An extension of the partnership agreement was signed between YU and INTERLINK Language Center whereby INTERLINK at YU continues to provide the English language program for the orientation year students as well as any other English language teaching services.
The extension agreement was signed by the Chairman of Board of Trustees, Mr. Khalid Alkhudair and INTERLINK President, Mr. Ahad Shahbaz on 26 December 2017.
The extension is a clear sign of the sustainable success and achievement of INTERLINK at YU and its innovative and unique language teaching and learning program that has been serving the university students and the community at large, and of YU’s keenness on building strong and sustainable partnerships with world class educational institutions.
Highlighting the importance of the extension, Mr. Khalid Alkhudair said that the agreement will guarantee the sustainability of the success that has been made over the past fourteen years, which reflected very positively on the fulfillment of the university’s vision and mission and its commitment to providing quality educational services and programs.
Mr. Shahbaz maintained that the extension is a clear indication of the cumulative success that both parties have been able to reap together as a result of their commitment to quality education and the principles of the learner-centered approach and project-based language learning. He said that as INTERLINK enters its fourth decade, it is very focused on building and sustaining strong partnerships with distinguished colleges and universities such as YU to create further opportunities for the students to benefit from a unique language program that delivers practical learning outcomes, which help them succeed in their academic studies and in the job market after graduation.
INTERLINK first started in 1979 in Preston, New Jersey, to teach English as a second language to diverse students from various backgrounds and world cultures by professional teachers who follow a unique program and a creative learner-centered curriculum. Today, INTERLINK has centers in six universities and colleges across the US.
The partnership between YU and INTERLINK dates back to the day when the then Al Yamamah College opened its doors for the first time in September 2004 to offer a distinguished language qualification program that has proven to be one of the best programs in Riyadh and Saudi Arabia. The quality of the language proficiency and skills obtained by the programs graduates not only enables them to capably pursue their academic studies at Al Yamamah, where English is the language of instruction, but also to successfully stand out in the crowd in a labor market that demands strong communication skills in English.