Sunday, April 30, 2017

Ural Federal University launches new language training program for English teachers

The Ural Federal University recently announced its participation in the Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language certification program that will provide the university's English teachers with enhanced methods of teaching the language to students.

University officials and CELTA representatives are hopeful that the program will greatly increase the quality of English education at Ural Federal University.

"The project will affect all aspects of teaching English at the university...improving standards and providing benefits to our students," CELTA Regional Manager Andy Chamberlain said.

The Yekaterinburg government has expressed considerable enthusiasm for the university's partnership with CELTA given its implications for the tourism and hospitality industries as they prepare for such events as the FIFA World Cup 2018 and EXPO 2020.

"We are seeking to become a world-class university which means that the linguistic qualification of its staff and students must be also up to the world standards," University Project Manager Maria Guzikova said.