TalkShop, the country’s premiere facility for English Communication and Personality Development, is pleased to announce that the National Capital Region (NCR) Language Conference is all set to begin on November 27, Saturday, at the University of the Makati Auditorium. The event, which will be a series of monthly conferences, is expected to gather over 1500 high school students and advisers from the 14 cities of the NCR. This will culminate in a Grand Forum to be held in February next year, where the best of the best will get the chance to battle it out and vie for the third, second, and first places.
NCR Language Conference will be a venue for students to show how well-versed they are in their first and second languages. Competencies will be assessed through on-the-spot writing and impromptu speaking competitions. This is anchored on the belief that for learners to develop their communication competence, they should be proficient in English as a second language without sidelining the importance of Filipino as their native language. TalkShop’s Director and CEO, Sheila Viesca believes cultivating both is a must for the well-rounded development and advancement of one’s communication skills.
TalkShop has invited communication experts to judge the competitions, as well as give talks and training sessions for the participants. The speakers are known for their dedication to understanding how communication integrity can be best achieved.
The series of conferences, to be conducted every last Saturday of November, December 2010, January, and February 2011, is open to highschool students to be selected by their respective schools. The event brings together the efforts of TalkShop, the Department of Education-NCR, Rotary Club of Makati Poblacion, Makati City Government, British Council, STI College Makati, and Bigay Pagmamahal Scholars Organization, which are into literacy as an advocacy.