7th September 2006

 

ENGLISH COURSE TO IMPROVE JOB PROSPECTS

 

The University of Lincoln is offering international students and other non-English speakers the opportunity to improve their language skills and their employment prospects at the same time.

 

The university’s Languages Centre is running Cambridge ESOL Exam courses for anyone wishing to develop their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English.

The exams which are taken by over 1.75 million people every year are recognised by universities, employers and national education authorities world-wide.

The university is offering courses at three levels - First Certificate, Advanced and Proficiency - which are open to both university students and any non-native speakers of English.

The exams will be taught by fully qualified teachers and students will have full access to learning resources in the university’s Great Central Warehouse Library building. They will also get the chance to learn about English culture with excursions to places of historical, cultural and social interest.

“This is a great opportunity for anyone wishing to study English as a foreign language,” said the university’s English Languages Co-ordinator, Andy Daglish.

He continued: “A Cambridge ESOL qualification would be useful for anyone looking for a job or wanting to go into further education or for anyone who wants an internationally recognised certificate showing the level they have attained in English. This year we achieved a higher than national average pass rate.”

All courses start with a language assessment on Monday 25th September.

Anyone wishing to attend the course or looking for more information should contact Andy Daglish at   adaglish@lincoln.ac.uk or 01522 886344 or email lbs@lincoln.ac.uk.

For more information contact:

Kate Strawson Press Officer

(01522) 886244 kstrawson@lincoln.ac.uk

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