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TALK CAMPUS CENTERS

THE RIGHT PATH FOR ENGLISH LEARNING Our Campus 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 location and facilities on or near excellent American colleges and universities ACCET accreditation ensuring a superior learning environment with highly qualified instructors and quality teaching methods and materials Comprehensive course offering including general and academic English, exam preparation and certificate programs Fun events and group activities Access to public campus facilities including libraries, athletic facilities and media centers University Placement Service offered free of charge to students who attend classes for 16 weeks or more

“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

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TALK Campus Centers offer a unique opportunity to socialize and participate in activities with American university students. Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to create friendships and memories that will last a lifetime!

Fully accredited by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training), TALK International is authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.


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ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

TALK’s teaching methodology is based upon the communicative and full-immersion models 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.

Courses are designed to provide you with: • • • • •

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 typical class size of 12 students a nurturing environment to support your progress Extra-curricular language activities and assignments

The testing and documentation processes include: • • • •

A placement test on your first day, allowing us to evaluate your entry level of English proficiency Weekly testing (on Friday), allowing us to monitor your progress A final test to evaluate your exit level of English proficiency The award of a Certificate of Studies to document your success

“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

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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. Electives include Exam Preparation, Business English, Clear Speech and Pronunciation.

English Programs Overview

“I improved my English in great classes with very helpful teachers. I enjoy my life in beautiful Fort Lauderdale and I like living and studying at the university campus.” Joel Kemptes – Switzerland

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Course

Focus

Level

Weekly Classroom Units

General English PT

General English

Beginner to fluency

18

Intensive English

General English

Beginner to High Intermediate

25

Academic English

Low advanced to fluency

25

Intensive English University Track

General or Academic English + University Preparation

Beginner to Fluency

30

Intensive English plus 5 Private

General or Academic English + Customized Private Lessons

Beginner to Fluency

30

*General English PT is a part-time program and does not offer the Form I-20.


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SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS Test Preparation Program Internationally recognized language certification through accredited testing organizations provides an advantage in both your academic studies and for your lifetime career path. Whichever certification you need, one of TALK’s Test Preparation Programs will provide you with the specific English skills, test-taking techniques and ongoing support needed in order to obtain the highest possible results on your exam. Recognition of IELTS™ scores as a measure of English proficiency is now well established. TALK Fort Lauderdale Center is an official IELTS™ test center and offers preparation courses for the exam. TALK also provides students with the opportunity to prepare for other exams relevant for university admission. Except for our intensive programs related to the IELTS™ and TOEIC® exams, the course duration for test preparation at TALK is typically 8 to 16 weeks.

Test Preparation Courses:

IELTS™ Cambridge (all certificates) TOEFL® GMAT® GRE® SAT®

TESOL Course The world is full of opportunities to Teach English as a Second Language. The knowledge and training you gain while earning your TESOL certificate will get you started on the path to an adventurous life, teaching English around the world. We at TALK International provide you with the opportunity to integrate knowledge and theory with field experience. Our TESOL course contains an interactive approach to language pedagogy and practical classroom techniques.

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.

Group and Summer Programs: TALK International provides fully customized tours for groups. This provides students with an excellent opportunity to experience America while learning English. Our group programs typically offer students 18 units of English per week, numerous excursions , most meals, and accommodations consisting of homestays, hotels or college dormitories. TALK offers group programs to individuals who are 13 years or older and can fully customize the program to your organization.

“I really enjoyed studying English at TALK International.Teachers are very nice and many activities are planned everyday. I made a lot of friends here. Studying at TALK is a great opportunity to get to know many different kinds of people, cultures and food.” Marie Inoue Mendoza – Japan

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LOCATIONS

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS Regis College Boston is a historic American city known for its many colleges and universities. In Boston, you will also find great nightlife, museums, theaters, bookshops, boutiques, cafes and sports venues. The city is home to popular American sports teams such as the Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins. Surrounded by a great academic environment and lots to see and do, Boston is an ideal place to study English. TALK’s Boston Center is located on the picturesque campus of Regis College in beautiful and historic Weston. Regis College, founded in 1927, is just minutes from the lively, bustling center of downtown Boston by car or subway. The sprawling 132-acre campus boasts a state-of-the-art athletics complex that includes a 6 lane, 25 yard pool complete with a modern fitness center. Students stay connected to the world by enjoying wireless access in the residence halls, library, cafeteria and common areas of the campus. Regis College was recently named “Top New England College” by the nationally known educational services company, The Princeton Review. Our students in Boston love to see the sights and sounds of this bustling city aboard the university shuttle service.

