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Mar 20, 2013

Eleutian Partners with Oxford University Press

A partnership with Oxford University Press is allowing Eleutian Technology to expand its English language service into several new countries in the next year.
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Mar 2, 2013

Through Eleutian, exchange student comes to Cody, attends CHS

Exchange student from China learns English with Eleutian and comes to Cody High School to study abroad.
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Dec 6, 2012

Oxford University Press and Eleutian announce the launch of TeachCast with Oxford

Oxford University Press, the world's largest university press, is extending its language teaching solutions through a partnership with Eleutian Technology. Oxford University Press and Eleutian today announced the release of TeachCast™ with Oxford, a jointly developed, innovative online English language teaching service that opens up the opportunity for students around the world to learn English.
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Jul 23, 2012

Company eyes expansion in South Dakota

A Wyoming-based company is considering Freeman and Mitchell South Dakota as locations for a new English as a second language (ESL) teaching center.
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Jun 18, 2012

China Deal to Add Wyo Jobs

Eleutian Technology of Cody will add 50-100 teachers within the next year to the ranks of Wyoming-based educators teaching Chinese students the English language using the firm’s video conferencing technology.

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Jun 2, 2012

Governor Announces Expansion of Eleutian's Business in China and New Jobs in Wyoming

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead announced from Beijing, China that Eleutian Technology is expanding its customer base in China and creating new jobs in Wyoming.

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Dec 13, 2011

CDEL & Eleutian Technology, Inc. Sign Online English Language Training Agreement

China Distance Education Holdings Limited, a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education, and Eleutian Technology, Inc., the leading provider of online English training solutions with live US certified teachers, today announce the signing of an agreement to deliver English learning programs to students in mainland China.
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Dec 8, 2011

Eleutian Technology looks to hire 100 Rapid City teachers

Eleutian Technology is looking to hire 100 teachers within the next three months to work out of its newly opened Rapid City center on Cambell Street.
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Nov 27, 2011

Local teachers help Asian students learn English

With large cuts to education funding by the state government last year, many school districts have had to cut certified teaching staff, leaving many teachers looking for work. But some local educators have found an alternative, spending time - sometimes in the middle of the night - helping Asian students learn to speak English.
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Oct 20, 2011

Eleutian looking to hire 120 more teachers

Eleutian Technology, Inc. has announced the opening of its Rapid City Teacher Training Center on Cambell Street. The company is the world's largest network of U.S. board-certified teachers who teach English as a second language online to students around the globe.
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Sep 21, 2011

Eleutian holds grand opening of new HQ in Cody

Officials from Korea, China and Japan joined state business leaders for the grand opening of the new Eleutian Technology headquarters building in Cody.
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Sep 19, 2011

Eleutian Opens New Doors in Cody

After months of planning and relocating staff, Eleutian Technology Inc. last week opened the doors of its new headquarters to the public.
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Sep 14, 2011

Eleutian HQ holds grand openeing today

Eleutian Technology's new global headquarters, relocated from Ten Sleep to cody, will hold a formal openeing at 4 p.m. today.
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Aug 18, 2011

South Dakota’s Benefits Many for Online Language Instruction Firm - Eleutian Technology Expanding in Midwest

While some people may think that doing business in a rural environment would be a disadvantage, a new company in South Dakota finds the benefits to be plentiful. Broadband connectivity, an educated workforce, and neutral accents brought Eleutian Technology to South Dakota.

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Jul 21, 2011

Eleutian Partners with Bosen Schools to Provide Online Training

On July 20, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Eleutian Technology and Bosen Schools, a Beijing-based subsidiary of Ambow Education Group. The MOU outlined the partnership between the two companies that will deliver live online courses to Bosen students throughout China.

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Jun 17, 2011

Eleutian Technology Signs a Partnership MOU with Ambow Education

June 17, 2011 Dalian, PRC –

Eleutian Technology, the leading provider of online English training solutions with live certified US teachers, signs a partnership MOU with Ambow Education (NYSE: AMBO) China’s leading provider of educational and career enhancement services .

 

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Jun 17, 2011

English Classes are the New Goldrush

In my first job, as an English teacher in the Greek port of Piraeus, I discovered the students had found the key to the world of work. Jobs were easier to find than in the troubled Greece of today, but they knew that getting a position as a flight attendant, hotel receptionist or banker would be impossible without speaking English.
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May 25, 2011

Eleutian Technology Opens Spearfish Teaching Center

Eleutian Technology officially opened its new Spearfish facility today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
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May 4, 2011

New Eleutian building begins to take shape

Pictured is the new Eleutian Technology building (bottom) on Wednesday.
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Mar 30, 2011

Eleutian hiring S.D. teachers to give video English lessons

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A Wyoming company that hires certified teachers to give English lessons overseas using video conferencing technology said it plans to hire 50 teachers in Spearfish, 120 in Rapid City and 30 in Winner.
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Feb 11, 2011

"Insourcing" - What Eleutian is doing for America

Marquette, MI - February 10, 2011 - Remarks of President Barack Obama As Prepared for Delivery

On the Wireless Innovation and Infrastructure Initiative at Northen Michigan University.

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Jan 15, 2011

"English is the Global Language," says English Teacher from South Korea

Ji Jeong Ha, an English teacher from Gwangju, South Korea, speaks to BillingsGazette about her International Teaching Experience in America through a program hosted by Glacier Bay Training and Gwangju Ministry of Education (GMOE).
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Dec 27, 2010

Robert Grady, A Master of All Trades

Whether it is about investing in education or making policy, Robert Grady is an expert.  He is a master of all trades.

