The UOC will offer the University of Cambridge’s English examinations to its students

10 de March de 2017 at 10:51

The UOC will offer the University of Cambridge’s English examinations to its students

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Students will be able to obtain the universally recognized Cambridge English certificates: Preliminary, First, Advanced and Proficiency.

As from today, the UOC has become a university collaboration centre for Cambridge English Language Assessment, the University of Cambridge’s English assessment department. The UOC’s students will now be able to take the examinations to obtain the Cambridge English certificates at the university centre. The agreement seeks to offer a competitive advantage to university students, as the Cambridge English certificates are recognized by educational centres and companies around the world.

With Trivialang, the CIM enters the world of game-based learning

11 de December de 2016 at 22:03

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Recently launched, Trivialang is a free mobile app for students of English, French and German, which has been developed by the UOC Centre for Modern Languages in conjunction with Oberta Publishing.

Trivialang is based on the concept of game-based learning. Basically, the idea is that learner motivation, attention and engagement is enhanced through competition, which results in increased retention. This point is especially crucial in the case of language learning. In addition, as it is a mobile-based app, Trivialang allows users to play, practise and learn outside the confines of the classroom. And as the matches are short, it is ideal for short periods of “down time”, such as when players are on the train, underground or bus.