ESOL Premier Campus first authorised agent to launch Linguaskill in Sri Lanka

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  • Breakthrough following collaboration with Cambridge University Press and Assessment


ESOL Premier Campus, the Higher Education division of ESOL College, has launched Linguaskill in Sri Lanka for the 1st time, in partnership with Cambridge University Press and Assessment. Linguaskill is a quick and convenient online test to help organisations check the English language skills of individuals and or groups of candidates, powered by Artificial Intelligence technology. It tests all four language skills ‒ speaking, writing, reading and listening ‒ in modules.

This makes ESOL Premier Campus the first authorised agent to offer this program in Sri Lanka, and is part of the Campus’ efforts to build a strong presence within Sri Lanka’s corporate sector. ESOL Premier Campus also offers various other programs, all the way from the Certificate level up to Degree level in English Language, including Diplomas and Higher Diplomas, to inspire and equip the younger generation with the English language proficiency and skills they need to excel in their careers.

The official launch of Linguaskill in Sri Lanka was attended by various senior officials from ESOL and Linguaskill, including UK Cambridge University Press and Assessment Key Accounts Manager for South Asia Kevin Coyne, who discussed the partnership between ESOL College, ESOL Premier Campus, and Cambridge Assessment English at length, and expressed confidence in the quality of education provided by ESOL. 

UK Cambridge University Press and Assessment Product Manager Ian Cowley, was also present and gave key insights into how English language can help career development in the current job market and how Linguaskill will enhance learners’ skills.

Commenting on the launch, ESOL Premier Campus CEO Himantha Karunarathne said: “The launch of Linguaskill is significant as it will help learners to develop their English language skills and will be beneficial for the corporate sector to enhance the English proficiency of their staff members. It will also be a useful tool for any organisation that wishes to quickly understand the English language skills of potential talent.” 

“English language proficiency is a key attribute that contributes towards employability of people,” said ESOL Premier Campus General Manager Andrew Abinash. 

He further added: “Particularly as the world becomes more interconnected, and Sri Lanka becomes increasingly outward-facing. Therefore, the introduction of Linguaskill will help to quickly, easily and economically assess this skill, seamlessly, for both employers and potential employees.”

ESOL Higher Education Manager Ama Ranaweera too addressed the gathering during the launch, and explained the significance of ESOL Premier Campus introducing Linguaskill to Sri Lanka. She also discussed ESOL’s plans to offer multiple Cambridge English qualifications and introduce programs catering to the specific demands of the corporate sector, in order to promote English language proficiency, which improves employability.