Back from Cambridge with improved language skills
Cambridge has hosted an international conference on the introduction of the Cambridge model of educational space management from the position of leadership, attended by representatives of 11 countries. Anna Lipina, Director of RANEPA Cambridge certification center, Head of the Department of English at RANEPA Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences (FESS), was invited to represent Russia.
According to Dr. Lipina, the conference was very useful: new methods and new aspects of teaching will be added to the Academy’s educational practices, such as fostering metacognitive competencies in students through visualization of information; developing a culture of feedback at all levels of the educational process; training teachers in teaching methodologies in non-standard situations; the development of teacher autonomy in the team and life-long learning concepts in students. Anna Lipina also noted the importance of an independent international assessment of the students' language skills and the successful integration of the Cambridge English training system into RANEPA educational programs.
In 2016, the Academy signed a cooperation agreement with Cambridge Assessment English to establish an authorized center for international Cambridge exams. FESS was the first RANEPA school to begin introducing the new educational program.
According to the Cambridge Assessment International Education leadership in Russia and the CIS, RANEPA’s Cambridge Certification Center is one of the most effective and successful in Moscow. After three years of work, it was awarded the status of an open center for Cambridge examinations serving RANEPA students as well as a broad scope of applicants for BEC Vantage, BEC Higher, FCE, CAE, and TKT certificates. In 2019, more than 150 people are to be awarded their certificates.