One of the charters of the Baja Scholarship Foundation is to foster bilingual competency in our scholarship awardees. The Cambridge English School in Rosarito is a great opportunity for our students to become fully and professionally proficient in English. It is an impressive program, which actually results in an IESL certification and can result in IELTS Certification from Cambridge University!
The program has four levels followed by a test, which is given at the university in Tijuana. Each level takes 4 months of either 4-hour classes on Saturday or daily 1 hour classes. We are VERY impressed with their protocol and with the results achieved. The person we met with had outstanding English and this is where she studied.
We are sending our two students who did not get slots at UABC this semester there
One of our Students, Yessi, posted the comments below to show how important this is to our career minded students:
Hello, yesterday I went to my first job interview concerning my career, for a public relations job in an important project of wine in town. My only problem, though I gather the necessary skills for the job, was English. English is essential for the position. Students may think it is not necessary, but it is. For full-time students, who are fortunate to only study and not having to work, the primary, secondary and high school, they should divide their time between school and English classes. Advantage not working today. You cannot say that the school absorbs them way too long , when they get to college and have to work , know what is "no time, sometimes , even to sleep." consider their English as something urgent to attend. Otherwise tomorrow I will not pass the first interview because not master the English language?
For my part, I will seek a course on Saturday morning, here in Ensenada, when I have a couple of hours, usually I dedicate it to catch up with overdue tasks. But this is more important and urgent to address and though I have to pay, for me it is an investment in my future, and a secured job. For you it's free, and it's in your area, see my example and evaluate the consequences of not addressing something as important
We would LOVE to be able to send all of our students, at least the university students; some who would not need all four Levels. However, we need sponsors to step in to finance this effort. There is a 100 peso ($6usd) initial inscription fee and the monthly fee is a very reasonable 800 pesos ($48usd). The book, one for each level, is 360 pesos ($22usd).
Contact the Baja Scholarship Foundation today to sponsor this excellent program for our students.