Express Publishing was established in 1988 with the purpose of raising the standards of English language teaching. By producing a wide variety of innovative teaching materials, including course books, grammar books, examination materials, and supplementary readers, Express Publishing has been able to satisfy the evolving needs of both students and teachers for almost 30 years. The company has enjoyed steady rapid growth with a current list of more than 3500 titles and sales in over 90 countries. Express Publishing has forged strategic partnerships with publishers across the globe, allowing it to become one of the leading ELT publishers in the world. Express Publishing is responsible for producing and globally administering the VEC Examinations. The University of Greenwich is responsible for the quality assurance and validity of the Vocational English Certificates.
The University of Greenwich is a modern, forward-thinking university with strong links to business, hence its emphasis on a work experience element in many of its programs. It has three campuses, with the main one being a UNESCO World Heritage site located on the South bank of the River Thames in Greenwich, South-East London.
The university offers a wide variety of undergraduate and postgraduate programs, including accounting and finance, chemistry, agriculture, computing, engineering, pharmacy, sociology and more. The University of Greenwich has a thriving international community, with students from 176 countries. English language tuition and academic support is provided to all international students whose first language is not English through the Centre for Applied Research and Outreach in Language Education (CAROLE). The mission of CAROLE is to study and develop knowledge of second language acquisition and to advance the quality of second language teaching and language learning.