Online Learning Update

August 16, 2015

Rio cab drivers offered free English courses for Olympics

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

by One India

Taxi drivers in Rio de Janeiro have been offered free English courses to improve communication with tourists during next year’s Olympics. Some 10,000 online courses will be provided to drivers under the plan, a joint initiative between Rio 2016, Radio Globo and the English First group, reported Xinhua. Those who complete the course will receive a certificate of recognition from the ministry of eduction. “When tourists arrive in Rio, taxi drivers are often the first local people to greet them,” Rio 2016 head of engagement Mariana Behr told

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