Englishlink Partners with NCD Kuwait to Offer English Lessons

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The demand for online English lessons continues to rapidly increase, and Kuwait is the latest country to join the Englishlink learning community.

Online English language education is becoming more popular with Kuwaitis looking to become more attractive in a competitive job and education market. Through NcD, Englishlink can be offered as a high quality, convenient solution to their training needs. We welcome our new Kuwaiti alliance.

The demand for online English lessons continues to rapidly increase, and Kuwait is the latest country to join the Englishlink learning community.

Kuwait's official language is Arabic, but English is widely used and spoken. Most of the traffic signs are bilingual and English is taught as a second language beginning in the first grade. Kuwait has one of the fastest growing economies in the region and oil revenues have allowed Kuwait to build an extensive educational system.

For young English learners there are various motives for studying the language. Firstly, English is required to complete university and move on to higher education. It is viewed as the academic language. Secondly, a future career in both the public and private sector generally requires English proficiency. Staff in hotels, airports, hospitals and other service businesses are required to speak English. Another major reason is communication with fellow citizens. Only half the population speaks Arabic as their first language. Roughly only 1 million (1/3) of the population is Kuwaiti, with 2-2.5 million residents registered as foreigners or non-locals. Thus, English is needed to make friends and to associate with people from different cultures. English is the common language between locals and expatriates. The final driving cause to learn English is to travel. Kuwaitis are big travelers, particularly during the hot summer.

The desire to learn English is one thing, the ability to do so easily and effectively is another. Although the national school curriculum requires English to be taught as a second language, it is uncommon to find native English-speaker teachers in the state education system. Regardless, there is huge demand for English trainers in the region. There is now a new solution. Englishlink is pleased to announce a new partnership with the English Language Center (ELC) which is part of the National Career Development Institute (NcD) in Jarah. The school was established in 2003 by a group of Kuwait University senior educators, each having more than 15 years of higher education experience. NcD manages the English Language Centre, and its mission is to provide high quality native-speaker training to Kuwaiti Students. ELC's classroom delivery, coupled with Englishlink's multimedia content, provides the most efficient and effective English lessons available to Kuwaitis today.

Learning English as a Second Language training has never been as convenient and effective as it is with Englishlink, the world's fastest growing online English school. Run by Drake Training Systems Limited, Englishlink offers affordable, high-quality English lessons delivered to students by native-speaking video teachers.

Lesley Rogan manager and creator of Englishlink - the number one source for online English training - remarked "Online English language education is becoming more popular with Kuwaitis looking to become more attractive in a competitive job and education market. Through NcD, Englishlink can be offered as a high quality, convenient solution to their training needs. We welcome our new Kuwaiti alliance."

About Drake Training Systems Limited
Drake Training Systems Limited (DTSL) delivers Englishlink, Internet-based English as a Second Language training program. DTSL's Englishlink delivers innovative and convenient online English training to anyone in the world with good broadband access. The program provides access to high quality, but affordable, online English lessons delivered by native-speaker 'video' teachers.

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