November Newsletter

Welcome to our November newsletter. This month's newsletter is packed with news from all over the world.

Our aim is to share meaningful content with you, therefore, if you have any questions or suggestions, please email me: jenna.ottley@anglia.org

News from Europe


Anglia Netherlands


First Anglia exams & Speaking Tests of this             Working hard on our new Anglia brochure. 

school year!                                                                    In December, all schools can order a free 

                                                                                          Anglia Open Day Promotion Pack.




Many visitors at our stand during a recent                 Team Building Activity!

 national conference. 




Anglia Members’ Meeting preparations:                   Members’ Meeting: welcoming the teachers 

Some colleagues are better off working from          with traditional Anglia cake!

home.




Members’ Meeting:  plenary opening session       Do you already like @anglia.nl on Instagram?

 by Alice Osman, Anglia Examinations Chief 

Examiner. 



A new group of teachers have started the             Members’ Meeting the day after: 

Anglia Speaking Test Assessor Training.                 Obliged to eat Anglia cakes leftovers!

Good luck.


Anglia Spain

November always sees the last exam registrations for every calendar year and 2019 is no exception. This December we will have a larger number of candidates in several parts of Spain than this time last year and all the years before that to.

ELT Events

At the very beginning of the month, Anglia Spain was present at ‘Jornada Formativa’ Sharing the Experience in Asturias. The event, which was organised by ACEIAS, was very successful and a lot of people got to know about our exams thanks to Pablo Keenan and Christiane Martínez, our Local Agents for the north of Spain. Thank you both for looking after our Anglia exhibition stand so professionally. We are undoubtedly going from strength to strength in the north of Spain.


We were also present at the 2nd ACEIA ELT Conference in Almeria, Andalusia. On this occasion a representative from ‘The English Centre - College of Languages’ manned the stand and made lots of new contacts. We are sure we will soon be having more and more centres in the area. Our exhibition stand was carefully and professionally looked after by Hugo Yepes. It was a real pleasure to sponsor this event; thank you ACEIA for the invitation.



Certificate Presentation Ceremony


The usual Certificate Presentation Ceremony we go to every year at Cool Kids, our main hub in Lanzarote, will this time be attended by Alice Osman, our Chief Examiner and Academic Director. The exam centre is delighted to welcome Alice as well as children and parents at the special venue they have hired for the occasion. The ceremony is being held on Friday 29th November. Congratulations to all the students who have passed their Anglia exams this year.


Forthcoming Exam Sessions

We are getting ready for our December exam session. It will be a very promising one. The centres had until 22nd November to register their candidates and the exam session will take place between 15th and 21st December.

There will be centres in a number of places in the country: ‘Novi Centro de Formación’ in Granada, ‘Super Simple English’ and ‘Liberty English School’ in Zaragoza, ‘Multimedia School’ in Galicia as well as ‘English Centre’, ‘Hello English’, ‘Mancunian Academy’ and ‘English Connection’ in Almeria. We wish the best to all candidates.


We would like to give a warm welcome to ‘Academia Travesía’ from Malaga. We hope your students will be sitting our exams very soon.


The III Anglia Examinations Congress for English Language Teachers

Last but not least, we are delighted to announce that the date and venue for our III Anglia Congress is already confirmed. It will be held on 6th March at the University of Almeria. We will soon be confirming speakers as well as the programme and the registration dates. You are all welcome to attend for free. Save the date.


News from Latin America

New Members

Although the school year is near its end, many school teachers and heads are getting in touch with Anglia’s Central Office in Latin America to learn more about Anglia Exams and how to start operating as Anglia members or exam centres. This past month we gave a whole-hearted welcome to new members in the provinces of Salta, Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, Chubut and Mendoza in Argentina.

Exam Session


Exam sessions in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia and Peru are turning out to be a huge success. The sessions will continue through to 21st December with tons and tons of candidates aiming to have their level of English internationally accredited. Candidates from big cities as well as small towns have either already taken or are about to sit their Anglia exams this year. It has been, so far, a fantastic experience for all of them.


Anglia Argentina

XV Anglia International Congress & Exhibition for English Language Professionals

Now that The XV Anglia International Congress & Exhibition for English Language Professionals has come to an end, we would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to all the members of the organising committee, all our participants and volunteers as well as all the speakers and sponsors who have contributed to the absolute success of the event.

Thank you also for your valuable feedback on all six plenary sessions presented by Gabriela Brun & Paola Cossu, Eugenia Dell’Osa, Chris Kunz, Ganna Matichyna, Alice Osman & Alastair Grant. Hopefully, we have managed to shed some light upon the things in which we believe and how we attempt to live our lives as lifelong educators and learners.

So, once again, thank you for helping us celebrate our Annual International Congress and for making it really possible to imagine our next one.



The I Anglia Examinations & C.E.S. Brandsen Teacher Development Day


The I Anglia Examinations & C.E.S. Brandsen teacher Development Day also took place this month. We would like to express our gratitude to Alice Osman, Chris Kunz and Ricardo Spizzo for their amazing plenaries during the event, and to Sarah Watson for her kind words during the event. Nothing would have been possible without Lorena Jordanov, Director of Centre for English Studies, who helped organising the event, which was well attended by teachers and students from Brandsen and neighbouring cities.



Alice Osman & Sarah Watson’s visit to Argentina


November found us all at the Ibero-America Central Office enjoying a visit from Alice Osman, Anglia UK Academic Director and Senior Examiner, and Sarah Watson, Head of International at Chichester College and CEO of Anglia Examinations. Together with part of the Anglia Team and the local representatives they visited exam centres, video-recorded some candidates doing speaking mock exams and delivered a training session for Anglia speaking assessors. They even had time to enjoy a true Argentinian asado.



News from San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina

It’s a pleasure to announce that our school “Colegio San Rafael de los Hermanos Maristas”, is launching a bilingual programme in 2020 with the support of Anglia Examinations.

In seeking to get the most from our teachers for this project, the selection is being closely counselled by the President of Anglia Examinations, Chris Kunz, who is helping us to ensure we are recruiting professionals who have potential to make the greatest contribution. It is also worth pointing that he is also supporting us with the selection of course books and the general organisation.

