Language is an integral part of human connection, our primary tool for communication and expression. In this era of globalization, interconnectedness and proficiency in more than one language opens more doors to opportunity. Universidad de Zamboanga values the importance of English language competency and its possibilities in 21st century society.

"We beat all odds with communication. This facet of learning is an important driving force in self-betterment and social progress. As we embark on being an organization for the people, effective communication is an important life skill that will enable us to bring the people together, closer to each other," says Dr. Jo-Anne J. Bernardo, Vice President for Academic Affairs of Universidad de Zamboanga.

Established in 1948, Universidad de Zamboanga is dedicated to nurturing socially responsible leaders and citizens. The university implements a rigorous curriculum meant to prepare students for the future demands of their chosen careers. This year, Universidad de Zamboanga takes it up a notch by complementing its quality education with international certifications. The university recently signed a partnership agreement with Hopkins International Partners to upgrade its English proficiency program and provide globally accepted credentials to its students via the Test of English for International Communication, or TOEIC®.

Dr. Bernardo shares: "We see TOEIC® as a powerful tool to help our community, our students in understanding themselves, solve problems, learn new things and build their chosen careers as they join the workforce here or abroad."

Guided by its commitment to transform the education landscape in Mindanao, Universidad de Zamboanga never rests on its laurels nor sits back when faced with the unprecedented challenge of a pandemic. Instead, the university is continuously looking for ways to elevate its curriculum and meet international standards. Hence, the university is one of the first schools in Zamboanga to provide the TOEIC® assessment and certification to its students, faculty, and staff.

"As a lifelong learning catalyst, the Universidad de Zamboanga aims to help its students reach their full potential not just academically but as globally competitive professionals. The university presents a wide array of learning opportunities for students to hone their skills and establish their competitive edge as they journey towards success and self-fulfillment," conveys Mr. Abram M. Eustaquio, Executive Vice President of Universidad de Zamboanga.

"Providing high-caliber programs such as TOIEC is part of our mission as a university to equip students with the maximum opportunity in the global arena. The TOEIC® Program is one of the many learning opportunities that can absolutely make a difference in the lives of the students, especially in the improvement of their English-language skills that will be useful in the world of work," Mr. Eustaquio concludes.

The Test of English for International Communication, or TOEIC®, is one of the most widely used and respected English language assessments in the world. The test is recognized by thousands of multinational companies, including LG Electronics, Shell, Accenture, and Canon. It certifies language learners of their English level, allowing them to pursue a career or education in the Philippines or other countries. TOEIC® also provides learning institutions a blueprint for necessary curriculum adjustment, enabling administrators to customize a program that will further enrich the students' English communication skills.

The Universidad de Zamboanga has taken the first step to certify its students’ English proficiency in its quest to provide quality 21st Century Education. To ensure your institution is at par with the rest of the world, utilize global certifications such as TOEFL® and TOEIC®. Visit to know how.

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