Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, and Lingo Media, Enter into Global Distribution Partnership
Farmington Hills, MI and Toronto, Canada, April 11, 2016 – Gale, a leading provider of library resources and part of Cengage Learning, and ELL Technologies Ltd. (“ELL Technologies”), a subsidiary of Lingo Media Corporation (TSX-V: LM; OTCQB: LMDCF) (“Lingo Media”), an EdTech company that is ‘Changing the way the world learns English’, are pleased to announce that they have entered into a commercial distribution partnership. Through the agreement, Gale will have exclusive international rights to market, sell and distribute ELL Technologies’ Scholar English language training program to university and college libraries, public libraries, and private schools. The product will be co-branded as “Gale Lingo” and will be available in the second quarter of 2016.
“Gale’s focus is to create products that incorporate content with global relevance and appeal from our vast network of partnerships with leading institutions around the world”, said Terry Robinson, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Gale International. “Given that many advanced scholarly research pursuits in higher education today are conducted in English, there is an increasing global demand for students to learn English and with this new distribution agreement, we are pleased to broaden our offering by bringing to the library market the innovative learning techniques that Scholar provides”.
“This partnership with one of the largest and most established educational content, technology and services companies in the world is further validation of the efficacy of our software in improving learning outcomes,” commented Gali Bar-Ziv, COO of Lingo Media.
Gale has been a leading provider of research and education resources to libraries for 60 years and is committed to supporting the continued innovation and evolution of libraries and their users. As Gale rolls out the Scholar program in many new international markets, Lingo Media maintains the distribution rights in North America, Latin America, Vietnam and the Caribbean.
“Gale has a tremendous international distribution network including a multinational sales force spanning Asia, Australasia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. This partnership with Gale holds great potential to expand the market for the Scholar program internationally and is a significant distribution milestone for Lingo Media”, said Michael Kraft, President & CEO of Lingo Media.
About Cengage Learning and Gale
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library and workforce development markets worldwide. Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, has been a global provider of research resources for libraries and businesses for more than 60 years. Gale is passionate about supporting the continued innovation and evolution of libraries by providing the content, tools, and services libraries need to promote information discovery, enable learning, and support economic, cultural, and intellectual growth in their communities. For more information, visit www.cengage.com or www.gale.cengage.com.
About Lingo Media (TSX-V: LM; OTCQB: LMDCF)
Lingo Media is a global EdTech company that is ‘Changing the way the world learns English’, developing and marketing products for learners of English through various life stages, from classroom to boardroom. By integrating education and technology, the company empowers English language educators to easily transition from traditional teaching methods to digital learning.
Lingo Media provides both online and print-based solutions through two distinct business units: ELL Technologies and Lingo Learning. ELL Technologies provides online training and assessment for English language learning, while Lingo Learning is a print-based publisher of English language learning programs in China.
Lingo Media has established successful relationships with key government and industry organizations internationally, with a particularly strong presence in Latin America and China, and continues to both extend its global reach and expand its product offerings.