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Edraak launches free online English language course

By JT - Oct 12,2015 - Last updated at Oct 12,2015

AMMAN — Edraak, the first nonprofit Arab massive open online course (MOOC) platform of the Queen Rania Foundation (QRF), on Monday launched “Learn English: Conversational Skills for Beginners”.

The free online English language learning course is developed and run in partnership with the British Council, Crescent Petroleum and Cerego, according to an Edraak statement.

The five-week course, which starts in November, focuses on conversational language and is aimed at beginner and elementary level Arabic-speaking learners.

Haifa Dia Al Attia, CEO of the Queen Rania Foundation, noted that the rapid enrollment demonstrates the huge demand for English language competencies in the region as the ability to understand and communicate in English can open new professional opportunities, according to the statement.

“Edraak’s content strategy is primarily demand driven and in a poll of our learners, around 50 per cent favoured an introductory English language MOOC,” she added. 




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