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- Sheila Viesca, TalkShop

Friday, September 09, 2011

TalkShop's Comprehensive Cross Culture Communication Course

As the Philippines is fast emerging as a global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) hub, TalkShop has devised a comprehensive Cross Culture Communication program to meet the needs of expats who must be able to make a smooth transition and integration into Filipino life and culture in order to be successful . 

The program is another specialization of TalkShop , a premier language facility offering Professional Communication , Personality Development, and English Teaching Certification

Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO informs, “This program not only dwells on facts, but will also train expats about practical ways to connect with locals which is key to blending in. Among others, the course will teach active listening, dynamics of communication in work and social situations, and conflict management to enhance interpersonal skills.

Cross-Culture Communication will be conducted by no less than Professor Felipe de Leon, Jr., a professor of Art Studies in UP. Prof. de Leon has extensive experience in teaching Humanities, Aesthetics, Music Theory, Philippine Arts and Culture. He is a sought-after mentor in cultural administration and management having served as UNESCO Commissioner (1999 -2002), and Chairman of National Living Treasures Awards (1993-2007) which he set up and institutionalized. He is a published author of “Philippine Art & Literature” Vol. III of the “Filipino Nation Encyclopedia” published by Grolier International in 1982, 
“On Art, Man, and Nature,” as well as the main author of “ASEAN Declaration of Cultural Heritage.”

Equip your expats and guests with useful information and tips about our country and people for them to blend easily, adapt effortlessly, and enjoy fully the local life. Likewise, TalkShop offers English as a Second Language and English as a Foreign Language for non-native speakers. The courses adopt Integrative Language Teaching (ILT) which Viesca pioneered in the Philippines in 2002. This method infuses the interactive, communicative teaching style of the West with traditional, creative approach of the East. 

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