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2011-04-05 05:00:00

The Gattegno Effect Slated For Fall Publication NEW YORK, April 5 /PRNewswire/ - Educational Solutions Worldwide Inc.  (ESWI) today announced it is compiling a collective memoir about Dr. Caleb Gattegno in recognition the 100(th) anniversary since his birth. The Gattegno Effect: 100 Voices on One of History's Greatest Educators, will be released this fall and will feature the submissions of 100 leading educators from all over the world recounting their experiences of knowing...

2011-03-25 00:00:28

Having the Confidence to Give It a Go is for Many People the Hardest Part of Learning German. the Strange Accents, Silent Letters and Words as Long as Your Arm... They All Add Up to Make Learning German a Daunting Prospect. Now Online German Classes with Verbalplanet.com Offer the Perfect Solution to Perfecting Your Accent and Achieving Real Fluency by Learning Online in Partnership with a Native Speaking German Tutor. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 24, 2011 Having the Confidence to Give...

2011-03-24 15:10:00

NEW YORK, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Simon & Schuster's Pimsleur Language Programs announced today that it is offering free downloads of 8 hours of its Japanese language learning program to support aid agencies and volunteers helping the millions affected by the devastating earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis in Japan. Pimsleur®, a leading publisher of foreign-language learning programs, has authorized their digital resellers, including iTunes, Audible, and...

2011-03-21 16:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Travel Michigan, a Fluency Media client, reached a critical milestone overnight, cruising past the 200,000 Facebook fan mark. Currently, Pure Michigan is one of only three state tourism industry Facebook pages with more than 100,000 fans and the only state tourism page with more than 200,000 fans. "We could not be more pleased with the increase of Pure Michigan Facebook fans," said George Zimmermann, Vice President of Travel Michigan, a...

2011-02-28 06:45:00

LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-first century students want and need to create digital content as part of their learning experience. Teachers and parents, however, have a common frustration that there are no safe multimedia sharing or social media sites available for teachers to use with their students. Sites such as YouTube, MySpace, and Facebook, while potentially powerful teaching tools, are blocked by most school systems due to lack of appropriate content control....

2011-02-24 00:00:44

Verbalplanet.com; the Leading Website for Learning Languages Online; Has Picked Up Back to Back Awards from Toptenreviews.com for Their Flexible and Effective Online Italian Language Courses. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 23, 2011 Following success in 2010, Verbalplanet.com is delighted to announce that the website has again in 2011 been voted as a winner of a "TopTenREVIEWS Award" for its online Italian language tuition service. TopTenREVIEWS evaluated language learning portals from...

2011-01-20 00:00:49

When It Comes to Speaking a Foreign Language; Confidence is King. In a Recent Survey Students at Verbalplanet.com, the Online Language Learning Website, Said That Top of the List of Advantages the Website Had over Other Ways to Study a Foreign Language Was the Huge Boost in Confidence They Gained from Live Online Language Lessons with a Professional Language Tutor. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 18, 2011 At this time of year learning a foreign language always makes it into the top ten New...

2011-01-06 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ectaco, Inc., the world's leader in portable language learning and translation technology, announced today the upcoming release of their newest multi-purpose eBook reader - the jetBook K-12. The K-12 is designed primarily to be implemented in schools across the nation from Kindergarten to 12th grade. The product features a 5" reflective TFT screen with the fastest response time among all eBook readers, ergonomic design, resilient case, and extended...

2010-11-30 09:11:00

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Mango Languages today unveiled Mango Passport®, its latest language learning product designed specifically for people who enjoy international travel and want to be able to effectively communicate in the country's native language. Beverly Cornell, director of marketing for Mango, made the announcement. Created to provide the conversation skills that a traveler needs to successfully communicate and engage with the...

2010-11-19 07:00:00

BOSTON, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- At the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) 2010 Conference, Middlebury Interactive Languages (MIL), an academic leader in world language instruction for K-12 students, unveiled MiddWorld Online, a first-of-its-kind virtual academy for world language learning. Sharing Middlebury College's world language expertise in an online delivery system, MiddWorld Online boasts an immersion methodology, utilizing the most authentic world...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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