Taiwan: Students at summer camp funded by Ministry of Education take BULATS

Two English Teaching Centres in Taiwan, who successfully incorporated BULATS into English summer camps for university students,have been praised by Cambridge English Language Assessment.

The centres in Central and Southern Taiwan, hosted summer English camps last year with the aim of raising the standard of English amongst university students in Taiwan. Students who took part in The Ministry of Education funded camps were introduced to English lessons and activities over a period of 4–6 weeks. As part of the programme they were also given the opportunity to test their progress in English by taking an internationally recognised BULATS test.

Cambridge English Language Assessment's Taiwan office worked closely with the centres to help with course planning, teacher training and student preparation. Su Wei Wang, Cambridge English Language Assessment's Marketing Manager in Taiwan said:

“These excellent initiatives were part of the Ministry of Education's plan to raise the level of English amongst university students in Taiwan. The inclusion of BULATS really helped people taking part in the summer camps to accurately measure their progress in English. We saw a noticeable improvement in the English ability of summer camp participants which was really encouraging. Feedback showed that professors and students found the face-to-face speaking test the most interesting and useful part of the assessment.”