Moreover, Anglia Examinations will be helping with the teacher’s training that will take place next February. All students of “The Marist English Academy” will be taking Anglia exams at the end of each year so as to obtain an international certification. We are absolutely enthusiastic about this project and we truly appreciate Anglia's constant assessment.



News from Posadas, Misiones, Argentina

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the institute “Alas y Raíces” in the city of Posadas, in the north-east of the country. The representatives from the Ibero-American network presented them with this commemorative plaque to congratulate them on their professionalism and dedication in education.


Anglia Uruguay
The I Anglia Examinations International Conference for English Teachers in Uruguay was a massive success. Alice Osman, Chris Kunz, and Ganna Matichyna delivered superb plenaries and everyone present left positive feedback. Participants have already expressed their intentions to attend next year’s Conference.

  

During their visit to Uruguay, Chris and Alice visited two Anglia exam centres: Equity Institute in the city of Florida and Anglia San Jacinto in the Department of Canelones.

Both Chris and Alice had some activities with the students and, of course, also enjoyed some treats prepared by the teachers.


Anglia Paraguay

Everything is getting ready for the candidates from San Lorenzo, Fernando de la Mora, Obligado and Ciudad del Este who will be taking their Anglia exam during the following weeks. We wish the best of luck to all of them.


Anglia Bolivia

At the dawn of next year, at Bolivia’s biggest convention for teachers of English, President, Chris Kunz, will deliver a plenary on the opening day. The B.E.T.A. Convention is due to be held, in 2020, in the city of Cochabamba.

Before that, candidates from Sucre and Oruro will be taking an Anglia exam in December. We are most certain they will do a fantastic job.


Anglia Mexico

Books Services, our local agents in Mexico, were present in the convention Mextesol 2019 in Queretaro, Mexico, spreading the Anglia word. Thank you, Ganna Matichyna and team, for your professionalism.


Anglia Colombia

This month we had a large number of students sitting Anglia exams in Colombia.

Alberto Zoli of ‘Idiomas Europeos’ in Ibagué, registered a lot of candidates and the exam session was run as professionally and smoothly as usual.

At the same time, Carolina Rubio of INCSEP (Instituto Colombiano Superior de Educación y Pedagogía) also presented candidates for this past exam session. It was a full Anglia day for candidates of high and low levels.


Anglia Colombia is growing steadily. We are completely sure the Anglia word will continue to be spread as this country has great potential for the years to come. Good prospects are expected.  


Anglia Peru

The following exam session in Peru will show a great increase in number of candidates, thanks to the hard work of our local agents English Connections. Several candidates have been practising. In the pictures, you can see those taking mock exams to test their level.


News from Asia

Anglia Mainland China

Julie Kapsalis, Group Managing Director at Chichester College met with Zhong Hua in China and Paul Derbyshire at Live ABC in Taiwan



Anglia Cambodia

Anglia Examinations Cambodia has a pleasure to introduce the new Anglia testing centre, Smart World International School.

Smart World International School is located in Svay Sisophon, Banteay Mean Chey province. It is about 100 kilometers from Siem Reap Angkor Wat. 

The MOU between Anglia Cambodia and Smart World were made on 07, November, 2019 by Ms. Malin Thoeun, Anglia Cambodia Country Director and Ms. Linna Ly, Smart World International School Director. 

We are looking forward to a sustainable partnership for Anglia Examinations and Smart World students in 2020.

   

Anglia Malaysia

Anglia in Malaysia is making steady progress in building up its network of authorised centres. The latest addition is the Think Education Group. As told by Abigail, the Assistant Centre Manager:

"I am very pleased and honoured that Think Education is finally an authorised exam centre for Anglia Examinations. Our company is excited to be able to independently run this programme and play a part in the growth of Anglia Examinations in Malaysia." 


Anglia Indonesia

In November, we signed a Regional Anglia Franchise agreement with Yayasan Sedulure working mainly in the Cirebon/Semarang area.

Furthermore we will have our first Anglia exam ceremony in Indonesia for the SMA PGRI Plus Cibinong School. Pictures will follow next month.

Anglia Philippines

Also in the Philippines, the first Anglia Franchise agreement was signed with The American Institute for English Proficiency. This Language school has been operating successfully for 12 years and has several English teachers. They teach mainly foreign students who like to attend the Philippines Universities. They have ambitious plans to extend their business.



October Newsletter

Welcome to the October newsletter.

We had a small farewell to Sebastiaan and Jackie at the end of last month. We wish them well with their future endeavours. 


We welcome new staff this month:

Claudia Beltran (pictured left below) who is leading the way with the teacher training programmes and will be taking on the Business Management responsibilities.

Lisa Syms (pictured right below) has started this week to fill the void left by Jackie in the Finance department.


News from Europe

Anglia Cyprus
  

On the 18th, 19th and 20th October, the 26th Annual Anglia Conference took place in Paphos, Limassol, Larnaca and Nicosia.

More than 200 teachers attended the sessions in all four districts and everybody found the sessions very useful and informative.

Debbie Gibbs shared some engaging activities at a variety of levels to help achieve attention and aid retention in the English language classroom.  

Alice Osman reviewed the 2019 exams and provided some practical help for candidates for certain levels and tasks. A final update on the paper changes that will be coming into effect in January 2020 was also presented with some sample papers for the teachers.

At the end of the events a raffle draw took place and the lucky participants won some books, gift baskets and vouchers. Congratulations to all!

We would also like to take this opportunity to extend a very special thank you to Burlington English who support us every year.

During the events in Paphos and Nicosia we accepted donations to support the Centre for Preventive Paediatrics, a charity organisation based in Limassol, Cyprus - Their mission is to offer national screening programmes of the highest quality to the population residing in Cyprus, for the best possible start in every child's life. 

We were able to gather the amount of €130. 

A big thank you to everyone for their donations!
  

