UC Berkeley Extension Announces Global Alumni Partnership

Skills-based executive programs geared for Spanish-speaking
professionals


BERKELEY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#HRmanagement–UC Berkeley Extension has announced that select courses in the
accredited Certificate Program in Human Resource Management and in the
Certificate Program in Marketing will be fully taught in Spanish to
address the growing number of Spanish-speaking learners. Available
completely online, these select courses will be adapted from their
English-language equivalents and will begin September 2018. More courses
will be added in Spring 2019.

By offering the courses completely online, UC Berkeley Extension is
again demonstrating its leadership and mission to offer high-quality
courses to an increasingly global community of learners. Overcoming any
language barriers to learning, these courses allow Spanish learners to
train and improve their professional skills without having to physically
attend a traditional classroom-based course.

“Universities are aware that they must adapt to the new economic and
social realities, and that is why UC Berkeley Extension has decided to
go a step further and offer these classes to Spanish-speaking
countries,” said UC Berkeley Extension Dean Diana Wu.

At the end of each course, Spanish-speaking students will have acquired
the same in-depth and practical skills and competencies that they would
have received if they were taking the courses in a standard classroom
setting.

To carry out this innovative project, UC Berkeley Extension has
partnered with Global Alumni, a Spanish-American Edtech company that
specializes in providing high-quality e-learning services. Global
Alumni’s methodology improves students’ e-learning experience in various
aspects, such as content design, academic support and delivery. In doing
so, students feel closely supported by a dedicated Spanish-speaking team.

Get Started

The initial Certificate Programs offered in Spanish from UC Berkeley
Extension will start on October 8, 2018. Those interested in getting
additional information will receive personalized support in Spanish on
the programs and the academic methodology used. Additional information
may be found at http://berkeleyextension.globalalumni.org/.

About UC Berkeley Extension

Founded in 1891, UC Berkeley Extension is the continuing education
branch of the University of California, Berkeley. Today, Extension
offers more than 2,000 courses each year, including online courses,
along with more than 70 professional certificates and specialized
programs of study. Free and low-cost public events are also frequently
held as part of Extension’s service to the local community.

About Global Alumni

Global Alumni is an Ed-Tech created to bring post graduate education, in
both online and blended formats, to the Spanish-speaking markets from
the most prestigious worldwide Universities by means of generating
virtual programs underpinned by cutting-edge technology.
www.globalalumni.org

Contacts

UC Berkeley Extension
Sarah Benzuly, 510-643-1087
Manager of
Content, Marketing Department
sbenzuly@berkeley.edu