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Dec 15, 2010

BYU on Work-from-home opportunities

Jane Driggs, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Utah, warned that consumers should always check out a business before investing any money.
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Dec 12, 2010

Official: Eleutian-China deal means more Wyoming jobs

CASPER, Wyo. December 11, 2010 — Eleutian Technology's recent acquisition of a Chinese firm does not signal a future shift of its teaching work force offshore, company officials say.
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Nov 18, 2010

Interview: Bob Grady on Investing in Eleutian Technology

November 17, 2010 - Big Horn Radio Network - Robert E.Grady, Partner and Managing Director at Cheyenne Capital Fund and Chairman of Eleutian Technology, speaks to David Koch about why he chose to invest in the future of Eleutian Technology. The interview covers everything from globalization to English instruction as well as the recession.
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Nov 5, 2010

Eleutian breaks ground, relocates HQ to Cody

The groundbreaking for the new Eleutian Technology corporate headquarters in Cody, Wyoming, took place on Nov. 5. The new 4-acre site will house the corporate staff of Eleutian and executives of Glacier Bay Training and the Yellowstone Language Institute.
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Nov 1, 2010

Eleutian makes great strides

When Audra Jewell lost her retail management job in the Atlanta, Ga., area, she decided it was time to return to her roots. So in 2008, she moved back to Lovell, Wyo., where she had grown up. But yet once there, Jewell found it challenging to re-establish her career .... Then, she heard about Eleutian Technology.
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Oct 27, 2010

Entrepreneur helps 'sleepy' Wyoming community

Kent Holiday was just looking to start his own education business. In the process he also helped turn around the fortunes of a school in a rural Wyoming community.
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Oct 21, 2010

Eleutian looks at Billings as possible site as it expands

BILLINGS, Mont., Oct 21, 2010 - Gov. Brian Schweitzer has invited officials from a Wyoming company that specializes in teaching English to foreign students to visit Helena during the 2011 Legislature. The goal would be to make changes to a state work force training program and eventually bring thousands of new teaching jobs to Montana.
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Oct 13, 2010

Eleutian Expands into China, Merges with Idapted

CODY, Wyo., October 13, 2010 — Eleutian Technology Inc. is expanding into the lucrative Chinese market through a merger with the Beijing-based English language instruction firm, Idapted.
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Oct 13, 2010

Eleutian Technology Inc. and Idapted Ltd. Merge to Create Global Leader in Online English Instruction

CODY, Wyo., – BEIJING, PRC – October 13, 2010 – Eleutian Technology Inc. and Idapted Ltd. today announced a merger that will create the global leader in the $100 billion online English instruction market. The new corporate entity will be known as Eleutian Technology Inc. Robert Grady of Cheyenne Capital Fund will serve as Chairman of the company with Kent Holiday remaining President and CEO. Adrian Li, co-founder and CEO for Idapted, will take a role as General Manager, China. Jonathan Palley, co-founder and CTO/COO for Idapted, will head global engineering as Vice President, Technology and Products.
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Sep 30, 2010

Gwangju Ministry of Education (GMOE) Remote Native English Video Classes Receives Very Positive Response

Yonhap News (Korean AP) - Remote classes with US certified native English teachers, which GMOE was one of the first in the nation to launch, are receiving a very positive response from students and teachers.

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Aug 14, 2010

Eleutian looks to open new teaching centers in Wyoming

TOM MAST Casper Star-Tribune The Billings Gazette

CASPER — Eleutian Technology may soon be hiring 100 teachers each month to keep up with demand for its instructional services, which means enlarging its Wyoming operations.

The Ten Sleep company teaches English to students around the world via high-speed fiber optics and video technology.

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Jul 28, 2010

Eleutian Technology Expands Online English Teaching Service to South America Through Two New Distribution Agreements

TEN SLEEP, Wyo., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Eleutian Technology, the largest provider of live video-conference English teaching announced the completion of distribution agreements with two new partners: IPLAED Corporation and IN Other Words S.A.  The relationships will expand Eleutian Technology's reach into Latin America.
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Jul 5, 2010

New Global Outsourcing Hub - Wyoming?

By Lara Farrar, for CNN

(CNN) -- When it comes to call centers filled with English-speaking employees, India likely comes to mind. Not a tiny town in Wyoming called Ten Sleep, population about 300.

What Ten Sleep has is not, exactly, a call center. Instead, the town is home to a teaching center that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There, American teachers provide real-time video English lessons to thousands of students in classrooms across Asia via high-speed fiber optic networks.

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Jun 16, 2010

Eleutian Technology on CNBC

Bob Grady, Managing Partner, Cheyenne Capital on Street Signs: Money at Work CNBC June 15, 2010
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Jun 14, 2010

Eleutian Technology looks to grow

By TOM MAST - Star-Tribune staff writer | Posted: Thursday, June 10, 2010


Officials of Eleutian Technology, a company that teaches English to students around the world via high-speed fiber optic networks and video technology, had expected to hire about 200 certified teachers in Casper.

Now, they have raised the bar. "We've always said 200 (teachers) here," Eleutian President Kent Holiday said Wednesday at a grand opening of the Casper teaching center. "We should be able to get a lot more.

