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Virgin Offers Language Course

Virgin Atlantic is delighted to announce that following the success of the language learning courses on its inflight entertainment systems, it will be expanding the range of languages by introducing a dedicated Japanese course from 1 June 2005.  The airline has teamed up with Univerb to offer the course, which teaches passengers to understand and speak a new language. The course is available for Japanese speakers wanting to learn English and for English speakers wanting to learn Japanese.  Katie Marks Programming Coordinator for Virgin Atlantic’s Onboard Media said:

“We are very excited to offer our passengers the opportunity to learn Japanese.  We are sure they will find using the Univerb service both educational and fun, particularly when flying on our popular route between London and Tokyo.  Passengers can learn basic phrases or can brush up on fluent conversation, which is perfect for business or leisure travellers.

“We hope to expand the selection of languages available in the future to include Cantonese and Mandarin to link in with our other Far Eastern routes.”

Ann-Charlotte Wennerholm, owner of Univerb Publishing House said:

“Knowing some of the language can make all the difference to the success of a holiday abroad or a business trip to a foreign country. Learning a language on your own is made easier with a Univerb language courses. Univerb language courses are based on the well-known method: Listen-Repeat-Learn!  To make the courses interesting and useful, we concentrate on words and phrases you can immediately use upon arrival in a foreign country. Choose what suits you, go directly to what you need to know or follow the course from start to finish. Gain confidence and get the most out of your trip!”


The Japanese language course will be available on the airline’s award winning inflight entertainment system v:port along side the Spanish learning course that has been onboard since August 2004.  All Virgin Atlantic aircraft are fitted with personal TV’s for every passenger, offering up to 20 channels of entertainment to choose from.  V:Port has the latest in Audio and Video on demand systems allowing you to stop, start, fast forward and rewind all the action.