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Direct English students will soon be able to receive a formal assessment of their English language ability, thanks to a global agreement announced today by the Linguaphone Group and Cambridge English Language Assessment.

Under the deal, participating Direct English language training centers worldwide will be eligible to act as authorised agents for Cambridge English Language Assessment’s BULATS tests.

Commenting on this exciting new collaboration, Derek Price, Chief Executive Officer with the Linguaphone Group said:

“The Linguaphone Group has a strong heritage in delivering first-class language programs worldwide. Thousands of students have already succeeded in developing real confidence in reading, writing, listening and speaking in English, thanks to the robust learning syllabus and methodology that Direct English offers.

“We are confident that for individuals and companies alike, this new collaboration will enable increasing numbers of students to further benefit from studying with us, by gaining a formal assessment of the progress they have acquired, to an international standard.”

Dr Michael Milanovic, Chief Executive of Cambridge English Language Assessment said:

“We are delighted to be working with the Linguaphone Group, which has a long established reputation in the field of language learning. By taking BULATS, Direct English students worldwide will be able to see exactly how their English language skills match up to internationally recognised standards.”

Created in 1997, Direct English is based on a unique learning system developed by the internationally renowned education authority on English language, Louis Alexander. Direct English combines highly interactive bilingual materials, with a program of personalised tutorials and conversation classes, and already delivers world-class English language training for all abilities through a network of licensed partners across Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

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