Eton Institute, the largest language training and professional development centre in the UAE, has reported a surge in training requests as residents return and businesses resume to regular hours this week. With reports confirming higher earnings for multilingual individuals and organisations, investing in self-development and training is increasingly becoming a priority for both household and corporate budgets.
Farah Sarfraz, Marketing Manager, Eton Institute commented: “The world is shrinking and it’s important to adapt quickly to survive. While technology permits us to communicate flawlessly across borders, language sometimes becomes a barrier, leading to productivity losses and expensive communication errors.”
She added “Speaking multiple languages is a definite plus especially in the diverse landscape of the UAE. While being fluent in both Arabic and English can almost guarantee employment, proficiency in other languages such as French, German, Japanese, Farsi, Hindi and Chinese is also well-appreciated.”
Eton Institute offers various prospects for self-improvement - whether it is learning a new language, exploring a new career, or learning a new skill. Language enthusiasts can choose from popular languages such as English, Arabic and German through group, private or online courses, to exploring more exotic tongues such as Latin and Maori through computer enabled learning. With a revolutionary 80-20 methodology concentrating on the critical 20% of any language on which over 80% of all conversations are based, language learners at Eton Institute are able to speak a language quickly with high success rates.
For crucial languages such as English and Arabic, the institute conducts special Intensive Courses which involve everyday classes in a group setting; learners complete a 30-hour level in just 3 weeks. The institute also offers free assessment and consultation services for those who are not complete beginners to test their level in the languages and to ensure placement in a class that caters precisely to their level. By placing students in a real-life based context and re-enforcing learning every day through engaging activities, courses ensure that learning is practical and life-long.
The English and Arabic Intensive courses will be conducted from 11 September – 29 September for all levels with the option of morning, afternoon or evening timings. The institute also offers numerous group and private learning options with convenient evening timings for all popular languages. For more information about individual or corporate language training programmes and other services offered by Eton Institute visit www.eton.ac or call 800-Eton (8003866) today to speak with an adviser.