"I think getting to 200 is going to be a non-issue. I think we already have that in the funnel. I think we have over 50 in training right now."

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Jun 13, 2010

Asian students learn from Wyoming teachers Same job, strange hours

By JACKIE BORCHARDT - Star-Tribune staff writer

Hours after her daughters have gone to bed, Rose Crossen prepares to teach her first class of the day.
She arrives early to look at the materials for that day's lesson. She downloads the lesson plan from the class website. She finds the color workbook pages that the students will use. She finds places to incorporate props, such as a Mr. Potato Head toy, into the lesson.
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Apr 13, 2010

Eleutian signs lease at McMurry Business Park

Eleutian signs lease at McMurry Business Park

 

The Casper Journal

by Joe Sova

Eleutian Technology LLC, a Wyoming company based in Ten Sleep, will set up shop for its conversational English teaching operation in the McMurry Business Park on the east edge of Casper.

Kent Holiday, CEO of Eleutian Technology, said Friday that his company had signed a three-year lease to inhabit the top floor of a building across from the Fire Rock Steakhouse.



“We’re working right now on the build-out of it,” Holiday said of the 3,000-square foot space. “We’re building it to meet our needs.”
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Apr 13, 2010

Casper College, Eleutian team up for teacher training program

The Casper Journal


Tuesday, April 13, 2010 4:14 PM MDT



The Casper College Center for Training and Development and Eleutian Technology have teamed up to provide free training for 210 jobs in the Casper area, thanks to a Pre-Hire Economic Development Grant through the Department of Workforce Services Workforce Development Training Fund.



The primary goal of the training program is to successfully prepare trainees for immediate employment with Eleutian Technology, LLC to teach English to non-English speaking persons in Korea and other parts of Asia.

Those who successfully complete the training at Casper College will receive a certificate of training completion and an opportunity to be hired either part or full time with Eleutian Technology. In addition, successful completion of the training program is worth two credits of teacher recertification in the state of Wyoming.

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Apr 10, 2010

Casper looms large in Eleutian’s growth

Casper Star Tribune.  Tom Mast, Staff Writer

CASPER — Casper soon is expected to host Eleutian Technology’s largest teaching center in Wyoming.

The company is setting up its Casper operations in the Granite Peak Business Center at McMurry Business Park.

Eleutian Technology teaches English to students around the world, but principally in Korea, via high-speed fiber-optic networks and state-of-the-art video technology.

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Apr 8, 2010

Wyoming board OKs $10.5 million in business grants

Trib.com, Wyoming's largest online news source:  By MATT JOYCE | Posted: Thursday, April 8, 2010

The State Loan and Investment Board on Thursday approved applications for $10.5 million in state business development grants, including money that will enable Eleutian Technology to move from Ten Sleep to Cody.

The board, which is made up of Wyoming's five statewide elected officials, also approved $4.5 million for the planned National Center Atmospheric Research facility in Cheyenne and $3 million for a planned of Midwestern Pipeline Services plant in Cheyenne.

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Mar 25, 2010

Wyoming Business Council Doles Out Money at Casper Meeting

by Tim Monroe, Cowboy State Free Press Correspondent

CASPER–The Wyoming Business Council has approved a grant to the City of Cody for $2.9 million that will build a new headquarters building for a business called Eleutian Technologies, currently headquartered in Ten Sleep. Eleutian says the grant will create 40 new jobs in Cody. The company hires certified teachers who teach English to students in Korea and other countries through the internet.

The company says it has experienced significant growth and needed a larger headquarters facility. It pointed out to the WBC board there will still be what it called “significant employment” in Ten Sleep.

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Mar 4, 2010

South Koreans learn with locals: Visitors working on English get chance to share their culture

POWELL — A seven-week practicum for 40 Korean teachers provided learning opportunities for them, and for teachers and students in Big Horn Basin schools.

The practicum is the culminating experience for the teachers from Incheon, South Korea, who began studying English and American education in March 2009 through an agreement between the city of Incheon, Eleutian Technologies Inc. and Northwest College. The practicum began Jan. 4 and continued through last month, with teachers working with mentor teachers in classrooms throughout the Basin.

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Feb 27, 2010

Eleutian Nabs $10M From Cheyenne Capital's Grady For Online English

Tomio Geron- Dow Jones

 

Online English-language education company Eleutian Technology LLC has raised $10 million in growth financing from Cheyenne Capital Fund in the first investment for the firm from former Carlyle Group managing director Robert Grady, who joined Cheyenne in 2009.

Founded in 2006, Eleutian provides remote English-language teaching to students in Asia via live video-conferencing. The company was founded by Kent Holiday, a former executive with Cisco Systems Inc., Ericsson and Korea Telecom, who worked in South Korea for 15 years.

The funding is the first institutional funding for the Ten Sleep, Wyo.-based company. Valuation was not disclosed.
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Feb 17, 2010

Ex-Carlyle Partner Grady Sees Opportunity In Wide Open Spaces

The Wall Street Journal Blogs

Former Carlyle Group managing director Robert Grady, who joined Cheyenne Capital Fund as managing director in 2009, has made his first investment for his new firm, in online English-language education company Eleutian Technology LLC. Cheyenne invested $10 million for growth financing in the Ten Sleep, Wyo.-based Eleutian, which had year-over-year revenue growth of 69 percent in 2009 and broke even on a net income basis.


