Every year thousands of Language Learners, teachers and professional from all fields around the world certify their English language proficiency in order to have better employment opportunities or professional competitive advantages among many other reasons. Last year Colombian Accents had the opportunity to talk via Skype with Juan David Medina, who has been working with Cambridge ESOL exams department since 2008, during the conversation he shared with us details about his educational background, how he came to be hired by the British Council in Colombia, and what he does there. He also explained general aspects of some of the different international certifications and exams offered by the Council, such as the International English Language Testing System known as IELTS, the Cambridge Young Learners English Tests also known as YLE’s, their Main Suite exams (KET, PET, FCE, CAE, and CPE), the English for Aviation Language Testing Service EALTS, as well as their most recent innovative English assessment tool named APTIS.
Name: Juan David Medina
Place of Birth: Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia
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