The Department of Communicative English, Chinmaya College of Arts, Commerce and Science launched its Add-On Course in Business English Certification (BEC) which is offered by the Cambridge English Language Assessment ,a part of the University of Cambridge. The PreliminaryExam is done by the students at present and they can go on to write the other two levels namely, the Vantage and the Higher. This is a high quality international English language exam, taken by over I million people worldwide. It is specifically designed to give employees and job applicants the work-focused English language skills they need to communicate in an international business environment. Moreover, it also improves career opportunities and the course is accepted globally by top international companies like Procter and Gamble, HSBC and Astra Zeneca as well as educational institutions and business schools.The certificate shows that one can communicate effectively at professional level, express yourself with a high level of fluency and participate with confidence in workplace meetings and presentations.

The course was launched on October 4th at a function presided over by the Chief Sewak, Sri. A.N.Gopalakrishnan. The course was introduced by Dr.Beena Job, Head of the Department of English, St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam. Mr Cedric Bernaud, Academic Head,EBek Solutions, Chennai,Sri.V.N.Venugopal, Senior Trustee CMECT, Principal Dr.M.N.Radhakrishnan Nair and Mrs Vinaya Ajithkumar, Head of the Department of Communicative English, Chinmaya College were also present .

The 43 students enrolled for the course are taking the training in the four skills namely Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. The course is developed through the study materials that the University of Cambridge provides. And 40 hours of study has to be put in before the Certification Exam is taken.

The trainers are Mrs. Arya S. Nair and Mrs. Arya P, both faculty members of the Department of Communicative English, Chinmaya College of Arts and Science. They are engaged in not only training the students but also to help make learning English enjoyable, effective and rewarding.

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Mrs. Aasha N.P
Department of English

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