Largest online ESL network now connects its more than one million students with English programs
Portland, O.R. - July 16, 2009
For the more than a billion people learning English around the world, to study abroad is the ultimate fantasy. And for those who do complete an English program in a foreign country, the experience is one to be proud of and recall frequently.
This summer, English, baby! (englishbaby.com), the world's largest social network for people learning English, is launching new interactive school pages to make it easier than ever for students around the world to find an English program in the US and to keep in touch with their school after they graduate.
Versation, the parent company of English, baby!, built and manages the websites for the English school consortiums, American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP) and University and College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP), each of which includes hundreds of programs all across the states.
"Our new school pages combine these great resources with the social networking features that keep our members coming back and keep our site growing," says John Hayden, CEO and co-founder of English, baby!.
Ebaby! members can currently find any AAIEP or UCIEP program on English, baby!, and schools that register and pay $75 per month can customize their ad-free pages with text and photos, and can have "fans" among Ebaby! members who have attended the school or would like to. The "fans" are shown on the school's page, virtually representing its community.
"It's a great way for our members to stay connected with English programs in the US and experience the communities around those schools from their home countries," says Hayden, who plans to offer school pages for programs outside the US by the end of the year.
About English, baby!
Founded in 2000, English, baby!, set out to teach English to the world in an innovative MTV-style manner, virtually immersing students in American culture and conversational English. Social networking features were introduced in 2006 and growth surged. Englishbaby.com is now the largest social network for English learners with over 750,000 users and 1 million unique visitors per month.
Jason Daniel - English, baby! Public Relations
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