Reporter 408, 20 October 1997

Learning the language of the global economy

The University’s Language Centre has devised a pioneering language programme specifically aimed at equipping the globe-trotting executives of tomorrow with the skills they will need in the 21st century.

The ‘Times Two’ scheme, to be launched in April 1998, combines English and Russian for business in just one programme. Participants will spend three months in Leeds and three at the Moscow State University. The scheme has been designed to meet the needs of recently qualified business graduates or young business professionals who want to acquire the language skills and business expertise to work in Europe, Russia and the former Soviet Union republics.

Rosemary Marsh of the University of Leeds Language Centre said: “By the end of this six-month programme, participants will have gained the basic business and language skills to operate with confidence throughout Europe and the former Soviet Union.”

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