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English UK goes on tour in Jordan

Promoting themselves – and their country – as a high quality English language learning option, members of English UK recently went on tour to Jordan to take their message to the Middle East. The three-day event welcomed education agencies located throughout the region.

Marc Jessel spoke of the importance of English as an international language and the quality of a British education

In partnership with and supported by the British Council, UK Trade & Investment and VisitBritain, English UK organised a regional event attended by 80 delegates, including education agents from Armenia, Bahrain, Georgia, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

Delegates praised the overall organisation and programme, convivial atmosphere and business networking opportunities of the fair. Steven A’Barrow from Harrow House International College commented, “Superb organisation yet again by the English UK team. It was a great opportunity to get to know agents and competitors better.”

The programme of social events, seminars, and one-to-one appointments in a tranquil resort set alongside the world’s largest natural spa gave educators and agents the opportunity to really get to know each other and develop long-lasting productive partnerships, explained the organisers.

Also attending the fair were representatives from the British Council Jordan, Oman and the UK; the British Embassy Amman; the UK Border Agency; English UK corporate member, White House Education and English UK regional group, English UK South West.

Marc Jessel, the British Council Jordan’s Country Director, welcomed delegates and spoke of the importance of English as an international language and the quality of a British education.

After the fair, 23 delegates took part in an overnight Desert Highway tour to Wadi Rum and Petra. Their itinerary included visits to Mount Nebo and Madaba, a sunset Bedouin jeep drive in Wadi Rum and a walking tour in the footsteps of Indiana Jones in the ancient city of Petra. Guests camped under the stars in the desert at Wadi Rum, enjoying a traditional Bedouin meal and folk songs around the campfire.

The next English UK Fair for the region will be held in Beirut from Monday 30 September to Thursday 03 October 2013 in Beirut.

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