practice and study tips for your students. Explore “Swiss Exams Tips” now and read on.
We are offering more Cambridge English Exam dates during the summer break, the rest of 2020 and in 2021 in our locations in Berne, Lucerne, Basel, Aargau, Lausanne, Winterthur, Zurich, St.Gallen and Chur. The exam seats are filling up quickly so please tell your students to register now. Read on and find out why your students should take their exam now.
Swiss Exams Webinare - so erfolgreich wie nie zuvor
Mehrere hundert Kandidaten von „neuen“ Partnerschulen von Swiss Exams, die in den Regionen Bern, Aargau und Luzern betreut werden, haben ihre Prüfungen im Mai abgelegt, weitere folgen im Juni und Juli. Angesichts der herausfordernden Situation in diesen Regionen war das Feedback bisher ausgezeichnet und wir freuen uns darauf, die Situation im Laufe der Zeit zu verbessern. In den kommenden Monaten werden wir Webinare abhalten, um alle Schulen mit „Swiss Exams Access“ vertraut zu machen, unserem Kommunikations- und Prüfungsmanagementsystem, welches einige Schulen bereits eingeführt haben.
Ein Einblick in Swiss Exams Prüfungen während Corona-Zeiten
Wir haben zahlreiche Anrufe von Kandidaten und Schulen erhalten, denen die Entschädigung für ihre Prüfung „Exam Retake Option“, die angeblich „versichert“ ist, verweigert wurde.
Mehr BEC (P, V, H), FCE, CAE, CPE Prüfungen in Bern, Zürich, Winterthur - Reservationen zwingend
Update – Cambridge English Exams in Switzerland
Als Folge der Situation in Bern, Luzern und Aargau, konnte Swiss Exams in den letzten Wochen für viele Schulen Lösungen erarbeiten.
Ausbau von Swiss Exams Zentren in den Kantonen Bern, Luzern und Aargau für die Durchführung der Cambridge English Prüfungen.
Swiss Exams konnte in den letzten Wochen für alle relevanten Kantone die erforderlichen Bewilligungen zur Durchführung der Prüfungen ab sofort einholen.
Dear schools, Dear school administrators, Dear teachers
27. März 2020
“Bridging Corona” with Online Tools for Cambridge Exams – Swiss Exams Webinar by John Potts
MUST READ – An alle Cambridge Exams Lehrer und Schulen in der Schweiz. Bitte lesen Sie diese Nachricht bis zum Schluss.
Swiss Exams Winterthur 11.03.2020 | Medienmitteilung
Schwyz University of Teacher Education is pleased to host the F2F module Language Teaching Methodology, the core module of NILE’s MA in Professional Development for Language Education.
Research Notes Issue 76 Exam Revisions as part of ongoing quality assurance processes
In the last 15 years we have noticed four areas which have changed how organisations deliver language learning.
An innovative new technology called auto-marker is used to accurately assess the candidate’s level of English with the help of artificial intelligence. But how does it work?
The Swiss Exams Team aims to offer the best possible Teacher Development events for you. Check out this list of our following webinars and workshops below. We are looking forward to welcoming you at our events soon. Our upcoming webinars, workshops and seminars will cover interesting topics such as “Empowering your learners – developing learner autonomy”, “Mastering Some Language Aspects of the Cambridge Exams: B2 First and C1 Advanced” or an overview of the newly revised KET and PET exams. Have a look and find out more!
If you would like to learn how to put your students at the centre of the learning process in and outside of your classroom, then you should not miss this seminar. By learning how to help your students develop their autonomy, you are allowing them to make decisions about their own learning and giving them the confidence to achieve their goals.
Are you looking to prepare for a Cambridge English Exam, or do you want to improve your student's English skills? Look no further. We are happy to introduce you to some of the best preparation material we have to offer- provided by Cambridge University Press.
The revised A2 Key, A2 Key for Schools, B1 Preliminary and B1 Preliminary for Schools qualifications are now live. These exams have undergone a thorough review to reflect the latest research in language learning and teaching.
The Swiss Exams Team aims to offer the best possible Teacher Development events for you. Next to the 16th Annual Cambridge English Spring Seminar taking place 16-17 May 2020, you will find a list of webinars and workshops here. We are looking forward to welcoming you at our events soon.
Do you know “Swiss Exams Access” yet? Well, you definitely need to learn about it: a platform for school administrators, teachers and students, providing you with additional access to information regarding Cambridge English exams registrations for your school. In a nutshell, registrations made easy for you!
We are happy to announce that the 16th Annual Cambridge English Spring Seminar will take place on 16 – 17 May 2020 in Horgen with the topic "Empowering your learners - developing learner autonomy". Registration is open: Save your seat now!
