OTTAWA, Ontario, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TalktoCanada, the company trusted by Ernst & Young, Novartis and Saudi Telecom to provide English language training online, today announced the 5-year anniversary of the company, noting that the half-decade mark is a celebration of the company's clients, partners and employees that have helped shape the success of the online English language training firm.
Since 2006, TalktoCanada has redrawn the map for how online language training is conducted and has become a thriving e-learning business with an international platform. Helping students learn English online via Skype or WebEx, TalktoCanada has pioneered a widely accepted educational model that is affordable, effective and geographically independent.
"We started out 5 years ago as one of the first online English language training firms and have evolved into an affordable virtual classroom solution trusted by Fortune 500s and individual students around the world. Quality of training and affordability are deal breakers for training managers and students that choose TalktoCanada to learn English online," says Marc Anderson, CEO of TalktoCanada.
Marc Anderson, with business partner Alysia Bartley, founded TalktoCanada with the vision to provide businesses and students with access to first-class English training regardless of their geographic location. With over 5 years of industry experience, Marc Anderson is a recognized expert and spokesperson in the online language training community.
"Our first half decade has been successful by continuously exceeding customer expectations. I'm looking forward to another prosperous 5 years that not only sees our company grow but also sees TalktoCanada become a market leader," says Marc Anderson.
With a 90% student retention rate, one of the highest in the industry, TalktoCanada will focus on growing in emerging markets where a good command of English has become a primary business requirement, including Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
"We experience consistent demand for English courses given to individuals and companies in Asian markets, including Korea, Japan and China. What these markets have in common is a shared view that, when combined with highly qualified teachers in a one-to-one setting, the virtual classroom, enabled by Internet communication tools such as Skype or WebEx, is an incredibly powerful teaching platform," says Jillian Zavitz Programs Manager for TalktoCanada.
As training managers and students are seeking better ways to maximize tuitions fees and training budgets, they have discovered that learning business English in a virtual classroom over Skype is as effective as traditional classroom training.
In addition, learning English over Skype allows students to take a class from the comfort of their office or home, which eliminates the cost of travel and renting costly training facilities.
TalktoCanada is committed to becoming the world's preferred training platform for online English training, including the provision of tailored classes in business English in a one-to-one environment.
For more information, visit http://www.talktocanada.com
TalktoCanada was established in February of 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 On Line for all training in the Middle East.
For media inquiries, please contact Jillian Zavitz at +001 631 619 5292 (English/Spanish).