Meeting Norwegian TV and Radio presenters in York
I visited York Associates today to meet a group of top Norwegian radio and television journalists who are currently doing a three-week course to improve their professional language and communication skills and to help them better understand British politics and the media through meetings with a series of political and media representatives in the city.
York Associates is a company based in St. Saviour’s Place in York, which provides training in professional language, communication, intercultural and leadership skills for people working internationally. The members of this group all work for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, including national and regional news presenters and journalists, a children’s TV producer, a radio arts magazine presenter, a music journalist and someone from Sami Radio and TV in Lapland, inside the Arctic Circle. I talked to them about my work as the Member of Parliament for York.
York is a perfect place to study English, especially for Norwegians given our city’s Viking past. The word ‘gate’, as in Micklegate or Fishergate, was brought to York by the Vikings. It means street and is still used in Norway. York is a beautiful, friendly city steeped in English culture and history. York Associates provide an excellent environment for members of the international business community to study English.
I enjoyed meeting the Norwegian broadcasters today. I hope they will not only improve their English language skills during their stay in York, but also learn about our lovely city, its history and present day business opportunities.