We are delighted to announce that the University of Cyprus is now accepting Anglia Proficiency for admission to some postgraduate programmes. Please see the link below for more information: 

https://www.ucy.ac.cy/graduateschool/en/admissions/admission-requirements


Anglia Netherlands

Happy with all the positive reactions after sending our Anglia Manual to all Anglia Coordinators.

A lot of Anglia Certificate Ceremonies have taken place in the last few weeks. Once again: Congratulations!


First schools have registered for Anglia exams this school year.


In November, we will have our National Anglia Meeting, including a new Anglia Speaking Test Assessor Training.


Two Dutch students, Joep and Carli are now in Ghana as part of their English for Kids Foundation internship. They will be there for three months to teach English (of course by using  Anglia materials!) and promote good hygiene to children.

Anglia Spain

October begun with a burst of energy in Spain. The Anglia Spain Team have been contacting new exam centres throughout the month, across the length and breadth of the country, with great success. Now we are in the process of advising new potential schools/ institutions who will, hopefully, become Anglia exam centres in the near future.

Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Granada, Cadiz, Huelva, Malaga, Seville, Tarragona and Castellon are some of the cities we now have much closer links with. Alejandro Salas Cuenca, our National Liaison Officer, and Yanina Parada, our Country Manager, have been working very hard as a team and their great work is clearly paying off.


As the organisation of the III Anglia Congress is still being shaped for February 2020, two more events will take place in Asturias and Almeria next month and Anglia Spain will be present with a stand at both. ACEIA (Asociación de Centros de Idioma) has invited us to attend this Conference, which we are really looking forward to. Our Regional Manager, Emilio de Amo, as well as our Local Agents, Pablo Keenan & Christiane Martínez, will be representing us in Almeria and Asturias, respectively.

We would finally like to welcome our brand new exam centres, where Anglia has just begun to operate: Aprende Inglés Academy in Valencia; Gladys Leiva English School in Tarragona, System RC Formación in Granada, and Mancunian Academy in Almeria. We do hope to have a long and fruitful relationship with all of you.


News from Latin America

The number of Anglia Members in Latin America has been growing steadily since the start of the year. This past month we gave a whole-hearted welcome to new members in the provinces of, Cordoba, Santa Fe, Santa Cruz and Buenos Aires in Argentina, and Piura in Peru. We are delighted to have you all on board.

The Anglia Local Team are now gearing up for the biggest exam session of the year. November/December will see thousands of candidates throughout Latin America sit their Anglia Exams, across hundreds of centres. Good luck to all candidates.

Anglia Argentina


We are currently carrying out Mock Exams in many centres in preparation for the upcoming exam session in Argentina. Candidates are thrilled to be able to simulate the speaking interview in advance and get the chance to practise with real examiners before the exam.

    

We are also fully immersed in the final details of our Annual Congress & Exhibition in the City of Buenos Aires, on 2nd November, the Teacher Development Meeting in the City of Brandsen, on 5th November, and our very first Conference in the City of Montevideo, Uruguay, on 9th November. This year, we will once again have the pleasure of welcoming Alice Osman, Chief Examiner of Anglia Examinations, as well as Sarah Watson, Director of Chichester College International and CEO of Anglia Examinations. As well as joining us in our events we are organising a week-long visit packed with activities for them, including visits to exam centres, professional development days, examiner training & strategy meetings with the Anglia local team.

          


ELT Events

As usual, this month we have sponsored and been present with our exhibition stand and/ or with academic sessions offered by our President, Chris Kunz, at several ELT events: APIBA on Tour in Buenos Aires, "Transformative Pedagogies” at ISFD No 97 in La Plata, Buenos Aires, The Anglia Professional Development Sessions for Anglia Members & Anglia Examiners in Buenos Aires, APIZALS Conference in Bariloche, APIBA event in Mar del Plata – together with our dear colleague Mirta Sarchione of Let’s Libros, The XV Feria de Carreras, where we were represented by our colleagues at long-time Anglia Exam Centre, Ingles Vip in Santo Tome, Santa Fe and Segundas Jornadas de Prácticas Docentes del Profesorado de Inglés in Santa Elena, Entre Ríos.

Anglia Examiners

We have recently finalised the very last Examiner Training Programme of this year, and are now looking forward to our Annual Examiners Update Session on November 6th, where Alice Osman will meet all of the professionals who make up the extended Anglia team, exchange ideas and experiences on assessing with Anglia, and provide updated information, relevant to the Anglia Speaking Exams.

    


Anglia Colombia

Colombia is getting ready for their Exam Session in November. Schools are already registering students, and from the Ibero-American Network office we are helping our members throughout the registration process.

Of course, we wish the very best of luck to all the Colombian candidates.

Anglia Peru

Words by Local Agent, English Connections

We want to share with you our recent activities. To begin with, 39 participants, including teachers and students, took the Anglia Exam in September. Fortunately, everything went very well. In addition, Mr. Merino had an important Anglia presentation at El Pardo Hotel in Lima.




Anglia Paraguay

Candidates from San Lorenzo, Fernando de la Mora, Obligado and Ciudad del Este will be taking their Anglia Exam during the next exam session. To some of them it will be their first International Examination ever. We’re positive they’ll do a fantastic job.


Anglia Uruguay

Everything is ready for our first ever Anglia Examinations International Conference for English Teachers in Uruguay. Confirmed speakers are Alice Osman, Chris Kunz, and Ganna Matichyna. We are sure it will be the first of many events in the years to come.

Exam Centres in Montevideo, Maldonado, San Jacinto and Mercedes have been steadily registering candidates for Anglia Exams and we’re thrilled to announce this upcoming session of exams in November/ December will be the largest ever in Uruguay.



Anglia Bolivia

Anglia Examinations and Chichester College was present at the XII REGION-WIDE CONVENTION FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS & EXPO in Santa Cruz de la Sierra where,one of our local agents, Joseph Schlefke was a keynote speaker.



September Newsletter

News from HQ

AIM Awards to AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group

AIM have changed their name and logos from the 1st September 2019 and as such we need to make sure we use the correct name and logos for all our material. Anywhere 'AIM Awards' or the original logo is featured will need to be changed. We have added the new logos to the franchise page on the website and included a document about how to use them.


