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GlobalEnglish and Embark.com Join to Facilitate 'Clicks and Mortar' Learning of English as Second Language

Daly City, May 8, 2000 — Through September 2000, Embark.com ESL course applicants will receive two free months of GlobalEnglish.comTM services to help them prep for classroom studies

GlobalEnglishTM Corporation, the leading solution for learning English online, today announced that it has formed an alliance with Embark.com, a leading Web marketplace for higher learning.

The two companies are linking their online and offline solutions for learning English via the Embark.com website (www.embark.com). Students worldwide will now have convenient, one-stop access to GlobalEnglish.comTM as well as to traditional "bricks and mortar" ESL programs offered by colleges, universities and language institutes.

As a special promotion, Embark.com is now offering two free months of the GlobalEnglish.com service to all students who apply to English as Second Language (ESL) programs via the Embark.com website. These courses will help the applicants prepare for their offline English language study. The promotion is available now through September 2000.

"Our partnership enables us to offer students a holistic solution, combining the more fixed classroom study environment with the more flexible convenience and affordability of online learning," said Ellen Fetty, vice president of marketing for GlobalEnglish.

GlobalEnglish.com offers 10 courses from beginner to advanced, developed by the company's internationally recognized ESL staff and expert advisors. In addition to coursework, GlobalEnglish.com features free access to reading, writing, speaking and listening activities that are highly engaging and effective. The GlobalEnglish Web-based instruction supports eight native languages. Because its courses are available anytime, from any location, GlobalEnglish.com is a convenient and affordable supplement or alternative to classroom study.

"GlobalEnglish.com is focused on lifelong learning," added Fetty. "We provide content and tools to support every stage and type of learning, from beginner to advanced, from casual learning activities to in-depth coursework. We give students the freedom to study and learn on their own terms -- before, after or during other educational pursuits. Our approach to ESL education complements that of Embark.com, and gives us both the opportunity to reach new users and students worldwide who are looking to improve themselves through continuing education."

"Our relationship with GlobalEnglish brings together the best in ESL education, both online and offline," said Phillip Dunkelberger, president and CEO of Embark.com. "We are now able to provide our users with direct access to the best online English language instruction, along with a convenient and affordable way to prepare for the many on-campus ESL programs we represent."

About Embark.com

Embark.com is a private company creating a single web marketplace where students of all ages go to interact with academic institutions and related businesses. Embark.com helps individuals achieve their learning goals and manage key transitions throughout their lives through partnerships with over 350 learning institutions and programs worldwide, a registered user base of over one million, and leading business sponsors and partners such as Sallie Mae, Excite@Home, U.S.News & World Report, Capital One, Visa and United Airlines' College Travel Network.

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.

English is critical for our success. We needed a solution that we could deploy around the world, would help any level and that would include tools that could provide instant help on the job. The only service that could handle this huge challenge was GlobalEnglish…It always comes down to money and our return on investment has been excellent when measured in productivity gains.

— Tony Gleeson, former Global Director of Learning Programs and Solutions, Deloitte LLP, U.S.

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