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Linguaphone Group appoints Glolink Education Inc. as a Master Licensee for Pingu’s English language program in South Korea

Linguaphone Group are pleased to announce the appointment of a new partner for Pingu’s English in South Korea.

GloLink Education Inc. was established in 1996 as a company specialised in Junior English Education. The company created the GloLink STAR System, the 4th generation education methodology, to improve domestically taught English skills to the international level. GloLink Education has been recognized by many school boards and educational institutes all around the globe for its unique and superior approach in teaching English. The company has branched out worldwide to areas such as China, other Asian countries, Latin America, non-English speaking European countries and the Middle East. GloLink Education is continuously striving to be one of the best international education corporations in the world.

Pingu’s English is an entertaining English language course for young children, based on the popular HIT Entertainment children’s character Pingu™. Already redefining the way young children learn a second language in over twenty countries worldwide, this exciting children’s English program has now arrived in South Korea. Unlike many other English courses, Pingu’s English captures the child’s attention from the start with interesting situations and topics to bring their learning alive. This unique learning system from the UK-based Linguaphone Group covers the four language skills of speaking, writing, reading and listening, helping the child to communicate in a natural and confident way from day one.

Mr Hojin Song, CEO of Glolink Education Inc. said, “We are very happy to have this opportunity to work with a world class company such as Linguaphone Group and bring their famous brand, Pingu’s English to our young children in South Korea. We believe and hope that our partnership with Pingu’s English will create a great synergy effect along with Glolink’s 21 years of experience in children’s education.”

Mr Derek Price, CEO Linguaphone Group said, “We are delighted to announce the forthcoming launch of Pingu’s English in South Korea.  We very much look forward to working with Glolink Education Inc. to bring our renowned pre-school English language program to children across South Korea.”

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Notes to editors

  • Master licensing business opportunities are still available in a variety of international markets worldwide. Please call +44 (0)20 8687 6114, email or visit
  • 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 learning centres worldwide. 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
  • Pingu’s English offers an array of creative learning activities and exercises using high quality, multimedia materials and teaching resources. Developed by leading English language and child education specialists, each student will receive a course pack consisting of DVDs, study books, song and story books with CDs plus interactive online learning materials.
  • 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 distribution, publishing, consumer products licensing and live events and has operations in the UK, US, Canada, Hong Kong and Japan. HIT is a part-owner of US-based preschool channel, PBS KIDS SproutSM. For more information, visit