FREEPORT, Maine – Wayside Publishing®, the fastest-growing, U.S.-based K–12 world languages publisher, announces the acquisition of Lit®, a leading creator of comprehensible input animated video stories.
Wayside Publishing has been in business since 1988 and creates proficiency-based print and digital world language programs and Comprehension-based Readers™. With a focus on innovation, Wayside continues to expand their range of creative and time-saving technologies for educators—ones that also provide students with engaging and supportive learning-enhancement tools.
“We will immediately begin using the Lit library of videos to enhance new and future products, and the in-house video production will allow us to create content faster and at a lower cost,” said Wayside President Greg Greuel. “The combination of Lit content with our products will enhance our offerings and add to what our customers have been asking from us.”
“I am grateful to the Wayside team for recognizing the value of our language learning approach,” said Founder and CEO of Lit, Mati Amin. “This acquisition brings significant benefits to Wayside’s customers, as they will now have access to Lit’s engaging animated stories and activities that foster contextualized language learning. With Wayside empowering teachers and learners and fostering a love of languages and cultures, the future of world language education is bright.”
About Wayside Publishing®: Wayside creates innovative teaching and learning products to meet the needs of world language classrooms today and in the future. Their suite of print resources is complemented by leading-edge classroom technology solutions that bring together the written word and flexible digital tools. Wayside is positioned to continue rapid growth as more and more teachers, district leaders, and state review committees choose their proficiency-based products.
About Mati Amin: Educator and entrepreneur Mati Amin has chosen to sell Lit, in part, to focus on creating applications that help girls in Afghanistan receive an education. Mati is on the board of SOLA, the School of Leadership, Afghanistan, founded by his wife, Shabana Basij-Rasikh.
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