OTTAWA, Ontario, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TalktoCanada, the company trusted by Ernst & Young, Novartis and Saudi Telecom for English language training, is reporting that English continues to be the number one language for international business and succeeding abroad.
According to a study by Language Monthly*, there are 115 countries that use English as a main language. This number far outperforms French, which ranks second with 35 countries.
The combined population of countries using the English language is nearly 5 billion.
"Companies entering the international business world discover quickly that competition is intense and challenging if your staff do not master English. Whether you are selling to customers abroad, entering a joint venture, or managing foreign staff, it is critical that your staff undergoes some form of English training to succeed," says Marc Anderson, Managing Director of TalktoCanada.com.
Even China, with its population of 1.1 billion, is embracing English as a necessity to compete internationally. According to Premier Wen Jiabao, more than 300 million Chinese are presently studying English.
There are currently 326 million English-speaking users on the Internet (28.9%), and 166 million Chinese (14.7%)**. With the evolution of Social Media and crowd driven content, the English language is estimated to continue to grow.
TalktoCanada has helped hundreds of individual and corporate students meet their English training objectives since its inception in 2006.
With 100% of students online in locations such as Asia and Middle East, TalktoCanada performs English training online using WebEx or Skype.
TalktoCanada was established in 2006 and provides best-in-class English training courses online. The company has trained students from over 80 countries, including Fortune 500 companies such as Ernst & Young, Novartis and Fidelity Investments. TalktoCanada partners with Systems OnLine for all training in the Middle East.
For media inquiries please contact Marc Anderson at +001 631 731 1620 (English)
*George Weber, Language Monthly, 3: 12-18, 1997, ISSN 1369-9733
**"Internet World Users by Language," Internet World Stats (20 June 2007)