English language summer camp planned

ABU DHABI — A summer camp to aid students of the Western Educational Zone enhance their English proficiency levels is being organised by the Centre for Professional Development (CPD) of Zayed University.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Tue 13 Jun 2006, 10:09 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:21 PM

After inking a pact for the conduct of the "English Summer Challenge Camp" with Dr Suleiman Al Jassim, Vice-President of Zayed University, the Director of Western Education Zone Khalfan Essa Al Mansoori declared: "Through this agreement, the Centre for Professional Development will supervise the English language summer camp for both preparatory and secondary students in four cities."

Dr Al Jassim expressed confidence that the agreement would enhance the students' language skills and prepare them to communicate effectively on campuses.

"Shaikh Nahyan bin Mabarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and President of Zayed University, follows up the implementation of such programmes as they target the full preparation of UAE nationals towards developing their skills and serving their country. Such programmes also embody the university's mission in providing UAE nationals with training opportunities, communicating, and interacting with educational institutes," Dr Al Jassim added.

Al Mansoori, too, expressed gratitude for Shaikh Nahyan's unflinching support while also applauding the university for its efforts at uplifting English language skills and offering technical training to the zone's students. "Zayed University is known for its diverse programmes and this shows through its graduates who are working with us in the zone," he said.

"We encourage students to invest in the summer positively. We also seek to develop academic programmes to better the standards and skills of our students," he said adding that programmes of the kind envisaged would greatly assist students while seeking admission to universities.

Nearly 240 students will be participating in the camp, which will commence on June 17 and continue till July 11. Classes are scheduled for four days each week, with a morning session for girls and an evening session for boys. Participants will undertake the key English test, which is a sample of the Cambridge University test.

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