Lansdowne, VA (PRWEB) February 29, 2012
LaPlaza.net, a new website devoted to building Hispanic prosperity, celebrates its launch with a new campaign: Learn English Now. Dextro, LLC (LaPlaza.net’s parent company) has subsidized a limited number of TELL ME MORE (American) English online learning passes to help non-English speaking Hispanics improve their job opportunities and quality of life. This offer is not merely an introductory sample package. The LaPlaza.net TELL ME MORE licenses are for the complete, 10-level, 12-month pass. Members of LaPlaza.net can purchase these licenses for $249.99 (they normally sell for $499.00).
LaPlaza.net operates on the belief that true prosperity for the Hispanic community is achieved through education. Improved education, which includes English language fluency, will allow the Hispanic population to gain access to higher education, career opportunities, political office, and economic stability.
LaPlaza.net also serves as the online home of the White House Hispanic Community Action Summits. Members can log-in to participate in Summit topic forums. Other features on the site include Empleos, a Latino/Hispanic Job search engine, Hispanic Networking, and Hispanic/Latino Donors Choose.
Politically, there is a divide between people who believe that English is the de facto national language of the US so we must all learn to speak it, versus those who believe there should be bilingual programs and practices. Regardless of politics, recent news headlines point to the necessity of English fluency for Hispanics.
The recent case in San Luis, Arizona, in which Alejandrina Cabera was deemed unfit to run for City Council because her English language skills were inadequate, caught the attention of national media. Last week, the Missouri House passed an English driver’s license mandate. If approved by the Senate, all driver’s license exams will be given in English only.
On the other side of the English Language Learning (ELL) spectrum, a recent study in Milwaukee public schools, conducted by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, showed that Spanish-speaking students who had been in ELL classes outperformed their non-ELL peers in reading and math.
Nadja Giuffrida, CEO, Dextro, LLC, says, “All over the US, Hispanics are struggling to help their children in school, get good jobs, and navigate economic and legal channels for medical care, housing, immigration, etc. English is usually required for all of these things. In the future, we’re hoping to partner with Hispanic organizations to increase the subsidy on TELL ME MORE and reach a larger segment of the Hispanic community.”
Headquartered in Northern Virginia, Dextro, LLC supplies online educational content to approximately half a million people in Latin America. “We’ve had great success with the TELL ME MORE product in Latin America. Because of the program’s flexibility and voice recognition software, it’s a very effective tool for native Spanish speakers to learn English.” says, Demian Pedroza. Dextro, LLC, COO. To buy one or more LaPlaza.net-TELL ME MORE English licenses, go to LaPlaza.net Learn English Now.
TELL ME MORE is headquartered in Europe where they are the predominant language-learning brand. Relatively new in the United States, TELL ME MORE supports the language needs of the US Military, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies.
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