Swiss Exams and the British Council signed an Agreement for delivering IELTS Computer-Based testing in Swiss Exams locations across Switzerland.
Our upcoming webinars and workshops will cover interesting topics such as Mastering Some Language Aspects of the Cambridge Exams, Group Performance Report or the Cambridge Exam Support Programme (CESP). Have a look and find out more! “Mastering Some Language Aspects of the Cambridge Exams: B2 First and C1 Advanced” Reserve your seat now and benefit from practical tips in one of our free webinars and workshops. The topics and content of the webinars will lead into the workshop topic. The workshop will then take place after the webinars in March in Chur
As Swiss Exams we congratulate our new Team Leader for the Speaking Test, Suzanne Bösiger. Suzanne is a very experienced and good examiner and we are very happy that she is now part of the team that is responsible for the professional execution of the speaking test.
Due to the popularity of computer-based testing, we have added more exam dates in Berne and Lausanne. Reserve the exam seats for your class and contact us now.
Our next Annual Spring Seminar will take place on 16 – 17 May 2020 in Horgen/ZH. The topic is: “Empowering your learners- developing learner autonomy” and registration opens in January 2020.
We thank you for your loyalty and support throughout the past year. Each year you motivate us anew to do our best for you.Now it remains for us only to wish you a wonderful holiday season, a well-deserved break and all the best for the New Year!
On Thursday, 14th of November, we celebrated International Future Day - formerly known as International Girls’ Day - in our office. Swiss Exams has invited Tina (13) and Skye (13) to join our Team in Winterthur. We were very happy to welcome them to our office and show them what a workday at Swiss Exams is like.
Using Technology to develop learning-oriented assessment and autonomy in students. Read this interesting introduction and article from the Research notes of Cambridge Assessment English.
“My trip to develop the teaching and learning of English at Songwe Sunrise Education Centre in Songwe, near Mbeya in western Tanzania, included a number of firsts. It was my first time in Tanzania, and indeed my first visit to Africa, and also my first crossing of the equator into the southern hemisphere. It was also the first time I heard a hyena..."
We would like to take this opportunity to update on some exciting new developments for Linguaskill. Linguaskill helps institutions test candidates easily and reliably. The test provides them with fast results which are aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), the internationally recognized standard for describing language competences.
Cambridge English exams are recognised by over 25’000 universities, employers and governments all across the world. The Cambridge English certificate opens doors to higher education and improves employment opportunities, to name a few. Find out more about this growing trend! The Cambridge English exams, developed by Cambridge Assessment English, a part of the University of Cambridge, provides the world’s leading range of qualifications and tests for learners and teachers of English.
Preparation centres can access group performance reports which show how students performed by skill, by grade, by Cambridge English Scale score and to compare performance by year and against national and global averages. Preparation Centres can also see reports for their internal candidates. The reports cover all Cambridge English Qualifications from Starters to Proficiency and Business Certificates.
The free sample tests for the revised A2 Key, A2 Key for Schools, B1 Preliminary and B1 Preliminary for Schools exams are now available. Explore the material for the revised 2020 exams!
Our upcoming webinars will cover interesting topics about our brandnew exam registration platform “Swiss Exams Access” as well as group performance reports. “Mastering Some Language Aspects of the Cambridge Exams consist of two webinars leading up to a free workshop, all of them with John Potts from January to March 2020. Have a look and find out more!
On 20th September 2019 Swiss Exams hosted a fully booked free teacher workshop with John Potts in Zurich. Have a look at some impressions!
The start of the school year is the perfect time to explain the benefits of Cambridge English Qualifications to both students and parents. Read this article to find out more and download a helpful PDF for your support.
The number of higher-education programmes (HF and FH) in Switzerland offering preparation for the Cambridge Business English Certificates has grown significantly. The BEC certificates are an integral part of these programmes. Cambridge English and Speexx now offer digital learning solutions fit for higher education.
This article will help you and your students to find out when and how to access Cambridge English exam results. Have a look!
In this practical workshop teachers will establish and clarify the assessment scales that are applied to the writing component in B2 First (FCE) and C1 Advanced (CAE). Sign up for one of the last seats for this workshop now!
New technology allows organisations to provide assessment anywhere and at any time, while guaranteeing full security standards. In other words, candidates do not need to come to a designated place at a pre-arranged time to do high-stakes exams, they do it from home, from school or from work.
We are happy to announce that Swiss Exams Access, a platform for school administrators, teachers and students, providing you with additional access to information regarding Cambridge English exams registrations for your school, has successfully been introduced.
On Friday evening, 23 August 2019 the Swiss Exams Team was invited by Joe Hediger, an English teacher at the Secondary School Käferholz in Zurich, to an award ceremony where Lori Kaithan, the CEM & CEO of Swiss Exams, would hand the certificates to the students personally.
