InterLingua Educational Publishing

October 04, 2006 09:50 ET

Audio Summaries of Shakespeare, Austen, Dickens and Other Required Authors, Written Specifically for Students, Now Available for iPods and MP3 Players, Announces InterLingua

REDONDO BEACH, CA--(Collegiate Presswire - October 4, 2006) - InterLingua Educational Publishing announced today the availability of its NotePods collection of audio downloads for iPods and MP3 players. Created to help students with their exams and term papers, NotePods cost only $1.99 each and can be downloaded at

"NotePods are audio summaries of books and plays by Shakespeare, Dickens, Austen and other required authors that can be played on a student's iPod, MP3 player or computer," says Jack Bernstein, President of InterLingua Educational Publishing.

An exhaustive online survey of required reading found almost 500 titles that are commonly assigned at the high school and college levels. The titles were ranked in order of popularity, and InterLingua, literally, started at the top and worked its way down the list, so the most popular titles, such as Macbeth and The Catcher in the Rye, are completed first. By the end of 2006, InterLingua expects to have about 125 audio summaries available, and the goal is to have around 300 titles available by the end of 2007.

"The NotePods are being written by university teachers and recorded by professional actors," says Bernstein, "so they should be accurate, comprehensive and easy to listen to. By formatting the summaries for use on an iPod or MP3 player, students can study while riding on the bus, jogging, biking, laying on the grass and even walking the dog."

In addition to the audio summaries, students can also download text versions of the summaries which can be read on their computers or iPods, and they can also download the full text version of many, but not all, of the books and plays, also for only $1.99 each.

Also, to help students focus their studies, a "Test Questions Blog" is being added to the website, so students can review typical exam questions prior to taking a test.

InterLingua Educational Publishing, a Southern California-based publisher founded in 1992, has been aggressively expanding its offerings to the K-12 and higher education markets. Its portfolio of products now includes: the TADELL line of K-8 bilingual math assessment and development workbooks; bilingual math glossaries/posters/flash cards; bilingual GED prep materials; and now, the latest new product introduction, NotePods.

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