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2012-05-08 06:34:16

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mango Languages, a leading provider of consumer language learning resources, has expanded its Mango Passport software package to include new "Journeys"--in-depth, engaging and fun courses that strengthen language skills in all areas. Mango Languages CEO Jason Teshuba made the announcement. Mango developed its Journeys to expand content and take users farther in their own language travels. All 28 Mango Passport courses (including 16 foreign...

2012-05-01 06:26:41

NEW YORK, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Copia Interactive, LLC, creator of one of the largest, independent, full-featured digital content platforms, and The Blaze, a premiere online destination for news, information and opinion, announced today the launch of The Blaze "Books" Vertical (blaze.thecopia.com), Powered by Copia. Utilizing all the capabilities of the Copia platform, The Blaze's new vertical will offer its readers a community-based platform as a new way to enjoy...

2012-04-17 23:00:56

As 2012´s African American national Spelling Bee Championships commences, Ultimate Spelling is delighted to send its best wishes to this year´s competitors. Canberra, Australia (PRWEB) April 17, 2012 This week sees the start of 2012´s African American National Spelling Bee Championships at Horace Man Middle School in South Los Angeles. As the fierce competition gets underway, the company behind a leading spelling improvement software package sends competitors their best...

2012-04-07 23:00:15

With hundreds of spelling bees commencing this week, eReflect announces a new tool that could turn the nation´s children into spelling superstars. Canberra, Australia (PRWEB) April 07, 2012 Thousands of children compete in spelling bees each year. With competition for the accolade of being winner high saught after, children will often do anything to have the edge over their counterparts. Thankfully for them, eReflect today announced a new software package with the aim of improving...

2012-03-28 02:22:40

NEW YORK, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oxford University Press, the world's largest university press, is announcing the launch of two vocabulary-based English language learning development programs designed to meet the needs of K-3 and 4-8 English Language Learners (ELLs). With ELLs as the fastest growing segment and most underserved population in grades K-12, Oxford University Press is building upon its successful library of vocabulary-based education tools. New to...

2012-02-04 08:00:00

Reviewer Edward E. Chapman responds to the Oscars with his own choices for the best films of the year, and addresses some of the differences between his picks and those of the Academy. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 04, 2012 Movie news site CinemaDeck.com recently announced its list of the Ten Best Films of 2011, as selected by their staff´s Head Film Critic Edward E. Chapman. Among the choices are Academy favorites such as “The Artist” and “The Tree of Life”...

2012-02-01 00:59:41

The European Union has 27 member countries and 23 official languages, but its official business is carried out primarily in one language – English. Yet the striking findings of a new study show that barely a third of the EU´s 500 million citizens speak English. What about the other two-thirds? They are linguistically disenfranchised, say the study´s authors. For the EU´s non-English speakers, their native languages are of limited use in the EU´s political,...

2011-12-13 06:50:00

OTTAWA, Ontario, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TalktoCanada, the company trusted by Ernst & Young, Novartis and Saudi Telecom for English language training, is reporting that English continues to be the number one language for international business and succeeding abroad. According to a study by Language Monthly*, there are 115 countries that use English as a main language. This number far outperforms French, which ranks second with 35 countries. The combined population of countries...

2011-12-10 01:18:26

A new study of how compound word formation is influenced by subtle forms of linguistic pressure demonstrates that words which "sound better" to the speakers of a language have a higher chance of being created, suggesting that, like biological organisms, words are subject to selection pressures that play a role in deciding which words become part of a language over time. The study, "Grammars leak: Modeling how phonotactic generalizations interact within the grammar," to be published in the...

2011-12-07 04:57:00

Find Out Who Scored an 'A' and Who Failed the Grade ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ProEnglish, the nation's leading advocate of official English, today unveiled its grades for the 2012 presidential candidates. ProEnglish has ranked the candidates based on their strength of support for preserving the historic role of English as the common, unifying language of the United States. Over 90% of the world's nations have an official language, but the U.S. is not...