This book tells the story of the British Council’s seventy-five year involvement in the field of English language testing from its founding in 1934. It explores the role of the British Council in spreading British influence around the world through the export of British English language examinations and British expertise in language testing. It relates how in the early 1990s the focus of the organisation changed from test development to delivery of British examinations through its global network. However, with the founding of the Assessment Research Group in early 2012 closely followed by the introduction of the Aptis English language testing service (the first major test developed in-house for over thirty years) recent years have seen a clear return by the British Council to the original raison d’etre of the organisation.
Fuente: Equinox Publishing