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Feb 17, 2010

Eleutian Technology Raises $10 Million for Growth

TEN SLEEP, Wyo. - (Business Wire) Eleutian Technology, LLC, a leading provider of online English education to students in Asia, today announced it has secured $10 million in growth equity financing from Cheyenne Capital Fund.
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Feb 15, 2010

Eleutian gets $10 million in backing

CODY — Growth at Eleutian Technology has been swift over the last year, but that pace is about to get even faster as the company has landed a $10 million investment from a private equity fund with Wyoming ties.

Cheyenne Capital Fund has bought an undisclosed minority equity stake in the online distance-learning company that employs more than 300 teachers in rural communities around Wyoming to teach conversational English to students in Asia.

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Dec 7, 2009

Traffic, tradesmen, Eleutian Spur East End

The Cody Enterprise - Bruce McCormack

 

East Cody continues to be an ever busier place - with even more growth on the way.

Recently announced plans for Eleutian Technology to build its headquarters about two blocks southeast of Fremont Motors is sure to stimulate more commercial activity on Big Horn Avenue.

And above Eleutian on the hill, the new Sunset School will open in August.


Meanwhile, more general contractor and building trade businesses continue to locate on the east end of Big Horn. The latest are Sherwin Williams and Groathouse Construction, one of the biggest contractors in Wyoming.
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Dec 1, 2009

Eleutian’s rent boosts city’s future economy

Cody Enterprise December 1, 2009
By Bruce McCormack

Should the Wyoming Business Council act favorably on the city’s $3 million grant application to support Eleutian Technology’s move to Cody, it will set up a long lasting dynamic that will benefit our economy.

The new jobs, payroll and growth potential Eleutian is projected to bring to Cody is the sort of economic development home run that does not happen often in a state like Wyoming - and has never happened in Cody.
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Nov 30, 2009

Cody approves $3 million grant application

RUFFIN PREVOST Gazette Wyoming Bureau

Monday, November 30, 2009


CODY, Wyo. — The Cody City Council voted unanimously on Monday to approve a $3 million state grant application to cover land acquisition and building construction costs for Eleutian Technology, an online language instruction company.

 

Some key details of the deal were not available to the council or the public before the vote, including final terms of separate agreements governing the land sale and the lease and possible purchase of the building by Eleutian.

 

But a Dec. 1 Wyoming Business Council grant application deadline required Monday’s council approval, or Forward Cody would have had to wait several weeks until the next application window.

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Nov 19, 2009

Eleutian Negotiating Move to Cody

RUFFIN PREVOST Gazette Wyoming Bureau


CODY — A growing company that employs Wyoming teachers for online English language instruction is in negotiations to relocate to Cody after plans fell through to expand its Ten Sleep headquarters.

The move by Eleutian Technology would bring approximately 20 full-time jobs to Cody, with some workers moving from Ten Sleep, while other positions would be filled after the relocation, said Brian Holiday, general counsel for the company.

 


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Nov 16, 2009

Eleutian Technology Looking Beyond Ten Sleep

By TOM MAST Casper Star-Tribune

 

CASPER — Casper and Cody are among towns being considered by Eleutian Technology for an operations office that will be relocated from Ten Sleep.

 

In recent months, Eleutian consulted with state and local officials about ways to expand the growing English language instruction firm in Ten Sleep. The company purchased 40 acres west of town toward that end.

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Nov 14, 2009

Tourism Link Seen

By TOM MAST Casper Star-Tribune


CASPER — If Eleutian Technology chooses to relocate its operations office to Cody, the CEO of Forward Cody thinks the tourism industry could reap benefits as well.

 

Eleutian offers online English instruction in Korea, Japan and China. As a result, James Klessens said the company has forged strong relationships in Asia.

 

What Klessens learned from a visiting Chinese business delegation is that New York City, Hollywood and Yellowstone National Park top the list of U.S. visitor destinations for many Chinese travelers.

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Oct 22, 2009

Eleutian Technology: Finding New Ways to Reach Students

Brad Devereaux for The Lovell Chronicle
Eleutian Technologies, headquartered in Ten Sleep, began doing business in Lovell in July of 2007, with the opening of a branch office on Main Street that would serve as a meeting place for area teachers and their students located around the globe. Since then, the business has continued to thrive, picking up clients across Asia and around the world and expanding into new offices around the Big Horn Basin.
As the business looks for new ways to make their English teaching services available, they are expanding different markets to reach students in the classroom, at home, on the go, or wherever else they may be.
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Sep 2, 2009

Eleutian Offered Incentives to Move

The Billings Gazette

Cody- The Park County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to offer for lease 14,000 square feet of office space in the Park County Complex to Eleutian Technology, with the possibility of leasing additional space if necessary.

Commissioner Jill Shockley Siggins said the vote "should send a strong message that we support them relocating here."

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Aug 6, 2009

English E-Learning Leader, Eleutian Technology, Partners With Sumitomo Corporation to Develop Service in Japan

TEN SLEEP, Wyo., Aug 05, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Eleutian Technology (Headquarters: Ten Sleep, Wyoming: CEO: Kent Holiday) announced today a cooperation initiative with Sumitomo Corporation (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo: CEO: Susumu Kato) to jointly bring Eleutian's Internet-based English education service featuring conversation lessons with native English speakers to the Japanese market.
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Jul 21, 2009

Eleutian Partners with italki Marketplace to Offer U.S.-Certified Teachers and SpeakENG Content Powered by Pearson --italki Marketplace Enables the World to Learn English From US Teachers

TEN SLEEP, Wyo., JULY 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Eleutian Technology has become the first content provider for learning social network, italki's Language Marketplace.

