PINGU'S ENGLISH INDONESIA SEALS LICENSING DEAL WITH PT. DWIMITRA SUKSES BERSAMA IN PANTAI INDAH KAPUK, JAKARTA

IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 09.00am GMT - Thursday 01 October 2011

Young children in Pantai Indah Kapuk will soon be able to experience a new and entertaining way to learn English when a new Pingu’s English School in Jakarta opens its doors in early 2012.

On 18 November 2011, PT. Impact Teaching Center, the Master Licensee of Pingu’s English in Indonesia signed a licensing deal with PT. Dwimitra Sukses Bersama to act as the exclusive Unit Licensee for Pantai Indah Kapuk.

The agreement was signed by Ms Henny and Mr Zoly from PT Dwimitra Sukses Bersama with Ms Jenny Lee from Pingu’s English Indonesia and Mr. Mark Ibbs, Head of Business Development from the UK-based Linguaphone Group in attendance. The opening of Pingu’s English in Pantai Indah Kapuk will be the fourth Pingu’s English School in Indonesia to date after recent openings in the Pingu’s English Mall of Indonesia, Bintaro and Gading Serpong.

Pingu’s English is a fun and imaginative way for young children to learn English and gain a better start in life and is based on the popular children’s character, Pingu™. Pingu’s English is a three-level course aimed at 3 – 7+ years and developed by leading experts in the fields of child education and language acquisition. The unique syllabus uses a wide variety of imaginative activities and multimedia resources. Designed for use within Pingu’s English Schools, kindergartens and also by parents and children at home, this innovative course is exclusive to the Linguaphone Group, a UK-based global language training provider.

The Pingu brand is owned by HIT Entertainment, one of the world's leading independent children's entertainment producers and rights-owners.

For more information please visit   www.pingusenglish.co.id

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For all media and licensing enquiries please contact:

Tinto Bayuardi

Business Development Manager

Pingu’s English Indonesia

PT . Impact Teaching Center

Tel: +62 21 571 1943 ext. 102

Mobile : +62 812 959 2222

Email: tinto.bayuardi@pingusenglish.co.id

Website: www.pingusenglish.co.id

 

Notes to editors

  • The Linguaphone Group is a world-leading provider of language training solutions, operating under the internationally recognised Linguaphone, Direct English and Pingu’s English brand names. With over 109 years of experience, the Group has an extensive network of licensed partners across Asia, Europe, the Middle-East and Africa. The Group has also helped millions of people learn a new language through their wide-ranging portfolio of self-study products sold in over 60 countries. For more information visit www.linguaphonegroup.com
  • Pingu’s English has partners across Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East in the following countries:- China, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Thailand.
  • Pingu’s English offers an array of creative learning activities and exercises using high quality, multimedia materials and teaching resources. Each student will take advantage of DVDs, study books, song and story books with CDs plus interactive online learning materials developed by leading English language and child education specialists . Students will also use an activity pack which includes supplementary materials such as character figurines, coloring materials and friezes. There are also extensive teaching resources to assist teachers with each child’s learning and development.
  • About HIT Entertainment - HIT Entertainment is one of the world's leading independent children's entertainment producers and rights-owners. HIT's portfolio includes properties, such as Barney ™, Bob the Builder ™, Thomas & Friends™ , Pingu ™, Fireman Sam™, Angelina Ballerina ™ and Rainbow Magic ™ . HIT represents Chapman Entertainment’s Fifi and the Flowertots™ and Roary the Racing Car ™ in North America, as well as Wallace & Gromit ™, Shaun the Sheep ™, Timmy Time ™ and Aardman Classics from Aardman Animations . HIT also acts as representative for The Wiggles ® in the UK. Launched in 1989, HIT’s lines of business span television and video production, content. HIT is a part-owner of US-based preschool channel, Sprout ®. For more information, visit www.hitentertainment.com

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