Staffing Changes

Unfortunately we have to say farewell to Sebastiaan and Jackie. Sebastiaan is leaving the company to take on a position at AIM and although he will be missed we wish him all the best in his new venture and he will not be too far away.

Jackie is going to enjoy her retirement and we wish her well. Thank you for all your hard work over the years.



News from Europe

Anglia Cyprus


Congratulations to all our teachers and students on their success in the 2019 summer exams. Their hard work during the year has borne fruit and they should be very proud of themselves. Everybody is looking forward to receiving their certificates in October and schools are planning their awards ceremonies.

We would also like to extend our congratulations to all the parents who trust Anglia Exams and have shown their loyalty to us all these years.

Wishing everyone a happy, productive and creative new academic year. 

And remember –

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today!




Anglia Netherlands

All Anglia Coordinators will receive a practical manual with all the important information about working with Anglia Examinations and Speaking Tests soon.
They will also receive our new poster and personalized Anglia Membership Card.
Great start of the new school year. Thousands of students have received their Anglia Certificates.

More and more students now use the Grammar Points exercises and videos online!

Colleagues from the AIM Qualifications & Assessment Group visiting our Anglia office.
We are working hard on creating a new online platform where students can prepare for Anglia examinations. Including audio recording, webinars and international cooperation.


Anglia Power!

Anglia Spain

Students and teachers in Spain had their summer break in July and August. After making such a great effort during the past Exam Sessions in June and July, they relaxed over the summer months.



September started off with great news. Not only did we register and assist a large number of new Exam Centres, but we also had several candidates from different institutions take their exams in various parts of Spain.


Currently, we are busy organising a series of events. In November, we will be present at their usual Certificate Presentation Ceremony at Cool Kids School of English, our main hub in Lanzarote. It will be a pleasure for us to be present there once again and we truly congratulate their students on their outstanding results.

Also, we are thrilled to announce that the III Anglia Congress will, once more, be held in the City of Almeria in late February/ beginning of March next year. The event is being organised as we speak and we expect all our members to attend. Even though the organisation takes time, we know how successful it will be and how delighted we will feel after the event, so it’s worth the effort!

At the moment, the administration leading to the October exam session is being carried out. Exam Centres have already registered their candidates and we are getting things organised for this coming session. 

We would like to welcome Alejandro Salas to the ANGLIA SPAIN TEAM. Alejandro is Director of Studies at The English Centre – College of Languages, our main hub in Spain, and together with Emilio De Amo, our Regional Manager, he will be working with us as Anglia’s National Liaison Officer. We wish Alejandro every success in the months to come!                                                                          


News from Africa

Anglia Morocco

École Maurice Carême, Casablanca, Morocco

2019 has seen a tremendous increase from the prior year in the number of students who took an Anglia exam at École Maurice Carême in Casablanca.
Just before the summer vacation period, 72 young candidates sat exams at the First Step, Junior, Primary and Preliminary levels. Virtually all participants achieved highly favourable scores thanks to the English teaching staff who have done an outstanding job at prepping their students for the exams. This was not only the second time that the school held Anglia exam sessions, next year’s plan anticipates that over 200 students will to take an Anglia exam.
The school (named after a Belgian children’s poet) is the first primary school in Casablanca to offer Anglia’s Step by Step programme. School Director Mr. Abdessamad Dernour points out that English has become an important language for Moroccans as Morocco is a very internationally oriented nation. “To give our pupils the opportunity to participate in an international English exam programme at a young age is a value added.”


Also the teachers at Maurice Carême have expressed their enthusiasm for the Anglia programme and are looking forward to helping their students to successfully climb the Anglia step-by-step ladder. The official Certificate Award ceremony was attended by numerous parents and, because it was such a special event for the students, they had all dressed up for the occasion.

News from Latin America

The Anglia Team are totally focused on keeping the usual pulsating rhythm and contacting more and more Exam Centres week after week. The number of Anglia Members in Latin America has been growing invariantly since the start of the year. This past month we gave a whole-hearted welcome to our new members in the provinces of Santa Cruz, Tucumán, Córdoba, Salta, Misiones and Buenos Aires in Argentina, Canelones, Mercedes and Montevideo in Uruguay, Arauca in Colombia, and Quito in Ecuador. We are delighted to have you all on board.

Anglia Argentina

We continue to visit Schools and Schools of English, in order to provide our Members & Centres with the support they need. Recently we have visited Perito Moreno School & Instituto Neone in Buenos Aires, Centro Educativo Alas y Raices, Colegio Nuestra Señora del Carmen & Top English School in Posadas, Misiones.




We are delighted to report that our trip to Patagonia, in the southern part of Argentina, has been most fruitful. Estefanía Krogulec, our International Liaison Officer, had several meetings with owners and Heads of Schools, Schools of English and Universities, who are now part of the Ibero-American Network.


We have also paid a courtesy visit to the North East of the country. Our Operations Manager, Guadalupe Rodriguez, travelled to Chaco & Formosa and offered information meetings for parents & students, as well as induction & update sessions for Centres and their teachers. Guadalupe also conducted the annual Examiner Update Session with all the examiners who reside in the area.


ELT Events

As usual, this month we have sponsored and been present with our exhibition stand and/ or with an academic session offered by our President, Chris Kunz, at several ELT events: APIBA on Tour in Buenos Aires, VI Jornadas Internacionales de Fonética y Fonología in Posadas, Misiones, Anglia Professional Development Session  in Pergamino, Buenos Aires, 1ras Jornadas de Actualización Profesional in Maria Grande, Entre Rios, Young Learners Go Beatles in the City of Buenos Aires, VII Encuentro Nacional de Estudiantes de Traducción in the City of  Buenos Aires, and Training for ELT teachers in Campana, Buenos Aires.




We were also present at the FAAPI annual Event, in the City of Salta; the largest ELT event in Argentina, where Anglia Exams & Chichester College proudly sponsored Susan Hillyard’s academic presentations, once more. Guadalupe Rodriguez, our Operations Manager, had the chance to offer a presentation to further spread the Anglia Exams and Chichester College word in the northwestern part of Argentina as well as in neighbouring countries.



