English Language Programme For Japanese Students Help Them Prepare For Studies In The United States!By Vinay Patel, UniversityHerald Reporter
In a bid to equip Japanese students for study at U.S. universities, ELS Educational Services, a top-notch English language instructor for foreign students, has revealed its plan to debut its own specialized English language programmes.
The scheme will reportedly run in collaboration with Benesse Corporation and Berlitz and is slated to begin with an already selected group of Japanese universities, Study International reported.
Those participating in the programme will go in for a full semester of Intensive English for Academic Purposes training initially at the Japanese institutions; prior to be transferred to an on-campus ELS centre at any one of 23 partner institutions in the United States.
Mark W. Harris, who will soon undergo a transition from ELS President and CEO to President Emeritus to enable him to focus on business development.
As President Emeritus, Harris will consult with partner universities and develop a course of action in terms of recruitment strategies that will eventually boost enrollment from Latin America, Central Asia, Oceania and South East Asia, Study Travel Magazine reported.
Harris will be replaced by Reiji Teresaka, a new addition to the company, who is slated to join ELS as CEO.
Teresaka, who previously worked at The Carlyle Group as an investment expert, will oversee investments at U.S. partner institutions as well as the on-campus programmes that are scheduled to be hosted in Japan.
Alexandra Zilovic, on the other hand will take over the position of the Executive Vice President of Global Operations and Business Affairs. His position is devoted to student success drive at ELS schemes based in the United States, Australia and Canada.
In addition, Zilovic will put student support services into effect in order to facilitate the assimilation of Japanese students across participating campuses in the United States.
Malik Sundharam will be assigned the role of Vice President of Business Development.
Citing the plan to launch ELS India as a higher education agency - a plan of action developed by Malik Sundharam himself - the global language training centre earned recognition from the U.S. Department of Commerce for its crucial contribution in building up U.S. higher education.
Sundharam will spearhead ELS counselling as well as recruitment assignments throughout Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and India.