Quepasa.com and GlobalEnglish Corp. Partner to Provide English Language Instruction Online
Phoenix, AZ, October 29, 1999 — Quepasa.com (NASDAQ: PASA), the premier online community for U.S. Hispanics (www.quepasa.com), announce today that GlobalEnglish Corporation (www.globalenglish.com), the leading site on the Internet for learning English, will provide English language online learning to quepasa members. "Online training is the wave of the future," said Gary L. Trujillo, Chairman and CEO of quepasa.com. "As a company, one of our main objectives is to provide educational opportunities to the Latino community. We feel that our partnership with GlobalEnglish provides a valuable service to our members who want to learn English or enhance their English language skills."
As part of the agreement, quepasa.com will give its members the ability to access the GlobalEnglish site through quepasa.com and it will be featured in quepasa.com's Education Channel. Also, members of quepasa.com can click on GlobalEnglish and sample the service free of charge.
The GlobalEnglish Service offers self-paced English classes for both consumers and corporations worldwide to learn English over the Internet. The GlobalEnglish methodology emphasizes speaking and listening comprehension and is designed to help its worldwide base of users improve their English quickly through all learning skills reading, writing, speaking and listening comprehension. The instructional program leverages advanced technology to offer users text, audio, graphics and animation, record/playback and speech recognition to simulate real-life English communication experiences.
"Our partnership with quepasa.com reinforces the GlobalEnglish commitment to deliver superior English language instruction to the Hispanic market," said Fred Grainger, President and CEO of GlobalEnglish. "Our rapidly expanding base of users has confirmed the power of the Internet as an effective and flexible way to learn English."
Quepasa.com provides the rapidly growing U.S. Hispanic market with information and interactive content available in both Spanish and English. The site was founded in 1998 and includes a search engine, free e-mail, free Web pages, Spanish-language news feeds, worldwide weather information, chat rooms, games, maps, and message boards. Over the past six months, quepasa.com has experienced a 133% compound monthly growth rate in page views. Quepasa.com has entered into strategic partnerships with leading providers of media, content and technology including: Reuters NewMedia, Inc., Associated Press, Hispanic Business Magazine, Screaming Media, Inc., AutoNation, Inc., Telemundo Network Group, Fox Sports World Espanol, WeatherLabs, Inc., Inktomi, GTE Internetworking and Exodus Communications.
About GlobalEnglish Corporation
GlobalEnglish is the leading provider of online assessment, learning and support for Business English communication for the world's top companies. The company offers a suite of scalable, on-demand products that help employees improve their ability to communicate effectively in English and enables companies to succeed in the global marketplace.
GlobalEnglish is proudly made up of a team of global consultants who partner with clients to assess their Business English needs, ensure successful implementation and provide ongoing local support to over 30 countries worldwide.
GlobalEnglish is the preferred choice of the world's largest companies, including BNP Paribas, Capgemini, Cisco, Deloitte, Deutsche Telekom, GSK, Hewlett-Packard, Hilton, John Deere, Procter & Gamble, Unisys and Wyeth.
For more information, please visit www.GlobalEnglish.com.