Munich (GER)/ Cambridge (UK), February 2019 – Speexx and Cambridge Assessment English, two leaders in the field of business language training and assessment, have announced an agreement to offer co-branded language learning solutions to corporate users worldwide.
The six-month courses allow organizations to use the Speexx learning platform to help their employees prepare for the new Linguaskill Business, an online test that quickly and conveniently allows organizations to check the English levels of individuals and groups of job candidates. The online Linguaskill tests – for which Speexx is now a global partner, as part of this cooperation between the two organizations – are based on extensive research, using cutting-edge artificial intelligence to give employers a fast, accurate indicator of the level of English proficiency of individual test-takers or of an entire group with minimal effort.
They cover speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills and provide detailed reports that help organizations optimize their training. The new course also offers test preparation for B1 Business Preliminary, B2 Business Vantage, and C1 Business Higher, which are internationally recognized Cambridge English Qualifications.
"With more than ten years of experience teaching and testing language skills, we are well aware of the need for flexible and mobile language assessments in the corporate world. However, until now, there have been no intelligent online solutions for the digital workplace to help corporate users around the world to get ready for those tests," said Armin Hopp, founder and President at Speexx. "This is why we are extremely proud to launch the Speexx preparation app series with Cambridge English, a major name in language assessment. Together, we’ve created the first high quality online English test preparation resource for Cambridge tests on the corporate digital learning market."
The Cambridge prep courses bring together Speexx’s online and mobile learning resources and one of the world’s leading language skills assessment brands. They became available at two levels on 14 February. Combining Business English training from Speexx with exam preparation programs developed by Cambridge Assessment English, these courses include practical material covering each part of the test in detail, with clear examples and activities.
Both Speexx and Cambridge Assessment English reach millions of language learners every year and are committed to the highest standards of teaching, learning, and assessment.
Speexx is the first intelligent language learning platform for the digital workplace, reaching more than eight million learners. For international corporations and a global workforce, Speexx is one of the only language platforms that combines assessment, learning, and continuous performance support.
Its branded Perfect Blend solution integrates online business communications skills assessment, mobile, and social learning; 1,500 expert coaches located throughout the world; and personalized live online activities into one fully standardized, globally consistent learning experience.
In its English language courses, Speexx already offers participants the opportunity to take Cambridge English’s BULATS test and Business English Certificates. The new partnership will allow learners to use the Speexx learning platform to help them prepare for and take Cambridge English exams.
With more than five million candidates every year, Cambridge Assessment English – a non-profit department of the University of Cambridge – is a world leader in English language assessment in schools and universities and in language testing for international migration and higher education.
Governments throughout the world use Cambridge’s services to help improve the teaching and learning of English, and many commercial organisations use its BULATS testing service for recruitment and professional development.
"Cambridge Assessment English exists to help people to learn English and prove their skills to the world," said Sue Trory, Head of Adult Higher Education at Cambridge Assessment English. "By teaming up with Speexx, we will be helping companies all over the world to improve their competitiveness by providing clear structures for learning and tangible proof of success."