Pro Linguis sold to Kaplan Inc.

October 16, 2008

SWITZERLAND and UNITED STATES–one of the largest language travel agencies in Switzerland, Pro Linguis, has been sold to Kaplan Inc. in the USA, marking a gradual trend towards vertical integration in the industry. Don Quijote in Spain and Navitas in Australia are other examples of private education providers with part or full ownership of outbound student travel agencies. full story

Word Face-off: Library vs. Bibliothèque vs. Bibliotheek vs. Bibliothek in Canada, Belgium and Switzerland

October 7, 2008

WORD FACE-OFF–Today, a comparison involving multilingual countries and their Google searches for certain words. Let’s begin with Canada: Library totally dominated here although its popularity declined somewhat through time. In Canada, approximately 75% of the population speaks English and 25% French. When doing a Google Insights for Search test for the same word in both full story