TORONTO, May 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lingo Media Corporation (TSX-V:LM) (OTC:LMDCF) (FSE:LIMA) (“Lingo Media” or the “Company”), a global provider of digital English Language Learning solutions, is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, ELL Technologies Ltd., (“ELL”), has completed development and is ready to launch a comprehensive online Spanish course to complement its English, Portuguese, French and Mandarin courses in addition to its library of lessons already offered by the Company.

The Spanish course consists of 8-levels, 72 units and 792 lessons, with 594 hours of online learning and 80 hours of testing. It is compliant with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR or MCER in Spanish), which is recognized as one of the highest standards for second language learning in the world, and is suitable for learners with starter (A1) to intermediate (B1) level comprehension. The course is modeled on the communicative approach with an emphasis on real, authentic conversations, a proven methodology to assist learners in developing their practical skills for everyday use.

“Spanish is the second-most spoken native language in the world. Adding an online Spanish course to our suite of product offerings marks a significant milestone,” said Gali Bar-Ziv, COO of Lingo Media. “This provides institutions with the flexibility to seamlessly localize the course into the native language of their choice for improved learner outcomes, while also allowing the Company to expand our sales pipeline in targeted territories by offering to existing and future clients.”

Spanish as a second language frequently ranks in the top-three most studied languages in the world, including ranking as the most studied language in the United States and the third-most used language on the internet.

About Lingo Media

Lingo Media is a global provider of best-in-class digital and print-based English language learning solutions that are ‘Changing the way the world learns English’.

Developed for learners of English at every level, Lingo Media’s ELL Technologies products combine a vast content library with proprietary technology. ELL Technologies’ intuitive dashboards enable students to track and manage their progress, and allow teachers to organize and interact with students, providing ongoing support. Lingo Media’s Lingo Learning division is a print-based publisher of English language learning programs in China.

Lingo Media’s product and program are marketed through established sales channels to key education, government and business organizations in Latin America and China and continues to extend its global reach and expand its product offerings.

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