CDEL Strengthens Partnership with Eleutian Technology, Launches TeachCast with
BEIJING, Jan. 28, 2013
BEIJING, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Distance Education
Holdings Limited (NYSE: DL) ("CDEL" or the "Company"), a leading provider of
online education in China focusing on professional education, today announced
that the Company is extending its cooperation with Eleutian Technology, Inc.
("Eleutian"), a leading provider of online, interactive English training
solutions with US-certified teachers. As part of the agreement, Eleutian will
provide CDEL's students access to TeachCast with Oxford, an innovative English
language teaching service jointly developed by Oxford University Press and
Eleutian in 2012.
TeachCast with Oxford is based on two of Oxford's most successful courses:
Let's Go, which has provided English language learning content to over 26
million children world-wide; and Business Venture, an acclaimed business
English Learning program for adults. Such contents are supported by Eleutian's
live interactive lessons, TeachCast, taught by its team of highly qualified,
US-certified teachers via CDEL's open platform.
Zhengdong Zhu, Chairman and CEO of CDEL, commented, "We are very pleased to
strengthen our partnership with Eleutian and further add TeachCast with Oxford
to our course offering, combining Oxford's highly successful English language
learning content with Eleutian's innovative teaching and learning solutions.
We believe that our students can reap great benefits from such world-class
content and creative pedagogical approaches. We will continue to enrich our
online course offerings and services through internal development as well as
through high-quality third-party content and services."
Kent Holiday, CEO of Eleutian Technology, added, "Eleutian is pleased to
expand upon our collaboration with CDEL, a leader in China's rapidly growing
online education market. Through China Distance Education's powerful online
learning platform, we look forward to broadening access in China to Eleutian's
highly trained instructors and our widely applicable TeachCast with Oxford
About China Distance Education Holdings Limited
China Distance Education Holdings Limited is a leading provider of online
education in China focusing on professional education. The courses offered by
the Company through its websites are designed to help professionals and other
course participants obtain and maintain the skills, licenses and
certifications necessary to pursue careers in China in the areas of
accounting, law, healthcare, construction engineering, and other industries.
The Company also offers online test preparation courses to self-taught
learners pursuing higher education diplomas or degrees and to secondary school
and college students preparing for various academic and entrance exams. In
addition, the Company offers online foreign language courses and offline
business start-up training courses. For further information please visit
About Eleutian Technology, Inc.
Headquartered in Cody, Wyoming, Eleutian is focused on providing English
Language Learning to students throughout the world. Eleutian teachers have
taught over 1 million English lessons to students around the world via live
synchronous videoconferencing. To find out more about Eleutian Technology
please visit http://www.eleutian.com
China Distance Education Holdings Limited
Lingling Kong, Investor Relations Manager
Tel: +86-10-8231-9999 ext. 1805
Tel: +1 646-328-2550
Eleutian Technology, Inc.
Meghan Brady, TeachCast Marketing Manager
SOURCE China Distance Education Holdings Limited
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