TOPICS Entertainment Announces the Winning K-12 Schools of the Immersion™ VT End of School Year Celebration

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TOPICS Entertainment is pleased to announce the winning schools in the Immersion™ VT End of School Year Celebration. Winning essays allow for free access to thousands of dollars -worth of multimedia Modern Language e-learning content for schools for the entire 2014-2015 school year.

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We are really pleased to provide free multimedia language learning solutions to these schools,”

TOPICS Entertainment ( is please to announce the winning schools of the Instant Immersion™ VT End of School Year Celebration. The Grand Prize winning school in the Elementary Division is Summit Hills Elementary School of Idaho Falls, Idaho. The Island School of Lihue, Hawaii is the Grand Prize winner from the Secondary Division. Winners were selected from short essays submitted based on the question, “How would Instant Immersion VT benefit (your school’s name) students?” Grand Prize awards can provide up to $15,168-worth of language learning tools.

“We are really pleased to provide free multimedia language learning solutions to these schools,” said Don Gibb, Director of Channel Development, TOPICS Entertainment. “We know students at these schools will benefit from these additional resources.”

The Miller School of Albemarle, Charlottesville, Virginia is the 1st Runner-up in the Secondary Division. Due to lack of receiving qualified entries from K-12 schools the 2nd Runner-up prize in the Secondary Division, and also the Elementary Division 1st and 2rd Runners-up prizes will not be awarded this year.

“We’re a bit disappointed that more schools didn’t qualify and that three prizes were not awarded,” said Gibb.

Grand Prize includes Instant Immersion VT e-learning courses for 250 students. Schools can choose one language per student from English, Spanish, Chinese, French and over 120 additional languages. If available in the same language the award also includes matching MP3 audio courses and digital workbooks. 1st Runner-up schools receive the same courseware for 120 students and 2nd Runner-up for 60 students.

Instant Immersion™ VT is cloud-hosted, second language e-learning solutions for use by institutional clients, and its content is based on Instant Immersion, the #1 top selling personal software for new language acquisition—with over 120 languages available.

Instant Immersion™ VT is a flexible a multimedia resource for educators to implement as part of blended-learning, flipped-classroom or supplemental curriculum. It is also suitable for distance learning, self-directed study and Afterschool programs.

Instant Immersion™ VT’s neuro-linguistic research-based pedagogy and e-learning content has been proven worldwide by students of Foreign Languages (World Languages) and English Learners (ELL, ESOL, EAL, ESL)—from elementary and secondary schools (K-12), colleges and universities, corporate training programs, government training, church sponsored missions, humanitarian groups, community centers, NGOs and other organizations.

Instant Immersion™ VT for English learners also has native language support in more than 120 languages. A native Somali learning English has the option of Somali language support in Instant Immersion VT or the teacher has the option of 100% English immersion for the ELL student.    

Click on the link to view a the new Instant Immersion VT informational video hosted on Youtube:

Instant Immersion™ VT uses a variety of activities to help students learn languages—and teaches useful, everyday conversational language (no useless “elephant kicking the ball” phrases) and engaging activities. Learners can also listen to, and compare speech to, both male and female native speakers. Gamification techniques motivate learners to achieve and improve on their scores.

Teachers can have confidence that students will enjoy learning a new language through a variety of fun and engaging interactive multimedia activities and games at their own pace. Instant Immersion™ VT content also meets ACTFL, TESOL and U.S. State standards.

See at complete list of over 120 Languages offered by Instant Immersion™ VT at:

About Topics Entertainment
TOPICS Entertainment ( is the largest privately held multimedia publisher in the United States offering the DVD, software and audio industries’ most diverse content at competitive prices in prestigious club, mass and chain retailers throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. TOPICS represents well-known and respected brands, including National Geographic™, James Earl Jones Reads the Bible, the U.S. National Archives, public television’s OVER® series, the No. 1 best-selling language-learning line Instant Immersion™, and more!

TOPICS is now offering Instant Immersion™ VT ( second language e-learning solutions directly to schools, businesses and other enterprise customers.

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