Upcoming Events

We are all looking forward to our annual Congress & Exhibition in the City of Buenos Aires on 2nd November, the Teacher Development Meeting in the City of Brandsen on 5th November, and our very first Conference in the City of Montevideo, Uruguay on 9th November. These three events will prominently feature the presence of Alice Osman, Director of Anglia UK, and Sarah Watson, CEO of International at Chichester College, who will be visiting Latin America once again this coming November.




Anglia Examiners 
To fit in with the growing number of Schools in Latin America, we have trained a record number of Examiners this year, and we will have the annual update session with all of our Examiners and Anglia Members on Saturday, 12th October.



Anglia Uruguay
Our President, Chris Kunz, delivered a plenary session at the International House Spring Conference in Montevideo on Saturday, 14th September. Anglia Examinations and Chichester College were present with an exhibition stand and a presentation. Lots of people showed their interest in our exams and study trips. Clearly, our presence in Uruguay grows stronger and stronger year after year.


We are also getting ready for our first ever Anglia Examinations International Conference for English Teachers in Uruguay. We are sure it will be the first of many in the years to come.



Anglia Colombia

Colombia is getting ready for their Exam Session in November. Schools are already registering students, and from the Ibero-American Network office we are helping our members throughout the registration process.

Of course, we wish the very best of luck to all the Colombian candidates.

Anglia Peru
Words by Local Agent, English Connections

We have had some meetings in several schools and universities to schedule the usual Mock Tests. Cesar Vallejo University and Claretiano School were some of them. Nuestra Señora de la Paz, Santo Domingo de Guzmán, San Agustín and Cruz Saco Schools have already had their Mock Tests. In addition, there will be a preparation course for students in August so they can be ready for their exams in December.



July Newsletter


Welcome to our July 2019 newsletter, the summer edition. As like most other years, we had one of our biggest exam sessions ever, including candidates from Netherlands, Cyprus, Italy, UK, Greece, Spain Turkey and Indonesia. 
A large number of in-house markers are now marking tens of thousands of exams. Next, the results will be processed and inputted before being issued in the next few weeks. 
Thank you very much to those who have been with Anglia for a long time and to those who have joined us this year. We are looking forward to a new academic year together with our dear partners. 


Special News - A big celebration in the Netherlands  

In the Netherlands, we have had a very big breakthrough this year. At PENTA college CSG De Oude Maas in Spijkenisse, students are now able to use their Anglia certificate for their final grade in English (instead of the national final exam in English). This is part of a new test from the Ministry of Education. Coordinator Olga Lock: "17 out of 18 students have decided to use Anglia and they will therefore be the first to receive a pre-vocational diploma which is made possible by Anglia."

We are very proud of this big achievement. This is a very big step forwards for the validity and recognition of our Anglia Examinations both in the Netherlands and for the rest of the world. 



News from Europe
Anglia Netherlands



The end of a successful school year in The Netherlands:

SEP         Many schools start the new school year with Anglia certificate ceremonies
OCT        Our new website www.anglia.nl now contains various exercises and videos.
NOV       New part of our mailing is PIE for You, in which we thank people for their special efforts.
DEC         Dozens of schools in various countries participated in our Building Bridges project.
JAN         Free Anglia open day packs and many Anglia stands during the open days!
FEB         The newly appointed Anglia Chief Examiner, Alice Osman, visited the Netherlands.
MAR        Thousands of exams are being prepared for the big exam session in April.
APR         Anglia Exams & Speaking Tests in April: Good luck to all candidates!
MAY        New team photo: Suzanne, Sander and Yvonne are always ready to help.
JUN         Students at Anglia schools can now log in for more practice material.
JUL          The April certificates have been sent to the schools, congratulations!

Party time at Altena College in Sleeuwijk. At this secondary school, not only their own students take part in Anglia, but also pupils from different primary schools participate, guided by the A(nglia)-team, consisting of pupils from the upper years.


Working hard on developing our new school poster.


Anglia Ukraine



After organising a great summer week for around 50 children in Ukraine, we settled in Greece. More than 75 young people were present here. A good preparation for the different English Experience Weeks. Have a great holiday!



Anglia Spain

Exams took place at the beginning of the month as well as at the very end of it. Zaragoza, Malaga, Extremadura, Granada and Almeria are the cities where candidates sat Anglia Examinations. 

Once again, we would like to thank Emilio de Amo of The English Centre – College of Languages in Almeria for his professional commitment and work in every exam session.Most of our brand new speaking assessors were in charge of the speaking tests and all the sessions ran very smoothly.

Next month, Spanish students will be relaxing and enjoying their summer break. During this period, we will be focusing on potential new centres in areas we would like to explore and have a more active role in. To everyone in Spain, we hope you all have a lovely summer!



News from Latin America

This month has been very busy for all of us at Anglia Latin America; preparing for upcoming exam sessions, attending ELT events and visiting an ever-growing number of schools as well as other institutions.

Anglia Argentina

The Anglia Network in Argentina continues to grow. This month, we give our warmest welcome to Centres and Members from the provinces of Buenos Aires, Chaco, Mendoza, Misiones, San Luis and Santa Cruz. We are delighted to have you all on board the Anglia boat!

Anglia on Wheels & ELT Events

We have sponsored & attended a number of events this past month:

Guadalupe Rodriguez, our Operations Manager, visited the City of Goya in Corrientes for an Anglia Exams presentation at the 3° Book and Passions Fair, and was also interviewed on the local radio station, together with Dolores Micelli, Principal of our main Exam Centre in the city.
     
Chris & Monica Kunz, our President and CEO, together with Estefanía Krogulec, our International Liaison Officer, visited the Anglia Centre for English Studies in Brandsen, Buenos Aires, where they conducted mock exams and delivered special lessons for their students. Special thanks go to Lorena Jordanov, School Principal, for all these years of continued support and truly professional work.

      

Alejandra Blanco, our Administrator, wo-manned our stands at Subite al Airplane, in the City of Buenos Aires, & APIBA on Tour, in the City of Campana.



