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“Traian Moşoiu” city hall hosts the first session of the Cambridge English: Key (KET) and Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET) exams

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Hall “Traian Moşoiu” city hall hosted successfully the first session of Cambridge English: Key (KET) and Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET) exams. Participating in this session were the students who submitted the best essays on “Education on Road Traffic” within the “Young Pedestrian Corner” section at secondary school level.

The “Young Pedestrian Corner” project is an initiative of the Romanian Association for the Protection and Enforcement of Victims of Road Accidents. Over 3,000 students participated in the project from eight educational institutions in Oradea: High School “Onisifor Ghibu”, High School “Lucian Blaga”, School “Octavian Goga”, School no. 16, School “Dimitrie Cantemir”, School “Avram Iancu”, School “Nicolae Bălcescu” and school “Dacia”.

Alongside educational classes,  the project included a two-part competition related to primary and secondary school levels. Students in grades 1-4 (primary level) made themed drawings about “Road education” while students in grades 5-8 (secondary level) completed essays on the same subject. The three top entries from each participating school were chosen, summing up to a total of 48 awards. Prizes included offerings of training and certifications books for IT skills and certification of language skills.

The KET and PET exam sessions for middle school students were held under the patronage of the City Hall and with the support of Eurolingva. Through this collaboration the two institutions aim at promoting and supporting academic performance, so that a greater number of students can obtain language certificates required in the labor market.

“Knowledge of a foreign language has become almost mandatory in a globalized world economy and English is the most important language for communication,even at a basic level” commented Ioana Pantor,  director of the Association Eurolingva.

As Steluta Stefanescu, Cambridge English Language Assessment’s representative for Romania notes: “Having a Cambridge English certificate is the safest way to prove good knowledge of English. Cambridge English exams measure the candidate’s ability to understand and use the English language effectively, covering all four essential skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking”. Cambridge English exams are available both in the classic paper based version as well as in computer based version, giving candidates more choice and greater flexibility.

Miss Vanda Jari from ARVER gave special thanks to the 8 teachers of educational institutions who organized and coordinated all children’s activities during the project: Laslau Valeriu – High School “Onisifor Ghibu”, Rye Florian – High School”, Lucian Blaga – “Pop John – School”, Octavian Goga and Bugle Cristian – School no. 16, Andrei Florin – School “Dimitrie Cantemir”,  Goina Felicia – School “Avram Iancu”,  Cretiu Ileana – School “Nicolae Bălcescu” and Ene Costel – School “Dacia”.

The Town Hall, with the kind assistance of Vice- Mayor Ovidiu Muresan, had also prepared a surprise for aspiring young learners: students were invited to a tour of the town hall, which culminated in a visit to the top of the city hall tower. Mr. Catalin Badanau, Cambridge Examinations Manager for EEC Romania, encouraged the students by wishing them the “top spot” at the Cambridge English examination sessions as well.

Future plans include an award ceremony to be held in July for primary school students that create the  most beautiful drawings in the” Young Pedestrian Corner” project.

Written by Cambridge English Southern Europe

June 28, 2013 at 10:00 am

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