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Beam language title finalist in International award

Smarty Pants Publishing, a division of Beam International, is proud to announce that "Michio Teaches Japanese" has been nominated as a category finalist for the K-12 Educational CD-ROM award, at the 4th Annual International Digital Media Awards to be held in Toronto, Canada on Wednesday 7 May 1997.
"We are extremely proud to have been nominated for this category, and are absolutely thrilled about getting this level of international recognition", commented Alfred Milgrom, Chairman, Beam International Limited.
"Michio Teaches Japanese" is the first in the series 'Languages for Kids' of 11 CD-ROM language titles currently being developed by Smarty Pants Publishing, designed to teach a second language to primary school students.
The 'Languages for Kids' series is jointly funded by Smarty Pants Publishing and the Australian Multimedia Enterprise Ltd.
The series employs an innovative approach to teaching language, using games and fun activities to impart quality educational content. It educates in both written and spoken language, whilst also improving mathematical techniques, computer literacy and problem solving.
"Michio Teaches Japanese" was the winner of 'Best Primary School Resource' at the Australian International Multimedia ATOM Awards in November last year.
Beam is the only Australian company to be a finalist in the IDMA awards in the educational and entertainment categories. The winner will be announced at a gala function in Toronto on May 7th.
For further information about the 'Languages for Kids' series and Smarty Pants Publishing, please contact Rebecca Chapman on
Tel: +61 (0)3 9866 8300 Ext: 243
Beam International Limited is the holding company for the Beam Group. It is Australia's only multimedia development company traded on the Australian Stock Exchange (and trades under the symbol BEM). More information about Beam International Ltd can be found on the Internet at
For further information, please contact Ms. Kirsten Beamish on
+61 (0)3 9866.8300 ext: 202
or by fax on +61 (0)3 9866.8674
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Press release:- Thursday 24th April, 1997