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April 2, 2012

New user interface for Idioms in English

Pleasanton, Ca. -® has just released new versions of Idioms in English Volumes One and Two with updated user interfaces. These programs are designed for nonnative English speakers at the intermediate level and above. They will help improve listening comprehension, vocabulary, and speech in English for:

  • Lectures and discussions at school
  • Conference calls and meetings at work
  • Tests like the TOEFL®, TOEIC® & IELTS®
Idioms in English Volumes One and Two each cover 100 idioms in 220 interactive lessons with:

  • Stories/dialogues using the idioms in context
  • Audio featuring four different native speakers
  • Definitions, examples, and pronunciation notes for each idiom
  • Interactive dictation practices
  •   A final interactive exam for all 100 idioms
  • Text translations for Korean, Japanese, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, Spanish & Brazilian Portuguese
Idioms like "take the bull by the horns" and "bite the bullet" are used frequently in conversations, email, and media in English. "When you don't understand the idioms, you can miss the point of a sentence or story," said the author, Kathy L. Hans. "We are excited about the new 'look and feel' of the latest versions of these programs along with the updated navigation, which is very user-friendly."

These programs are available online; click here: Products.® provides products and services to improve communication skills for nonnative speakers of English at the high beginning through advanced levels. Hundreds of universities and colleges, many multinational corporations and thousands of individuals worldwide have successfully used the suite of English-language products.