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The Linguaphone Group is a world leading global language training provider, with over 110 years of experience in the language training market. Through a global network of Master Franchisees, we deliver a first-class range of English language training programs for children and adults alike, under the internationally recognised Pingu's English, Linguaphone and Direct English brand names.

Please find below the latest news from our Pingu's English and Direct English franchise partners.  Recent franchise news includes launches of Pingu’s English and Direct English in new countries, as well as regular updates here on new companies, investors and entrepreneurs joining our ever-growing Linguaphone Group franchise network.

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Direct English language training franchise for adults launches in South Korea thanks to cooperation with the British Chamber of Commerce Korea

Linguaphone Group and ST Unitas, South Korea’s biggest and the most advanced e-learning business group, entered into a partnership to help adults and companies in South Korea to learn English and improve their language skill level more easily, using Direct English’s unique learning system and English language training. Because Direct English is built on a […]

Pingu’s English expansion in Italy: 10 new English centres in September 2016

Ten new Pingu’s English schools to open across North Italy (in Ferrara, Torino, Taranto, Melzo, Rimini, Saronno, Thiene, Carpi, Rivarolo, Savona, and Trento). Daniele Arboit, Master Licence for Pingu’s English Italy reaches 40 schools in less than 4 years. Read more his success story on:  Want to open your own English training business for children? Find […]

Ambassador of the British Embassy in Bulgaria attends Direct English official Launch in Sofia

One of the world’s most successful English School franchises, Direct English, opened officially in Bulgaria this month bringing its highly effective teaching methods to adults wanting to learn English. It also brings exciting business opportunities to other schools wishing to expand the successful franchise across the country. Direct English Master Licensee, Jordan Andonov, hosted a grand […]

Pingu’s English launches new Website

Pingu’s English, the global English language training franchise for children based on the loveable TV character, is delighted to announce the launch of its new and completely transformed website:  Mobile-optimised and SEO-friendly, this fresh new site is just one part of a total branding overhaul for Pingu’s English, positioning it as the leading children’s […]

Pingu’s English are expanding their global English learning franchise for kids, appointing a new Master Franchisee for Myanmar.

Myamar is on a mission to strengthen its education sector across the country, and the UK’s Linguaphone Group are helping to lead the way with Pingu’s English – their highly successful English learning franchise for kids.     The Burmese Team signing the English School Franchise Agreement with Derek Price, CEO at Linguaphone Group – […]

Rio Olympics 2016: the Importance of the English Language

Rio 2016 will be the first time in Olympic history that a South American country has hosted the Games. The city won its bid in 2009, beating out Chicago, Madrid and Tokyo. Around 10,500 athletes from 206 countries took part in 17 days of the Olympiad, competing across 306 events. Rio 2016 had 70,000 volunteers.The U.S., […]

English for Kids: Pingu’s English announce the exclusive Master Franchisee in Turkey

Franchise in Turkey: Pingu’s English today announced that EFEM EĞİTİM VE DANIŞMANLIK A.Ş., the Turkish company leader in the education for kids, signed the agreement of exclusivity to operate under Pingu’s English brand.  Read more by visiting our Pingu’s English website. Mrs. Sinem Celik, Master Franchisee Pingu’s English Turkey   For all enquiries, please contact: Mrs. […]

12 Montessori tips for teaching your child

In 1897, the famous Italian educator Maria Montessori began to develop a distinctive philosophy that would reshape the future of education. She realised the vital need to emphasis children’s independence, freedom within limits, and respect for each child’s natural psychological, physical, and social development. Inspired by the Montessori method, Pingu’s English has become a highly […]

Direct English delivers an increasingly valuable franchise teaching business in Ireland.

Linguaphone Group, one of the world’s most effective and well-known English language training providers, is expanding its franchised Direct English teaching business in Ireland. Master Franchisee for Direct English in Ireland, Cork Business School, has now completed its In-country teaching, marketing and business training and confirmed the opening of new Direct English centres across the […]

Pingu’s English Master Franchisee launches seventh English school for China, in Beijing

Pingu’s English is delighted to announce the forthcoming launch of its seventh Pingu’s English school, in China. In less than one year, Pingu’s English has expanded exponentially across mainland China with one centre in Shenyang, one in Shanghai, one in Daqing, one in Tianjin (forthcoming), and now three in Beijing.   As the official Pingu’s […]