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New ELS Language Centre


ELS Educational Services, a leading provider of English language instruction and academic success skills for international students, has opened its first European centre on the SKEMA Business School (School of Knowledge Economy and Management) campus in Sophia Antipolis near Nice, France.
ELS Language Centres on university campuses in the United States, Canada, Australia, China and Malaysia provide rigorous English preparation for non-native speakers - preparing to study abroad.  Now ELS has a centre in Europe to serve students coming from around the world to study in France, but who are seeking English language curricula.
"France’s business schools are amongst the leaders in global management rankings for their practical and relevant approach to business education, and none more so than SKEMA,” said Mark Harris, President and Chief Executive Officer of ELS Educational Services.  "As such, we are especially proud to have this relationship with SKEMA Business School, a truly global institution, as the location of our first ELS International Pathway Centre in the EU, to recruit and prepare international students from around the globe enabling their success as students at SKEMA.”  He concluded.
In a rapidly globalising world, the ability to communicate effectively in English increases both academic and career opportunities for non-native English speaking students.  This fundamental reality is at the core of the curriculum offered by SKEMA.  It is among France’s premier institutions for the study of business and economics offering 21 Bachelor’s and 15 Master of Science degree programs taught entirely in English.
"At SKEMA, we aim to educate the most talented individuals 21st century businesses require,” said Alice Guilhon, Dean of the SKEMA Business School.  "Since English is becoming the lingua franca of international business, the relationship with ELS is of special significance for our students helping them achieve success in their studies and post-graduate careers,” she said.
Students entering the new centre at SKEMA will experience ELS’ unique English for Academic Purposes programme.  The course of study is specifically designed to provide an intensive English language training experience, but also foster enhanced academic skills students will need to succeed in a programme as demanding as SKEMA’s.  Classes focus on communication competency, vocabulary enrichment and reading and writing skills.