The President of Anglia in Argentina, Chris Kunz, will soon be delivering Anglia professional development sessions and teacher development workshops in the city of Pergamino. He’s looking forward to seeing regular participants again, and meeting new teachers in the area!

Chris will be offering one of the plenary sessions and an Anglia Exams/Chichester College presentation at Primeras Jornadas de Actualización Profesional in María Grande, Entre Rios; and later on, at VI Jornadas Internacionales de Fonética y Fonología, in Misiones
       

Anglia Assessor Training Programme

We are currently carrying out this year’s first face-to-face Anglia Assessor Training Programme at our Central Exams Office in the City of Buenos Aires. The newly trained examiners will start acting as such at the beginning of October.


        


Anglia Uruguay

We are getting ready for our first ever mid-year exam session in Uruguay. We wish all candidates the best of luck.

Anglia Ibero-America and URUTESOL, the National Association of Teachers of English, have signed an agreement of mutual cooperation through which tons and tons of benefits will be offered to all URUTESOL and Anglia Members in the country and abroad.



Anglia Paraguay

Mrs. Lucía Ibañez de Mongelós, Director of the Idiomatik Centre at the National University of Asunción, will be visiting us at our Office in Buenos Aires to explore the possibility of adopting Anglia Exams by the University. We are positive the meeting will prove to be a total success.

Anglia Colombia

Our next exam session in Colombia will be held in September. We are currently contacting and assisting our existing centres in order for them to be ready. New potential institutions are also being approached so that Anglia can keep growing in this country.



Anglia Peru

Words by Local Agent, English Connections

These weeks have been very busy for us since we have had many activities.

To start with, students from Liceo Santo Domingo, Virgen del Rosario and Vanguard Schools have had their Mock Tests. Furthermore, Cristo Rey School invited Anglia Peru to be part of their jury in an English language event. We were very pleased and truly honoured to participate in such an important event.

Students from Pedro Ruiz Gallo University in Chiclayo are taking their mock test tomorrow and hopefully they will do very well.

    

    


News from Asia


Anglia Turkey

For our May and June sessions, students from Middle East Language Development Institute and Ankara International College sat Primary, Preliminary, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Proficiency, Mastery and ICTE level examinations. All of them achieved outstanding results due to their hard working and teachers' commitments.

The Anglia network in Turkey continues to expand. The Anglia Director, Professor Ali Maleki, has visited several, schools, colleges, universities and language institutes both in Istanbul and Ankara. During the meetings, various topics have been discussed, such as the introduction of Anglia and teacher training programs.

Anglia Director in Turkey, Professor Ali Maleki, will be giving 5 brand new professional development sessions in Ankara and Istanbul throughout August 2019.

        


Anglia Bangladesh 

Here a message that we received from our partners in Bangladesh: 

'It was a fantastic experience! Our Anglia team just recently visited the beautiful St. Joseph School and the honourable Principal Brother Robi Purification warmly welcomed us there. With our first step on its campus, the school seemed a perfect environment for learners: everywhere is radiating with knowledge. We walked a few minutes enjoying the green beauty around, and then the team went into the hall room. There the Country Director of Anglia, Ms Farjana Khan and the Operations Director, S.M Aorangogeb talked about the organisation and made a presentation on different Anglia exams and programmes. After that, the school governing body also asked several important questions about Anglia programmes, especially C.I.T.E. And, finally, being introduced to the C.I.T.E, the Principal’s last words were, ‘I really need this programme for my teachers.’ ‘St. Joseph School’, he also said, ‘is always committed to quality education; and to ensure that we need best teachers and the C.I.T.E matches our goal.’ We hope to start our programme at St. Joseph.

It was a great day for us! We were invited to Bangladesh International School, one of the best institutions in Dhaka city. The campus was so fascinating as well. The school looked as if to be floating on a green ocean of long thick grass. It was the Principal Colonel... and his staff who greeted us; and everything felt so positively welcoming. Then, after a few minutes of discussion on the ever-increasing importance of learning English, he took us to the curious parents and the teachers waiting in the hall room. There Ms Farjana Khan, Country Director of Anglia Bangladesh, greeted the audience and made a very informative presentation on Anglia’s various programmes and services. The parents were the most interested, and so asked some questions about summer camp and the Step to books. The teachers also expressed their interest in the C.I.T.E. and the school is going to ....sit, teacher no.

Anglia is spreading day by day! Invited by Lt. Col. Zahangir, the principal of Chetona Model Academy, Anglia team recently visited the school. A lot of thanks to him for he has always been appreciative of Anglia. Chetona Model Academy is literally a model institution in Dhaka city, with its modern majestic campus positively suitable for learners. The school appeared just spick and span. Not only famous for its excellent performance in public examinations, the school is also well-known for its discipline. After a little discussion on the various activities of Anglia, the principal took us to the teachers’ room where both the Country Director and the Operations Director made a detailed presentation on Anglia and its different programmes. The teachers were quite interested and at the end of the presentation some of them asked questions about the C.I.T.E. Mz Farjana Khan answered all their questions. After that, Col Zahangir made a short speech, praising Anglia’s activities and he also presented us a book on education, authored by him. It was really a pleasant day for us there!

Every genius passes a time in their life when a guiding light is all that they need to move forward. The story of Margaret, who later obtained distinction in the C.I.TE. examination, is no exception to this, either. She was just wandering about, confused and depressed while Anglia found and showed her the path to success. The Country Director of Anglia Bangladesh, Ms Farjana Khan was all there for her. Margaret often reminisces about her first meeting with Ms Khan saying, ‘My first meeting with her was certainly a godsend. I found her right when I needed her most in my life.’ It was the Country Director, who, having realised what direction Marguerite should walk in, talked her into taking the exam and Anglia took care of her all the way. Now, after the exam, there’s no room for lack of confidence in her mind; she’s a popular trainer of the proud Anglia. Now wherever she goes, she is greeted with respect and recognition from everyone. Margaret says, tears of gratitude in her eyes, ‘All credit goes to Anglia and to its beautiful representatives alone; I truly owe this new life to Anglia.’ Thank you Margaret for doing us credit. Our local Anglia team wish her a successful career in the future.'


