Cambridge One – An Online English Course for Students
An online English course, Cambridge One, that proposes to enhance the communication skills of students and improve their employment prospects, was launched here on Saturday.
The programme is designed to bridge the gap arising dueto the mismatch between skills demanded by employers and the learning acquired by the students during the courses of their regular study, said G. Sreekanthan, Chairman, Ebek Language Laboratories.
It also has a provision in which companies could register and track the performance of students who have applied for jobs with them. “Lack of good trainers and shortage of time, especially in the case of working professionals, are some primary reasons we thought of coming up with this application,” Mr. Sreekanthan added.
Speaking at the inaugural function, Minister for Information Technology Poongothai Aladi Aruna spoke about “the overdrive” that is noticed in students who exhibit a fear of not knowing how to communicate in English.“English is a business language that we need to be adept at without neglecting our mother tongue,” she said.
On the need to educate people on the benefits of technology,she said “People can be truly empowered only when they realise the ways technology can empower them.” Union Communications and IT Minister A. Raja, who was the chief guest, said the intellectual efficiency of educated people should be directed at creating awareness among the masses.