Improving Literacy Outcomes
Sydney, Australia. November 14, 2005 Franklin Electronic Publishers (AMEX:FEP) today announced that parents will receive Free Assessment & 2 Weeks Free Tutoring for their child when they buy a portable electronic dictionary during Christmas and Back to School.
Free Assessment & 2 Weeks Free Tutoring will occur nationally at participating Kip McGrath Education Centres. Valued at $80, it is available on purchases made from 1st December 2005 to 18th February 2006.
Franklin's range of portable electronic dictionaries include premium content from Oxford and Collins, phonetic UK spell correction, thesaurus, solvers and learning games with models to suit all students from Primary School to University.
Free Assessment & 2 Weeks Free Tutoring is being provided as part of an overall commitment to improving literacy outcomes for all young Australians. It complements Franklin's support for National Literacy & Numeracy Week (NLNW), MS Readathon, The Premier's Spelling Bee and Franklin Scholarships.
"Children today have to be smarter than we ever were and nurtured as they learn. Higher literacy outcomes empower kids with knowledge, self-esteem and perspective," commented Russell Goldberg, Managing Director of Franklin Electronic Publishers (Aust.) P/L. "Franklin's portable electronic dictionaries stimulate young minds, even those that don't enjoy visual learning," he added.
Kip McGrath Education Centres are using Franklin products to help improve word power and confidence in their students. In the UK and USA, they are used in classrooms at over 20,000 schools.
NLNW is a collaborative initiative of the Commonwealth Government conducted jointly with State and Territory Governments.
The Premier's Spelling Bee is proudly presented by the NSW Department of Education and Training and the Premier's Department.
Franklin electronic dictionaries are available in department stores, duty free, electrical, book and other leading retailers.
For more information on Free Assessment & 2 Weeks Free Tutoring, please phone Franklin TOLL FREE 1800 882 588.
Franklin Electronic Publishers (AMEX:FEP) is a world leader in electronic handheld information, having sold more than 34,000,000 electronic books since 1986. Current titles available directly or through partners number more than 22,000 in sixteen languages under license from world class publishers, such as Merriam-Webster and HarperCollins, focused in five genres: Learning, Language Learning, Travel, Spiritual, and Leisure. The Company also licenses its underlying technology to an array of partners including Adobe, Ademco (a division of Honeywell) and Macromedia. Franklin distributes ROLODEX® Electronics branded organisers worldwide and SEIKO branded reference products in North and South America and Australia and will begin distribution of those products in the European Community later in 2005. Franklin's products are available at 45,000 retail outlets worldwide, through catalogues, and online at http://www.franklin.com/au
ROLODEX® is a registered trademark of Berol Corporation, a subsidiary of Newell Rubbermaid Inc. SEIKO is a registered trademark of SEIKO Corporation.
Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed throughout this release, including, but not limited to, those that are stated as Franklin's belief or expectation or preceded by the word "should" are forward looking statements that involve risks to and uncertainties in Franklin's business, including, among other things, the timely availability and acceptance of new electronic books, and other electronic products, changes in technology, the impact of competitive electronic products, the management of inventories, dependence on key licenses, titles and products, dependence on third party component suppliers and manufacturers, including those that provide Franklin-specific parts and other risks and uncertainties that may be detailed from time to time in Franklin's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
14 November 2005