BANGALORE, India and PITTSBURGH, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnegie Speech, the leader in the development and distribution of English assessment and instruction software, today announced Laetus Education, a supplementary education service provider based in Bangalore, as a channel partner for its NativeAccent English language learning technology platform in educational institutions, corporations and franchisees across India and Sri Lanka.
"Our mission is to provide our customers with the most advanced language learning technology available to help further our business communities and provide the tools for people to build a greater quality of life," said Kiran Kurmar K, founder and CEO of Laetus Education. "The demand for proficient spoken English skills is growing and we intend to lead the market in education training."
NativeAccent is a web-based software program developed by Carnegie Mellon University's Language Technologies Institute and is used for testing and improvement of English speaking and listening skills for personnel at multinational corporations and students at international academic institutions.
Using personalized, interactive and intuitive exercises, NativeAccent provides instruction and practice needed to rapidly improve pronunciation, grammar and fluency, the cornerstones of comprehensibility. NativeAccent's pinpointing technologies identify the exact error, provides immediate text, audio and graphic prompts to inform the student about what exactly what they must do to improve their English speaking skills. NativeAccent also dramatically reduces learning time by up to 50 percent by using the exclusive Intelligent Tutor technology that prioritizes pronunciation training exercises based on each user's individual needs factoring in gender, English proficiency and the student's "mother-tongue" influence.
"Our partnership with Laetus Education is indicative of a growing global demand for proficient English speaking and listening skills in schools, universities and industries," said Paul Musselman, CEO of Carnegie Speech. "Improved English skills can have significant impact on local communities and economies by unlocking more opportunities for skilled work."
About Laetus Education:
Laetus Education Private Limited is a supplementary education service provider with over 300,000 man hours of research providing communicative English skill development programs for students of all age groups through educational institutions, corporations and franchisees. Laetus Communicative English course is a unique and innovative methodology incorporating activity-based tasks that reinforce students' cognitive development at a subconscious level, delivered through connected classroom technology in partnership with Elucido Media Networks. Laetus English courses are provided through Franchisees all over India for Individual learners. Laetus Education is headquartered in Bangalore covering India and Sri Lanka markets.
About Carnegie Speech:
A global leader in the development of spoken language training software, Carnegie Speech prepares enterprises and individuals to speak and understand new languages through personalized, immediate and pinpointed language analysis and instruction. Incorporating the linguistic expertise and technical innovations developed through decades of research at Carnegie Mellon University's Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Speech maximizes the effectiveness of spoken language instruction while minimizing training time and expense. From spoken language training to facilitate commerce and enhance education, to mission-critical communications to improve safety and security, Carnegie Speech products are used by Business, Aviation, Government, Education and Health Care enterprises that depend on effective spoken language communications. Carnegie Speech is based in Pittsburgh, PA. Visit www.carnegiespeech.com for more information.
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