Announces Fall Release of Spanish 2A

September 17, 2003

“Our first-year Spanish sequence proved to be so popular with both teachers and students that we’ve been looking forward to the release of our new Spanish series,” said CEO Katherine Endacott. “Now that Spanish 2A is finished, we’re very pleased with the way it turned out. Students and teachers will love it. And it gives educators even more options for reaching students with one-to-one instruction.”

The company’s Spanish 1 and 2 sequences were created in partnership with Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, and utilize Holt’s popular ¡Ven Conmigo! textbook series. “It was a great advantage being able to leverage Holt’s award-winning content and years of experience to enable us to provide a truly interactive foreign language experience,” said Endacott.

“It’s a complete, media-rich, full-featured foreign language class,” says’s senior instructional designer, Michelle Kobza. “Students not only read and complete activities, but they actually hear words and phrases as they interact with the course.”

“We are pleased to partner with,” said Judy Fowler, Holt president. “We applaud’s focus on creating high-quality, Web-delivered curricula based on sound research and pedagogy.” Although celebrating the release, is not resting on its laurels. The company is hard at work on Spanish 2B, scheduled for second semester 2003-2004. “The Spanish 2 sequence will give us two full years of Spanish,” says Endacott. “That’s important. Once students commit to taking online courses, in Spanish or in any area, they need to know that they can complete all of their requirements in that area online.”

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