English is gaining a stronger foothold in Asia, with the region playing a key role as the world’s emerging economy. Realizing the need to be competitive in this global era, the Japanese are learning English as a second language to heart. One such case involves one of the top IT services company, Hitachi Joho, which is sending its management, sales, and IT personnel to the Philippines for Business English training at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) under Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO.
“The feedback has been very positive with Japanese executives and staff learning to think, speak, and write in English that forms the core of this inter-cultural, inter-language experience,” explains Viesca, who pioneered Integrated Language Teaching in the Philippines in 2002. “This is the best approach for second language acquisition, as it fuses the interactive, communicative approach of the west with the creative techniques of the east, for a well-rounded development,” she adds.
TalkShop is also the official communication trainer of the Asian Institute of Management for its expat students as part of the management development program that includes English Proficiency, Technical Writing, and Research.
TalkShop specializes in workshops offering English Communication Excellence, Leadership & Management, Customer Service, Training the Trainer, Personality Development & Urbanity, among others. It also provides solutions for educational program designs for third parties that wish to tie up.