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Stamford International University Launches English Training For Working Adults

Bangkok, 19 August 2016 - Stamford International University continues to leverage its international quality by launching the “Stamford Professional Development Center” (SPDC).  

The SPDC’s goal is to provide corporate English training in a move toward enabling working adults to pursue career growth. Following the university’s success in improving the English competency of its undergraduate students, Stamford International plans to expand its course offer by enhancing the professional development of working adults. Starting 1 September 2016, English Skills for the Future courses will be provided at the university’s Asoke Campus Learning Center.

“English language competency is a crucial contributor to career development. Thailand is ideally placed for multinationals to set up operations given its location, increasing multiculturalism, open environment and skilled workforce,” according to David Valente, Director of Professional Development at Stamford.  “We have a proven record in improving the English language skills of our undergraduates and have the expertise to enable them to achieve their career goals.”

The new suite of courses includes Communication Skills for Support Staff, Working in Multicultural Teams, Speaking Clearly: English Pronunciation, Successful Presentation Skills, Negotiation Skills, Virtual Communication and Train the Trainer Skills.  All of our courses can be tailored for a specific corporate need and/or individually customized.

Also under the SPDC umbrella, Stamford International University is launching a suite of prestigious Cambridge English (part of the University of Cambridge, UK) teacher training courses.  These include the CELTA Online (a 160-hour blended learning course for teachers of adult English language learners) and the CELT-S and CELT-P (120-hour blended learning courses for secondary and primary English teachers in compulsory education), aiming to enhance the classroom abilities of English language teachers. All three certificates are highly practical English language teaching qualifications that provide essential knowledge, hands-on teaching experience and classroom confidence to qualify as a competent teacher of English.

“Employers around the world welcome English language teachers with Cambridge English teaching qualifications. They really are a passport for career advancement,” said Valente.
About Stamford International University
Stamford International University has campuses at Rama 9, Asoke and Hua Hin, serving students from more than 100 countries. 70 per cent of Stamford faculty members are international and come from a wide variety of countries including Australia, Canada, Germany, Spain, the USA and many more.

Stamford became a member of the Laureate International Universities network in 2011 to enhance global resources and opportunities for students.  Laureate International Universities has a presence in more than 80 universities, educating more than 1,000,000 students in 28 countries across the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Stamford International University offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in International, Bilingual, and Thai programs, covering a variety of fields of study including business, hospitality management, communication arts, creative media design, information technology and public administration.  To learn more, please visit www.stamford.edu  

About the Cambridge CELTA
CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) gives teachers the essential skills, knowledge and hands-on teaching practice to teach English to adults.  It is ideal if a teacher is new to teaching, or has teaching experience but wants a recognized qualification.  It is requested globally by reputable employers and regulated by Ofqual in the United Kingdom and has premium NEAS endorsement in Australia.  From 500 ELT job adverts across international industry employment websites in 2015, 7 out of 10 worldwide required CELTA, according to Cambridge English.

To learn more, please visit http://campaigns.stamford.edu/form/CELTA/details.php