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Banco Santander SA: giving 1,000 scholarships for a professional English course with the University of Pennsylvania


Banco Santander gives 1,000 Santander Language Scholarships | English to boost your career – University of Pennsylvania scholarships to help students strengthen their proficiency in professional English.

Non-native English speakers over the age of 18 who wish to advance their career can apply.

The application process will be open on www.becas-santander.com until November 23.

Madrid, September 13, 2021 – PRESS RELEASE
Professional English is a vital asset that has a powerful impact on people’s careers. Improving skills (i.e. acquiring new skills) in this area helps achieve career goals.

Banco Santander remains committed to lifelong learning and language training to promote employability. The universities of Santander offer 1,000 new Santander language scholarships | English to boost your career – University of Pennsylvania to help ambitious professionals interested in advancing their careers with a closer command of technical English.

These scholarships are aimed at non-native English speakers from Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, United States United States and Uruguay over 18 years old and having at least a B1 (intermediate level.

The application process is ongoing with the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), one of the world’s leading institutions. A member of the prestigious Ivy League network in the United States, it is regularly ranked among the top 20 universities in the world by Times Higher Education and QS.

The program allows students to choose from three modules based on their career goals:

  • English for Career Development: Students will learn to approach hiring processes and interviews in English, thus improving their employability. They will also have the chance to explore their desired career path while improving their vocabulary and fluency.
  • English for business and entrepreneurship: Students interested in business and the global economy will learn English to analyze market research, develop business plans, attract investors, and secure funding, while exploring entrepreneurial practices from around the world.
  • English for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: Students will learn to discuss cause and effect, develop research strategies, analyze experience data, and do other things in English. This course also uses topics related to climate change to demonstrate the use of scientific and technical language.

For Javier Roglá, Global Head of Universities of Santander, ‘languages, especially English, are a basic requirement for securing a job and developing a career in an environment which is rapidly becoming more digital and more international. In these times of transformation, we believe that better business English is essential, for example, to achieve better results in hiring processes, something the University of Pennsylvania has a lot of experience with.‘.

Jack Sullivan, Director of English Language Programs at Penn, said: “A central part of our mission is to foster partnerships that allow us to reach students around the world while using the most appropriate technology. We are excited to partner with Banco Santander, the global leader in higher education investment, to offer free, practical and engaging online courses that will help students and recent graduates stand out in the job market of more and more competitive.‘.

This online course, set up on the UPenn e-learning platform, will offer both individual exercises (questionnaires on articles and videos, games and practical self-registration tasks) and group (conversations, comments and questions and answers with teachers and classmates about the assignments, which will occasionally involve the mentoring of an internationally renowned expert).

The five-week course, which begins in January 2022, will be taught by UPenn’s English Programs Department. The application period is open until November 23 on becas-santander.com.

Banco Santander and its support for higher education
Banco Santander, leader in responsible banking, is firmly committed to progress and sustainable and inclusive growth. Through the Universities of Santander, he has been a pioneering pillar of higher education for 25 years, standing out among the world’s financial institutions. Banco Santander has committed more than 2 billion euros and awarded more than 630,000 scholarships and grants since the start of the universities program.

The University of Pennsylvania’s Commitment to Positive Global Impact
Penn Compact 2022 is University President Amy Gutmann’s vision for the University of Pennsylvania to drive inclusion, innovation and impact in the United States. The free online courses it offers on people’s daily lives are just one example of the university’s commitment. UPenn’s English Language (ELP) programs have pioneered the development of engaging online courses since 2014. Some two million students have signed up for online ELP courses on topics such as applying for courses. American universities, career development, media literacy and climate change.


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