San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2012
Intrax, a company that provides educational, work and volunteer programs that connect people and cultures, today announced that it has sold all assets related to its Lango brand to the Lango Language Cooperative. The sale was completed on August 6, 2012.
“We are thrilled that the Lango Language Cooperative will continue the mission of offering foreign language classes for kids using the Lango brand and intellectual property,” said Heather Ainsworth, vice president, Global Education and Training, Intrax. “This asset sale ensures that even though Intrax has decided to exit the business, the Lango mission of teaching foreign languages to children will live on through the new Lango co-op.”
The Lango Language Cooperative is a community of more than 40 Lango owner-members throughout the U.S. who run individual Lango businesses in their respective communities. The Lango Language Cooperative owners-operators will now collectively make all decisions about how to leverage the Lango assets that Intrax has sold to the cooperative.
“The Lango Language Cooperative will allow us to continue to provide quality Lango foreign language classes to students and families in our communities, ensuring uninterrupted classes and a seamless transition,” said Jeremiah DeGollon, board president, Lango Language Cooperative. “This move to have total ownership of the assets will enable us to be more responsive to our customers, allowing us to adapt our offerings to the needs of our students and families.”
Intrax created Lango in 2007, offering Spanish classes to Bay Area children ages 18 months to 11 years old. Since 2007, the program added French and Mandarin classes and expanded into communities in additional states through a network of Lango Leaders in cities across the U.S.
About Lango Language Cooperative
Lango was established on the belief that every child should learn a second language. Lango teaches children ages 18 months to 11 years new languages in full immersion classes through Adventure Learning™, an innovative approach that combines stories, music and movement, drama and game-playing. The Lango Language Cooperative is a service cooperative comprised of currently operating Lango program providers across the U.S. http://www.langokids.com
Intrax is a globally-oriented company that provides a lifetime of high-quality educational, work and volunteer programs that connect people and cultures. Intrax has operations in more than 100 countries worldwide and offers diverse educational and cultural programs including: high school exchange, international au pairs, language classes, volunteer opportunities, leadership programs, and work and internship placements. Since 1980, Intrax has placed more than 350,000 participants in its programs. Intrax is based in San Francisco, California, with offices on four continents. http://www.intraxinc.com