The “Compact” series is an exam-focused preparation course book which quickly maximises student performance - a 50 to 60 hour course for the A2 Key for Schools and B1 Preliminary for Schools exams from 2020.
Enhancing learning-oriented feedback for Cambridge English: First / paired interactions. Read this interesting article from the Research Notes of Cambridge Assessment English.
Fun preparation for Pre-A1 Starters, A1 Movers and A2 Flyers covers all the skills your pupils need to be ready on their exam day. Have a look!
Our next Cambridge exams introductory seminar for secondary schools will take place on 8 – 9 November 2019 in Berne. School directors and teachers will be introduced to the Cambridge English exams and the congruent requirements of the “Lehrplan 21”. Sign up now.
New technology allows organisations to provide assessment anywhere and at any time, while guaranteeing full security standards. In other words, candidates do not need to come to a designated place at a pre-arranged time to do high-stakes exam, they do it from home, from school or from work.
This acronym stands for Cambridge English Support Programme (CESP). This is a programme that supports the students at our preparation centre in Chur, the Bündner Kantonsschule, who must pass the C1 CAE exam at the end of their last year there.
Our next upcoming teacher workshops will take place in Berne. “Einführungsseminar für Sekundarschulen” on 8 – 9 November 2019 and Workshop on “Developing and Assessing Writing skills at B2 and C1” with John Potts on 22 November 2019. 08.11.2019 to 09.11.2019 Berne
We do our utmost to support your candidates with the best possible preparation for our Cambridge English Exams.
We would like to wish everyone a good start into the school year. We thank you for your loyalty and cooperation and would like to inform you of developments for Cambridge Exams for the upcoming school year 2019 -2020.
You are a language school in search for a Cambridge Business B1-C1 (BEC) online preparation course! Swiss Exams, in partnership with Speexx, offersthe solution you may have been looking for.
Every year we think of ways to show our appreciation to our clients for their loyalty and cooperation, as a Cambridge English exams preparation centre with Swiss Exams. In order to provide teachers with some fresh energy for the new school year, we surprised our partner schools with a fruit basket for the school’s office or the teachers’ room.
Special sale until the end of this year! If you are preparing your students for the A2 Key, A2 Key for Schools, B1 Preliminary or B1 Preliminary for Schools exam in 2019, take advantage of our current 20% discount on all the following books available in our Online Shop.
Cambridge Assessment English is happy to provide schools that actively prepare candidates for the Cambridge English Exams with the logo below to help promote exam preparation courses. Have a look!
Have a look at this new video produced by Cambridge Assessment English on the Cambridge English Qualifications. What do the Cambridge English Qualifications mean to all the test takers around the world and how are they produced?
The set text question is in Part 2 of the Writing Paper and is one of four questions candidates can choose from during this part. Candidates should not attempt the optional set text question in Part 2 unless they have the necessary vocabulary and understanding of the text to answer the task set.
Speexx and Swiss Exams will bring co-branded Speexx and Cambridge Assessment English Prep Courses to Switzerland. Use this opportunity to learn about the new Cambridge English Prep Courses for B1 - C1 Business and Linguaskill.
Register now for the upcoming free Workshop with John Potts on the topic: “Developing and Assessing Writing Skills at C1 and C2”. (limited space)
Swiss Exams offers exam dates throughout the summer. Although it is possible when registering with Swiss Exams to register very close to the exam date, the dates across Switzerland are filling quickly. We encourage teachers to inform all students interested in taking their exam during the summer to have a look at the availability now and not wait too long.
Have you not yet placed your book order for your class after the summer holidays? Have a look at our online shop and reserve the books for your students now! Preparation Centres get a 20 % discount.
This year we are celebrating our 30th Centre Anniversary. We would like to share some details of our history and thank everyone for this success!
The following gives you an insight into independent vocabulary learning. An interesting article from the Research Notes of Cambridge Assessment English. AIDA SAHUTOGLU ST GILES LONDON CENTRAL
The EnglishProfile.org was introduced at our annual Cambridge English Spring Seminar. In case you missed it, you now have the chance to get some video tutorials on this helpful online tool.
TLC Sprachschule is one of the our successful Language Testing Competence Centres (LTCCs). They regularly offer the German language assessment test called Goethe-Test PRO to their clients. Watch this video to find out what an exam session looks like!
Should you need help deciding if a learner is ready to sit an exam or not, the exam registration guide of Cambridge Assessment English can support you through the process. Read more to see useful tips for teachers and parents.
It is extremely exciting, not only for candidates but also for teachers and parents, to receive exam results. Cambridge Assessment English has created two videos to help you and your students better understand the Cambridge English qualification results.
