GlobaLinguist Announces Breakthrough Language Technology for Internet Browsers



    WordChamp Language Toolbar Available Free to Global Internet Travelers

    BOSTON, March 27 /CNW/ - GlobaLinguist Inc, developer of Wordchamp.com,
the industry's leading website for Open Content Language Learning(TM),
announced today its newest and most advanced language help technology for the
Firefox(1) Internet browser.

    Language skills are emerging as one of the most important keys to
unlocking the full potential of the Internet. Globalization is reaching across
countries, cultures, and languages. The WordChamp(R) Language Toolbar is
designed to assist people around the world by helping them work with new
languages. Once activated, it allows users to see translations for difficult
words and hear words pronounced by native speakers, simply by pointing at
words on foreign language websites. It supports most world languages, and is
already in use in over 70 countries.

    With the WordChamp Language Toolbar, it is as easy for a Chinese speaker
to get help reading a difficult English or Arabic passage, as for an English
speaker reading Russian or Japanese. Social networking communities will become
a major market for language help technology as members begin to reach out
across countries and languages to meet new friends. Global visitors reading
foreign language blogs, email, or search results pages will find the WordChamp
Language Toolbar indispensable.

    Using the WordChamp Language Toolbar is Easy:

    --  Users can download the toolbar for free from www.wordchamp.com and
install it directly onto their Firefox browser.

    --  The toolbar can be turned on or off as needed.

    --  Users select their native language.

    --  The website language is selected dynamically, when possible. If the
website language can't be detected, users can easily select the website
language from a pull down menu.

    --  Once turned on, users point their mouse at any word on the page and a
small translation box will appear, containing translations for that word. In
many cases, the user can also hear the foreign word spoken by a native
speaker.

    The new WordChamp Language Toolbar supports the largest number of
languages of any online language tool for reading foreign websites and texts.
With this toolbar, individuals can quickly receive the language support they
need as they develop their skills reading foreign websites.

    "We expect our language assistance technology in browsers to become as
ubiquitous as bookmarks," said Fred Egan, CEO of GlobaLinguist. "People around
the world will only benefit from globalization and the Internet if they are
able to communicate in this new wired world."

    Future releases of the toolbar are already being planned, including
support for additional browsers, languages, and advanced help features. As the
WordChamp.com language database continues to grow, the toolbar will become an
increasingly content-rich tool, useful across hundreds of languages and
countries.

    Visit WordChamp at http://www.wordchamp.com to get a free download of the
WordChamp language toolbar.

    About GlobaLinguist:

    GlobaLinguist, Inc., the industry leader in Open Content Language
Learning(TM), provides web-based language-learning solutions to schools,
businesses, governments, and individuals. WordChamp.com, GlobaLinguist's
innovative website is the web's fastest growing, multilingual community
providing resources for learning and teaching foreign languages. Wordchamp.com
provides members with shared open content, exercises for language learning,
free teacher resources, and personal tools to assist anyone in the day-to-day
use of a foreign language. WordChamp.com users currently span 193 countries,
speaking more than 125 languages. GlobaLinguist, Inc. was founded in 2003, is
located in Newton, Mass. and is privately held.

    (1) Firefox is a registered trademark of Mozilla.org




For further information:

For further information: GlobaLinguist, Inc. Laura Manfre, 860-381-4311
Mobile: 678-596-1833 Laura@wordchamp.com

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