Marketable Skills Delivered to Saudi Increase Innovation and Entrepreneurship

TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chronicle of Higher Education writes, "Saudi Arabia needs educated Saudis with marketable skills and a capacity for innovation and entrepreneurship" (2010). Since Modern English is the dominant language or often the required international language of communications, science, information technology, business, seafaring, aviation, entertainment, radio and diplomacy – it makes sense that English is one of these skills. With more than 375 million English speakers as a first language throughout the world, and another 400+ million English speakers as a second language worldwide, it is no wonder that plays an important role in ESL instruction on the Arabian Peninsula.



Over 18,000 hours of instruction were completed in 2013 by a combined staff of 25 that reached hundreds of students ages 23-50. These learners represent the more than one billion people internationally who speak English to at least a basic level. And get this: No instructor travels to Saudi to do so. Think weekdays and evenings at mutually agreed upon times. Think Internet, WebEx technology and highly skilled Canadian online English teachers. is that flexible. Its English teachers offer lessons 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students can learn the language at their own pace via Skype, WebEx, or phone. Lessons are personalized based on needs, interests and requests and are delivered to individuals, small groups or large group settings/corporate environments. Students in any of the courses (Conversational English, Business English or Exam Preparation) get lots of speaking time since the class sizes are never more than 4 students. Conversational English is one of the most practical English courses. The goal is to improve spoken English skills and give students the confidence to handle conversations occurring on a daily basis – both at work and in their private life. Students work with a highly skilled, personal English teacher who identifies their skill level and targets specific areas for improvement. The course is tailored to the student's needs and wishes so they can get the most out of every single lesson. The Business English program is highly practical, goal-orientated, and tailored to rapidly improve business English skills. The focus is on speaking, so students can quickly start interacting confidently with business partners/clients in real business situations, which include presentations, meetings, phone conversations, and business dinners. This program is also suitable for companies of all sizes who need to train their staff in Business English. Specialized instruction is available for all major international English tests: IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, and Cambridge ESOL (CAE, FCE, PET). Coaching sessions are specifically targeted at helping you pass your English exams. Instead of starting from scratch, your teacher focuses on your weaknesses and the specific areas you need help with.

Think positive like Shaker Aldwikh, Project Manager - Saudi Arabia: "It was a wonderful opportunity for me that I learn English with through the Internet using WebEx technology…" Think action like Mais Kassas, KFSH&RC - Jeddah: "… has provided me with an excellent service which is available anywhere and anytime to anyone with reasonable prices. Highly recommended." Think a definite response to The Chronicle of Higher Education, "Saudi is gaining educated citizens with marketable skills, one student at a time."

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TalktoCanada was established in 2006 and provides English training courses online to individuals and corporations around the world. The company has trained students from over 80 countries, including Fortune 500 companies such as Ernst & Young, Novartis and Fidelity Investments.

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