Beating nearly 1,000 contestants, two university students from Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City respectively on Nov 3 won first and second prizes at the national English business speaking contest organized by Cambridge ESOL.
From L to R: Ms. Enid Gelden, student services manager at Phoenix Academy, Nguyen Minh Trang (first prize), Nguyen Hoang Long (second prize), Ho Nhu Thao, (forth prize), Vu Tuan Ngoc, (third prize) and Doctor Duncan Rayner, Asian development director of Cambridge ESOL
Accordingly, Nguyen Minh Trang, of the Foreign Trade University and Nguyen Hoang Long, of Ho Chi Minh City-based RMIT have earned two tickets to advance into an Asian competition to be held early next year in Singapore.
Winners can grab attractive prizes including a full MBA scholarship by Australia-based University of Newcastle and other overseas study courses offered by the London Metropolitan University and Phoenix Academy in Perth Australia.
Officially titled “Asia Best Speaker of Business English Competition BULATS 2008”, the contest is organized by the prestigious University of Cambridge’s ESOL Examinations, a top global authority on assessing business communication skills and the leading provider of English tests and certificates.
BULATS (Business Language Testing Service), being an effective, well-rounded tool for companies and organizations to assess their employees’ English levels, is gaining rising popularity and is taken and used by more and more Asian students, employees and employers alike.