TEL AVIV, Israel (WiredPRNews.com) SpeakingPal, a young startup company that is pioneering the development of English teaching mobile programs, announced that it has won the 2011 International E-Learning Awards – Business Division in the mobile learning category. This year, there were three awarded categories: E-learning, blended learning and mobile learning. Award winners were announced at the IELA Awards Ceremony in New York at the ICEWL Conference on June 10, 2011.
SpeakingPal has developed a unique and highly interactive solution with a special focus on speaking skills. The application allows users to simply speak into their phone in amusing dialogs with a video character and get instant feedback on how well their sentences and words were said. The user experience simulates a real video call, and provides proficiency feedback, model speaker recordings for comparison and progress scores for flexible speaking-skill practice. Using automatic speech recognition with high-end premium content designed especially for the mobile phone, SpeakingPal delivers an engaging learning experience.
“It is indeed a great honor to be chosen as a winner for this prestigious award”, says Eyal Eshed, CEO and co-founder of SpeakingPal. “This is the culmination of a year-long effort by our talented and multidisciplinary team to produce caliber products in the mobile education sector. We are very pleased to be recognized by the International E-Learning Association and be considered as winners alongside such notable institutions such as BBC and RWTH Aachen University, winners in the other categories.
SpeakingPal is the first m-learning company to use mobile speech technologies for allowing users to develop higher-level speaking skills on the mobile.
About The International E-Learning Awards
The International E-Learning Awards is sponsored by The International E-Learning Association (IELA), a global organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge and practice of e-learning in the classroom and the workplace. IELA fosters connection and collaboration of e-learning professionals, holding annual events, and providing various networking tools for optimal development and enrichment. The E-Learning Awards are presented to outstanding projects in two categories: Business Division and Academic Division.
SpeakingPal, is a pioneering mobile learning company that brings English Language Learning to the mobile phone with a unique focus on speaking skills. SpeakingPal turns the mobile phone into a virtual English tutor by allowing users to simply speak into the phone and get instant feedback.
Its patent-pending technology combines mobile client applications, cloud computing, and distributed systems with expertise in linguistics and automatic speech recognition. SpeakingPal’s innovative solution delivers mobile English language training of the highest caliber to the global market.
The company website is: www.speakingpal.com.
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