Feature: Riverside College Niches for World Demand in Health Care Training (2)
Riverside College’ partnership with the Washington Post owned and Newsweek sister company ICSEC-Kaplan, is its seriousness in maintaining leadership in theworld market niche of Health Care Professionals, "mainstream, downstream and allied industries.
Riverside College President Samuel Lee, Vice President for Administration Maria Puy "Baba" Torre and Vice President for Academic Affairs explained last Friday that the learners’ readiness training for the world market is to equip them and the faculty members to be adept in the languages it uses, among them is the English language that should be spoken in strong degree of clarity and command.* (Gil Severino photo)
ICSEC-Kaplan is a world leader in various test preparation programs for those intending to enter the United States of America and Riverside College
Iloilo-based ICSEC-Kaplan Jonalyn Lim was here last Friday to explain in details initial review program to be offered by Riverside College now that it is its satellite center, these are:
The National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN), U.S. Medical Licensing Exam Step 1 (USMLE-1), Test of English as a Foreign Language-internet based test (TOEFL-iBT), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
In their discussions last Friday, Riverside College officials led by its President Samuel Lee, Vice President for Administration Maria Puy "Baba" Torre and Vice President for Academic Affairs, they explained that the learners’ readiness training for the world market is to equip them and the faculty members to be adept in the languages it uses, among them is the English language that should be spoken in strong degree of clarity and command.
Subsequent to the Memorandum of Agreement with ICSEC-Kaplan, Riverside College is the only college in Negros Island now and among the few in the Visayas that uses the Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) system.
These two programs therefore are utilized for the Riverside College’ "commitment to the holistic formation of highly competent, competitive and Christocentric men and women equipped to respond to the challenges and opportunities of a fast changing global society.
Together with the ISCEC-Kaplan review program, the CALL system is an integrated technology-assisted English course wares and assessment tools to help students speak, interact, critique and use English in accomplishing all curricular requirements of their chosen course and future career paths with ease, proficiency and accuracy.
The system is a technology-based interactive method, and incorporates all four language skills development beginning with listening and speaking and followed by reading and writing.
Vice President for Academic Affairs Elsa Streegan explained that all freshmen students must undergo and passed the CALL or the English Dynamics Program.
This includes all faculty members being the key to the delivery of quality Healthcare education envisioned by Riverside College.*