Win a Virtual Gold Medal for Learning English

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

Gold Medal

By Siobhan O’Leary

Foreign language dictionary publisher Langenscheidt is testing out the social media waters by offering a new free Facebook language course application. Those who sign up for the Englisch in 5 Minuten app will receive new lessons every two days which can be downloaded as PDFs and also include an audio component. The reward for finishing? A virtual gold medal. According to the official press release, Langenscheidt plans to use the course to observe how users interact with online language courses. The app was developed with Munich-based agency Wirth & Horn.

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Siobhan O'Leary

Siobhan O’Leary is a literary agent, translator and writer based in Berlin. She previously worked in the Foreign Rights department of the Crown Publishing Group (Random House) and at the publishing consulting firm Market Partners International.