Linguaphone Group

With 109 years of experience, Linguaphone Group is a world leading global language training provider. We deliver a first class range of language programs under the internationally recognised Pingu's English, Linguaphone and Direct English brand names.

Based in the UK, the Group has an impressive network of licensed partners and distributors delivering some of the best English language programs to adults and children worldwide.

Millions of people in over 60 countries have learned a new language successfully thanks to our range of self-study Linguaphone language courses sold through a network of distributors worldwide.

In February 2006, the Linguaphone Group acquired the exclusive global English language teaching rights for Pingu from HIT Entertainment Limited. With these rights, they developed Pingu's English. It's the only children's English language course for 3-7+ year olds based on the enormously popular and award-winning animated television character, Pingu.For more information, visit

Direct English was created in 1997, and is based on a unique learning system developed by the world-famous English language learning expert, Louis Alexander. One of the most effective English language training programs available today, it has already proved to be a huge success across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit

Linguaphone Group - Our Mission

Our Mission

Our overriding goal is to empower and inspire people from around the world to enrich their lives with flexible, learner-focused language training solutions.

Our Core Values

At the Linguaphone Group, we pride ourselves on service and innovation.  We are committed to providing a service that is not only warm, caring and supportive, but reliable and trustworthy too. With enthusiasm and passion, we inspire and motivate all our customers and staff to ensure they maximise their full potential.

Simply put, our objective is to ensure that each and every one of our customers achieves their goal.  Our service staff are always on hand to help you succeed, feel motivated and, just as importantly, have fun while you learn.

Learn English with full tutor-support

The Linguaphone Group offers assisted learning English language training courses for adults under the Direct English and Linguaphone brand names.  We also offer English language courses for pre-school children between the ages of 3 and 7+, under the Pingu's English brand name.

We have an extensive global network of licensed partners across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Midle East. To find out more, click here

Adult English language training

Our unique learning system has been developed by internationally renowned academic and learning experts. It combines world-class, bilingual multimedia course materials, used by the learner on a distance learning basis, and a programme of supportive tutorials, conversation classes, multimedia classes and social activities held at our training centres.

Using this tried and tested learning system, each year we help thousands of customers learn the international language of business and communication with one key factor paramount to our success - first-class customer service. To find out more, click here

Adult English Language Tutor Supported Training Courses
Pingu's English Children's English Language Training Courses

Children's English language training

Pingu's English is a unique and effective three-level children's English course for young learners aged 3 - 7+ based on the enormously popular animated character, Pingu.

Fun and imaginative, children (and adults!) cannot fail to be enchanted by Pingu.  To find out more, click here

Distance learning courses

Distance Learning Language Training CoursesLinguaphone is recognised the world over as the pioneer in distance learning language training

We know that anyone who can speak one language has the ability to learn another.  From our early beginnings in 1901 to the present day, we have a proud history of assisting people to learn a language of their choice based on our proven method - Listen, Understand, Speak.

It's a method that has helped mililons of people in 60 countries around the world speak a new language in a natural and effective way.

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Adult English Language Tutor Supported Training Courses


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Are you looking to learn a new language - maybe French, Spanish or Italian?

Distance Learning Language Training Courses

With the Linguaphone Group you can do just that!    

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Want to know more?

To find out more about the Linguaphone Group, contact us at:

Linguaphone Group
Liongate Enterprise Park
80 Morden Road
Surrey CR4 4PH
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 20 8687 6000
Fax: +44 20 8687 6410

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