AOL and Berlitz offer English Language Lessons Online

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Morgan Khanstein, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. Morgan Khanstein

    Morgan Khanstein New Member

    AOL Latino, America Online's bilingual Internet service for U.S. Hispanics, has teamed up with Berlitz International to offer English language lessons for free to its members.

    The entire language course features 96 recorded online sessions with visual and audio components, the companies said Tuesday. Weekly classes can be played back and used repeatedly for review and reinforcement. In addition, consumers can install an offline collection of more than 100 hours of learning material on their computers, so that they can learn at their own pace.
  2. Online Student

    Online Student New Member

    Hmm. Maybe AOL will develop and full degree program next.
    Could you imagine AOL College?
  3. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Gee, I've been told that there is such a thing as United States Open University. Why not America Online College?
  4. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    There was a failed attempt to start a "United States Open University" a few years ago; UK's Open University was involved.

    As far as an AOL University, I'd think it would be easier for them to partner with an existing institution rather than diverge from core competencies. After all, they partnered with Berlitz rather than offer it themselves.

    Someone was suggesting that University of Phoenix might license its "rEsource" materials. Perhaps that's part of a fit.


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