News & events

December 2011

New course release: "Collins COBUILD English for the Pharmaceutical Industry and Collins COBUILD English for Accounting"

We are very excited to announce the release of two new courses, the latest in the series that we are developing in collaboration with the leading dictionary producer and educational materials provider HarperCollins Publishers.

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October 2011

New course release: “Collins COBUILD English for Hospitality (Hotel) and Collins COBUILD English for Engineering (Automotive)”

We are very excited to announce the release of two new courses, the latest in the series that we are developing in collaboration with the leading dictionary producer and educational materials provider HarperCollins Publishers.

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October 2011

New course release: “Vocabulary for Globish”

Covers all the words used in “Globish” (http://www.globish.com/), the simple form of global business English observed and recorded by the vice president of international marketing at IBM as the common language he heard used among non-native English speakers in the context of international business.

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September 2011

New course release: "Writing for Business"

Developed to help you write better emails, reports and proposals. Offering 4 levels ranging from TOEIC® score 440 up to 760. 60 lessons focusing on common business situations.

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July 2011

Collins Language Announces New English for Specific Purposes COBUILD Content in Partnership with Reallyenglish

Collins Language is pleased to announce a new deal with English e-learning specialists Reallyenglish to create and distribute an extensive range of entirely new Collins COBUILD-branded ESP vocabulary courses for learners in East Asia.

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July 2011

New podcasts for "New Practical English" students: reCast

115 podcasts to support students using Reallyenglish's popular "New Practical English" course.
Can be downloaded to your audio player/device of choice or set as a podcast.
Each podcast is about 6-8 minutes long and can be used for stand-alone listening practice or as a companion/review of "New Practical English" listening lessons.


June 2011

New books released: 3-book companion series to the "New Practical English" course published for the Japanese market

3-book series with Nikkei Publishing, the well known Economics and Business media brand.
The books are based on the "New Practical English" course content and can be used as printed companions or stand-alone study materials.
Publisher's web site here (Japanese only).


June 2011

New course release: "Vocabulary for Medical Doctors"

Written by medical experts, the course covers a total of 24 specialist categories of vocabulary, and is designed to help communication and understanding in a profession where accuracy is of paramount importance.

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May 2011

New course release: "Vocabulary for Financial Purposes"

Developed by financial experts, the course covers 15 specialist categories of vocabulary needed by staff who want to thrive in an industry that is driven by globalization and international market forces. Using a combination of audio and text, the taught vocabulary spans the full spectrum of the finance world. It deals with both basic and more advanced terms that are vital in order to succeed in a highly competitive environment.

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April 2011

New course release: "Vocabulary for General English"

A 6000 word vocabulary covers over 95% of written English and 98% of spoken English, and is the 'fluency threshold' beyond which people can guess remaining unknown words in context without a dictionary.

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April 2011

New course release: "Vocabulary for Legal Purposes"

Using the "WordMine" vocabulary learning system.
400 word course.
Developed in collaboration with the London School of English (the longest-established officially accredited language school in Britain) as part of their long-running and successful legal English program.


March 2011

Aviva (Japan) has become an agent for Reallyenglish


March 2011

New product release: "WordMine"

Super-efficient spaced repetition vocabulary learning system guaranteeing fluency gains and long-term retention.
Computer adaptive diagnostic tests, intelligent tracking and spaced repetition of multiple word-aspects (spoken form, written form, meaning), progress tests, final test, set schedules for blended or online companion courses.


January 2011

New course released: "Lets Talk Online (level 3)"

This release completes the online companion version of the hugely successful Cambridge University Press "Let's Talk" series.
Lets Talk Online (level 3) has 32 lessons with speaking assignments and tests; for intermediate to high intermediate level learners (TOEIC® 540-780).