LONDON, November 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
EF Education First, the world leader in language training for business, government and the education sector, announced today that some of Mexico's most promising young football players are joining their online English learning program to boost their career in the international arena.
Mexico has just reached the final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013 beating Italy, Brazil and Argentina on the way.
Whilst the players are preparing for their future careers in International football, they will also be facing increased exposure to worldwide media audiences and millions of fans. Alejandro Alzaga from Magnitude, a specialist in career management of high performing professionals praised the initiative, "As an established English training partner of several major sports occasions including some previous Olympic Games, EF was the natural choice. Learning English will be crucial for any player transferring to another football country in order to understand their coach directions and communicate within a team of players from all over the world. It also requires them to be approachable for interviews and press conferences as well as having the ability to communicate with fans all over the world via social media channels".
Aspiring young professional Carlos Trevino, a former U-20 team player and subject for European football, is one of the players preparing his English in EF's online school. He will, along with other players, feed their thousands of twitter followers with unique insights into their studies and share another side of their lives off the football pitch.
Armando Ajuria, Country Manager of Mexico, EF Corporate Language Learning Solutions commented: "We are very excited to have the players on board. Their busy lives require a study plan that fits around their footballing commitments. Our "Learn-on- the-go" concept is available via any computer, mobile and tablet device, giving the players the freedom and flexibility they need to study English wherever and whenever they want."
EF already enjoys leadership in mobile English learning. The online school is used by millions of students and thousands of companies around the world to improve their English skills faster than traditional methods. The cloud-based school offers courses from beginner to advanced level and uses cutting edge technology including virtual classrooms and advanced speech recognition to bring students and teachers together.
Regular updates on the players progress will feature on @ef_solutions and #hablasinglesEF and Carlos Trevino, @Trevy8.
Join us in wishing Mexico U-17 team the best of luck in the final on Friday against Nigeria!
About EF Corporate Language Learning Solutions
EF Corporate Language Learning Solutions, an EF Education First company, is the world leader in corporate language training for multinational businesses and public sector organizations. Over 1,500 organizations and 20 million students worldwide have put their trust in us for a reason - we have proven time and again that our training solutions generate real results. With a worldwide network of offices in over 50 countries, executive language institutes in Cambridge, UK and Boston, USA and the world's most advanced online, on-demand language school, EF CLLS provides the highest returns on language training investments. For more information on EF Corporate Language Learning Solutions please visit: http://www.ef.com/corporate.
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