Duolingo, the free language-learning service, is releasing an app called Test Center that lets users take a standardized test on their mobile device and potentially earn certification for their English skills.
It’s mid-term exam and reports time at the school I’m working with in Cádiz at the moment. The school has a no-coursebook, negotiated-syllabus policy for their adult classes and teachers write exams for their individual classes. Collaboration is encouraged and co-ordinated between teachers teaching the same levels (which follow the CEFR level system) but basically each class gets a tailor-made exam.Initial reactions
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