The award-winning DMU Global programme is giving students the chance to boost their job prospects with a qualification to teach English abroad and also learn a new language.
As the pandemic closes physical borders around the world, DMU Global has been bringing innovative online opportunities for every student to experience different cultures and ways of learning that will boost their job opportunities and help them develop a range of key skills.
DMU students now have a chance to sign up and gain an internationally recognised qualification with TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) so they can teach English around the world.
While applications are open for students to start language courses in Arabic, French, German, Japanese or Spanish.
Simi Dhinsa, a third year Accountancy and Business Management student, took up the option of learning Spanish last year, and she is encouraging others to grab the opportunity.
Simi said: “I'm already fluent in Punjabi as it was a language I was brought up with alongside English. I chose to study another language as I'm aware it not only benefits future career prospects but enhances and increases skills.
“I believed DMU would be able to support me throughout the process and I was right - the teachers are very professional and knowledgeable but friendly at the same time so learning Spanish at DMU is easy and comfortable.
“I feel more confident and empowered going into the world knowing I'll be able to communicate with individuals I wasn't able to communicate with before. I'm glad I was given this opportunity. I’ve already used my new skill with my grandparents as they used to live in Spain!
“I would definitely recommend my language course to other students. It isn't just about learning a language but also about exploring different cultures and people. The new classes will open you up to more job opportunities and the potential to work aboard.”
Students must apply for language classes by Monday 7 December 9am.
The TEFL programme deadline is Monday 11 January 9am.
All language classes start at beginner level and no previous experience is required. Classes will focus on developing practical listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through a mix of interactive group work and independent learning. Classes start week commencing Monday 25 January and run weekly, for 10 weeks, until week commencing Monday 29 March. The 20-hour course costs £30.
Learning to Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) is also open to all DMU students. No formal qualifications or experience are necessary but students must be native-level speakers of English. You can check the eligibility criteria for further details. The course costs just £50 with DMU Global paying the remaining £90.
You can find out more about the language classes and all terms and conditions here.
While you can find all the details for TEFL and sign up here.
Posted on Wednesday 25th November 2020