The Ballard & Tighe English language teaching line will provide the necessary support, systematic instruction, and rigor to help students achieve academic success in English...
Los Angeles, Calif. (Vocus) June 16, 2010
Ballard & Tighe, Publishers (http://www.ballard-tighe.com) announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Bridge Learning to market, promote, and distribute its English as a second language (ESL) materials to international schools, indigenous schools, tutoring centers, and other educational institutions in the greater Asian region.
“Ballard & Tighe views the English language learning opportunity in Asia with great interest and is confident that it can offer a substantive, rigorous, product range to address the needs of both elementary and secondary school learners. We view Bridge Learning as an ideal strategic fit to realize this potential,” states Mark Espinola, CEO of Ballard & Tighe.
Through sales of its IPT Family of Tests, Ballard & Tighe has already made inroads in dozens of international schools in Asia. Bridge Learning will be expanding Ballard & Tighe’s reach by promoting the entire Ballard & Tighe line at international school conferences and English language teaching events throughout the region, as well as direct sales efforts at schools and through online marketing—all supported by Bridge Learning’s educational consultants. “The Ballard & Tighe English language teaching line will provide the necessary support, systematic instruction, and rigor to help students achieve academic success in English and prepare them for entry into institutions of higher learning both in Asia and abroad,” adds Espinola.
About Ballard & Tighe
Ballard & Tighe, Publishers (http://www.ballard-tighe.com) has focused on developing products for English language learners since 1976. Ballard & Tighe provides testing, instructional, and training products and services to more than 3,500 state, regional, and local school districts throughout the United States and internationally. Ballard & Tighe produces assessment products, English language development instructional materials, professional development programs, and a series of unique social studies programs designed especially for English language learners.
About Bridge Learning & iBridge - Educational Solutions
Bridge Learning and iBridge - Educational Solutions (Bridge) bring quality educational materials to international schools, bilingual schools, and local educational institutions across the Asia Pacific region. From the initial consultation with educators to fulfillment and delivery, Bridge provides unparalleled end-to-end services to a growing list of customers. Bridge has offices throughout the region and has partnered with high quality educational content providers for various markets including K-12, ELT, ESL, online services, and library services.