Anglia Malaysia

Malaysian students are enjoying the Anglia syllabus. This group of teenagers from secondary school find the programme interesting and stimulating. Two of them are Koreans and it's proof of the mass appeal of Anglia course materials. They are the ambassadors to spread the Anglia fame across Malaysia. 

    


Other News

Study Trip to Chichester College

A group of students and teachers from Argentina are currently at the College and they are having the best time ever! They spent a weekend in Madrid and a weekend in London already, and are still attending lessons and visiting places of interest near Chichester. Both teachers and students are highly involved with all the activities organised by the College and are thoroughly enjoying them.

    



June Newsletter

It is nearly July which means that most of our exam sessions have now been completed in Europe and Asia. We are now processing all the exam papers with a large group of in house markers. 

Enjoy this newsletter. 

News from Europe

Anglia Cyprus



Another round of successful exam sessions in Cyprus has come to an end.

Last weekend we welcomed more than 10,000 candidates from 420 language institutes and private schools all over the island, who took their Anglia tests in Paphos, Limassol, Nicosia, Larnaca and Xylotymvou.

Students, teachers and parents are very happy for the fruitful school year they had and they all look forward to receiving the exam results in August.

Meanwhile, the sun is shining here in Cyprus and it's time for holiday!

Have a great summer, everyone!

Anglia Netherlands

Hundreds of exam sessions in dozens of countries worldwide. Operations Manager Robert Piernikarski and his team in Chichester play a crucial role in the smooth processing of exam papers. During his visit to the Dutch office last week we therefore surprised him with our PIE.



In July, a team of 6 international teachers will fly to Athens to teach English in Action at the Arsakeio, Ekali High School.  This will be our first year in Greece and we cannot wait to meet the Greek students and local teachers. Initially we decided to only accept 50 students but the enthusiasm was so overwhelming that now over 75 children will participate.



English Education Group Europe in cooperation with Anglia Network Europe had a successful third Summer School in Ukraine. This year two schools ran in different locations in Khust, all together 52 students took part in it. The program included excursions to city centre and to the Thranscarpational Museum “Old Village”. International teachers and their tandem assistants did a great job and students could see the progress of speaking English at the end. Parents joined as both schools had final presentations in the local park. The feedback was really positive, parents liked the performance as they celebrated their children's graduation.

Summer School 2019 is also a merit of the students. The best gift is when a student, who already took part in Summer School the previous year returns and plans to be back again.

A huge thank you to all the students who made it such a fun-packed time, and of course to all the group leaders who came with them and were so helpful.

        



Anglia Spain

    

June has been a very busy month for Anglia Spain. We have had different Exam Sessions in many regions: Almeria, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Zaragoza, Granada, Ferrol, Malaga, Benameji, Ourense, among others.

We would like to thank Emilio de Amo of The English Centre – College of Language for the continued support and professional commitment he always shows in every exam session. Also, a special mention to our Local Agents in Spain who always make things a lot more simple; Peter Vooght of United Academy of English, Juan Miguel Crespo Santiago of Acrotera Idiomas, Christiane Martinez & Pablo Keenan of St. John’s School of English and Diana Asteggiante and Lynsey Wells of Cool Kids School of English. Thank you for choosing us!

The Training Programme for the new examiners is now over. We are glad to see how our staff grows and develops professionally in the country. Welcome to the team!



Debbie Jump of Aim Awards together with Debbie Gibbs of Anglia HQs have visited some academies and schools of English as part of their inspection tour of Spain. One of the visits included our main hub in Almeria, The English Centre – College of Languages. Ms. Jump and Ms. Gibbs observed Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking Tests and mentioned that everything was running very smoothly. They were also impressed with the attractive and motivational displays at the English Centre and liked the fact that the resources were all labelled in English as they would be in a British school.

We are glad to have shared such professional work with them in which controls of all kinds have been made successfully and without problems.

We would also like to welcome Samuel Gonzalez, a new assistant who has been working with us for some weeks now. Hopefully, you will be hearing from him very soon. Welcome Samuel!

        

News from Latin America

It has been a busy time for all of us at Anglia Latin America; Exam Sessions, Events and Visits to schools have all taken place this month.

Anglia Argentina

As has been the case for the past few months, the Anglia Network in Argentina continues to expand. This month, we give our warmest welcome to Centres and Members from the Provinces of Salta, Corrientes, Córdoba, Entre Ríos, Jujuy and Buenos Aires. We wish them only the best for the future!

Anglia on Wheels – Pergamino and surroundings

Words by our Local Agent, Mirta Sarchione:

The end of May and beginning of June has been a busy, but rewarding, period for the Anglia team in Pergamino, Buenos Aires Province, and the area.

To begin with, on Friday, 31st May, together with Chris Kunz (Anglia Exams President) and Mónica Blanco-Kunz (C.E.O. of Anglia Exams), we were present at a Certificate Presentation Ceremony at Colegio San Agustín in Pergamino. A large number of eager students got their Anglia certificates with great enthusiasm during the pleasant ceremony, which was shared together with the Head of the School, Coordinator, Teachers, staff and parents.

        

The evening found us in a new Certificate Presentation Ceremony held at the Basque Centre. This time, the candidates were students from Pergamino and many nearby cities who sat their exams in December 2018. Needless to say, they held up their certificates very proudly, making the teachers and parents swell with pride.

The next day, we headed for Salto, Buenos Aires Province, where a great number of eager students, relatives and teachers gathered for the Certificate Presentation, which was a real joyful occasion. After that, it was Monica´s turn, this time, to head the study trips meeting and explain all the details of such an invaluable experience.

The following week, our destination was Rojas, a city in the Province of Buenos Aires, where the Head and all the staff of Northern Wings Institute had organized a special meeting to make their students feel proud to receive their Anglia Certificates.



