English Online Studies Spark New Opportunities for Students, TalktoCanada Reports
TalktoCanada uses WebEx to help teachers share information and enhance the learning experience
OTTAWA, Ontario, Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TalktoCanada, the company trusted by Ernst & Young, Novartis and Saudi Telecom for English language training, is reporting that students taking WebEx-based classes are better prepared for job interviews, academic tests and business meetings.
A leader in online English training, TalktoCanada has helped hundreds of individual and corporate students meet their English training objectives.
With 100% of students online and locations such as Asia and Middle East, TalktoCanada always strived to find new methods to enrich classes and provide students with unique learning opportunities.
The break-through came with the seamless integration of technology and classroom instruction made possible with WebEx.
"Because all of our students are remote, we needed the ability to share presentations and collaborate on the creation of documents in real time without software glitches or other Internet-based disruptions," said Marc Anderson, Managing Director of TalktoCanada.
In the past, TalktoCanada experimented with several online collaboration tools, including Skype, but those solutions did not offer the range of features that teachers needed, and staff often encountered problems with connectivity.
When Anderson and his team decided to implement new online meeting technology and selected Cisco WebEx™ solutions, things clicked. With a retention rate of 90%, the highest known in the online English training community, TalktoCanada has seen an increasing rate of students learn English online to obtain a job promotion, pursue a career, or complete a degree.
"WebEx is already widely used within the global business community for video conferencing and meetings, making it an ideal application to also use as a teaching platform. Whether you are looking to practice your conversational English for an upcoming job interview, prepare for a test or improve your Business English, WebEx has allowed TalkToCanada.com to create a dynamic classroom environment," says Marc Anderson, Managing Director of TalktoCanada.
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.
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