Linguaphone Group

Franchising Opportunities

The global market for English language services is estimated to be worth $15billion per year. The demand for English language training has never been higher, and neither have the potential profits to be made.


Linguaphone Group has an extensive network of franchised partners around the world, offering adult English language courses via Direct English and children’s English courses under the Pingu’s English brand. We are always seeking successful strategic partners to join our global network of Master Franchisees. Whether you are an existing training or language provider, a well-established distributor in your market, or an entrepreneur looking for a new and rewarding business opportunity, we would like to hear from you. You can also contact us if you are interested in Unit Franchisee opportunities for a particular region of your country.

Contact us today:

Tel: +44 20 8687 6000
Alternatively, complete our Online Enquiry Form.

Why Choose Us?

Trusted language learning programmes

If you succeed in being appointed as a Master Franchisee for Direct English or Pingu’s English, you can feel confident that our programmes for English Language learning incorporate the highest quality materials and are produced by a trusted company with a proven worldwide reputation for language learning.

Support and training

Join us as a Master Licensee and you will benefit from a tailored training program delivered in the UK and in your market, plus on-going advice from our experienced Business Development Team. You will also have access to the Linguaphone Group Extranet and Learning Management Software.

Marketing collateral

You’ll have access to a full range of current marketing materials which you can adapt for your market to help you to win new business. Our Marketing Team in the UK are also on hand to offer you support and advice in strategic planning and marketing management.

What We Look For?

We’re looking for strategic partners, interested in franchise business opportunities, with the necessary experience, resources and vision to represent us across a number of markets in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

As with any business – you get out what you put in. If you are prepared to put in the hard work and seize the opportunities offered to you, you could be our next success story. You need to be ambitious, energetic, motivated, a natural leader. You need to be good with people and believe passionately in providing excellent customer service.

You do not need to have any previous experience of teaching languages to make your business a success although if you have experience in any of the following areas below, you are in a prime position to enjoy the potential rewards of franchising with us:

  • Language school or training provider, with an established network of centres or a strong network of contacts within the corporate training sector in your market
  • Early years provider with an established network of kindergartens, crèches, cram schools or day-care nurseries
  • Entrepreneur or private investor group looking for a new and rewarding opportunity
  • Established nationwide distributor of English language training materials
  • Established nationwide distributor of education or home-study materials through direct to market channels – via retail, door to door, sales, telesales