 

Beginning July 21, Eleutian will offer one-on-one internet tutoring with US-certified school teachers and Eleutian's SpeakENG product, which incorporates Pearson's (PSO) English Language Learning and Instruction System(TM) to italki's members.
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Jun 30, 2009

Global Classrooms: E-Learning Company, Eleutian Technology, Delivers U.S. School Teachers to...

TEN SLEEP, Wyo., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Two different public school systems in Korea have successfully completed English conversation lessons provided by Eleutian Technology, an innovator in e-learning. Since February of this year, 74 schools and over 2400 students have participated in the innovative teaching program. As the first commercial service provider of their kind, the company is positioned to expand their services to the 10,000 public schools in Korea.
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Jun 11, 2009

Fueling Job Growth in Rural America: Eleutian Technology Purchases Land for New Headquarters Facility and Residential Housing Development

TEN SLEEP, Wyo., June 10, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Eleutian Technology has completed a 40-acre land purchase west of Ten Sleep, Wyoming on Highway 16. The acquisition marks a strategic milestone for the company's executive team who is committed to providing quality jobs and growing their core business in rural America.
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Jun 11, 2009

Rapidly Growing E-Learning Business Eleutian Boosts Development Performance with PerfectDisk Pro and VMware Solutions

Gaithersburg, MD (Vocus /PRWEB ) June 11, 2009 -- Raxco Software, the pioneer in disk defragmentation for virtual environments, today announced that Eleutian®, a rapidly growing e-learning company focused on teaching English in Asia, has purchased PerfectDisk® Professional andPerfectDisk VMware for its development workstations and laptops. Eleutian provides internet-based English-learning solutions to government, businesses, universities, k-12 schools, private institutions and internet consumers, with over 20,000 students supported.
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Apr 22, 2009

Eleutian Technology Opens New Call Center in Dubois, Wyoming

Wyoming Business Report
Dubois, WYOMING, 22 Apr. 2009- Eleutian Technology will be opening its 9th Wyoming teaching center in Dubois, Wyoming.  The teaching center, located in half of the DVI Corner Building, will open for teaching on or before Monday May 18, 2009.  The office will initially house at least four teaching stations, from which employees will be teach students around the world English with via web.
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Apr 16, 2009

'Delicious English Class' at an island school

Kwanghwa Deokshin High School: Learning English from U.S. School Teachers via Live Video Conference

CHOSUN NEWS: Kwanghwa Reporter Doo Lee:  dlee@chosun.com

In the afternoon on Mar. 12, at the exclusive English classroom of Deokshin High school of Kwanghwa County, 10th grade students wearing headphones input their designated numbers into computers and soon American teachers’ faces appear on their monitors. The dialog begins immediately as American teachers smiling and waving their hands say “Hello”, and the students answer “Hello, teacher” into their microphones.
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Mar 17, 2009

More Korean Teachers Coming to Northwest College

The Powell Tribune- As 30 school teachers adjust to being back home in Incheon, South Korea, after studying English at Northwest College for six months, 40 more teachers are preparing to come to northwest Wyoming.  The new group — 20 elementary and 20 middle- and high-school teachers — will study English, Western American culture and the American education system here for 11 months.

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Mar 12, 2009

Korean Teachers Graduate: Smiles mingle with tears as teachers from Incheon, South Korea, end six-month experience in Wyoming

By ILENE OLSON

Powell Tribune News Editor

 

Faces bright with broad smiles marked a graduation ceremony on Saturday as 30 elementary teachers from Incheon, South Korea, accepted completion certificates at Northwest College.  “As educators, we have enjoyed watching you grow, along with your understanding of Wyoming and our American way of life,” said George Miller, president of Glacier-Bay Training.

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Feb 24, 2009

Distance Education Task Force Takes Hard Look at Eleutian Example

The Powell Tribune - Written by Ilene Olson
A task force formed in January to review and analyze Wyoming’s distance-education and video-conferencing systems was prompted by a presentation last year by Dave Reetz of Powell and Kent Holiday, president of Eleutian Technology. Reetz and Holiday gave a presentation on distance education to the Community College Planning Task Force during a meeting in September.
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Feb 24, 2009

Video Conference English classes making the difference in Gangwha Schools

Moving to a new educational standard, in Gangwha Duk Shin High School about 190 first and second year students participate in ‘1:1’ interactive video classes. Throughout Ong-jin, Gangwha Province 33 schools are taking part in Video Conference English program.
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Feb 16, 2009

Stimulus Stirs Debate Over Rural Broadband Access

by Howard Berkes

NPR Morning Edition , February 16, 2009 · Former FCC economist Michael Katz didn't hesitate to bash rural life last week when he addressed an American Enterprise Institute panel discussion on the broadband elements of President Obama's economic stimulus bill.  "Other people don't like to say bad things about rural areas," Katz began. "So I will."

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Feb 5, 2009

Teaching and Learning Far from Home

The Lovell Chronicle - Elementary school students in north Big Horn County and elsewhere in Wyoming are getting a first-hand look at Korean culture while welcoming teachers visiting from South Korea into their classrooms this month.

