Lingo Media Corporation (CVE:LM) (OTCMKTS:LMDCF) said Thursday that its subsidiary ELL Technologies Ltd, an edtech company changing the way the world learns languages through innovative online technologies, inked an agreement to sell its interactive language learning solutions to Accent Plus SA.
In addition, ELL Technologies will be a keynote presenter in a multi-city seminar series across Ecuador from March 9-11, titled "From Utopia to Reality," showcasing current education trends and learning strategies.
Based in Quito, Accent Plus operates language instruction schools throughout Ecuador with programs designed to meet the unique needs of academic, government, corporate and consumer learners. Accent Plus is using ELL Technologies' English for Success (EFS) and Portuguese Learning solutions in a blended environment that combines in-class instruction with interactive online tools outside of the classroom, said the company.
Lingo Media’s English for Success is an interactive language learning solution designed for students from the beginner English proficiency level to the upper-intermediate level. It has a library of over 1,700 lessons, 40,000 audio clips and a unique speech recognition capability to help students develop all four skills: reading, listening, writing, and speaking.
"The demand to learn foreign languages is growing across Ecuador as people's economic and cultural outlook continues to expand internationally," said Alexandra Perez, academic director, at Accent Plus SA.
"The ELL team has worked closely with us to implement its learning solutions to suit our specific needs, and our students are responding very well to the breadth and depth of content," added Perez.
ELL Technologies provides a suite of language solutions, which include English and Portuguese, as well as Spanish, Mandarin and French. ELL Technologies' Portuguese Learning solution covers A1-B1 CEFR levels with more than 400 hours of learning.
"We continue to expand our footprint in Latin America through new relationships with great partners like Accent Plus," said Lingo Media CEO Gali Bar-Ziv.
"Their vision to combine classroom learning with online work is an excellent approach for achieving results, and also the ideal fit for our solutions which are designed for that approach. We are excited to participate in their seminars with other thought leaders in the language education field."
Accent Plus' upcoming "From Utopia to Reality" seminars will showcase best practices and innovative ideas for academic, corporate and government audiences in Ecuador. ELL Technologies' sales director for Latin America, Stephen Marban, will present on "Advances in Speech Recognition Technology as Applied to Language Learning and Measurement." The seminars are scheduled as follows:
• UNACH University, Riobamba, March 9, 9:30-11:30 am
• Hotel Dann Carlton, Quito, March 9, 3:30-7:30 pm
• Sonesta Hotel, Loja, March 10, 5.00-7:30 pm
• ESPE University, Sangolqui, March 11, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Lingo Media, based in Toronto, provides both online and print-based solutions through ELL Technologies and its other subsidiary Lingo Learning. ELL Technologies provides online training and assessment for English language learning, while Lingo Learning is a print-based publisher of English language learning programs in China.
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