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Award Ceremony held in Cambridge for the “Italian Preparation Centres of the Year”

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Five Italian schools were recently awarded the prestigious title of Italian Preparation Centre of the Year by Cambridge English Language Assessment in a ceremony held at the Gonville and Caius College of the University of Cambridge in the UK on 29th May. Chosen out of an extensive network of thousands of Preparation Centres throughout Italy, these five schools demonstrated excellence in preparing their students for participation in international exams.

The winning schools, based in Polistena (RC), Pescara , Ancona , Grosseto and Foggia, received their awards in the presence of Dr. Letizia Cinganotto, D. G., an expert who has for several years applied the CLIL methodology in teaching.

Nick Beer, Director for Southern Europe, explains: “These awards are designed to offer recognition to schools that stand out for the passion, enthusiasm and perseverance with which they prepare their students for Cambridge English exams. All these schools are prepared to educate students to the highest level in English language skills, providing them with an excellent chance of success.

As English is becoming vital for every student – and an essential skill for all those who enter the labor market – the dedication of schools and teachers in Italy in helping students gain the skills they need to succeed is highly appreciable. It is a great pleasure and honor for us to be able to reward the schools that realize this goal.”

Below you can see a the list of winning schools per category:

Newcomer Category
Scientific High School “Rechichi” of Polistena (RC), appointed by the Authorized Examination Center IT297 British School, Reggio Calabria

Primary School Category
Comprehensive School ” Pescara 6″ of Pescara, appointed by the Authorized Examination Center IT326 Athena Docet, Pescara

Secondary School Degree Category
Comprehensive School “Novelli – Natalucci ” of Ancona, appointed by the Authorized Examination Center IT036 Inlingua, Pesaro

Secondary School Second Grade Category
State High School “A. Rosmini” of Grosseto, appointed by the Authorized Examination Center IT024 British School, Pisa

Best Italian User of Cambridge English: Preparation Materials
Scientific Lyceum ” A. Volta ” of Foggia, appointed by the MCS Colanardi Massimo and sponsored by Cambridge University Press.


Finalist schools were initially nominated by their collaborating Exam Centres. A Cambridge English awarding board selected the 5 winners from a total of more than 120 Italian exam preparation institutions. Delegates from the winning exam preparation centres that attended the ceremony were accompanied by Nick Beer, Regional Director for Southern Europe and Alberto Svelto, Cambridge English Head of Network Services for Southern Europe.

Written by Cambridge English Southern Europe

June 6, 2014 at 12:46 pm

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