Category Archives: Language proficiency

Santos Dumont English Assessment (SDEA): the latest version

So ANAC have recently implemented substantial changes in their English proficiency test and they’re about to launch a new website, which will feature a simulation video presenting the new format of the exam, entitled Santos Dumont English Assessment (SDEA). Approved … Continue reading

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ICAEA’s International Aviation English Conference (12th forum)

Hey ho, it’s so good to be back! Although I’m not 100% back to blogging, things seem to be lighter now and as I’ve managed to find some time to keep up with some interesting news, reading and research, I … Continue reading

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EFL/ESL in Brazil: who’s to blame?

As many of you should’ve already heard, last week the EF – Education First – published its global survey of English-language skills and, since then, many people have come to me sorely disappointed or in furious disbelief – after all, is … Continue reading

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