Turkey’s first “English for Bankers” program
The ESP training center, which has offered innovative programs for professionals seeking to improve their English language skills, has now begun another original endeavor. Since March of 2011, ESP has been offering a unique course at its Istanbul headquarters in coordination with one of London’s most succesful language schools, The London School of English.
The course also includes a component dedicated entirely to professionals in the banking sector. The 30-hour course exclusively prepared by the LSE, entitled “English for Bankers,” will run weekdays from 09:00-17:00 and is intended for those individuals working in the financial sector seeking to improve their business English. The course will take place at the ESP Training Center in Istanbul’s Mecidiyekoy area and willl be instructed by teachers who have arrived especially from London. Classes have a maximum of eight participants and require intermediate English knowledge.
Didem Erdoğan, a representative from the program, said the following in regards to our questions about this unique program.
“English has become an essential tool and it is no longer sufficient to have a basic understanding of the language. It is now important to have special English knowledge that corresponds to the sector one works in. Due to this, we have offered a program for bankers to enhance their English knowledge aimed especially to the lingo of their business. The goal of the course is not to learn English, but to drastically improve banking and financial skills in English.”
“We are experiencing the excitement of being the first institution to bring this specially designed course, which has been offered to students in Londong by both LSE and its partner Business English UK, to potential students in Turkey. For the last 13 years, we have strived to bring and make easily availalble the quality in education present abroad, to students in Turkey. The only thing necessary to access this great opportunity is to take a week off work.”