OTTAWA, Canada, Jan. 18, 2011 -- TalktoCanada.com, the company trusted by Ernst & Young, Novartis and Saudi Telecom for English language training, reported in a press call today that demand for its online English training courses is significantly up in the first quarter of 2011.
The announcement ends industry speculation whether training departments and students are holding back training budgets in the new fiscal year. TalktoCanada.com's CEO Marc Anderson referred to last year's continuous international economic decline, as to why students and companies slashed training budgets across the board.
In the Middle East and East Europe, two of the emerging economic areas with the fastest growing demand for English and bi-lingual language skills, the economy plummeted to the lowest GDP in over a decade.
"In a recession, training budgets are often the first to be axed. What we are seeing now is the rapid recovery of demand for training such as our English online classes in Middle Eastern and Eastern European markets. Both businesses and students are signing up at a pace far exceeding that of the first quarter last year," says Marc Anderson, General Manager of TalktoCanada.com.
The demand for online English language has been consistent in Asian markets such as Korea, China and Taiwan throughout the economic crisis.
TalktoCanada.com, which was founded in 2006, credits its success in online English language training to consumers' and business' global acceptance of communication tools such as Skype and WebEx.
Learning English over Skype is now a widely embraced teaching method, especially in emerging markets where a good command of English has become a primary business requirement.
"When combined with a highly qualified team of teachers in a one-on-one setting, the virtual class room enabled by Internet communication tools such as WebEx or Skype is an incredibly powerful teaching platform. Our students enjoy the interactive model we've created for learning a foreign language online," says Marc Anderson, General Manager of TalktoCanada.com.
In its 2011 forecast, TalktoCanada.com also notes that the demand for English Training online may be the result of training departments looking to stretch existing training budgets further, replacing traditional course models and programs with next generation e-learning, adding that traditional training methods in classroom settings may be more costly and time consuming.
"As training managers and students are looking for creative ways to spend tuitions fees and training budgets, clients have discovered that learning business English in a virtual classroom over Skype is more or as effective as traditional classroom training, at considerably more affordable rates. In addition, learning English over Skype allows students to take a class from the comfort of their own office or home, in which we eliminate time consuming elements such as travel to and from the training center and rent of costly training facilities," says Marc Anderson.
TalktoCanada.com is committed to become 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 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.
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