05 Feb Eton Institute is the first to achieve ÖSD test centre status in the UAE and wider Gulf region

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Eton Institute is the first to achieve ÖSD test centre status in the UAE and wider Gulf region

Dubai,5th February,2014 – Eton Institute, the UAE’s largest training and professional development centre, has achieved international status as the first ÖSD exam preparation and test centre in the Gulf Region, offering globally recognised certification for competence in the German language.

Against a background of globalization, virtual borders and expected mobility, there is an increasing demand for language courses and language competency testing.  For the English language alone, Eton Institute offers courses for the TOEFL and IELTS tests, which college and universities use to gauge the language skills of prospective international students, and the TOEIC test, which employers in a variety of industries use to determine employees’ readiness to use English in global communication.

Romina Mahtani, Operations Director, Eton Institute, remarked, “More than 27 million people from all over the world have taken the TOEFL test to demonstrate their English-language.  Over one million people take the IELTS test every year. Our customers wish to progress professionally and personally and it’s a simple fact that languages and standardized language tests open doors to education, employment and global opportunities.

German is the most widely spoken native language in Europe and approximately 55 million Europeans speak German as a foreign language.  We have been offering ÖSD courses and exam dates very successfully at Eton Institute Vienna and we are delighted to bring this product to the UAE for the first time.”

ÖSD stands for “Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch”. The ÖSD is a state-approved examination and assessment system for German as a Foreign Language / German as a Second Language, and is accepted for university admission in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and South Tyrol (Italy) and as proof of language ability for citizenship applications for Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

German is the official language in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein as well as in Italy’s South Tyrol. In addition, German plays a role as a recognized minority language in Denmark, France, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia.

Germany, Switzerland and Austria are all famous for the quality of their universities, and Germany enrolls the third-highest number of international students in the world.  Many of the world’s most desirable cities to live are German-speaking and the German-speaking countries’ economic significance is significant. According to the economic review from the German Information Center and magazine-deutschland.de, Germany boasts the world’s fourth-largest national economy, and the per capita GDPs of German-speaking Switzerland and Austria rank third and fourth in the EU.

To find out more about the internationally accredited language courses and exams at Eton Institute, please email contact.uae@etoninstitute.com or call 800-Eton (800-3866) to speak with an advisor. For information about the services offered at Eton Institute and other enquiries please visit www.etoninstitute.com.


About Eton Institute:

Eton Institute is globally recognized as a leader in learning and development solutions, offering Professional Development Training, accredited courses in over 100 Languages, Teacher Training and Computer Training. Since its inception in Dubai in 2006, the Institute now delivers training worldwide with operations in the Middle East, Europe and America. With a dedicated team of professionals developing highly customized programs, Eton Institute features the most sought after training methodologies and techniques, and is proud to be associated with top international thinkers to successfully provide organizational change for over 2000 global clients.

For additional information please contact:
Moaz Khan
Marketing Director
Eton Institute
Ph: +971 4 4386818



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