Business professionals based in the East Midlands are increasingly recognising the importance of first-class English language skills, according to figures released by Nottingham Language Academy.

In the past 18 months, the training school has helped more than 300 individuals to improve their English language writing and speaking expertise.

Among its students have been company directors keen for help with conference speeches, business professionals who wanted to improve their presentation skills, employees who needed support with special skills such as note-taking or minute-writing, and highly specialised workers who required a completely personalised syllabus for their field.

“The aims and targets of the students who have enrolled on our English as a Foreign Language (EFL) courses have been as varied as their cultural backgrounds,” said Linda Walker, who runs Nottingham Language Academy, based in The Ropewalk, Nottingham.

“Some of them wanted to improve their English to study further and others wanted to pass or get a higher score at various language exams. However, many of them have been from the business and professional community, who have studied English for special purposes with us.

“This has included support with written English, pronunciation, vocabulary and specialised skills. We are very pleased that we have been able to provide a service to businesses and professionals in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and other East Midlands counties.”

Since launching in 2010 at least 300 students have enrolled on English as a Foreign Language courses at the school, which last year was accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English.

“The ability to speak and write English competently is a much-valued skill across the world,” said Linda. “At Nottingham Language Academy we are able to offer bespoke courses to companies and individuals to improve English language skills.”

Nottingham Language Academy also teaches a range of modern languages, runs revision classes in French, German and Spanish for GCSE and A-level, and has recently launched a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) course.

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