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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 Confirms Further Expansion of Franchise Across Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  The Master Franchisee for Direct English in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has today confirmed recent new openings of centers across the Kingdom, with further plans to open more during 2016. Direct English is nine-level English language training system, which delivers world-class English language training for all abilities and all purposes. Direct English […]


Does knowing a second language really broaden your mental horizons?

By Sarah McAllister, Head of Marketing (New Business), Linguaphone Group If life today had to be described by one term, hyper-communication would be it. Technological innovation has been the primary medium by which we’ve got to this stage, but the focus and result of it all seems pretty much entirely information-based and communication-orientated. Bilingualism was […]


Direct English Malaysia Master Franchisee Partners With Two Universities In Kuala Lumpur

Immediate release Monday 14 December 2015   Direct English Malaysia has joined forces with both Mahsa University and Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK) in Kuala Lumpur to offer the Linguaphone Group’s unique and effective English learning system, Direct English to their students. Direct English Malaysia has signed an Institutional Accredited Centre agreement which gives both […]


Did you know that motivation is a key factor in learning a language?

by Derek Price, Chief Executive Officer, Linguaphone Group One of the main reasons we may fail to learn English at school is low motivation. After approximately six hundred hours of instruction in secondary school alone, we often have very little to show for our efforts. No matter how hard our teachers try to impress on […]


Direct English language training franchise for adults launches in Japan

The Linguaphone Group’s world-renowned English language training program for adults, Direct English, is now available in Japan. Having secured the exclusive Master Franchise rights for Japan from the Linguaphone Group last year, Direct English Japan has already opened two successful training centers in Shinjuku, delivering the Group’s nine-level English language program to over 1,500 students. […]


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 […]