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Speexx demonstrates organisational impact of its online language training solution by securing two Chinese e-learning awards

Two e-learning awards for web-based Speexx solution out of over 100 competing training solutions.

Munich and Beijing - Monday, 19 November 2012 - Speexx, the global provider of online language training solutions, has won the prestigious BOOAOO e-learning Award in China for 'Best Courseware'. In parallel, Speexx's global customer GEA Process Engineering has been awarded for the 'Best Application of Blended Learning.'

BOOAOO is a series of awards issued by CEEFE (China Enterprise e-Learning Forum & Expo), which is organised by China Online Edu. The BOOAOO judging panel in Beijing consisted of respected scholars and experts from the Chinese e-learning and corporate learning industries. The panel highly recommended Speexx's innovative courseware which brings together technology, coaches, content and students to enable a convenient and efficient way of language training. Speexx was awarded for the 'Best Courseware' category out of over 100 competing solution providers of the industry.

An additional tribute to the Speexx solution was paid during the annual CEEFE e-learning enterprise application event in Beijing. Every year, CEEFE selects the best case studies in which enterprises apply the latest learning technology as part of their business development. Here, GEA, one of the largest system providers for food and energy and a significant Speexx customer, was presented the 'Best Application of Blended Learning' Award based on the Speexx blended language training solution it has implemented for its global workforce.

Armin Hopp, Founder and President of Speexx, commented, "We are delighted to be recognised by two international training bodies and are thrilled that our online language solution is delivering an easy-to-use platform for students that wish to improve their communication skills. With increased cross-border activities, the need for common business language skills is crucial to business growth. Multilingual communication is now recognised as an asset for all business activities, not just for sales and marketing. Our award-winning solution provides a cloud-based, innovative and blended delivery platform to ensure that staff benefit from flexible online training and personalised coaching."

Today's awards build on Speexx's presence in mainland China. In May 2012, Speexx was awarded with the prestigious 2012 Golden Engine Award for 'Strategically and Sustainably Driving China's Education Industry'. Speexx took the top spot in the 'Best contribution to the improvement of the education industry' category. The national award has been initiated by the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology. A full list of Speexx awards can be found here.

About China Online Edu
The Online Education Information Network (http://www.online-edu.org), also known as Online-edu in the Chinese learning field, is the leading professional organisation specialising in e-learning research and application in China. Established in 2000, Online-edu focuses on promoting advanced learning technology, methodology and concepts throughout China. Online-edu keeps track of advanced learning trends, gathers and spreads the best practices in the learning community, and provides a platform for the learning practitioners, users, and vendors to network and communicate. Online-edu offers membership services, such as professional reports, professional training, exchange programs and other consulting services. It has helped hundreds of Chinese enterprises, institutions and banks to successfully implement and apply e-learning solutions. By 2012, Online-edu has developed into a professional organisation to provide services to the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the Agricultural Bank of China, China Southern Power Grid, Amway, etc. Online-edu attracts dozens of learning experts and thousands of members.

About Speexx
Speexx, a dp company and the provider of award-winning online corporate language training, offers practical business courses in five languages: English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. The service is provided through a secure online portal or integrated into an existing L&D system to deliver immediate benefits to private and public sector organisations. The Speexx tools and services are easy to use and scale to the needs of organisations of any size. With more than 7 million users and 1,200 coaches across 80 countries, Speexx is one of the most widely used educational software solutions worldwide. Speexx has been honoured with over 200 international awards. Moreover, the Speexx solution is certified annually by external auditors under the Worlddidac Quality Charter and ISO 9001:2008 and have received full certification in SCORM 2004 3rd Edition. The company was founded in 1994 by Armin Hopp, Alfred Ertl and Jörg Koberling, and is headquartered in Munich, London, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Shanghai and São Paulo. For more information, please visit http://www.speexx.com.

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