Sunday, August 20, 2017

UrFU's Coca-Cola Hellenic winners offered language training in U.K.

Ten winners of the Coca-Cola Hellenic contest from Ural Federal University were recently offered free language training in London.

The students spent two weeks in U.K. capital living with host families, helping them to further immerse themselves in the English language and cultural environment. The students received a corresponding certificate at the end of their training.

Olga Rodkina, the training manager of Coca-Cola Hellenic in the Ural region, said the English language has long been the global language of communication in the business world.

"Good knowledge of English opens up tremendous opportunities for young professionals," Rodkina said.

UrFU Vice-Rector Anatoly Matern said the partnership with Coca-Cola Hellenic will help unlock the potential of promising students in their professional development.

UrFU and Coca-Cola Hellenic established the contest for free language training in the spring. The contest included a written language test and a creative test that was used to identify conversational skills. More than 450 students participated in the contest, but only 10 winners were chosen.