, Inc. Announces Spanish 2 Courses

February 6, 2004

“Congratulations to for the release of Spanish 2B,” said Judy Fowler, president of Holt. “Holt’s many years of educational content experience coupled with’s online technical expertise are a perfect match for an online language course.”

“With the release of Spanish 2B, we now offer two full years of Spanish,” said CEO Katherine Endacott. “It was a great advantage to leverage Holt’s award-winning content and already vast library of multimedia to provide a truly interactive foreign language experience.”

The course’s foundation includes the scope and sequence, activities, audio, and video media from ¡Ven conmigo!. transformed the content into its own online course by adding more multimedia and giving the course a look unique to

According to Lead Instructional Designer Michelle Kobza, “A foreign language course is rich in interactive media possibilities, and we took advantage of that when designing the course. Videos and audio clips throughout the course enable students to see and hear native speakers, and each unit includes interactive activities to accommodate different learning styles. The activities help build competency in each of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. In addition, the technology allows us to design and build a course in which students will be able to record and listen to their voices at any time as well as send audio files to their teachers for assessment.” For assessment, the course includes self-check activities built into each topic, quizzes at the end of each lesson, and tests at the end of each unit.

“Most high schools require a foreign language, and many colleges require two years of a foreign language; with the release of the Spanish 2B course, now we can provide that in a teacher-facilitated, media-rich online environment,” said Endacott.

About, Inc.
Class provides local school districts with complete e-learning solutions: Internet-based courses, training, software hosting, and consulting services. Through these partnerships, Class helps innovative educators create new learning opportunities in local communities.

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska,, Inc. is a privately held company distributing Internet-based secondary school courses throughout the United States.

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About Holt, Rinehart, and Winston
Holt, Rinehart and Winston is a leading publisher of textbooks and educational materials for grades six through 12 and is part of Harcourt Education, a global education provider serving students and teachers in PreK through grade 12, adult learners, and readers of all ages. The Harcourt companies are Harcourt School Publishers; Holt, Rinehart and Winston; Harcourt Supplemental Publishers (including the Rigby and Steck-Vaughn imprints); Harcourt Assessment; Classroom Connect; Harcourt Canada; Harcourt Religion Publishers; and Harcourt Trade Publishers. For further information, please call (800) 992-1627 or visit or

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