Canadian University Dubai (CUD) is teaming up with international publishers, Oxford University Press (OUP), on a research project that will influence the future of English language testing in the region.
Building on existing collaborations between the two organizations, CUD and OUP will work together on a practical study to examine the quality, relevance and effectiveness of English language testing products before their release to market.
OUP, which has developed a vast catalogue of learning and testing resources for English language studies, selected CUD as a research partner to support the development of assessment materials targeted specifically at the Middle East market. The University will join an international network of partners who are working with OUP to develop their future content.
Ms. Rosily Jones, ELT Assessment Coordinator at OUP, said, “We work with a number of established and reliable institutions around the globe as pretesting research partners. Canadian University Dubai was recommended because of its technical facilities, regular interaction with students, and accurate placement of candidates against European benchmarks.”
Mr. Steve Al Roubai, Coordinator of English for Academic Purposes programs at CUD, said, “It is a privilege for us to partner with one of the world’s leading academic publishers on research that will help to enhance English language studies in the region. We look forward to collaborating on this project and contributing to the development of high quality content that will benefit future English language students in the UAE and beyond.”