Language acquisition

Free Bilingual Texting Service Helps Parents Worried About Their Child's Speech and Language Development

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 6:05pm

Speech and language disorders are among the most common disorders that young children experience.

Key Points: 
  • Speech and language disorders are among the most common disorders that young children experience.
  • Most speech and language disorders are highly treatable, but the earlier parents and caregivers seek help for their child, the better.
  • However, parents absolutely know their child best, and we always encourage them to trust their gut on matters related to their child's speech and language development.
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    Bright by Text is a nationwide text messaging service that helps parents and caregivers of children prenatal to age 8 make the most of everyday interactions.

New book by Steve Leveen reveals why Americans are ready to be bilingual

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 3:00pm

America's Bilingual Century: How Americans are giving the gift of bilingualism to themselves, their loved ones, and their countryby Steve Leveen , who describes himself as "an emerging bilingual," puts forward a persuasive argument for a country whose citizens speak English and another language.

Key Points: 
  • America's Bilingual Century: How Americans are giving the gift of bilingualism to themselves, their loved ones, and their countryby Steve Leveen , who describes himself as "an emerging bilingual," puts forward a persuasive argument for a country whose citizens speak English and another language.
  • For others, it might be what Leveen calls their "adopted language," one that they feel an affinity for and make a lifetime commitment to.
  • "At diplomacy, at journalism, at intelligence and military operations, at humanitarian work and in business, we're better when we're bilingual," Leveen says.
  • Leveen spent a year as a fellow in Harvard's Advanced Leadership Institute and another in Stanford's Distinguished Careers Institute as part of his research for the book.

Gary Bateman returns to the literary limelight with the release of ‘Reflections in the Mirror’

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 5:00am

Gary Bateman is a published poet, author, linguist and professional writer.

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  • Gary Bateman is a published poet, author, linguist and professional writer.
  • Bateman holds multiple academic degrees with advanced graduate studies, and originally studied history, political science, and literature as primary fields of interest during his undergraduate college years.
  • As a trained linguist, he has a multilingual proficiency in five languages, including his facility as a native English speaker.
  • Bateman has lived in Europe for many years and presently resides with his family in Germany.

International English Language Learning App, EWA: Learn English, Launches in North America

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - 2:05pm

SINGAPORE, Dec. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- EWA: Learn English ,one of the fastest growing English language learning apps in the world, today announced its formal launch into the North American market.

Key Points: 
  • SINGAPORE, Dec. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- EWA: Learn English ,one of the fastest growing English language learning apps in the world, today announced its formal launch into the North American market.
  • What sets EWA: Learn English apart from the competition is its use of pop culture to engage and motivate learners to quickly grasp the language.
  • When you learn to speak English, you're not just learning a language, you're creating a better opportunity for yourself.
  • With over 35 million downloads, EWA: Learn English is one of the fastest growing English learning apps in the world.

INVISIO acquires Racal Acoustics, a world-leading UK-based supplier of communication and hearing protection solutions

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - 3:00am

The acquisition is aligned with INVISIO's growth strategy and the ambition to further strengthen its global market-leading position within communication and hearing protection systems.

Key Points: 
  • The acquisition is aligned with INVISIO's growth strategy and the ambition to further strengthen its global market-leading position within communication and hearing protection systems.
  • The acquisition will provide INVISIO with access to customers and prospects in the attractive market niche for communication and hearing protection in vehicles, which isa highly relevant area for the new INVISIO Intercom System.
  • The purchase price to be paid by INVISIO is approximately SEK 170 million and is expected to be cash and debt-financed.
  • INVISIO develops and sells advanced communication systems that enable professionals in noisy and mission critical environments to communicate, protect their hearing and work effectively.

Multilingual Connections Celebrates Rebrand and Supports No Kid Hungry

Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 8:00pm

"We strive to grow thoughtfully and give back to our community along the way," said Jill Kushner Bishop, Founder & CEO of Multilingual Connections.

Key Points: 
  • "We strive to grow thoughtfully and give back to our community along the way," said Jill Kushner Bishop, Founder & CEO of Multilingual Connections.
  • The new Multilingual Connections branding is dynamic and approachable and it reflects the company's commitment to helping clients create global connections through its services.
  • Anyone looking to understand, engage, and grow their multilingual audiences can visit the new website to explore Multilingual Connections' language services and request a free quote.
  • Multilingual Connections also added a new section that includes the industry sectors that the company supports to help clients browse services based on their potential needs.

Mondly Partners with Oxford University Press to Introduce An Enhanced English Language Learning Module Supporting 33 Languages

Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 9:15am

The collaboration between Mondly and OUP enables English language learning, assessment, and testing in 33 languages, including less common languages like Danish, Persian, or Hebrew.

Key Points: 
  • The collaboration between Mondly and OUP enables English language learning, assessment, and testing in 33 languages, including less common languages like Danish, Persian, or Hebrew.
  • The new module offers easily accessible learning support with access to 3,500+ different questions and 108 different English language proficiency tests for each of the languages included in the partnership.
  • "We're delighted to collaborate with Mondly, who have been pursuing innovative solutions for language learning for several years," said Harry Cunningham, Partnerships and Innovation Manager at Oxford University Press.
  • Mondly is a leading online language learning platform that enables over 60 million people from 190 countries to learn 41 languages.

Claim Central Acquires Livegenic

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 4:15pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Claim Central Consolidated Pty Ltd (Claim Central) , a pioneer in claims fulfillment technology, is pleased to announce the company has recently completed an acquisition of the remaining shares in Livegenic Inc ( Livegenic ) , an industry-leading, on-demand and live, virtual collaboration platform for insurance loss control and claim services.

Key Points: 
  • JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Claim Central Consolidated Pty Ltd (Claim Central) , a pioneer in claims fulfillment technology, is pleased to announce the company has recently completed an acquisition of the remaining shares in Livegenic Inc ( Livegenic ) , an industry-leading, on-demand and live, virtual collaboration platform for insurance loss control and claim services.
  • With this acquisition of the remaining shares, Livegenic will become a wholly-owned subsidiary in the Claim Central Group, a key investor since 2017.
  • Livegenic is at the forefront of independent field data collection, said Robin Roberson, managing director, North America for Claim Central.
  • Claim Central offers leading edge claim service options and Livegenics remote virtual inspection software is an excellent addition to the Claim Central solution set.

Press release - Celebrating Multilingualism Day at the EP - where 24 languages meet

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 12:07am

The Online Multilingualism Day 2020 events will take place on Saturday 26 September from 10.00 to 16.30 CET.

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  • The Online Multilingualism Day 2020 events will take place on Saturday 26 September from 10.00 to 16.30 CET.
  • The Multilingualism Day will close with a live panel from the Brussels plenary chamber discussing what it takes to make multilingualism a reality.
  • This is the fourth edition of Multilingualism Day, celebrated for the first time at the European Parliament on 30 September 2017.
  • The event coincides with the European Day of Languages on 26 September and the International Translation Day on 30 September.

GEICO’s Lakeland Office Seeking Bilingual Associates

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 3:15pm

To that end, the insurer is expanding its Spanish-language sales and service division by hiring dozens of bilingual associates.

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  • To that end, the insurer is expanding its Spanish-language sales and service division by hiring dozens of bilingual associates.
  • There are immediate career openings for Bilingual Sales Representatives , Bilingual Customer Service Representatives , Bilingual Sales Supervisors and Bilingual Customer Service Supervisors .
  • The GEICO Management Development Program for recent college graduates is also seeking ambitious bilingual applicants.
  • The Lakeland office will soon begin hiring bilingual claims representatives as well.