Have you had a chance to view our company page on one of our social media channels? Share your teaching experiences, tag and follow us and keep up with the latest news, free teaching material, free events, language development stories, etc.
Raymond Murphy's English Grammar in Use is the first choice for intermediate (B1-B2) learners and covers all the grammar needed at this level. The new edition is now available in our online shop.
On 18 - 19 May 2019, the Annual Cambridge English Spring Seminar took place in Horgen ZH. We celebrated the 15th Anniversary of the Spring Seminar as well as the 30th Anniversary of our Cambridge English Exam Centre. Have a look at some impressions! The topic of this year’s seminar was "Your Digital Tool Box... practical tools & apps for your Cambridge English Exam Teaching".
In order to provide even more support to schools and candidates, Swiss Exams has created a new department called “Partner Development and Candidate Support”.
We are proud to announce that Swiss Exams has partnered up with Speexx, experts in Online Learning Solutions, to bring co-branded Speexx and Cambridge Assessment English preparation courses to organizations in Switzerland.
You have registered candidates, you rely on the exam location and the time and then things get changed at short notice. This annoys you, the candidate and, in some cases, even the parents.
Earlier this year, at Learning Technologies UK 2019 (#lt19uk), Speexx and Cambridge Assessment English announced plans to offer co-branded language learning solutions to corporate users worldwide.
The plenary sessions of this years’ Spring Seminar will be focused on the future. What makes using tech “worth it”? With so many apps and online gadgets available, it is increasingly important to make informed decisions about which ones to use and why (or why not). The language learning field has seen many technological innovations in recent years; however, these have primarily focused on language learning rather than language assessment. Save one of the very last spots at this interesting seminar on 18 – 19 May 2019 in Horgen ZH!
Prepare learners for their exams with our new Speaking test videos for A2 Key and B1 Preliminary. They give students an insight into what happens during a Speaking test, helping them feel more confident and prepared. (VIDEOS)
During this year’s Cambridge Day in Berne, Swiss Exams was commissioned to carry out Cambridge University Press’ book sale. It was a great pleasure to serve the participants and assist with questions about the resources. Have a look at the 3 favourites of the day!
This issue contains a report from the Cambridge English Funded Research Programme. This programme provides funding and other support for researchers at universities and other institutions to carry out projects related to Cambridge English tests and services.
This upcoming free teacher workshop, provided by Cambridge Assessment English, focus on the update for A2 Key and B1 Preliminary and the Lehrplan 21 as well. Save your seat and register now.
inlingua Léman is a language school with nearly 50 years of experience in providing high quality language courses. Find out more about inlingua Leman and what makes the partnership with Swiss Exams so successful. In an effort to enhance the distribution network of Linguaskill in Switzerland, Swiss Exams has established so-called “Language Testing Competence Centres” in all major cities of Switzerland. Language Testing Competence Centres are responsible for the local business development as well as organising and administering the exams. Read more about our silver partner inlingua Léman – Lausanne & Geneva - Thierry Haas, Chief Operating Officer.
Then you should forward this to them! We are going to run our first workshop for German teachers on 18 May 2019 in Horgen ZH. The topic: “Goethe A2 und B1 – Prüfungsteil Schreiben”.
We are delighted to invite you to the upcoming Spring Seminar 2019, taking place on Saturday and Sunday, 18 – 19 May in Horgen ZH. This hands-on seminar will focus on digital tools that you can use in your exam preparation classes.
Read why your life and the life of your students is better when you work with Swiss Exams…
Cambridge Assessment English regularly asks schools, teachers and students what they think about Cambridge English Qualifications, so they can continue to make their exams effective and rewarding.
Purchase “Cambridge English: Common Mistakes with Testbank” and receive both, practical tips on how to avoid common mistakes during an exam and an access code for four authentic online practice tests.
Reserve your seat now and benefit from practical tips in one of our free workshops, seminars and webinars. Different topics such as Cambridge English exams for the Berufsmatura (SEK II), Developing Writing Skills and the Cambridge English exams and the Lehrplan 21 will be covered.
A wide range of free preparation resources for both teacher and candidate are available on our website. The offer includes free sample tests, wordlists, online activities and much more!
Cambridge English qualifications give students admission to the world’s best universities – in Switzerland and abroad.
Testing the English language levels of students is an important process for higher education institutions and pathway providers. Whether for admissions, course placement, progress measurement or graduation.
Due to the high demand, we are offering a lot more computer-based and paper-based Cambridge English exam dates in 2019 and 2020 in various locations in Switzerland. Have a look at this overview and contact us to place date reservations for your classes.
We would like to inform preparation centres of a new exam day regulation at Cambridge English Exams. Candidates must not wear wrist watches during the written components. Please forward this information to your students.
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