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English, baby! Unveils New Parent Company and Greatly Enhanced Suite of Products

Formed as the result of company expansion into broader markets, Versation offers educational institutions new tools to attract and retain students.

(Portland, OR – June 7, 2005) – English, baby!, a Portland, Oregon-based online ESL community for students, introduces its new parent company, Versation. Necessitated by steady growth into new and broader markets within the field of higher education, Versation provides a comprehensive suite of international student management software for educational institutions. The English, baby! community (www.englishbaby.com) will be one of the products offered by Versation.

In addition to English, baby!, Versation offers its customers four unique products, all designed to allow colleges, universities and language schools to grow and sustain successful programs. Included are software applications for international prospective student management, international alumni management, alumni–led group management and web–based ESL curriculum.

"We're very excited about the launch of Versation, and what it means for our customers," said President & Co-founder John Hayden. "As we've been consistently growing and moving into new markets we've been able to offer great new products that help manage and grow international student programs. The launch of Versation and our new website officially introduces these products, and the new broader scope of our company, in a clear and concise way."

Founded in 2000 with the goal of teaching international students conversational English, English, baby! evolved into a comprehensive provider of international student management software. Now under the name Versation, the company has clients in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada, and offices in Portland, Oregon and Victoria, Canada. With a broad range of solutions from database management to English language instruction, Versation's mission is to facilitate international experience and improve cultural understanding around the world.