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THE RIGHT PATH FOR ENGLISH LEARNING IN THE USA www.talkinusa.com


TALK CITY CENTERS THE RIGHT PATH FOR ENGLISH LEARNING Our City Language Centers bring together students from all corners of the world, providing them with the opportunity to learn English and experience American culture in a nurturing and supportive environment. It is no surprise that TALK students finish our programs with excellent fluency and confidence!

What makes TALK Campus Centers perfect for learning English? Superb locations and school facilities in the heart of the city near cafes, restaurants, shops and public transportation. Low tuition rates and unbeatable value-for-money. ACCET accreditation confirming a superior learning environment with academic excellence, qualified instructors and proven teaching methods and materials. Comprehensive course offering including general and academic English. University placement services provided to ensure students maximize their academic potential in the USA after attaining English proficiency.

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE TALK relentlessly pursues academic excellence. Our teaching methodology is based upon the communicative and full-immersion methods of language acquisition. We utilize textbooks that draw on contemporary real-life experiences that you can relate to and we include active participation in discussions, role-play, and pair and group work. You will be taught by some of the finest, best-trained and most dedicated teachers in the field.

“It is difficult to imagine a profession more rewarding than teaching at TALK. As a former instructor and current school director, I really enjoy interacting with my students and facilitating their development…”

George De Souza

School Director TALK at Regis College


THE RIGHT PATH FOR ENGLISH LEARNING IN THE USA

ENGLISH PROGRAMS Group English Programs: TALK’s English programs are built around a core curriculum providing classes with both structure and flexibility. Classes are offered at 9 levels of proficiency, from beginner to fluency with appropriate text materials provided for each level. All class levels are based on an integrated approach to language acquisition by focusing on the development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. General English programs focus on the development of general language proficiency and an understanding of American life and culture. The courses will prepare you for social interaction and day-to-day activities. Academic English programs tend to be more rigorous and will prepare you for success at American colleges and Universities. Courses include library research methodology, academic writing skills, note-taking techniques and presentation strategies. You can personalize your course to meet your own needs by adding electives to your core English program if available at your center. Electives may include Exam Preparation, Business English, Clear Speech and Pronunciation. Also, you can add private classes to supplement your studies.

One-to-One Program/Private Instruction The TALK One-to-One Program is exclusively designed to match your precise individual needs based on your input and a personal evaluation by your “one-to-one instructor.” Your personal teacher will be at your side every day, providing undivided attention and support to assess and ensure your advancement.

English Programs Overview Course

Focus

Level

Weekly Units

General English Part Time*

General English

Beginner to fluency

18

General English

General English

Beginner to fluency

20

Not eligible for a student visa

Courses are designed to provide you with:

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The ideal amount of class and home study to ensure maximal progress. Exciting subjects to keep you interested. Appropriate class levels to ensure you are challenged but not overwhelmed in class. Personal attention and a nurturing environment to support your progress.

“Thanks to my teachers at TALK International, the biggest dreams of my lifetime came true: getting accepted into an MBA Program in the USA and becoming more professional. Fort Lauderdale is an amazing place to study English! I met incredible people from all over the world.”

Marianna Patruno Venezuela


Locations: FLORIDA MIAMI Miami, the “Magic City” is where wealth, style and passion come together, tropical style. From the sparkling blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the pristine white sands of South Beach, the cafes and clubs on Lincoln Road, the chic boutiques of Coconut Grove to the gleaming glass sky-scrapers of the Brickell financial district, Miami is a world-class city that has it all. Since its humble beginnings where development was no more than a few Tequesta Indian tents and a Spanish mission in 1567, Miami has become an economic and financial powerhouse of the 21st century. Today it is a leader in commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, international trade and real estate development.

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“I am amazed by how friendly the people I met at school are. All instructors are kind-hearted and very helpful.They provided us with the very best English courses in a professional and comfortable environment. Fort Lauderdale is one of the most attractive cities in the States. The weather is perfect!” Zahra Sharofna – Saudi Arabia

State of Florida, Southeast USA 5.5 million (Miami metro), 7th largest in USA 38 million people per year Miami International Airport (MIA) Tropical. Av. temps in summer 91 F (32 C) and winter 76 F (25 C) Include Buenos Aires, Argentina; Salvador, Brazil; Bogotá, Colombia; Ankara, Turkey; Lima, Peru; Kagoshima, Japan; Qingdao, China; Palermo, Italy. Include University of Miami, Florida International University, Nova Southeastern University, Barry University, Saint Thomas University, Miami Dade College


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Aventura Center Aventura, the “City of Excellence,” is an affluent international city north of the Miami metropolitan area. It is located just minutes from the beautiful beaches of Hallandale, Golden Beach and Sunny Isles. This exciting and culturally diverse community is filled with cafes, restaurants, boutiques and shops. Here you will find the famous Aventura Mall and the exclusive Bal Harbour Shopping Center with their chic stores and designer merchandise that attract discerning shoppers from around the world. The TALK Aventura Language Center opened in 2007 in the Concorde Plaza. The center is surrounded by restaurants, cafes and boutiques. The center is spacious and well-designed with10 large and bright classrooms, modern furniture, free Wi-Fi, and an outside café area where you can enjoy a coffee and the energetic and professional environment. The center has abundant free parking and it is easily accessible by public transportation.

