TalkTrain.com Launches, Offering American English Conversational Skills Training to Learners Worldwide

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EducateYourself, Inc. Utilizes Services from BPTech and the IntraLearn Learning Management System to deliver and manage their TalkTrain™ offering. Consisting of a series of web-based courses with audio/video, tracked progress, and navigation tools, TalkTrain helps learners improve their American English conversational skills.

Business Performance Technology (BPTech) and IntraLearn Software Corporation (ISC) today announced that EducateYourself Co., Inc. has begun use of the IntraLearn Learning Management System (LMS) to deliver and manage their TalkTrain™ offering. Consisting of a series of web-based courses with audio/video, tracked progress, and navigation tools, TalkTrain helps learners improve their American English conversational skills.

Millions of people worldwide, who have learned English through various avenues such as school, ESL programs, or introductory online programs, have the desire to take their basic understanding of the language to the next level. TalkTrain successfully addresses this need by focusing on real-world conversations where the understanding of idioms and colloquialisms is essential. With TalkTrain, EducateYourself has created a product that is affordable, effective, and keeps the learner's interest throughout the program.

TalkTrain.com, through the IntraLearn LMS hosted by BPTech, can assist individuals with high speed internet access who want to take their English to the next level as well as multinational companies who are seeking to improve their employees' American English proficiency for improved communication with American colleagues, increased productivity, and more natural conversations. Additionally, colleges, schools, and universities who want to improve their students' American English proficiency for better grades and improved personal and professional experiences can utilize the program.

"TalkTrain was based on a highly successful product in the form of books and cassettes that helped thousands of people take their English language proficiency to a higher level. IntraLearn Software was proactive in assisting us with the selection of an e-Learning courseware development firm that could transform it into a modern medium so that it could be used by many more people around the world. We selected BPTech, an IntraLearn Learning Service Provider (LSP). The combination of technology, hosting services, content, and custom development made the entire process of bringing our product and service to market a much simpler and streamlined event," said James Glick of EducateYourself. "By housing our content within the IntraLearn LMS, we will be able to seamlessly integrate our product into many corporate computer networks giving them the ability to distribute TalkTrain to end users all over the world while administering their investment and learners' progress from a central location."

"The flexibility of the IntraLearn platform to work with highly interactive Flash courses at an affordable price was important to our customer," said Peter Barrett, President of BPTech. "The ability to create a custom web page directly within the IntraLearn LMS and to make custom modifications to the environment provided EducateYourself with the solution that was needed for their diverse audience."

The initial TalkTrain offering consists of three learning levels, 25 courses and 125 lessons. Future offerings from EducateYourself include a business-specific product and a beginner ESL product.

About EducateYourself Co., Inc.
EducateYourself, Inc. based in Natick, MA is an educational training software company. Developer of TalkTrain, the company provides online courses designed to improve American English communications. Focused on teaching the meaning and understanding of American idioms and colloquialisms in the English language, the goal is to improve conversation and American English proficiency. This will provide ESL speakers the opportunity to be more socially acceptable in the community and the ability to advance themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit http://www.talktrain.com/

About Business Performance Technology
Business Performance Technology opened its doors in 1999, offering expertise to organizations in learning portal design and e-learning. BPTech has since grown to become a well-respected solution provider of e-learning, the integration of learning initiatives with business process and learning portal design. BPTech's client list includes numerous Global 2000 companies from various sectors including healthcare management organizations, financial institutions, technology and product manufacturers. As BPTech expanded its reach, it began to develop and offer specialized products and services to meet the needs of its clients. Many of the company's innovations have been based on its own production needs, to create products efficiently and take advantage of repeatable processes. For more information, visit http://www.bp-tech.com/

About IntraLearn Software Corporation
IntraLearn Software Corporation (ISC) of Northboro, MA is a leading provider of configurable eLearning software applications for corporate enterprises, academic institutions and not-for-profit organizations. ISC's software is distributed worldwide through authorized resellers and hosting / Application Service Providers to more than 2,000 organizations in 45 countries and 17 languages. ISC's Learning Management System (LMS) products offer affordable, customizable, highly functional, and easy-to-use solutions for the Windows Server platform including support for .NET and SharePoint. IntraLearn Software is in its seventh year as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. For more information, visit http://www.intralearn.com .

Copyright 2008 IntraLearn Software Corporation. All rights reserved. IntraLearn is the trademark of IntraLearn Software Corporation. Other brands and products are trademarks of their respective owners.

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