- Posted by membership
- On March 29, 2023
Santander and the British Council offer 5,000 online scholarships to study English and improve employability
Banco Santander reinforces its commitment to continuous learning and language training as a lever for employability and launches, together with the British Council, a new online edition of the Santander Language Scholarships | Online English Courses 2023 , which offers 5,000 scholarships for residents over 18 years of age from 11 countries (Argentina, Germany, Chile, Brazil, Mexico, USA, Spain, Portugal, Poland, United Kingdom and Uruguay).
The goal is for participants to learn English to improve grammar and vocabulary, as well as broaden linguistic knowledge linked to meetings, presentations or job interviews. The program offers five levels of training depending on the level of the participants, lasts 16 weeks and includes 12 online group classes tutored by a British Council teacher.
A 100% online program, at no cost to the beneficiaries and does not require being a bank customer or having a university degree . Those interested can register at this link until April 13.
The beneficiaries of the 5,000 scholarships will have to take a test to determine their level on the British Council’s online English training platform. The content of the courses is eminently practical and is focused on improving the employability of students.
For Blanca Sagastume, director of Santander Universities, Open Innovation & Blockchain, “languages continue to be one of the most in-demand transversal skills in the markets and a value that, at Banco Santander, we want to reinforce. That is why we are launching this new edition of the program hand in hand with the British Council, with whom past editions have been a complete success”.
For Carolina Jiménez, head of Higher Education at the British Council Spain, these scholarships “are a great opportunity for anyone over the age of 18 who wants to improve their level of English. They are flexible courses in terms of schedules, with synchronous online classes where it is possible to interact with students from different parts of the world. Without a doubt, a fantastic opportunity that, with a little effort on the part of the student, will allow them to improve their employability and help them create new connections, understanding and trust with other people and cultures”
Throughout the course, aspects such as preparing for job interviews in English, grammar and vocabulary for the work environment, establishing professional contacts and developing communication skills for meetings, presentations and talks will be addressed. Upon completion of the courses, students will receive a certificate attesting to their successful completion.