Lingo Media Corporation
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Lingo Media Corporation
Speak2Me Inc.

Speak2Me Inc.

April 22, 2009 08:40 ET

Speak2Me Presents Business English Training Opportunity to Chinese Investors


BEIJING, CHINA and TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - April 22, 2009) - Speak2Me Inc. ("Speak2Me"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lingo Media Corporation (TSX VENTURE:LM)(OTCBB:LMDCF) ("Lingo Media" or the "Company"), a leader in online and print-based English language learning products, is presenting its revolutionary new English corporate training business today in Beijing to more than 600 Chinese investors at the 3rd Chinese Enterprises Outbound Investment Conference (CEOIC). Co-hosted by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCIT) and China's Ministry of Commerce, the Conference goal is to encourage and facilitate Chinese enterprises to invest globally.

Speak2Me executives Steven Chiu, President, Greater China (Beijing-based) and Jonathan Brody, Chief Product Officer & Founder (Taipei-based), are showcasing Speak2Me's Business English 101 corporate training program, which directly addresses the need for spoken English language learning through practical English lessons that improve employee preparedness for daily workplace interactions. Developed by an experienced team that includes native English educators, the training helps employees advance their spoken English skills to more effectively address multinational situations from a local perspective and communicate with customers, suppliers, partners and colleagues through a series of interactive lessons that cover global business principles and common business terminology.

Ideally suited for corporations, governments and educational and training institutions, Business English 101 uses the Speak2Me's groundbreaking, interactive platform to cost-effectively provide business English lessons in topical areas that include presentations, negotiations, public relations, meeting dynamics and customer service skills, in addition to general business language learning. Business English 101 features personal feedback to help learners track and improve their studies, as well as monitoring and assessment tools that enable organizations to follow employee participation and measure success.

Said Steven Chiu, "We're proud to be part of CEOIC and to have the opportunity to introduce our Business English 101 to the Chinese investor community. Business English 101 is a proven, made-in-China, made-for-China solution that is a natural extension of our existing Speak2Me business and longstanding relationships with Chinese corporate leaders and government officials. We are planning to expand the distribution of Business English 101 and are eager to work with strategic investors to help us to provide our proven, cost-effective spoken English language training solutions throughout China and beyond."

Speak2Me's Business English 101 is available in off-the-shelf and customized versions on a per user-seat license basis. Speak2Me also offers a free-to-consumer website

China is the largest market for English language learning in the world with more than 250 million people studying the language. It has been estimated that salary premiums are 70% higher for those with advanced English proficiency in China.

About Speak2Me

Speak2Me (, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lingo Media, is an online English language learning ("ELL") community that incorporates Lingo Media's proven pedagogy with fun, interactive lesson modules to address the rapidly growing need for spoken English worldwide. Speak2Me's groundbreaking service uses speech recognition technology to teach spoken English online through more than 350 targeted lessons that engage users in interactive conversations with a virtual teacher. A unique social-networking infrastructure that allows students to form study groups and offers contests, prizes and other incentives, creates a learning environment that engenders co-operation and competition, just as in a conventional classroom. Speak2Me's patent-pending Conversational Advertising™ platform allows Speak2Me to provide its innovative offering to end-users at no cost. In addition, Speak2Me offers premium content development services and custom training modules to support businesses and institutions that require English language training for their personnel. For more information about Speak2Me and its business offerings, please visit


Lingo Media ( is a diversified online and print-based education products and services corporation focused on ELL on an international scale through its Lingo Learning Inc. subsidiary, a print-based publisher of ELL programs in China, and Speak2Me, an online ELL community. Lingo Media has formed successful relationships with key government and industry organizations, establishing a presence in China's education market of 250 million students. Since 2001, the Company has published more than 278 million units in China from its library of 340 program titles, and 350 online speaking lessons and 250 eZines. Lingo Media continues to expand its ELL offering and extend its reach on a global scale.

Portions of this press release may include "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of securities laws. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made pursuant to the safe harbour provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management's current expectations and involve certain risks and uncertainties. Actual results may vary materially from management's expectations and projections and thus readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Certain factors that can affect the Company's ability to achieve projected results are described in the Company's filings with the Canadian and United States securities regulators available on or


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