Shanxi Executive President Li Zhi Qin and Humber Dean of International shaking hands

Humber has established its first offshore English Language Centre in Taiyuan, China, offering English for Academic Purposes at Shanxi Technology and Business College. The Centre will deliver Humber’s English for Academic Purposes program to Chinese students.

The program will give Shanxi students the opportunity to improve their English proficiency, ensuring they can meet the English language entry requirements needed to study abroad. Plans are in progress to expand the program with other partner institutions around the world.

Learning academic English will open up a wide range of academic options for international students, as well as allow them to enhance skills including self-confidence, decision-making, building new networks and communicating in different environments.

Andrew Ness, dean of International, and Paula Gouveia, dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, signed the partnership agreement with Shanxi earlier this month. The program/partnership is scheduled to begin in September 2017, with Humber faculty teaching the curriculum.

“The establishment of offshore English Language Centers at partner institutions is a key strategic element of Humber’s award-winning internationalization strategy,” says vice-president of Advancement and External Affairs, Alister Mathieson. “Our English for Academic Purposes program provides an opportunity for students to meet English language entry requirements needed to study abroad.”