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Pingu’s English Launches in Malaysia

Awan Sensory Marketing Sdn. Bhd and the Linguaphone Group, the world’s leading provider of language training solutions will today launch a pre-school English language course, Pingu’s English, at the Hotel Grand Millennium in Kuala Lumpur. Designed for use within Pingu’s English approved schools and also by parents and children at home, this innovative course will […]


Linguaphone Group Announces Sale of Malaysian and Hong Kong Subsidiaries

The Linguaphone Group today announces the sale of our two corporately owned subsidiaries in Malaysia and Hong Kong. Clive Sawkins, Chief Executive Officer of the Linguaphone Group “The sale of these subsidiaries allows us to focus our efforts on supporting new and existing Master Licensees across our expanding network, encompassing our three internationally recognised brands, […]


Linguaphone Group Announces First New Master Licensees for Pingu’s English

The Linguaphone Group, the world’s leading provider of distance and classroom language training solutions, is delighted to announce the appointment of its first Master Licensees for the Group’s character-based pre-school English language course, Pingu’s English. babyArt, a specialist in developing young children’s creativity through art will open their first Pingu’s English School in Shanghai in […]


HIT Entertainment and the Linguaphone Group Announce new Licensing Deal

HIT Entertainment, one of the world’s leading children’s entertainment producers and rights-owners, and the Linguaphone Group, the world’s leading provider of distance and classroom language training solutions, have forged a strategic alliance to license the popular children’s character Pingu for the delivery of the Group’s global pre-school English language training programme. Pingu’s English is the […]


Linguaphone Group Appoints New Master Franchisees For Egypt And Turkey

The Linguaphone Group, the world’s leading provider of assisted learning and distance learning language training solutions, is delighted to announce the appointment of two new Master Franchisees: the Egyptian American Center (EAC) as Master Franchisee for Egypt and Gökdil, part of the Time Education Group, as MasterFranchisee for Turkey. Both appointments reinforce the success of […]


New Centres Open Throughout Asia And The Middle East For The Linguaphone Group In 2005

The Linguaphone Group announces the launch of new Direct English and Linguaphone Centres throughout Asia and the Middle East in 2005. October 2005 Pagoda Academy Inc, the Linguaphone Group’s Master Licensee in Korea, opened their new Seollung Centre in early October 2005, near the already established Samsung branch. On the 17th October 2005, Direct English […]


The Linguaphone Group Embarks On An Aggressive Growth Plan

The Linguaphone Group, the world’s leading language training provider, is actively seeking Master Licensees for Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and parts of the Middle East. As part of an aggressive growth plan, the Group is looking to expand its global network of English language training centres by offering Master Licences in Algeria, Azerbaijan, […]


The Direct Route To Learning English At A Direct English Centre

Direct English is a fast-growing global network of English language training centres offering tutor-supported English language training to the general consumer, young professionals and corporate executives around the world. Direct English was developed after five years of research into the language training requirements of adult learners, focusing on both the traditional school and distance learning […]


Linguaphone Acquires Direct English

12th November 2003 Linguaphone, the world’s leading language learning company, today announced the acquisition of Direct English, a globally franchised provider of English language teaching. The move consolidates Linguaphone’s position as the world’s leading provider of distance learning and assisted learning language training solutions. Direct English is part of Pearson Education, the world’s largest educational […]