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Cambridge English Anniversary celebrations held in Greece

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British Ambassador to Greece John Kittmer praised the excellence of the English spoken by older and younger generations of Greeks at a special celebration to mark 100 years of Cambridge English exams.

The event – held at the end of August at the British Residence in Athens – brought together 140 delegates including guests from Ministries, Cambridge English Centres, Private Language Schools, Private Schools and Cambridge University Press.

Delegates learned how the Cambridge English exams have grown from small beginnings to being taken by millions of people around the globe every year. The Cambridge English story began in 1913 when three candidates in the UK took the first Cambridge English exam, an exam which lasted over 12 hours and included translation, dictation and phonetic transcription. Roger Johnson, Chief Operating Officer at Cambridge English Language Assessment presented the history of the Cambridge English exams and explained how they have been available in Greece for 74 years.

This was the latest in a series of similar events around the world. Other highlights of the anniversary year have included the publication of two books on the history of the Cambridge English exams.

Written by Cambridge English Southern Europe

September 30, 2013 at 10:00 am

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