First UK English Language School Opens In Vientiane
Source: Vientiane Times
Panyathip International School has partnered with the Wimbledon School of English, a British English language school, to officially open the Panyathip Education Centre in Vientiane.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony between the two schools was held recently in Vientiane, during a visit to Panyathip International School by the UK Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Mr Mark Field.
The MOU was inked between the Founder and Managing Director of Panyathip International School, Ms Pathana Panyathip, and Managing Director, Wimbledon School of English, Ms Jane Dancaster.
The Wimbledon School of English (WSE) will provide English for Academic Purposes courses to students from Panyathip International School and the local area, as well as providing general English and business and professional courses to local clientele.
Ms Dancaster said the team was “delighted” to be the first British English language centre to open in Laos and have the opportunity to work with inspiring educational practitioners.
“As one of the leading international schools in Laos, Panyathip International School is the perfect partner for WSE,” she said.
“In addition, WSE shares the same educational values and commitment to quality in everything we do and we are looking forward to working together to ensure that we provide top quality courses and associated services,” she added.
Mr Field also gave a speech emphasising the importance of education and the opportunities that UK education can bring to students in Laos.
He and Ms Pathana unveiled a plaque marking the official opening of the Panyathip Education Centre.
According to Panyathip International School, it and the British International School in Laos have been
working together for some time towards bringing the best of UK education to Laos.
With support from the Ministry of Education and Sports and other institutions including the Royal Academy of Dance, Wimbledon School of English Vientiane and the University of Nottingham, the best is now accessible to students here in Laos.