Certifying English proficiency today to meet workplace demands of tomorrow

Carmen Quintana Paez


The world as we knew it has changed. We now live in a time where online learning and remote working have become mainstream. However, English proficiency remains at the forefront of what employers are looking for in their prospective employees; thus, it also remains at the forefront of what learners need to gain from their courses of study. In this session we will take a closer look at how trends have shifted in the last couple of years and how certifying English proficiency can help learners achieve their goals and future-proof their employability. We also look at how the English proficiency testing landscape has changed to allow learners flexibility in testing locations, including testing from home.


Carmen Quintana is an Associate Product Manager for Pearson’s English Language Learning Division.  She works on innovations related to the new computer-based test that has on demand sessions, full and secure online delivery, and fast results . She is also a trained bilingual educator and has taught ESOL & Spanish as an additional language in Argentina, Venezuela, Ecuador, the United States & the United Kingdom.

Presentation Details

Type of presentation: Talk
Presentation is for: General audience
Presentation focuses on: Tertiary education
Presentation Coding: Testing, Evaluation and Assessment (TEA) Non-Commercial
Speaking on behalf of a publisher, examination board, or commercial organisation? Yes, Pearson

Scheduled for

Date: Saturday, 2022-09-17, 13:10 - 13:50
Place: Lecture Hall 3.1