10-Aug-2020

British Council Signs a Partnership Agreement Expanding Educational Opportunities with Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Academy





AMMAN-The British Council signed a partnership agreement with Talal Abu -Ghazaleh Academy (TAG-Academy) by which the Academy becomes one of its  venue in Amman for a computer-delivered International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the world’s most popular English language test that measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as a language of communication. More than 11,000 organisations in 140 countries accept IELTS, including government, academic and employment institutions.

The partnership agreement with TAG-Academy will offer more opportunities with access to IELTS exams and will increase convenience, mobility and choice for the test takers.  Exam candidates will enjoy the same experience on the exam day and will be able to choose between the different venues using the existing registration process.  

Affirming the importance of this partnership, Dina Shisha, Country Exams Manager in Jordan said, “We are delighted to extend our long-term partnership with Talal Abu- Ghazaleh Global through signing an agreement to launch the delivery of Computer-Delivered IELTS at their premises as a new testing centre. This collaboration supports our strategic objective to expand access to IELTS qualifications for Jordanians seeking to improve their professional and educational prospects. We look forward to continued cooperation between the British Council and Talal Abu- Ghazaleh Global to reinforce support within various educational platforms for the benefit of our customers and stakeholders.”

For her part, Ms. Areej Ghannam, Regional Manager of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Proctored Testing Centres (TAGIMETRIC),  stated that this unique partnership with the British Council Jordan would provide an excellent opportunity to IELTS’ test takers to sit for the exam with comfort and convenience.   TAGIMETRIC, which operates according to global standards, has always stressed on the importance of cooperating with pioneering bodies that seek to achieve more development in the examinations field especially in providing an excellent and secure testing environment. 

The health and safety of test takers and test staff are a priority for both organisations and accordingly all precautions are in place to ensure test takers can sit for the exam with confidence at TAGIMETRIC test venues.  Precautionary measures in place include temperature screening, safe distance between staff and test takers, and the use of facemasks, which are a mandatory.

For candidates wishing to book their IELTS test in Jordan or find out more information – visit: https://www.britishcouncil.jo/en/exam/ielts
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Notes to Editor
For further information please contact: 
British Council: Ms. Razan Kaloti -  razan.kaloti@britishcouncil.org
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global: Ms. Areej Ghannam – aghannam@TAG.Global

About the British Council
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We work with over 100 countries in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Last year we reached over 75 million people directly and 758 million people overall including online, broadcasts and publications. We make a positive contribution to the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. Founded in 1934 we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. We receive 15 per cent core funding grant from the UK government.  

About Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Academy
TAG-Academy provides total training solutions and professional training in more than 20 sectors and through 300-plus training programs. Our core competencies include comprehensive training consulting in areas of training needs assessments, training plans, organizational structures reengineering and system design. In addition, TAG-Academy provides, in cooperation with leading governmental and non-governmental agencies and organizations from around the globe, highly desirable, flexible and business-oriented accredited executive programs. Furthermore, TAG-Academy offers contractual programs that are designed to meet the training needs of a specific institution in the light of the objectives, which it seeks, and challenges it faces. Usually such programs are designed after complete training needs assessments are performed or according to client’s specific needs.







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