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Class Notes May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2
   

Entrepreneur's Corner:
Professor Pocket
Paula Jorge Guglielmino, ERC ’96

   
     


Intrigued by the thought of learning Spanish with Desi the Dinosaur and Chico the Chicken? Paula Jorge Guglielmino, ERC ’96, has created a hip and exciting way for parents to learn the language with their children.

Guglielmino and her sister-in-law, Nathalie Jorge, were dissatisfied with the existing bilingual education market and decided to create Professor Pocket, a children’s entertainment company that recently released its first audio CD. Titled Our Silly Farm Adventure, the CD introduces Spanish to children ages 2 and up, through storytelling and songs.

“We have been able to equally combine and translate English and Spanish in a seamless way, while still making it fun and entertaining,” Guglielmino says.

And the new technique has been well received. Parents have written in to say that their children are singing songs in Spanish for the first time. Their CD has also won a Dr. Toy’s Best Products for Summer 2007 seal and has been featured in Multilingual Living Magazine.

Guglielmino and Jorge wrote the script and lyrics, hired professional actors and musicians and do all of their own product development, sales and marketing. Their customers come from all over the world and their sales have surpassed their expectations and are gaining momentum. They are already in the process of making their second CD and future plans include expanding their product line to books and other languages.

— Neda Oreizy, ’08.

Entrepreneurs Corner by Marnette Federis, ’06, Raymond Hardie and Doug Ramsey.

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