[lg policy] BSC opens school in Kyrgyzstan capital

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Fri Sep 21 10:48:54 EDT 2018

BSC opens school in Kyrgyzstapital Posted on Sep 20, 2018
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British Study Centres <https://www.british-study.com/> has opened a school
in Kyrgyzstan in a step towards satisfying the demand for high-quality
English Language Training in the capital Bishkek.
BSC Kyrgyzstan was established in the summer of 2018. Photo: British Study
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By 2022 the aim is to have 90% of secondary school leavers CEFR B2 level in
their non-native language

BSC Kyrgyzstan <https://www.british-study.com/franchises/kg/> was
established in the summer of 2018 and has quickly become a popular choice
for students wanting to study the English language in their home country.

“It offers the same high-quality experience with qualified teachers as our
UK centres”

The government of Kyrgyzstan supports in-country ELT with a
three-national-language policy of Kyrgyz, Russian, and English. By 2022 the
policy aim is to have 90% of secondary school leavers at CEFR B2 level in
their non-native language.

In a launch to introduce the new opportunity for local students, BSC
welcomed the vice prime minister of Kyrgyzstan, Altynay Omurbekova, to open
the school.

Speaking about the new venture, owner of BSC Kyrgyzstan, Ryskul Ashymkanova
said:  “We are very excited to be able to offer high-quality BSC programs
locally. We are committed to providing the very best for our students and
this is a great opportunity for them.”

BSC Group managing director for transnational education and chair of
English UK, Steve Phillips added that TNE is a vital part of BSC’s offering.

“The team works so hard to ensure our standards across the world are met
and BSC Kyrgyzstan is a perfect example of this. It offers the same
high-quality experience with qualified teachers as our UK centres and we
are delighted they are now part of the BSC group,” he added.

Business Development Manager at BSC, Janna Sarkisova, commented that it was
a “dream come true”, for her as “being from Kyrgyzstan, I have always
wanted to provide a chance for local students to study high-quality English
language programs and have access to wider opportunities for their
education and careers.”

Located in the city centre of Bishkek, BSC delivered the Cambridge CELTA
course at BSC Kyrgyzstan in over the summer months and revealed that all
candidates passed successfully with several of them now working at the

Future plans for the school including close cooperation with the Ministry
of Education on teacher training programs, delivery of an international
foundation year and junior summer camps.
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 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com

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