Universidad de Salamanca and LanguageCert announce their partnership
Universidad de Salamanca and LanguageCert are joining forces to deliver Professional Spanish language examinations worldwide.
10 January 2017
Cursos Internacionales de la Universidad de Salamanca has partnered with LanguageCert for the delivery of Professional Spanish Language examinations worldwide.
The two organisations have joined forces to continue offering the Spanish BULATS (Business Language Testing Service) under the new name LanguageCert USAL esPro. The test continues to be developed by Universidad de Salamanca, but will be administered through a new online platform provided by LanguageCert’s mother organisation, PeopleCert.
The alliance signifies a great advancement in the field of language skills assessment, as it combines the expertise of Cursos Internacionales de la Universidad de Salamanca, leader in teaching and assessment of Spanish as a Foreign Language, with PeopleCert’s unparalleled technological innovation in test development, administration and certification.
“We are very excited about this new partnership. PeopleCert is an innovative company with an impressive track record and experience in delivering language examinations. This venture will let us continue offering a consolidated Spanish exam, globally recognised and abiding by international standards”, said José Miguel Sánchez Llorente, CEO of Cursos Internacionales de la Universidad de Salamanca.
“We are honoured to partner with Universidad de Salamanca, whose reputation and expertise in all matters related to Spanish as a Foreign Language is internationally acclaimed. We are confident that our technological capabilities will transform the field of language testing worldwide, offering great flexibility to language schools, candidates and our partners” said Byron Nicolaides, PeopleCert Chairman and CEO.
About Universidad de Salamanca
Universidad de Salamanca, an academic point of reference for teaching Spanish language worldwide, will soon celebrate its eighth centenary. It was the first Spanish university to offer Spanish language and culture courses, when starting its Spanish as a Foreign Language programme in 1929. Academic and teaching work continues uninterrupted since then.
Universidad de Salamanca currently engages, in all fields related to Spanish as a Foreign Language: teaching students and teachers, producing materials for learning and teaching, and assessing language skills, nationally and internationally, while partnering with organisations to promote the Spanish language, and engaging in award-winning work on Hispanic culture and values dissemination.
In 1997 Universidad de Salamanca, together with University of Cambridge, Alliance Française and Goethe Institut, developed a multilingual testing Service for the professional language, BULATS, sharing the online platform for the exams in the four languages. From 2017 forward, the Universidad de Salamanca Spanish BULATS test will be administered through PeopleCert’s platform.
LanguageCert is an Awarding Organisation dedicated to language skills assessment and certification. It is a member of PeopleCert, a global leader in the certification industry, that has been delivering millions of exams in 156 countries.
LanguageCert is a business name of PeopleCert Qualifications Ltd, a UK company which develops its own language qualifications and partners with renowned organisations worldwide to offer high-quality language skills assessment and certification to the global learners’ community. For the delivery of its own qualification exams, as well as for examinations delivered in collaboration with its partners, LanguageCert deploys state-of-the-art, innovative and flexible exam administration technologies and systems developed by PeopleCert and tailor-made to each exam’s specific requirements.
LanguageCert also benefits from 24/7/365 excellent customer service that PeopleCert offers to language schools and candidates, while always abiding by its core values: Quality, Innovation, Passion and Integrity.
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