In the Professions
Chartered and professional bodies have experienced a rapid expansion in recent decades, similar to that of the world’s top universities, because of the pace of growth of emerging economies in particular, globalisation and the greater spread of wealth. This has presented new opportunities and challenges, even in markets where English is native or second language as uptake does not necessarily represent the understood position as the primary spoken language. NARIC, the agency that compares qualifications from global universities and bodies, cites an assumed B1 level of English on the Common European Framework (CEFR) as an entry requirement for professional associations.
In practical terms, this may cause challenges as it is well understood that good standards of English are a key factors in exam success, particularly at the professional levels where knowledge acquisition is usually highly complex and technical. Regional differences in quality of English can vary widely, even if a country officially adopts English as a native language. Ensuring a learner has the right English deals with avoidable setbacks in study, removing barriers to success and contributing to improved exam results, which keeps a student on a more predictable journey to membership while positively impacting their overall satisfaction levels and helping stabilize overall attrition rates.
When you work with EnglishLL and Oxford University Press we make it easy from the very beginning. The focus is on client and learner satisfaction and ease of use. There are a variety of ways to flex and bespoke the system to suit a variety of requirements, from the provision of Oxford’s world class content on your own system from a self paced learning package to a fully functioning English language virtual school with tutors and coaches running various sessions and one-to-one training. We work with your education and exams teams to do an assessment of the structure of English in your courses and exams and help build English training centred around your individual curriculum.
My Oxford English runs on secure web based technology so there’s no need for costly integration. Your project manager works with you to set up and design the best way to administer and onboard learners, whether working with you directly through your web presence or through learning and delivery partners. All we need is the names and contact details of the learners and our coaches and tutors get on with the rest, setting up the personalized training and development plan with start dates, timings for contact and lessons and log on to the system. There is also sophisticated reporting software so you can chart and closely manage the progress of all learners.