AHEAD Tutorial & Review Center President Rossana L. Llenado was one of the speakers at the 29th Conference of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) in Hong Kong. The conference attracted some 400 delegates composed largely of leading businessmen from 22 Asia-Pacific countries.
In her speech, Llenado disclosed her enthusiasm for the ASEAN integration. She said, “When we heard of the ASEAN integration, we got really excited. We thought: Where could we, a supplementary education company, position ourselves in an ASEAN that’s fully integrated?”
It didn’t take long for the AHEAD group to come up with an answer. She says, “We will help business organizations effectively communicate with each other by developing a Business English Program for Executives. The program kicks off with a two-week English immersion tour in the Philippines. Classes will focus on the student’s listening, speaking, and reading skills in the morning with power workshops on grammar and writing in the afternoon. Participants will be taught how to use our online platform as their training will continue in their home country. We’ll teach them the basics for eight hours. For the rest of the day, they are free to go about their business.”
Succeeding sessions will be done through live face-to-face online tutorials through AHEAD Online. She says, “Modules and exercises will be sent online for convenience. The student will spend five hours a week learning how to read, write, and communicate in English. Once a week, he will meet his teacher online to practice his speaking skills and listening comprehension. At the end of the course, the executive will be able to apply listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for optimal professional achievement and cultural enrichment.”
Llenado is confident of the efficacy of AHEAD Online. The Philippines, after all, is number one in the world in call center services. Filipino teachers are in much demand throughout Asia.
She said, “I know it is an ambitious leap, but I have faith in our system and in Filipinos as the world’s best teachers. I believe that if we succeed in this, we will be able to provide great job opportunities that would make Filipinos want to stay in the country with their families. It would be a chance to show the rest of the world how dedicated we are to the cause of quality education.”