Moonhee Kim and Hyunkyung Eom have been teaching at Lovell Elementary School since Jan. 5 and will continue until the end of February. The two teachers said they are having a great time in Lovell and learning a lot as they rotate from class to class and through all grade levels teaching, observing and assisting teachers.
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Feb 4, 2009

Video Conference English Classes Making the Difference in Gangwha Schools

Yonhapnews- Incheon, South Korea-  Kim Chang Seon Reporter
Moving to a new educational standard, in Gangwha Duk Shin High School about 190 first and second year students participate in ‘1:1’ interactive video classes. Throughout Ong-jin, Gangwha Province 33 schools are taking part in Video Conference English program.
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Jan 5, 2009

AP Profiles Rural Business, Tri County Telephone

The Associated Press (AP) - Eleutian Technology is based in Ten Sleep, Wyo., population 350. The company hires people in towns across northern Wyoming to teach English to South Koreans using Skype. Eleutian is only two years old but it has quickly become one of the state's fastest-growing businesses, employing close to 300 teachers who tutor more than 15,000 students abroad.

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Jan 2, 2009

Island students Near Incheon Are Now Conversing Directly with American Teachers

Incheon Island Schools have recently introduced a new English education program using Skype to connect their students with native English speaking teachers in the US. One thousand primary and secondary students from 27 schools in the city of Incheon and surrounding areas are now being taught English by certified teachers in Wyoming.

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Dec 19, 2008

Eleutian Moves Into New Lovell Teaching Center

The Lovell Chronicle, Brad Devereaux, Reporting - Eleutian Technology has been supplying jobs to teachers in the Big Horn Basin for about a two hears. It’s taken less time than that time for the Lovell operation to grow out of two office buildings on Main Street.


The Lovell teaching center started out in one office space, soon adding a second office across from the original space on Main Street. The Lovell teaching center moved into the former Strong Tree Clinic building in mid-November. With more space and an increasing customer base, Eleutian shows no signs of slowing down.

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Dec 15, 2008

Education Keeps Its Distance

Distance learning has become increasingly more popular with the introduction of new and affordable communications technologies.  In fact, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) estimates that the number of students enrolled in distance education courses will grow to over 18 million in the next 5 years. The biggest factor affecting enrollment, NCES predicts, will be the greater likelihood of traditional college-age students (18-24-year-olds) to participate in distance learning programs, rather than traditional universities.
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Dec 1, 2008

Entrepreneurs Use Skype to Create Jobs in Northern Wyoming Teaching South Koreans to Speak English

Montana may be Big Sky country. But nearby Wyoming is turning out to be Big Skype country.

Ten Sleep, Wyo., population 350, is sleepy in name only. Skype and high tech are alive and well there.

Ten Sleep-based Eleutian Technology teaches people in South Korea to speak English via Skype.

Eleutian has hired about 300 teachers from Northern Wyoming to teach more than 15,000 students in Korea, according to Kent Holiday, Eleutian's CEO.

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Nov 25, 2008

Small-Town Tech Firm Reversing Outsourcing Tide

InformationWeek By W. David Gardner
November 24, 2008 02:22 PM

 

A small but vigorous countermovement to offshore outsourcing is brewing in a tiny town in Wyoming. The company, Eleutian Technology, is teaching English to Korean and Chinese students over the Internet.

Eleutian uses the same technologies that have been essential to generating the flow of jobs out of the United States -- high-speed Internet links and VoIP calling services like eBay (NSDQ: EBAY )'s Skype.

Eleutian is based in Ten Sleep, Wyo., population 350, and has nearly 300 teachers based in remote areas of Wyoming. The teachers use videoconferencing techniques to teach English to Asians.

 

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Nov 24, 2008

Remote Wyoming Towns Home to Broadband Jobs

By AP Staffwriter, Mead Gruver- Eleutian Technology hires people in towns across northern Wyoming to teach English to South Koreans using Skype, the free online calling and person-to-person video service. Two years old, Eleutian already is one of Wyoming's fastest-growing businesses.
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Nov 21, 2008

Broadband Makes Tiny Town an English-Teaching Hub

By MEAD GRUVER
The Associated Press 
Friday, November 21, 2008; 2:37 PM

 

TEN SLEEP, Wyo. -- The nearest Wal-Mart is two hours away, and only foul weather, a deer in the road or a Washakie County sheriff's deputy would slow down anyone with a mind to drive there faster.

 

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Oct 31, 2008

Teacher Refreshes Career by Teaching English on the Internet

Part of KOTA Territory has the fastest job growth rate in the country.  While much of the growth is due to the energy boom, in Wyoming, one company is creating jobs by exporting language rather than minerals.

 

After 10 years of working as a teaching in the Sheridan area Yvonne Perry was burned out.  Perry says,  "I needed a change from the regular classroom setting, and I found an interesting change right now.   I'm enjoying it."  She's enjoying being the first person in Sheridan to teach English through the Internet to Korean students.

 

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Oct 31, 2008

Thirty Korean Teachers Begin Study of English, American Culture

The Powell Tribune, Korean teachers continue American education
Six-month program organized by Eleutian Technology
By ILENE OLSON
Tribune News Editor

Thirty elementary-school teachers from Incheon, Korea, continue to take classes through Northwest College to learn about the American school system and improve their English-speaking skills.
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Oct 19, 2008

Forward Sheridan - Group Presents Annual Report

The Sheridan Press, By Vida Volkert, Staff Reporter

Sheridan’s economic development organization Forward Sheridan on Wednesday presented its 2007-2008 annual report at the Holiday Inn.


