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CL@SE AND BLUE WOLF & FRIENDS GET TOGETHER TO TEACH ENGLISH ON THE WEB
The channel takes another big step by offering its Latin American audience the most innovative and interactive methods for learning new languages. Cl@se has formalized an alliance with Progressive Language that will allow it to bring the Blue Wolf & Friends English program into our homes and schools.
Miami, Fl, March 1st, 2004 - Cl@se, Latin America's pioneer educational multimedia channel and Progressive Language, a US based company, announced today the signing of an agreement that will allow them to join efforts in providing an innovative method for teaching English to children in Latin America through the Internet. To achieve this, both companies will jointly provide and disseminate the Blue Wolf & Friends interactive immersion English learning program.
"One of our stronger educational goals is to teach both children and adults of Latin America different languages through interactive programs that allow them to apply the lessons beyond the classroom, to everyday life. Thus was born our successful Laboratorio de Idiomas (Language Lab), through which we have combined the television courses with interactive methods in order to teach French and English. Now, with the great contribution made by Progressive Language, through its Blue Wolf & Friends program, our language area will be greatly enhanced and we will be able to offer our audience an innovative method to learn English at home", said Maria Ignacia Arcaya, cl@se's general manager.
Blue Wolf & Friends differs from the other language teaching programs in that it presents a language's different uses in a dynamic, fun and organized way and in energetic environments that represent everyday living. It complements what students learn in the classroom by taking them to the language's place of origin and allowing them to use their knowledge, thus turning it into a real-life experience, and accelerating the fluency of the children.
"This agreement with cl@se is an important step for our global launch of the Blue Wolf & Friends immersion program. Cl@se's reputation and penetration, both in homes and schools throughout Latin America, will give great exposure to our innovative service. Our addition to cl@se's already successful Laboratorio de Idiomas is a unique opportunity for parents and educators to introduce their children to the English language and to U.S. culture without having to travel", added Tim Keller, president and CEO of Progressive Language Inc.
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