Our journey

See how Clarity has evolved over the years.
Our goal is still the same, satisfying our customers' needing and provide quality content for English learners.

1992

May /92

Clarity founded in Malaysia by Andrew Stokes and Adrian Raper

1993

May /93

First collaboration with Oxford University Press

First contract: The Automatic Exercise Generator for Oxford University Press.

May /93

Clarity’s first ever program

Tense Buster Lower Intermediate launched.

1994

May /94

Clarity moves to Hong Kong

1995

May /95

First release of Report Writer

Launch of Report Writer (now known as Business Writing).

1996

May /96

Clarity expands worldwide

We start working in Australia, the Middle East, France, Spain and Canada.

1997

May /97

Ministry of Education of UAE chooses Clarity

Clarity programs adopted by the Ministry of Education, United Arab Emirates.

1998

May /98

Second version of Tense Buster

The British Council sponsors a new version of Tense Buster.

1999

May /99

Clarity's first game

We publish Mario Rinvolucri's MindGame (still going strong!).

2000

May /00

Clarity programs adopted by the Ontario School Board

North American versions of Clarity programs adopted by the Ontario School Board.

May / 00

Clarity launches its first website

Clarity’s first ever website.

2001

May / 01

Collaboration with Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press chooses Clarity to develop its English Grammar in Use software.

2002

May /02

First version of Study Skills Success launched

Study Skills Success is designed to help students prepare for IELTS and TOEFL exams.

2003

Jun /03

The British Council adopts Clarity programs worldwide

The British Council adopts Tense Buster, MindGame and Study Skills Success for all 227 centres worldwide.

Jun /03

Clarity goes online

We provide online access to our programs for the first time.

2004

Jun /04

Ministry of Education of Malaysia chooses Clarity

Four Clarity programs adopted by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia.

2005

Jun /05

Macmillan Education collaborates with Clarity

Macmillan Education contracts Clarity to develop software for its Synergy series of coursebooks.

2006

Nov /06

First version of Road to IELTS

Clarity and the British Council co-publish Road to IELTS.

2007

Nov /07

The Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE

The Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE, with over 19,000 students, adopts Clarity programs.

2008

Aug /08

Peacekeeping English Project with the British Council

The Peacekeeper project begins with a one-week materials writing session with the British Council in Kazakhstan.

July /08

Materials for Beijing Paralympics

We provide online learning materials for Beijing Paralympics competitors.

2009

Dec /09

Clarity in Ethiopia

Clarity sets up an ongoing project to support universities in Ethiopia; first visit to Aksum University.

Oct /09

Where we are at now

By now we have a staff of 15; move to a new office which we design ourselves.

2010

Apr /10

First version of Clear Pronunciation

Learners find it extremely useful to practise pronunciation independently.
This program will help them recognise and pronounce the 43 English phonemes through activities, audio and video.

Apr /10

New version of Study Skills Success V9

A very thorough course in academic English. Includes authentic articles, academic texts, lectures, as well as work on critical thinking and independent learning.

2011

Oct /11

Software delivery
moves to cloud

Online applications use cloud delivery for greater reliability.

Sept /11

Access UK released

A collaboration with the University of York.
Access UK contains everything international students need to know for living and learning in the UK.

Jul /11

Clear Pronunciation 2 launched

Learners focus on recognising and producing the features of natural, native-speaker speech, with extensive use of audio and video.

2012

Dec /12

20th anniversary!

Clarity celebrates 20 years of independent publishing.

Apr /12

New version of Road to IELTS

The new version of Road to IELTS is delivered online and on iPad and Android tablets.

2013

Feb / 13

Clarity wins English Speaking Union President's Award for Access UK

Aug / 13

Clarity Course Builder

Clarity launches the Course Builder enabling teachers to create online courses to integrate with their classroom teaching.

Dec /13

Clarity wins Hong Kong Business Award (SME)

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