The biggest accomplishment in the past year, according to the organization’s president and
chief executive officer, Philippe Chino, is development of a strategic plan to recruit businesses to Sheridan and retain workers in the area.  “Now Sheridan has a strategic plan to work in the next five years,” Chino said.  “For this fiscal year, we did quite well in recruitment, considering that we recruited 50 percent of the companies that we negotiated with,” Chino told The Press.  Forward Sheridan’s fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30, he said.

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Oct 1, 2008

Wyoming Firm Exports English

By LISA BISBEE
Star-Tribune correspondent

Kent Holiday never planned for the small town of Ten Sleep to be the headquarters for his business, Eleutian Technology. But it's been a smart move for the company that now has offices in seven other Wyoming communities serving thousands of clients in Asia.
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Sep 29, 2008

From a Distance, Sheridan-based Teacher Imparts Lessons on English

By PEGGY O’NEILL
For The Gazette

SHERIDAN - Yvonne Perry sits in a cubicle in a small, almost empty office space tucked away on a quiet street off Sheridan's North Main Street.

It's about 4 on a Sunday afternoon. She's conducting a lively conversation with "Simon," whose image is being transmitted onto her computer screen via Skype, an Internet-based video phone call system.
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Sep 22, 2008

Eleutian Opens Teaching Center

By Lisa Bisbee
September 1, 2008 -- SHERIDAN - With plans to employ 50 teachers by the end of the year and 200 by the end of 2009, Eleutian Technology recently opened a major teaching center in Sheridan.

The company, which is an education and technology company that combines state-of-the-art multi-media ESL software, and Internet video conferencing technology, to teach conversational English to its customers in Korea, Japan and China, is currently training two teachers and hopes to hire an additional 13 immediately.
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Sep 9, 2008

Eleutian Technology Makes a Welcome Splash

Lovell Chronicle - It’s kind of coming in under the radar, but an exciting new technology has come to Main Street in Lovell and has brought good-paying jobs with it.

Eleutian Technology has set up shop at 226 East Main with a row of computers using TCT WEST’s high-speed telephone lines for video conferencing to teach English to students in South Korea.

Certified teachers teach English one-on-one to students across the Pacific Ocean, taking advantage of TCT WEST’s high-speed fiber optics and tremendous bandwidth. And they make $15 an hour doing it.
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Sep 9, 2008

Eleutian Technology: Teaching English Around the World

The Lovell Chronicle - By Brad Devereaux

Eleutian Technology opened an online teaching center in Lovell last week to teach English using Internet video-conferencing to students on the other side of the world.

Brent Stanger, Vice President of Operations, said the original plan for Eleutian was to go to a big city and set up shop next to a college, using students for teachers. Stanger explained the story of how Eleutian got started in Ten Sleep, when CEO Kent Holiday was preparing to move from the town to a larger city in Utah or Idaho.

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Sep 9, 2008

Wyoming Call Center Caters to S. Koreans

By RUFFIN PREVOST
Gazette Wyoming Bureau

CODY - In South Korea's booming economy, the latest secret weapon in gaining a competitive business advantage is a kindergarten teacher living on a ranch 33 miles south of Ten Sleep.

Along with five other teachers in the town of roughly 300, Kathleen Hampton has been participating in a pilot program for a startup business that lets students in South Korea learn English over the Internet.
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Sep 9, 2008

Eleutian, Northwest College, Korean University Strike Deal

Northern Wyoming Daily News (Worland, WY) - March 28, 2007
Jilaena Childs Staff Writer

TEN SLEEP - Eleutian, a company based in Ten Sleep that teaches English to two countries and three entities via the Internet, entered into a memorandum of understanding with Northwest College in Powell last Monday.

The memorandum of understanding made official their commitment to work together to enhance English learning opportunities for Korean-speaking students and to begin building a course articulation agreement between the college and Seoul Digital University (SDU) in South Korea
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Sep 9, 2008

NWC Talks Partnership With Koreans

By RUFFIN PREVOST
Gazette Wyoming Bureau

CODY - A partnership between Northwest College and a South Korean online university may help spur the growth of a local startup company specializing in distance learning for English language students.

Representatives from Seoul Digital University, including President Paek J. Cho, are visiting the Bighorn Basin this week, and met Monday and Tuesday with administrators and faculty members from Northwest College.
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Sep 9, 2008

Working to Enhance English Learning Opportunities

Posted by Northwest College: News Desk — Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Two countries and three entities entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) Monday, March 26, at Northwest College in Powell.

 

Signers were (l-r) Kent Holiday (left), Eleutian Technology president; Miles LaRowe, NWC president and Paek J. Cho, SDU president, while H. Hoyle Choi, SDU adjunct lecturing professor and special consultant, looked on.

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Sep 8, 2008

Eleutian Technology Opens in Cody

By Anthony McConnell

Joyce Cicco never imagined she would teach English to South Koreans.  Neither did Cathie Brixey, but that's exactly what the retired educators are doing.  And they don't have to leave the Big Horn Basin to do it.

Brixey and Cicco, both of Cody, are English teachers with Eleutian Technology based in Ten Sleep. The company also has offices in Powell, Lovell and Worland.
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Sep 8, 2008

Online Teaching Expands to Cody

City is 5th to host office for firm employing more than 100 teachers

By RUFFIN PREVOST
Gazette Wyoming Bureau

CODY - An Internet start-up company that employs Wyoming teachers to tutor Asian students learning English is opening a Cody office this week, continuing its trend of steady growth since February.

