By WILLIAM TELFORD Business Editor @WTelfordHerald

 A DELEGATION of Turkish students have spent three weeks in Plymouth learning about computer technology and improving their English.

The students received training at Almond Vocational Link, based at City Business Park in Stoke, as part of a project called ITC, which focuses on learning about building computers, software, training and networking, and participating with partners in Plymouth, London, Germany, and Italy.

Almond’s managing director Janet Wonnacott (pictured far right) said: “The group from Turkey had an action-packed programme and learned how to build a computer from scratch, and also developed their English skills.

“We are hoping to further develop our projects in Turkey.”

Murat Kert, a computer sciences teacher at the Iskenderon Teknik ve Endustri Meslek Lisesi school, in Hatay, Turkey, said: “The students have enjoyed their educational visit to Plymouth and sampled much of the city’s cultural delights, and many are going home with a better understanding of English and computer skills.”

European Union-funded Almond Vocational Link started in 2007, and brings foreign students from across the EU to Plymouth every year.

The company is piloting a Montessori teaching programme helping mature students master the English language and recently launched a language cafe for foreign speakers.

Read more: http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Turkish-students-learn-computing-skills-Plymouth/story-21642899-detail/story.html#ixzz37dM2iOTG
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