Oxford University Press India Launches Oxford Achiever
Oxford University Press (OUP), the world's largest university press today launched 'Oxford Achiever, a comprehensive web-based English language learning and assessment solution for primary and secondary school students.
Oxford Achiever is the first paid digital offering by OUP India, which is fast building a full suite of digital and assessment products and services. There are more digital products and 'app' launches on the anvil in this financial year - including the OUP dictionary and atlas 'app'.
Present at the launch event were Prof. Paul Gunashekar, Professor in the Department of Materials Development, Testing and Evaluation, and Dean, Publications at the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad; over one hundred school principals from across the city and members of the OUP India leadership team.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Ranjan Kaul, Managing Director, Oxford University Press India said, "I am indeed proud that we are launching Oxford Achiever, which is testimony to OUP’s continuous commitment to working with schools for improved learning outcomes.
Oxford Achiever meets the requirement of schools for continuous assessment of English language skills as also provides the necessary diagnostics for self-paced learning. It is one of OUP India's key digital innovations to be launched this year, which will use technology and are far more learner-centric."
"I am delighted to be a part of this event by Oxford University Press, which has been at the forefront of education publishing in India, especially in the context of ELT books. A structured level-based offering, such as Oxford Achiever, should help students make steady progress in language learning." said Prof. Paul Gunashekar, Professor in the Department of Materials Development, Testing and Evaluation, and Dean, Publications at the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad.
Oxford Achiever has been successfully pilot-tested by OUP India in schools from different regions and the feedback from students and teachers has been positive. Oxford Achiever covers six core areas of English - Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary and Grammar.
More details about Oxford Achiever are available at www.oxfordachiever.com
About Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world's largest university press with the widest global presence.
It publishes in many countries, in more than 40 languages, and in a variety of formats - print and digital. OUP products cover an extremely broad academic and educational spectrum, and it aims to make content available to users in a format that suits them best.
In fulfilling the Press's objective to further research, scholarship and education, OUP India today develops path-breaking digital solutions, while continuing to publish over 400 new books and revised editions every year.
OUP India's publishing programme covers school courses, higher education texts, academic and reference works, titles of general interest, bilingual dictionaries, atlases, adult ELT materials, and digital and assessment products.
Established in 1912, OUP India has grown to be one of the largest publishers in the region, with a strong presence in India and the neighbouring countries, including Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Headquartered at New Delhi, it has regional offices in Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai.