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September 13, 2013

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English language learning project for World Cup kicks off

teach-English-in-Brazil.jpgA new English language learning project will help prepare young people in Brazil for the world of work and encourage them to become volunteers to help tourists during the FIFA World Cup 2014.

The initiative is part of a collaboration between PlugMinas (Centre for Formation and Digital Experimentation), the Government of the State of Minas Gerais, Cambridge English Language Assessment and Cultura Inglesa (educational institution in Belo Horizonte). The project also has support from SECOPA MG (Special Secretariat for the World Cup) as part of its programme of social inclusion.

As part of the project Cambridge English exams will be taken by participants of a language course offered by the Cultura Inglesa. The students, aged between 14 and 24, are all current or former students from public municipal and state schools or colleges.

Rone Costa, Development Manager of Cambridge English Language Assessment in Brazil said:

“We support this project, as a good knowledge of English will certainly help these students both in preparing for the world of work, as well as communicating with the thousands of football fans from all over the world, who will come to Brazil in 2014.”

The project got underway earlier this year when a group of 60 students were selected to participate in the preparation course for the exam Cambridge English: Key.

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