BSC opens school in Kyrgyzstan capital
British Study Centres has opened a school in Kyrgyzstan in a step towards satisfying the demand for high-quality English Language Training in the capital Bishkek.
BSC Kyrgyzstan was established in the summer of 2018 and has quickly become a popular choice for students wanting to study the English language in their home country.
“It offers the same high-quality experience with qualified teachers as our UK centres”
The government of Kyrgyzstan supports in-country ELT with a three-national-language policy of Kyrgyz, Russian, and English. By 2022 the policy aim is to have 90% of secondary school leavers at CEFR B2 level in their non-native language.
In a launch to introduce the new opportunity for local students, BSC welcomed the vice prime minister of Kyrgyzstan, Altynay Omurbekova, to open the school.
Speaking about the new venture, owner of BSC Kyrgyzstan, Ryskul Ashymkanova said: “We are very excited to be able to offer high-quality BSC programs locally. We are committed to providing the very best for our students and this is a great opportunity for them.”
BSC Group managing director for transnational education and chair of English UK, Steve Phillips added that TNE is a vital part of BSC’s offering.
“The team works so hard to ensure our standards across the world are met and BSC Kyrgyzstan is a perfect example of this. It offers the same high-quality experience with qualified teachers as our UK centres and we are delighted they are now part of the BSC group,” he added.
Business Development Manager at BSC, Janna Sarkisova, commented that it was a “dream come true”, for her as “being from Kyrgyzstan, I have always wanted to provide a chance for local students to study high-quality English language programs and have access to wider opportunities for their education and careers.”
Located in the city centre of Bishkek, BSC delivered the Cambridge CELTA course at BSC Kyrgyzstan in over the summer months and revealed that all candidates passed successfully with several of them now working at the school.
Future plans for the school including close cooperation with the Ministry of Education on teacher training programs, delivery of an international foundation year and junior summer camps.