Banco Santander launches 1,000 scholarships to promote professional English with the help of University of Pennsylvania

Banco Santander launch 1,000 Santander Language Scholarship | English to advance your career – University of Pennsylvania To enhance English language proficiency in professional settings.

The call is designed for people over the age of 18, non-native speakers of English, and interested in advancing their career.

It can be ordered at www.becas-santander.com until November 23.

Madrid, September 13, 2021 – Press release
Professional English is an essential tool that makes a difference when it comes to promoting employment. Improving such skills and learning new skills and knowledge (also called skill improvement) helps to achieve career goals.

Banco Santander continues its commitment to continuous learning and language training as a lever for employment. Through Santander Universities, it is launched 1,000 Santander Language Scholarship | English to advance your career – University of Pennsylvania With the aim of promoting professional English for those interested in developing their careers and improving their employability.

The scholarships target 1,000 people over the age of 18, non-native speakers of English, or citizens or residents of 13 countries (Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, USA, Spain, Mexico, Peru, Poland , Portugal, US. Kingdom and Uruguay).), with a minimum of B1 in English.

The call was launched in cooperation with the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), one of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions: a member of the Ivy League – the most connected network of American universities – and a regular in the “Top 20” of the world’s best universities according to rankings such as THE (Times Higher Education) or QS .

The training program will allow participants to choose between three courses based on their career goals:

  • English for career development: Designed to help participants learn to face selection and interview processes in English, thus increasing their employability opportunities. It will also give your students the opportunity to explore the career path they would like to pursue while improving their vocabulary and English language skills.
  • English for Business and Entrepreneurship: For those interested in business and the global economy. Participants will learn English designed to analyze market research, write business plans, attract investor attention and financial support, and explore global entrepreneurial practices.
  • English for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: Participants will learn to use the language of cause and effect in English, write research strategies, analyze data from experiments… In addition, they will use issues related to climate change as a case for using technical scientific language.

For Javier Rogla, Global Director of Universities of Santander, “Language skills, especially English, are a prerequisite for employment and professional development, especially in an environment that is rapidly digitizing and internationalizing. In a moment of transformation like the one we are going through, it seems that promoting professional English is essential for us, for example, to increase the chances of success in selection processes, something in which the University of Pennsylvania has a lot of experience.“.

Jack Sullivan, director of English language programs at the University of Pennsylvania, notes that “One of our goals is to promote agreements that allow us to reach students around the world using the most appropriate technology. We are pleased to collaborate with Banco Santander, the world’s leading provider of higher education, to offer free online lessons that will help students and recent graduates do their best in an increasingly competitive job market.“.

The course, 100% online, will be carried out through UPenn’s online training platform and will offer individual activities (tests on articles and videos, knowledge through games or making your own recordings as practical exercises) as well as group activities in real time (talks, comments, questions with teachers and classmates about the tasks being performed, which you will sometimes get guidance from internationally renowned specialists).

The course will start in January 2022, will last for 5 weeks and will be offered by the Department of English Language Programs at UPenn. The call will remain open until November 23 at www.becas-santander.com.

Banco Santander and its support for higher education
Banco Santander, a leader in responsible banking, maintains an unwavering commitment to inclusive and sustainable progress and growth with a pioneering and consolidated commitment to higher education that it has developed through Santander universities for 25 years and sets it apart from other financial institutions in the world. The entity has allocated a total of more than 2,000 million euros and awarded more than 630,000 scholarships and grants since its launch.

University of Pennsylvania Commitment to Global Impact
The Penn Compact 2022 program reflects President Amy Guttman’s vision for the University of Pennsylvania to be the most comprehensive, innovative, and influential university in the United States. Offering free online lessons to inform people of daily life is a good example of this commitment. Penn’s English Language Programs (ELP) has been a pioneer in creating engaging free courses around the world since 2014. To date, nearly two million students have enrolled in online ELP classes on topics ranging from US college admissions application, professional development, and the media. Literacy and climate change.

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