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Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre
English for the Future: assessing, learning, teaching and using the global language

Cambridge English Centenary Conference

English language learning is experiencing one of its most dramatic periods of growth, and English is now one of the primary curriculum subjects for many children around the world. It is vital that the assessment community understands this landscape so that it can develop the right strategies, content and assessments for this rapidly expanding, and diverse, student group.

Film and slides of the talks from the Cambridge English Centenary Conference held on 7 September 2013 are now available online. They include Assessing English: A systemic view of assessemnt within an educational context (Dr. Nick Saville and Dr. Nick Jones), Insights from computational linguistics in teaching and assessing written English by Professor Ted Briscoe, and Insights from machine learning in assessing spoken English by Professor Mark Gales.


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Cambridge Language Sciences is an Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge. Our virtual network connects researchers from five schools across the university as well as other world-leading research institutions. Our aim is to strengthen research collaborations and knowledge transfer across disciplines in order to address large-scale multi-disciplinary research challenges relating to language research.