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2013-04-02 08:22:55

Former winner has spent career at the Bee, expanding its scope, prestige and academic rigor, Scripps CEO says CINCINNATI, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) today promoted Paige Kimble to executive director of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, the nation's largest and longest-running educational program. Kimble, 45, has worked for Scripps since 1991, but her association with the company began much earlier: she is the 1980 runner-up and 1981 national...

2013-03-29 23:00:36

After centuries of assimilating words from other languages, English is becoming an influence on those same languages. Spanish is an example of this new trend; linguists in Spanish-speaking countries now recognize various English words as part of the legitimate Spanish lexicon with no changes to spelling or pronunciation. New York City, NY (PRWEB) March 30, 2013 Software developers eReflect, the creators of Ultimate Spelling, announce that words from the English language are gaining...

2013-03-25 23:03:23

Ultimate Vocabulary software developer eReflect recently saluted the campaigns undertaken by local organizations in Brazil to provide English lessons to professionals in all walks of life, including prostitutes, as part of the country´s preparations for the FIFA world cup in 2014. New York City, NY (PRWEB) March 26, 2013 Brazil will be hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup and apart from the nationwide preparations taking place, at a local level many English language teaching initiatives...

2013-02-23 23:02:22

Spelling Bee competitions seem to no longer be popular in the state of Wisconsin as only a handful of parents expressed interest in their kids participating in future spelling competitions in one local school district. Software company eReflect spoke out today about this trend, and encouraged schools to use new technology to boost interest in spelling. New York City, NY (PRWEB) February 23, 2013 Being an ardent proponent of spelling improvement, Ultimate Spelling representatives announced...

2013-02-06 00:21:11

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6: OVERSEAS TERRITORIES Profile America -- Wednesday, February 6th. On this date in 1899, the Senate ratified the Treaty of Paris, concluding the Spanish-American War of 1898. The treaty, negotiated in Paris the previous December, was opposed by 27 senators; not opposed to...

2013-01-29 08:26:45

LATINA Style Magazine Announces Annual Recognition PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yvette Donado, Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Vice President, People, Process & Communications at Educational Testing Service (ETS), has been named one of the nation's top five Latina executives of the year by LATINA Style magazine. The program honors influential Latinas as true leaders and examples for the Hispanic community and for the professional women in the...

2013-01-17 08:23:34

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ETS announces the latest resource to assist students as they prepare for the TOEFL iBT® test, the most widely accepted English-language assessment worldwide. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120110/DC33419LOGO) Developed by ETS and published by McGraw Hill®, Official TOEFL iBT® Tests with Audio, Volume 1, is the only publication offering five authentic, full-length TOEFL® tests used in past test...

2012-12-19 08:25:32

CHICAGO, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This is no time of year to be huddled outside with an old fashioned cigarette trying to keep the wind from blowing it out and avoiding the glares of passersby. That is no way to get in tune with the spirit of Christmas! It is, however, a great time of year to be cozy inside trying out some funky and festive e-cig flavors. One reason many vapers prefer their electronic devices to tobacco cigarettes is the range of flavors to savor. Of course, tobacco and...

2012-12-17 08:27:05

PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the number of English-language learners around the world grows at a significant pace, the TOEFL(®) program launches a new Facebook(®) page, www.facebook.com/TOEFL, to engage test takers worldwide and share timely information regarding the most widely accepted English-language assessment. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120110/DC33419LOGO ) The TOEFL page, developed by ETS, the creator of the TOEFL test,...

2012-12-06 12:23:42

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oxford University Press, the world's largest university press, is extending its language teaching solutions through a partnership with Eleutian Technology. Oxford University Press and Eleutian today announced the release of TeachCast(TM) with Oxford, a jointly developed, innovative online English language teaching service that opens up the opportunity for students around the world to learn English. TeachCast(TM) with Oxford combines...