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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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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. Myanmar’s government is committed to helping provide new educational opportunities for the country’s children to help them fulfil their potential, […]


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

Pingu’s English, the global children’s English language training franchise from the UK-based Linguaphone Group, 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.  EFEM EĞİTİM VE DANIŞMANLIK A.Ş, is one of the well-established education training franchises […]


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 […]


How to make the Most of your child’s Summer Camp

Summer camps for kids aren’t just enormous. The camp experience is widely recognized by child development professionals as valuable in helping children mature socially, emotionally, intellectually, morally, and physically. These informal summer camp schools are a special place to learn. Kids who find it difficult to learn in a formal setting will often succeed at […]


Success for Pingu’s English language training is spreading across Thailand: a brand new 5th Centre in Phuket

On the 5th of May 2016, a fifth branch of the famous Pingu’s English language training franchise opened at a kindergarten in Thailand. In the hearth of Phuket in southern Thailand, Mr. Derek Price, CEO of Linguaphone Group and Dr. Nipat Ungpakornkaew, the Master Licensee of Pingu’s English Thailand, were invited by head teacher Miss […]


English language training franchise for children: Official Launch in Palestine with a Graduation Ceremony

Pingu’s English, the breakthrough English language training franchise for children based on the loveable TV character, launched in Palestine on Wednesday 28th April 2016 at the Grand Park Hotel in Ramallah. Pingu’s English Master Licensee, Wisam Dalbah, hosted a spectacular event attended by representatives from the Ministry of Education and Higher Education for the State […]


3 Essential steps to growing your English Certified training business

Finding the most effective English Certified training course is invaluable for any international company. With so many options to choose from the risks are high, but so are the opportunities for investing in a successful English training franchise. Choosing the right English course provider, or franchise to own, can be daunting. The unregulated nature of […]