ELT Events

We have recently been present with an Anglia Examinations & Chichester College stand at the following events: Intensive Teachers’ Development Workshop, in the City of Mercedes, Corrientes and APIBA on Tour, in Luján, Buenos Aires. Both events were held on 8th June. Our Anglia representative had the opportunity to introduce Anglia Examinations to all participants.



Anglia Examinations & DeVelop Consulting Group’s II Congreso de Transformación Educativa

The event took place on Saturday, 22nd June in the City of Salta, north of Argentina, where more than 200 teachers and language professionals shared a day exchanging knowledge and experience while having lots of fun together.



Upcoming Events

Our President, Chris Kunz, will be delivering the Opening Plenary and a workshop at V Jornadas Nacionales de ELT Innovations and Challenges in the 21st Century at Universidad Nacional de Villa María in Córdoba on 27th June!

We are positive most teachers in the region will profit immensely from Chris’ presentations.

Anglia Examinations & Chichester College will also be present with a stand at APIBA on Tour in Campana, Buenos Aires on 29th June.

            


Anglia Uruguay

We are thrilled to announce that Anglia Examinations and URUTESOL (Uruguayan Association of Teachers of English) have signed a Collaboration Agreement, from which both Anglia and URUTESOL members will definitely benefit.


Anglia Paraguay

The Anglia Network continues to grow in Paraguay, not only in the capital city, Asunción, but also in small cities. Honouring Anglia’s Unique Selling Point of reaching places other Exam Boards will not, because of long distances & limited transportation availability, we welcome our newest Exam Centre in the City of Coronel Oviedo.


Anglia Mexico

We would like to thank our Local Agents in Mexico, Ganna Matichyna  & Team of Books Services, for carrying out all the exam sessions in the country with such professionalism.

Students from the cities of Morelia and Guadalajara took their Anglia Exams this past June. All the sessions were a great success. Congratulations to all the candidates and we wish you the best of luck with your results!

Students from La Salle Morelia University, taking their Reading & Writing Exams below.

    


Anglia Colombia

Carolina Rubio of INCSEP, one of our Local Agents in Colombia, has once again registered candidates in the cities of Chia and Bogota.

Thank you Carolina for motivating the students and encouraging them to continue trusting our organisation.

    

Anglia Chile

Guadalupe Rodríguez, our Operations Manager, has just arrived in Santiago de Chile to meet with our Local Agents in the country.

Our colleagues and Local Agents (SBS Bookshop & The English Connection) have welcomed us really warmly and have organised a full-on agenda to help with Anglia’s growth in Chile; visits to schools and universities are the focus of attention.

Several presentations will be given for school and university authorities. We believe the personal touch is crucial when paving the way for a bright future in a new country.

    


Anglia Peru

        

Words by Local Agent, Raul Merino Moscol, English Connections

Last week, a Certificate Awarding Ceremony was held at Albert Einstein School, where students showed their enthusiasm after having obtained their certificates; most of them with very good results. Also, we had a meeting with the Dean & Team of the Translation and Interpreting School of Cesar Vallejo University. In addition to this, there was also a Certificate Awarding Ceremony in Chiclayo. It took place at Manuel Pardo School and was a very important event for all of us. It is worth highlighting that four students from this school travelled to Chichester College on a study trip early this year. Without a doubt, they had a wonderful experience in England.

The icing on the cake was the 5th edition of the Anglia International Congress in Chiclayo on 15th June. We were honoured by the presence of Mr. Chris Kunz and Mrs. Susan Hillyard. There were approximately 250 participants. It was the first time an Anglia International Congress had taken place in another city and we feel truly satisfied with the result.

        


News from Asia

Anglia Indonesia

Anglia Indonesia has launched a new strategy to penetrate the Indonesian market by presenting the Anglia DEEPx Program for Indonesian schools. The abbreviation of DEEPx is Digital English Education Platform Experience.


Some benefits for Indonesian Schools if they engage with the Anglia DEEPx Program. They will then have access to:

·  The English PGRI-ANGLIA Competence Framework and the Anglia Placement Test;

·  The Students and Teachers portal via www.Anglia.id and the “Anglia Indonesia” APP on Android and IOS (available soon);

·  Digital English education repository (e.g. interactive English exercises like grammar points and soundbites);

·  Anglia certificate of English ESOL international for teachers and students;

·  Building bridges project participation in a growing international network;

·  An engagement and communication platform for: students, parents, teachers, and other national/international school (e.g. our tandem teaching program);

·  A Personalized school digital educational platform (also for their own content).

We already successfully implemented Anglia DEEPx at 3 schools in Indonesia in 2019. More than 150 students have already taken Anglia Examinations on paper and in digital format.

Anglia Speaking Test, Pradita Institute, in Jakarta Indonesia:

    

Anglia Examination at SMK Medikacom Bandung, 24 May 2019:

    

Some testimonies from students after having the ANGLIA Reading & writing test and Listening test:

Auliya Az-Zahra, Intermediate, Students

“The test is fun but hard at the same time. I really enjoy for taking the test. It can make my skill getting better”.

Fickry Ramadhan, Intermediate, Student

“The test is pretty hard. Participating in this test make me realize how lacking my English is. So, I will need to study English a lot harder for over all good experience.”

We are currently preparing to launch the Anglia DEEPx Program by hosting roadshows in 20 cities starting in July with some partners such as PGRI (the national teachers’ organization), BSI University Campus, and COMPRO (app creator). We are expecting 500-1000 teachers pér event.

    

Inauguration as a professor of the president of the PGRI, on the picture with the IND minister of Education.

Anglia Malaysia


Anglia in Malaysia is launching its inaugural Winter English camp and it welcomes students of the Anglia network worldwide. To be held in December this year, it aims to give participants the chance to experience South East Asian culture and to learn some English from Malaysian trainers. For more information, visit www.angliaenglish.edu.my/warmwinters/

Operations Director Richard Lim also reports that the flagship Anglia English centre will be operational by the 3rd week of July, 2019. It will serve as Anglia's central exam centre to host exam candidates from its network of 14 satellite schools .... and growing. A highly motivated business development team is in place which will boost the growth of Anglia English all over Malaysia.