Cengage Partners with Tatweer Company for Educational Services to Deliver Professional Development Program to English Language Teachers in Saudi Arabia
Agreement brings National Geographic Learning’s ELTeach program to 1,000 Ministry of Education English teachers
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and BOSTON, November 29, 2016 — Cengage, an education and technology company, has signed an agreement with Tatweer Company for Educational Services (T4edu), to deliver professional development programs for Ministry of Education English teachers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Cengage will provide 1,000 teachers with online access to its National Geographic Learning ELTeach resource. The agreement was finalized at a signing event in Riyadh in November.
“Saudi Arabia continues to show its commitment to education, as evidenced by the country’s significant investments in quality learning materials,” said Alexander Broich, Executive Vice President, Cengage International. “We are honored to support the country’s teachers of English with our ELTeach program, enabling English language learning to be introduced to students earlier in their studies.”
Having enrolled 1,000 English language teachers in National Geographic Learning’s ELTeach program, T4edu Chief Officer, Content and Technology Solutions, Dr. Nasser H. Al-Uwaishiq complimented the partnership: “T4edu is looking forward to successfully conducting professional development programs for Ministry of Education English teachers in partnership with Cengage in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Teachers participating in this program will significantly improve their teaching skills contributing to the continued improvement and development of the teaching and learning of English for the benefit of students in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through T4edu initiated programs.”
Cengage’s National Geographic Learning ELTeach is an online, integrated professional development, assessment, and certificate program, supporting teachers of English through coursework and assessments in English-for-Teaching and Professional Knowledge for English Language Teaching (ELT). The program is aimed at improving the level of English for the classroom and focuses on online speaking and listening. The advanced level of the program is focused on classroom methodology and is designed to help teachers with lesson planning and preparation. Upon completion of the course, all teachers have the opportunity to take either the Test of English-for-Teaching (TEFT™) or the Test of Professional Knowledge (TPK™) assessments, developed by US-based Educational Testing Service (ETS).
Providing online, self-paced access makes ELTeach a time efficient and flexible resource to meet the training needs of Ministry of Education English teachers in Saudi Arabia.
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA with an office hub in San Francisco. Employees reside in nearly 40 countries with sales in more than 125 countries around the world. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.
T4EDU is one of the subsidiaries of Tatweer Holding Company, a government owned company and the exclusive executer of King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Public Education Development Project (Tatweer).
For more information about Tatweer Company for Educational Services (T4EDU) English Language Development Program, please contact Ali Alromaih [email protected].