OTTAWA, Ontario, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TalktoCanada, the company trusted by Ernst & Young, Novartis and Saudi Telecom for English language training, will be featured in the upcoming issue of Training Magazine.
Titled "Can Online Training Be Personal and Interactive?," the Cisco-penned article is slated to be published on June 6th, discussing the techniques and technology used to create a productive online training environment, and ways to engage students when teaching English online.
"I took online classes with a native English teacher to help me speak more fluently in English. These classes helped me practice speaking face-to-face without having to leave my office," explained Shaker Aldwikh in his feedback for the article. Shaker, a project manager with a telecommunications company based in Saudi Arabia, was recently promoted, partly thanks to his improved English language skills.
TalktoCanada was established in 2006, conducting online business and conversational English classes for students in more than 35 countries. With the evolution of video over the Internet, online training has rapidly become the training method of choice for many international companies.
"Teaching with videoconferencing technology lets us interact with students as if they were right in the same room with us. Employers have been quick to understand the value of not having to send employees to a training facility offsite," says Jillian Zavitz, programs manager and an instructor with TalktoCanada.
TalktoCanada primarily uses Cisco WebEx technology for training sessions, making use of interactive training elements such as the annotation and desktop sharing tools, so that instructors and students can view material together, highlight difficult words, and share notes in a collaborative way.
While WebEx has been around since 1996, and member of the Cisco Systems family since 2007, consumers are still adjusting to the use of video and online training. TalktoCanada therefore offers practice lessons to get students comfortable in the training environment prior to their first official lesson.
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For more information, visit http://www.talktocanada.com.
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 Jillian Zavitz at +001 631 619 5292 (English/Spanish).