IELTS USA to Sponsor the American Association of Community Colleges 2013 Global Exchange

Apr 19, 2013, 11:36 ET from IELTS USA

LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IELTS USA is proud to sponsor the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) 2013 Global Exchange in San Francisco, CA on Saturday, April 20, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Moscone Center. The Global Exchange will precede the Opening Session of the 93rd AACC Annual Convention, which is the largest gathering of over 2,000 community college presidents and senior administrators.

The increasing number of U.S. community colleges focusing their efforts on globalization, and the recruitment of more international students to their campuses are key reasons IELTS has partnered with AACC on the Global Exchange. The Exchange will begin with a keynote address by Dr. Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor of Workforce and Economic Development of California's Community Colleges, and will include speakers from the AACC Global Commission and international representatives from Denmark, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. The Global Exchange is one of the many ways AACC is helping develop the conversation across borders," said Alice Blayne-Allard, Associate Vice President for International Programs and Services. "We share the common goal of preparing our students to be successful in today's intercultural world."

As the world's leading high-stakes English language proficiency test, the mission of IELTS USA is to support individuals and organizations within the U.S. in evaluating English language proficiency, and help ensure these students are able to communicate effectively once they arrive on campus. "We believe the AACC Global Exchange is the perfect forum for this important dialogue around global education, and we are happy to support AACC's commitment to diversity on community college campuses," said Zachary Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of IELTS USA.

The Global Exchange is hosted by the AACC Commission on Global Education, and will serve as an opportunity for community college leaders to meet and network with international colleagues, to discuss current trends and issues related to preparing workers for the 21st Century global economy. Topics for the Global Exchange will touch upon new ideas, innovation and best practices for educating today's students, and is open to AACC Convention attendees on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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