Costa Rica Requires Better English

The main challenge facing the country In order to attract new investments is to satisfy the demand for bilingual staff.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Personnel recruiting companies agree on the need for staff with an advanced level of English.

"This concern is also shared by Gabriela Llobet, director of the Coalition for Initiatives Development (Cinde), responsible for attracting investment to the country.” adds the article in Nacion.com.

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El Salvador Tenders English Language Training

March 2013

The Agency for Promotion of Exports and Investments is inviting bids for a classroom training program in English in the Metropolitan Area of ​​San Salvador for at least 650 people.

The Program for Training of Human Resources in English aims to:

Facilitate the establishment of new businesses or the expansion of existing ones by implementing a program of English language training to complement and enhance the skills of the candidates thus satisfying the demand of enterprises.

Costa Rica: Language Schools Rebound Again

May 2012

After suffering a sharp drop in demand over the last two years, there has been an increase in enrollment in courses for learning English.

Enrollment in private schools teaching English and other languages fell heavily since 2009, but now the situation seems to be improving.

Guatemala Needs to Learn English

April 2012

A bill entitled "English for All" aims to promote English language learning, so the country may take advantage of many job and development opportunities that it is currently missing out on.

The project "English for All Act" is among a package of economic recovery bills being promoted by the economy committee of Parliament, said the representative Pedro Muadi Menendez, from the ruling Partido Patriota to Lahora.com.gt.

Bilingual program comes into force in Costa Rica

September 2008

Costa Rica has taken on the challenge of turning English into a language that is spoken by the majority of its population in the medium term.

One of the goals is that, staring in 2017, 75% of high school graduates will have a high level of English.
To achieve this, 1,150 English teachers, who are fluently speak the language, will begin a training process starting on Monday.

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