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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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Licensing vs. franchising: which route will you go down?

By Sarah McAllister, Head of Marketing (New Business), Linguaphone Group We have all come across the big retail franchise chains, McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Subway; chances are that you’ve been into one of these in the last couple of days. But how many of us have come across ‘licensing’ and are there any differences to both […]

Direct English language training franchise announce further growth across Egypt

  The Arabian Company for Development and Project Management, Direct English Master Franchisee for Egypt, who has been running adult English language training centres with the Linguaphone Group since 2007, today announced four more Direct English training centers will open across Egypt in the coming year. The first will be a dedicated and prestigious center in Al Rehab City, Greater Cairo […]

Pingu’s English Franchise Announces Further Expansion Across Italy

  Pingu’s English Italy today announced further expansion of their successful pre-school English learning franchise, bringing their current network to thirty Pingu’s English Schools across the country.   Pingu’s English is a three-level language course for 3-8 year olds from the UK-based Linguaphone Group, already transforming the way that children learn English in over twenty countries […]

Pingu’s English children’s English franchise from the Linguaphone Group arrives in Palestine

Tuesday 3 November 2015 Young children across Palestine will now have the opportunity to develop first-class English language skills, with the arrival of the global pre-school English language training program, Pingu’s English.   The UK-based Linguaphone Group have granted their exclusive Pingu’s English Master Franchise for Palestine to Early Learning Centre Ltd, based in Ramallah. […]

Direct English language training franchise for adults launches in Oman

Wednesday 7 October 2015 Direct English language training franchise for adults launches in Oman In the presence of Michael Head, Deputy Director of UK Trade and Investment in Oman, the Linguaphone Group’s first Direct English language training center for adults in Oman has been launched in Muscat.   Thanks to an exclusive Master Franchise partnership […]

Fifth Pingu’s English Centre to open in Limassol

Pingu’s English Cyprus has announced that a fifth centre will open in Limassol in September 2015. The agreement was signed between D.P. Taking Care of Education Ltd, the Master Licensee of Pingu’s English for Cyprus, and Ms Katerina Photiou, owner of “Katherine’s School of English” a local language school in Limassol. Pingu’s English is a […]

Direct English Master Franchisee signed for Bulgaria

Linguaphone Group, the global language training provider based in the UK, has today announced that Alexander Training Center based in Sofia, have been granted the exclusive Master Franchise rights to develop their English language training program for adults, Direct English across Bulgaria. Alexander Training Center already has more than fifteen years’ experience in the Bulgarian […]

Linguaphone Group seek Master Franchisees at Middle East Franchise Expo (MENAFA) 2015

Linguaphone Group, the UK-based global language training provider known for the international English language training brands of Linguaphone, Direct English and Pingu’s English, will be attending MENAFA’s 2015 Middle East Franchise Expo this October. With over 100 years of experience in the language training market, the Group has a presence through a network of franchise […]

Linguaphone Group Announces Partnership with Kingston University to Develop International Pingu’s English Curriculum

  Linguaphone Group, an international global language training provider with an extensive network of licensed partners across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, has today announced an important collaboration with Kingston University’s School of Education to design and develop an international curriculum for young children which will work alongside the Group’s existing licensed Pingu’s […]

Linguaphone Group announce appointment of Grupo Prepara as Master Franchisee for Pingu’s English across Brazil

Rogerio Gabriel, CEO, Grupo Prepara Pingu’s English, the global children’s English language training franchise from the UK-based Linguaphone Group, today announced that Grupo Prepara, one of the largest education and training franchises in Brazil will act as their exclusive Pingu’s English Master Franchisee. Grupo Prepara is one of the largest and well-established education and training […]