The TALKSHOP is a leading facility in Corporate Communication and Personality Development Training. The TALKSHOP is a Civil Service-accredited English communication center that has pioneered Communicative Language Teaching in the Philippines. It is located in the central business district of Makati City. Talkshop's credibility is affirmed by its copious list of long-term corporate partners and individual clients. Private companies and government organizations alike have entrusted the training of their rank & file and management teams to the expertise of the TALKSHOP.
TALK and SHOP are the imperative descriptions. Layman’s term for “communicate” – TALK- signifies the skills intended to be learned and developed through the courses offered by the center. TALK signifies words. Words add up to language. Language manifests culture. Culture defines personality. The TALKSHOP aims to enrich these important dimensions of ones’s personal makeup. And because “personality talks”, one has to make sure that it talks in the best possible ways.
ESL Program Introduction
The TALKSHOP ESL/English Programs employs ILT - Integrated Language Teaching approach that focuses on the experience of meaningful and motivation-inspired language learning. Integrated Language Teaching began in 2002 as an improvement of Communicative Language Teaching. This was introduced by Sheila Viesca who set up the TALKSHOP in the Philippines to infuse the highly interactive and communicative language teaching styles of the West into the traditional teaching approaches of the East.
We take pride in offering “performance” courses; meaning, “you have to do it to learn it.” NO boring lectures please. DRILLS and PRACTICE EXERCISES will immerse the student in particular skills. We believe in the MASTERY OF SKILLS THROUGH PRACTICE. However, we do not discount the importance of rules being the foundation of skills. In our center, they will be used, not relegated to the pages of a book, not just stored unutilized in the back of the mind. Our center is a WORKSHOP where the student is spontaneously steered to develop his skills and shape his personality.
Schedule & Fees
The TALKSHOP also conducts Public Seminars / Private Coaching / Corporate Training of all courses. Any program, to be effective, must suit the particular needs and level of a group or individual. Therefore, need-evaluation is required before the center enters into an agreement with any company or person. A short, initial meeting and guided discussion guarantees the maximum efficiency of the course. Participant/s may be classified according to level 1 (Basic), Level 2 (Advanced) and Level 3 (Synthesis). Synthesis courses, such as those offered in the center, are the intensive blending of the two levels.
On The Rates
Synthesis Program 10-15 participants
4 weeks: 100 lessons USD 1, 500
Application Fee USD 100
Housing Fee USD 900 - 1, 000
A Synthesis class is limited to 5 students to ensure personalized attention and commensurate interaction. Students are entitled to a discounted fee for their enrolled course/s. Books and CD's are included. Supplementary materials are given to the student every meeting.
Special Courses & Features
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TALKSHOP Language Center
g/f Torre de Salcedo
184 Salcedo St
Tel 632 894 5588 / 63917 853 5588