Tag Archives: ALTE

18% de los estudiantes evaluados logra certificar su nivel de inglés en el Simce 2012

Aumenta el número de estudiantes que logran demostrar un nivel suficiente en la comprensión de este idioma. En 2010 un 11% de los alumnos logró certificarse. Se observa una gran brecha entre los resultados de los jóvenes del grupo socioeconómico … Continue reading

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87% of Teachers of English in Chile Meet or Exceed Mineduc Standards

A report on Tuesday, June 4 in the El Mercurio newspaper reported the following information: “Education Assessment showed that 34% of teachers do not have the basic knowledge of the language.” Further, the headline (my translation) went on to include … Continue reading

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Cambridge ESOL, the CEFR & ALTE Can Do Statements: How many hours of study to reach each level?

All Cambridge English exams are developed using the principles and approaches of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) – the standard benchmark used internationally to describe language ability. Describing levels of language ability The CEFR describes language … Continue reading

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The Untold Story of the Chilean National English Test: SIMCE Inglés 2010

SIMCE Inglés 2010: The Untold Story of the Chilean National English Test Why do we take tests? Generally speaking, it’s because both the teacher and the learner are being held accountable. Accountability is an important concept. For English language teaching, … Continue reading

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Chilean Ministry of Education – English Opens Doors Program: English Standards (Ideal Goal)

English Standards The Ministry of Education, through the English Opens Doors Program, has defined as the national ideal goal, the following levels which are considered necessary for English students grade 8 (8° Básico) and grade 12 (4° Medio), as well … Continue reading

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