In 2015, Busuu and McGraw-Hill Education, one of the largest and most recognized educational publishers in the world, teamed up to provide certification to demonstrate your skills in your language of learning.
The test will determine how well the core topics of Levels A1, A2, B1 or B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) are mastered. If you pass an exam, you will receive an official McGraw-Hill Education certificate for that level.
This feature is reserved for premium members and is currently available only for the following language courses: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese. If you are serious about learning languages, we would recommend that you complete a Premium Membership today and try the exam. Keep reading to find out what that means to you and how to use it to teach your language skills in a new language.
Final tests for the learning levels
Busuu language experts have completely overhauled the learning level tests so you can better assess your current language level and show your skills and efforts.
Important features of the tests:
The skills are central: each test is divided into three sections – dialogue, speech comprehension and speech application
Vocabulary and Grammar: Each exam focuses on the key vocabulary and grammar topics of each level
The results are graded: Instead of a simple pass or fail, grades are awarded between C and A +
The number of repetitions is limited: we encourage learners to only complete the tests if they are really ready. That’s why every test can only be taken once every fourteen days.
frequently asked Questions
Why should I take a final test?
The test will help you find out if you master the fabric of one level of learning and be ready for the next. Plus, you’ll receive proof of your hard work, proving your language skills at work or impressing your friends on LinkedIn.
In what format is the test certificate provided?
The certificate will be emailed to you in color as a PDF file, so you can print a copy. If you take the test through our app, you can also share your results via LinkedIn.
When should I take a test?
You should take the test if you think you are proficient in all or most of the subject areas of a learning level. For example, if you have already completed A1 or have completed it … Read the rest “Prove your language skills with a certificate from Busuu and McGraw-Hill Education”
The Tecnológico de Monterrey and the McGraw Hill Interamerican publishing house signed an educational collaboration agreement, which aims to facilitate the publication of books in electronic format (e-book) written by teachers.
“We invite the professors of plant and professorship, of all the campuses, to take advantage of this opportunity to publish textbooks or consultation in a modality that has taken boom in the last years, the e-book or electronic book”, said Ana Lucía Macías, director of Libraries and Editorial Program of the Mexican institution.
The agreement contemplates the publication of books related to the academic programs offered in the house of studies, and has the advantage of speeding up the response times of an editorial about its interest in publishing a work. In addition, the authors professors have the advice of the Editorial Program throughout the evaluation process, style correction, advice on copyright, signing of the agreement and editing of the manuscripts.
The electronic books published by McGraw Hill allow the buyer user to make notes and underline fragments of the text, in addition to being readable on any computer.
The Editorial Program of the Tecnológico de Monterrey supports the professors of the plant, middle floor or chair in the process of publishing a manuscript (books, cases and articles in scientific journals, in refereed conferences, in dissemination journals or in newspapers) with revision and specialized evaluation, legal advice, editorial advice and style correction, relationship with publishing companies and promotion of published works.
The merger of education publishers McGraw Hill and Cengage, announced yesterday (May 1), will create the sixth largest publisher in the world with combined revenues in 2018 of $ 3,220 million: $ 1,597 million from McGraw-Hill and 1.624 million dollars from Cengage.
The resulting new company, which will be called McGraw Hill, will continue to be very far from its rival in the textbook sector, Pearson, which had revenues of $ 5,360 million in 2018, but will be a very important competitor in both US markets as in the United Kingdom. Pearson is currently in number two of the top 10, behind RELX (Elsevier and Lexis-Nexis), with $ 5.6 billion.
Despite what it may seem, British industry commentators suggest that the McGraw-Hill / Cengage merger says more about the challenges of the market in which publishers operate than about being a sign of strength. Cengage CEO Michael Hansen, under whose leadership Cengage launched his Cengage Unlimited full-access textbook subscription company, will occupy the leadership of the company resulting from the merger. He has already expressed that: “The new company will offer a wide range of the best content in its class ─ distributed through digital platforms at an affordable price.” Together (McGraw Hill and Cengage), we will begin an era in which all students can afford the quality learning materials necessary to succeed, regardless of their socioeconomic status or the institution they attend. ” At the launch of the merger, the companies underlined their commitment to “continue and expand their Inclusive Access and Unlimited programs, with the opportunity to combine content and expand the program offer once the merger is over.”