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Politicians Meet Southeast Asian Officials

April 8, 2016

EIT’s English Language Centre recently introduced Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little and Napier MP Stuart Nash to a group of government officials visiting from Southeast Asia.

The politicians were on campus as Napier’s Art Deco celebrations moved into full swing, and the pair were appropriately attired


for the extended weekend’s events.

The 24 Southeast Asian officials are studying ELTO (English Language Training for Officials) through the English Language Centre.

EIT is contracted to deliver the eight-week programmes and each of the twice-yearly intakes has a theme.  The latest group is studying International Security Trends and six countries are taking part – Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar, Mongolia and Timor Leste.

The participants are middle-level government officials and all work in ministries that include labour, health, telecommunications and foreign affairs.

As well as developing their English language skills, the ELTOs further their knowledge by visiting various relevant businesses and companies in Hawke’s Bay.

The next intake, in the second semester, will also include Indonesia.