Fast Facts: Regis College: 1,600 students Housing: University Residence and Homestay Minimum Age: 16 Start Dates: Every Monday

“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

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Popular Undergraduate and Graduate Majors include: • Business • Health science • Mathematics • Psychology • Public Administration (Health Administration)


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MIAMI / FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA Fort Lauderdale welcomes you with beautiful beaches, palm trees, and year-round sunshine. A popular spot for American college students, this city offers thousands of restaurants and bars, many of them in the charming arts and entertainment district. Fort Lauderdale offers a casual and fun environment that will enrich your academic life. TALK’s Fort Lauderdale Center is next to the 300 acre campus of Nova Southeastern University (NSU), the largest private university in the southeastern region of the United States with over 28,000 students and more than 250 majors. Our students enjoy access to Nova Southeastern University’s public facilities and amenities including state-of-the-art library, new recreational complex with fitness center, heated swimming pool, food court/cafeteria and performing arts center. The TALK Center features free Wi-Fi, new large classrooms, free parking, and access to cafes, shops and restaurants within a 5 minute walk.

Fast Facts: NSU: 28,000 students Housing: Homestay & TALK Residence Minimum Age: 16 Start Dates: Every Monday

Popular Undergraduate and Graduate Majors include: • Business • Health science • Information science • Nursing • Pre-medicine, pharmacy, dentistry

“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

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA Notre Dame de Namur University San Francisco is one of America’s most popular tourist destinations. Here you can visit the famous Golden Gate Bridge, ride up and down the hills in a cable car, wander through Fisherman’s Wharf, take a boat-ride to Alcatraz Island, or meet new friends in the city’s wide array of cafes, shops and nightclubs. This bustling city is sure to leave you with improved English and lasting memories. TALK International’s San Francisco Center is located on the beautiful campus of Notre Dame de Namur University. NDNU, established in 1851, is a private university offering more than 30 degree programs to students from over 24 countries. The 50-acre campus is located just south of San Francisco on the Caltrain public transportation line. It's within walking distance of coffee houses and ethnic restaurants. Our students at Notre Dame de Namur University are able to enjoy all NDNU amenities including an athletic complex, performing arts center, art gallery, computer laboratories and campus-wide free wireless internet.

Fast Facts: Notre Dame de Namur University: 1,800 students Housing: University Dormitory and Homestay Minimum Age: 18 Start Dates: Every Monday

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

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Popular Undergraduate and Graduate Majors include: • Art Therapy • Business • Education • Music • Pre-medicine


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STUDENT LIFE Accommodations Home Stay Living with a US host family provides a supportive and nurturing home environment allowing you to immerse yourself into the new culture and lifestyle. The relationship you form with your new family and the memories you create can last a lifetime.

University Residence Living on or near the university campus will allow you to meet and interact with American students on a daily basis. You can also experience American college life, which is especially advantageous if you wish to study in an American university in the future.

TALK Residence Ideal if you prefer an independent lifestyle. Our apartments are carefully selected based upon many factors including location, safety, cleanliness, transportation, availability and price.

Activities At TALK, we really want you to have fun and we organize a schedule of exciting activities, trips and excursions. You will have a great social life and be able to experience the culture and people that make the USA such a popular destination for students.

“My host family was so kind and I really enjoyed staying with them.� Veronique - France

You will never be bored and you will be immersed in learning English all day every day. Many of the activities are free of charge and others are offered at special budget rates.

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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.

“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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Application Process 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

You enroll in a TALK English course You submit a request to universities@talk.edu or online with a copy of your transcripts A TALK counselor responds to your request, providing you with study ideas and options You decide on one option and submit the standard application with supplemental documents (usually originals are required, but we’ll let you know if copies are OK) The TALK counselor will prepare and submit your application to the partner university You are issued a conditional letter of acceptance from the college or university You apply for an F-1 visa with both your TALK I-20 and the conditional letter of acceptance You arrive at a TALK language center and complete your course You transfer to the university with the help of the TALK counselor


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CAMPUS PARTNERS

Psychology

Pre-Medicine

Pre-Law

Nursing

Mathematics

Hospitality

Film

Fashion

Engineering

Education

Culinary Arts

Computer Science

Chemistry

Business

Biology

CAMPUS PARTNERS

Accounting

Whether you’re interested in an early-career MBA at Willamette University, an engineering degree at San Francisco State University or an agricultural science associate’s degree at Butte College, SSII can help you achieve your goal!

Berkeley College Butte College Fulton-Montgomery Comm. College Green River Community College Highline Community College Johnson and Wales University New York Film Academy Notre Dame de Namur University Nova Southeastern University Pierce College Regis College San Francisco State University Santa Barbara City College UC Berkeley Extension Western Oregon University Willamette University (MBA)

APPLICATION CHECKLIST 1 TALK UPS application 2 UPS application fee 3 Financial statement (Bank Letter) 4 Transcripts

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

“I had a good time learning English at TALK. TALK helped me prepare for my master at Nova Southeastern University. Because of TALK, I finished my master’s with good grades. I am glad that I studied with TALK. If you are looking for a place to improve your English,TALK is the place.” Andy Hot Nova Southeastern University

• 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

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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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