The Smrt English curricula will be used by more than 600 students, professors and administrative staff at the institution in the west-central Brazil state, Mato Grosso.
Partners signed an agreement on September 15, attended by the Canadian ambassador to Brazil Jennifer May, Federal University of Rondonópolis rector Analy Castilho Polizel de Souza, and Smrt English president Jim Clark, among other distinguished guests.
“It’s really exciting to see this pathway being taken with UFR”
“Language is an entry point for a culture, which is an entry point for relationships,” said Jennifer May ambassador of Canada in Brazil. “It’s really exciting to see this pathway being taken with UFR in conjunction with Smrt English.”
The curricula offers UFR the means to make online teaching possible anywhere, Celso Moisés do Nascimento from the institution noted.
The technological tool (Language Management System), the English language teaching content in several levels as well as the fact that it keeps “the main character in education as a bridge between the content, the student and the teacher” make it particularly attractive, he hinted.
“Your product is so welcome that you could sell directly to the government to supply the whole country,” he said at the event.
Smrt English also works with over 1,000 students in the state of Paraná, via the Paraná Speaks English/ Paraná Fala Ingles initiative.
Additionally, it collaborates with the Banco do Brasil on a project aiming to teach English to its 50,000+ employees throughout Brazil using the Smrt English curriculum.
“Internationalisation starts with conversation and conversation starts with language,” Jim Clark, president Smrt English, added.
The Canadian provider also partnered with the state of Sonora in Mexico in 2020.