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Downtown Miami Center The Brickell area of downtown Miami, with its impressive skyline defined by high-rise office buildings, hotels and residential towers, is the epicenter for international banking and trade between the USA and Latin America. Its fashionable cafes, restaurants and boutiques are filled with international jet-setters, movie stars and business professionals at work and play. The TALK Downtown Miami center opened in 2009 in the beautiful Pacific National Bank (PNB) building on Brickell Avenue in the heart of the action. The center is modern and well-designed with 7 large and bright classrooms, modern furniture, free Wi-Fi, and an outside café area where you can enjoy a coffee and the international and chic environment. Parking is available for a fee and the center is easily accessible by public transportation and the Miami People Mover rail system.

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“When I came here 10 months ago, my English was almost zero.Today, I can do everything with my English! I am so happy here.We attend school activities everyday after classes. It is always fun and beneficial for my English.” Serkan Demir – Turkey


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Locations: GEORGIA ATLANTA Atlanta is a major USA city with great natural beauty and history. This dynamic city is a center for commerce, finance, information technology, government, and higher education. People from all corners of the world come to Atlanta to immerse themselves in its rich culture. Some popular activities include visiting the High Museum and the Museum of Design Atlanta, exploring the amazing sea life at the Atlanta Aquarium, the worlds’ largest indoor aquarium, relaxing at the many outdoor events and festivals like the Festival Peachtree Latino and Music Midtown, and enjoying the diverse cuisine of the world class restaurants of midtown Atlanta.

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Before I came, I did not know which English school in the US to choose. I am so happy I chose TALK because I learned so much and I’ve had so much fun. TALK is the best school and the people are so nice!! Kanako Shirai - Chiba, Japan

State of Georgia, Southeast USA 5.3 million (Atlanta metro), 9th largest in USA 36 million people per year Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) Subtropical. Av. temps in summer 89 °F (31.7 °C), winter 42.7 °F (5.9 °C) Include Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Toulouse, France; Daegu, South Korea; Fukuoka, Japan; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Ra'anana, Israel; Taipei, Taiwan Include Georgia Institute of Technology; Georgia State University, Emory University, American Intercontinental University, Clark Atlanta University; Mercer University; Morehouse College; Savannah College of Art and Design

The TALK Atlanta Language Center opened in 2011 in the landmark Silhouette building on Peachtree Street in the heart of Atlanta’s midtown area. The center is custom-built and loft-style with 6 large and bright classrooms, 2 smaller teaching rooms, modern furniture, free Wi-Fi, and an outside café area where you can enjoy a coffee and the charming and sophisticated environment of the city. Parking is available for a fee and the center is also easily accessible by public transportation.


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UNIVERSITY PLACEMENT SERVICE UPS

Why University Placement? The US Higher Education system is recognized as the world leader, attracting the best students from around the world. It is large, complex and difficult to understand for American and foreign students alike; and this is where we can help you. Student Services International, Inc. (SSII), a TALK subsidiary company, will help you navigate your best pathway to obtaining an American degree and academic success. In addition to our premier locations at Regis College, Nova Southeastern University and Notre Dame de Namur University, we have more than 20 partnering institutions from which you can choose, including some of the nation’s best community colleges, public universities and graduate programs.

Conditional Acceptance A Conditional Acceptance is university acceptance with the condition that you will achieve university-level English proficiency. This process allows you to plan your academic future; first your English studies and then university studies. Most of our partner universities will accept your completion of the TALK high-advanced level (Academic Level 2) as meeting your English proficiency requirement for university, whereas the others will require an appropriate TOEFL or IELTS score.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST 1 TALK UPS application 2

UPS application fee

3 Financial statement (Bank Letter) 4 Transcripts • For undergraduate studies: high school and any college attended • For graduate studies: all universities attended

5 Letter of recommendation 6 Personal statement (optional) 7 Passport copy

For university placement: university@talk.edu For high school placement: phs@talk.edu

“Talk International was a valuable experience in my life. It helped me improve my speaking and writing skills in English.The classes were very personalized given that there were not too many students per group. Also, the Talk International course was very helpful in preparing me to apply for college (Regis College) and to get accepted. All and all,Talk International made me feel like I was part of a family by personally interacting with me and other students.” Michel Sayegh - Regis School


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Leading the Way in English Language Training TALK International Global Headquarters Central Admissions Office 500 E. Broward Boulevard, Suite 1650 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 USA Phone: +1 954 565 8505 Fax: +1 954 565 8718 Email: admissions@talk.edu

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