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January 28, 2014

Saudi Arabia | Education | Business

Pearson wins key Saudi teaching contract

Pearson has been chosen to partner with a local firm to improve and monitor the quality of English language teaching in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia’s strategic education services company Tatweer has joined hands with top learning company Pearson to develop a new project aimed at developing the standard of English language providers in the kingdom.

The English Partnership Management Project is a flagship programme of the Tatweer Company for Educational Services (T4EDU) in implementing King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz’s Project for Development of Public Education, and forms part of Saudi’s broader education reform agenda to improve the quality of teaching and learning across the Kingdom.

The project aims to improve the English language proficiency of teachers in order to enhance the quality of English language teaching throughout the Kingdom.

Under the contract, Pearson has been tasked with ensuring that the quality of English language instruction delivered to teachers meets stringent, international standards.

Throughout this project, Pearson will monitor the performance of third party English language training providers who work with the Kingdom’s English language teachers, said the company in its statement.

The Tatweer programme will feature a number of initiatives affecting Saudi Arabia’s English language training providers, including:

Read the full article from Trade Arabia.

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