Reversing the typical pattern of high-tech companies launching in larger cities and branching out to smaller communities, Eleutian Technology started in Ten Sleep and expanded to Powell, Lovell and Worland before opening a Cody branch.
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Sep 8, 2008

Eleutian Technology Creates Korean Joint Venture

Ten Sleep, Wyoming – May 8, 2008  Eleutian Technology, a Wyoming based company focused on developing  cutting edge e-learning solutions, has finalized the creation of Eleutian Korea, a Korean joint venture company.  Initial funding of the joint venture will total 4 billion Korean won (~$4 million USD).

Eleutian Technology employs Wyoming-based certified school teachers to teach conversational English to students living in Asia via high-speed videoconferencing technology.
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Sep 7, 2008

Wyoming Seeks Trade Ties with China

By RUFFIN PREVOST - Billings Gazette

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 7:37 AM MDT

 

CODY -- Calling Wyoming "America's best-kept secret as to being a good place to do business," Gov. Dave Freudenthal welcomed a group of visiting Chinese business and government leaders Monday, urging them to build relationships in the state.
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Sep 7, 2008

Relay For Life Team Walks In Memory Of Co-Worker

By DON AMEND

Tribune Staff Writer

When 39 teams take to the track at the Park County Relay for Life next week, one team will be fulfilling the plan of a co-worker who won’t be there.


The team, made up of employees from Eleutian Technology, will be remembering Lori Browning, who died in a traffic accident in March. They will participate in the allnight event to help raise funds for cancer research and support of cancer patients, keeping one member on the track at all times.

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Sep 7, 2008

Wyoming Teachers Tutor Koreans

By RUFFIN PREVOST - Billings Gazette

CODY -- In South Korea's booming economy, the latest secret weapon in gaining a competitive business advantage is a kindergarten teacher living on a ranch 33 miles south of Ten Sleep.

Along with five other teachers in the town of roughly 300, Kathleen Hampton has been participating in a pilot program for a start-up business that lets students in South Korea learn English over the Internet.
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Sep 7, 2008

Tongue Twisters and Teacher Talk

For Koreans, Eleutian English lessons can be fun
By FRED MILLER
Powell Tribune Staff Writer

Even among South Koreans whose studies often begin at dawn and continue until the midnight oil is all burnt up it sometimes is OK to butter up the teacher.


On a recent day, at 7:23 p.m. in Powell (11:23 a.m. in South Korea,) Susan McClinton, 57, a teacher with Eleutian Technology in Powell, asked Hong Che Young to name her favorite subject in school.

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Sep 7, 2008

Eleutian Expanding Company, Wants 2,000 Teachers

By FRED MILLER
Powell Tribune Staff Writer

As English education becomes more important in South Korea, experienced teachers and teachers-in-training in Wyoming stand to benefit.  Big Horn Basin-based Eleutian Technology has signed an agreement with an undisclosed Korean company, expanding Eleutian’s student base by an additional 3,000 students within the next few months.

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Sep 7, 2008

Ten Sleep Company Aims to Add 250 Jobs

Ten Sleep company aims to add 250 jobs
By The Associated Press
TEN SLEEP - A Wyoming company that teaches Korean college students conversational English through advanced telecommunication hopes to add 250 teaching jobs to the Big Horn Basin by the end of the year.

Kent Holiday, president and founder of Ten Sleep-based Eleutian, has been offering one-on-one teaching to students from Seoul University, a South Korea cyber college with 12,000 students, since June 2006.
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Sep 7, 2008

Eleutian: Expanding Exponentially

The Lovell Chronicle, By Brad Devereaux

Eleutian Technology opened an online teaching center in Lovell in July, and has recently expanded to a second building on Main Street to keep up with the demand of oversees students who want to learn English.

Eleutian Technology president and CEO Kent Holiday said the expansion increases the number of teaching stations in Lovell from four to 16, and he expects the company will continue to grow with no end in sight. The company currently employs 23 teachers in Lovell, and Holiday said they hope to employ 40 to 50 by the end of the year.

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Sep 7, 2008

Firm Strikes Deal to Teach Online English in S. Korea

Eleutian, based out of Ten Sleep, plans major expansion around partnership

By The Associated Press


CHEYENNE - A Wyoming online teaching company has joined with the South Korean city of Incheon to teach public school students English over the Internet.

Eleutian Technologies recently signed an agreement with the Wyoming Business Council and the city of Incheon, on the west coast of South Korea near Seoul, to provide English lessons to Incheon school children using software called SpeakENG and video chat.
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Sep 6, 2008

Eleutian Starts Overseas Classes

Sept. 6, 2008, The Sheridan Press, By Kristen Salamon, Staff reporter - The new Eleutian Technology teaching center’s first teacher began conducting lessons with overseas students Sunday.


“We have two teachers trained right now and 12 teachers ready to begin training,” said Misty Rios, the Sheridan teaching center’s teacher manager.

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Aug 19, 2008

Teaching Center Opens This Week

August 19,2008, The Sheridan Press, By Kristen Salamon, Staff Reporter - Sheridan city councilors Monday morning announced the opening of a local Eleutian Technology teaching center and met with a representative of Cheyenne LEADS to hear about potential business park development in the city. "This is really exciting," said Forward Sheridan Inc. President and CEO Philippe Chino of the teaching center.
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