Staff at Nottingham Language Academy are celebrating after the centre achieved British Council accreditation.
The quality standard has been awarded just over a year after the academy opened its doors at The Ropewalk in the city centre.
It means Nottingham Language Academy is now on a British Council approved list for teaching English as a foreign language.
Linda Walker, who launched the centre in September 2010, said: “We have had excellent feedback from the students who have learnt with us over the past year or so, but it is extremely pleasing to achieve the British Council accreditation.
“It gives Nottingham Language Academy a certain amount of status and kudos, and will also show future students that we are a place of learning that delivers results.”
The news comes as the academy also celebrates a number of new contracts with businesses across the region and abroad. It has been chosen to teach English to a group of French engineers working on a highly specialised project in the UK, to teach French to employees of an international retail organisation in the region, and will soon be teaching English to senior managers from Germany who are to attend intensive business courses at Nottingham Language Academy.
“The demand to learn and master English as a language continues to grow, as more people move abroad for work or leisure,” said Linda Walker. “We are pleased to be able to help our students achieve their goals, and to offer a service to businesses across the East Midlands and beyond who want to support their staff to develop their English or other language skills.”
Nottingham Language Academy provides bespoke ‘English as a Foreign Language’ training to businesses and individuals, as well as regular classes. It also offers English pronunciation classes during the day and the evening, as well as a range of English exam preparation classes such as First Certificate in English (FCE), Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) and International English Language Testing System (IELTS), which are required by many employers and universities.
In addition, the academy provides teaching in eight modern foreign languages, including French, Spanish, German, Italian and Japanese.
Nottingham Language Academy is based at 8 The Ropewalk, Nottingham. For more information visit www.nottinghamlanguageacademy.co.uk or call 0115 9881318.
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