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February 01, 2011

Roundup: Sony releases radio • India market booming for CUP • Tests are good for you

Teaching-English-in-Japan-Education-Sony" Sony, in an interesting retro move, is to launch a portable AM/FM radio with special features for people learning foreign languages. The device can store up to 178 hours of programming in its 4 gigabytes of internal memory.

Cambridge University Press, which recorded record sales last year on the back of its ELT business, has opened its 8th office in India. The Kerala office will focus on sales of ELT and academic books.

The respected academic journal Science recently published research indicating that students who read a passage, then took a test asking them to recall what they had read, retained about 50 percent more of the information a week later than students who used two other methods.

Reported by: Russell Willis

See Also:
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