ELT Advantage Named CODiE Award Finalist

Cengage Learning, a leading publisher of print and digital instructional and reference materials for the academic, professional and library markets, is proud to announce that Heinle’s ELT Advantage Online Professional Development program has been recognized as a finalist for the Software & Information Industry Association’s 24th Annual CODiE Awards in the Best Professional Development Solution category.

Taught by respected experts in the field, ELT Advantage is the only online professional development program for teachers of English that offers a TESOL® Certificate of Completion. TESOL® is the largest global association of English language teachers. ELT Advantage also offers college credit through accredited partnership schools. The six week courses are accessible anytime from anywhere at a fraction of the cost of other professional development programs. In addition, ELT Advantage features an online discussion board with mentoring opportunities, providing the added support of an online professional learning community.

“We are honored to receive this recognition from SIIA and we remain committed to developing solutions that best support English language teaching,” said Dennis Hogan, President of Heinle, Cengage Learning. “Developed in collaboration with English language teaching experts, ELT Advantage provides instructors the opportunity to obtain new knowledge and skills through TESOL® approved courses with the convenience and flexibility to accommodate a busy schedule.”

The CODiE Awards celebrate achievement and vision in software, education technology and digital content and are the only peer-reviewed honor in the industry. Winners will be announced in May at the 24th Annual CODiE Awards Gala.

According to SIIA President Ken Wasch, “The competition is particularly steep this year during the 24th Annual SIIA CODiE Awards, making selection as a CODiE Finalist a real achievement.” Wasch further added that “All the companies on this year’s list of CODiE Finalists should feel justifiably proud of their accomplishment in making it to this stage, and have much excitement to look forward to regarding the upcoming CODiE Awards voting!”

Free online demo lessons of ELT Advantage courses are available at http://eltadvantage.heinle.com.

About Cengage Learning and Heinle ELT

Cengage Learning delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, libraries, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. Heinle ELT, part of Cengage Learning, is a leading provider of materials for English language teaching and learning throughout the world. Heinle is committed to helping learners become more effective readers, writers, and communicators, and to helping teachers become more effective in guiding learners to achieve their goals. For more information, visit http://elt.heinle.com or www.cengage.com.