The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment in partnership with the British Council has launched a training program for outbound migrant workers to improve their proficiency in the English language, with a focus largely on speaking practice.
The British Council which would formulate and carry our the study program with the involvement of its expert instructors, would also offer an internationally accredited qualification for those who complete the program successfully, SLBFE sources said.
The program would be conducted at 15 SLBFE training centres islandwide and those following the course would also be directed to sit for the APTIS test conducted by the British Council.
“The program offers a new approach to language learning, using information technology to provide a high-quality interactive learning environment for migrant worker aspirants to improve their English language proficiency, with a focus largely on speaking practice,” a spokesman for the SLBFE said.
At the signing of the MoU in this regard between the SLBFE and the British Council, SLBFE Chairman Amal Senalankadikara said, “I am confident that this project would benefit migrant workers enormously, providing them with improved English language skills to increase their employ-ability and earn a higher remuneration.”
Improving English language skills which is a link language in the world, would contribute to the empowerment of Sri Lankan migrant workers which in turn would lead to better job prospects, enhanced safety in the workplace and to a successful social integration,” he added.
Acting Director of the ‘British Council’ Harriett Gardner meanwhile noted that her Organization was pleased to join this endeavor intended at improving English language skills of out bound migrant workers.
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