Tahseen Khayat Group was founded in 1968 and originally concentrated its activities in the publishing industry.Since those early days, the group has expanded and branched out into a number of different sectors: Education, Broadcast Media, Publishing and Printing, Hospitality Management, Sports and Leisure, Power Generation, and Construction.
Today, Tahseen Khayat Group is active around the world and does business throughout the Arabian Peninsula and the Arab-speaking world, Africa, the Americas, Europe and the Far East. It has offices in a number of countries and cities (Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Dubai, Iraq, Kuwait, Kurdistan, London, Syria, Qatar). This allows us to maximize our awareness of local conditions and the needs of the societies we work with and to tailor appropriately the services we provide.
Nadia Khayat, Chief Operation Officer of the Education Sector at TKG, stated that, “We are delighted and honored to host Dr. Nancy, a prominent consultant who has worked with trainers across the globe to develop pioneering educational techniques.”
Dr. Nancy Updegraff is a specialist in teacher training and grant-writing. She has worked in 47 states across the United States, assisting them with their Reading First Grant applications. She holds degrees in Urban Education, English, Learning Disabilities, Reading, Psychology and Professional Development. She is the author of 12 articles and counts her proudest moment as being a finalist for the Illinois Teacher of the Year.
Nasouh Al Ameen, the Vice Presidents of All Prints, said, “we are proud of this agreement with an international and highly-renowned publishing house as such a step will ensure our company's prominent position in the Lebanese market.” He added, “Several exceptional publications of our Group will soon be accessible to the educated and cultured Lebanese consumer who remains thirsty for knowledge."
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt was founded in 1832 and soon expanded to include well-known names in American literature, such as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Mark Twain. In 2007, the company acquired Harcourt Education, which was founded in 1919. Today, it works in the publishing and distribution of schools books and other literary publications and has recently started publishing several old and new e-books.
Held at AUL’s Beirut campus, in the presence of Professor Peter Holly, an academic specialist from Garnet Education UK, the students were honored with a graduation ceremony. During his visit, Professor Holly also held a workshop for all AUL English Language instructors, where crucial issues were raised, discussed and recommended to enhance the language of instruction in accordance with the most up-to-date teaching methods and research work.
Peter Holly, Academic Educator at Garnet Education stated: “We are delighted to join hands with AUL as we seek to provide ambitious students with a firm grasp of the English language, enabling them to continue their higher education in internationally renowned institutions worldwide.”