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Skills for Life to promote Cambridge English language qualifications

Aug 19, 2011 4:15:33 PM - www.ft.lk

The University of Cambridge ESOL Sri Lanka office and Skills for Life (Pvt) Ltd, an authorised centre for the University of Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) examinations, recently concluded two awareness programmes in Colombo and Kandy.
The session in Colombo was directed towards corporate and educational establishments of both the public and private sectors.  The successive event in the hill capital of Kandy was graced by Sarath Ekanayake, Chief Minister of the Central Province and officials of the Provincial Ministry of Education, Department of Education, Principals and teachers of schools in the Central Province.

A speaker from the University of Cambridge enlightened the audiences of Colombo and Kandy on the importance and relevance of University of Cambridge English Language qualifications, especially for candidates whose native language is not English.  The speaker also emphasised on the international recognition placed on these qualifications and why they should be taken up in a country such as Sri Lanka.

Skills for Life is an organisation that provides well researched, widely accepted curricula in key skill areas that have become training priorities today. The courses on offer not only assist in training new entrants to the workforce but are also aimed at nurturing young talent from early childhood.  
All curricula offered are backed by state-of-the-art course material that have been either published internationally or developed by international consultants. On completion of all courses of study, Skills for Life will provide an assessment that leads to internationally accepted certification. These are offered in partnership with world’s leading awarding bodies in order to deliver globally accepted programmes of study in Sri Lanka.
The three core areas of focus include Career Skills, English proficiency and ICT skills. The English Language programmes offered under the Skills for Life portfolio meet international standards, as the curricula are designed according to the Council of Europe Common European Framework. The programmes are carried out in association with leading British organisations such as Cambridge ESOL and Pearson Language Assessments. These courses are backed by the best support material available from the United Kingdom and are offered throughout the country at affordable rates.

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