It will last around 40 minutes and measure only the reading and listening skills of students.
The agreement, which brings no cost to the state, aims to be a key government tool for future English language policy formulation and for improving the quality of teaching nationally, according to Andes news agency.
Ecuador took its first steps to improve its English language level in November when the Ministry of Education launched a new school curriculum. The government target is for teachers to reach a B2 level of English, with students attaining B1 by the time they leave high school (see EL Gazette November 2016).
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