China's National Education Examinations Authority (NEEA) has celebrated 25 years of collaboration with Cambridge Assessment English at a special meeting in Cambridge that brought together experts from both organisations.
“For more than two decades our Chinese partners at NEEA have been a big part of our mission to help people learn English and prove their skills to the world.”
Dr Han Yu, Vice President of NEEA, was guest of honour in Cambridge along with 20 of his colleagues. During the last 25 years the two organisations have worked together to deliver English language qualifications in China, along with a number of high-profile research and academic projects. The partnership began in 1993 when the Cambridge English Business qualifications were offered in China through NEEA’s 25 years of collaboration network, at a time when China recognised the importance of English language for business. The exams are now taken by hundreds of thousands of students every year in China.
Christine Nuttall, Interim Chief Executive of Cambridge Assessment English, worked with NEEA in the early days of the collaboration. She said: “Our mission at Cambridge Assessment English is to help people learn English and prove their skills to the world, and for more than two decades our Chinese partners at NEEA have been a big part of this.”
The representatives from NEEA took part in a two-week training programme, organised by the Cambridge Assessment Network, during which they met experts from across the organisation and focused on sharing expertise in assessment and exam reforms.