4/30/14

Lack of proficiency in English language is one of barriers to Emiratisation, says International House Dubai.

Of the 50 million people learning English in MENA region, 5 % do so to boost business communication skills

Dubai, UAE, 30 April 2014: International House Dubai (IH Dubai), a leading institution offering practical skills-based courses with international accreditation in the UAE, has revealed that more than 5 percent of the 50 million people currently learning English in the MENA region, are doing so in order to enhance their business communications skills with the goal of boosting their career growth.


Clair Hattle, Director, IH Dubai said: “Many of our trainees are UAE nationals. The courses we offer are very crucial for the success of Emiratisation, as lack of proficiency in English is one of the barriers to Emiratisation, according to many studies.”

In the UAE, nationals make up just 1% of private sector workforce. A good grasp of English language is one of the key factors to enhance Emiratisation and this could be achieved through intensive English courses conducted by experts.

Hattle said: “We at IH Dubai are highly committed to maximizing the number of UAE nationals working in the private sector. Equipping them with the right skills in English language will ensure their quick integration into the private sector job market. Our ‘National Development’ programme is one of the courses that have been created with this goal in mind.”

IH Dubai specializes in delivering lifelong learning and vocational courses to a cross section of UAE community, as well as English language training.

Hattle added that IH Dubai delivers courses that are developed by international experts in international business communication across cultures which train executives to operate in an international business environment.

IH Dubai develops tailor-made corporate language courses. The experienced IH Dubai teachers design high-impact language training programmes targeting companys’ specific needs and with flexible schedules.

She said: “IH Dubai has dedicated English teachers with business experience who push the students to achieve optimum results. The company also offers specialised English training, including courses in banking and finance, law or human resources and one-to-one specialised courses. Our courses in marketing, HR, leadership and management and accounting are accredited and designed to offer maximum efficacy to our trainees.”

A member of International House World Organization (IHWO), IH Dubai has been operating for the past 10 years, and has served more than 10,000 trainees who have progressed remarkably in their careers.


IHWO has been in existence for 61 years as a global network of institutions committed to implementing high quality standards in education and training.