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Pingu’s English Children’s English Franchise To Open In Nicosia, Cyprus

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Pingu’s English has announced that the next Pingu’s English School to open in Cyprus will be in Nicosia, thanks to a franchise deal agreed today.

The agreement was signed between D.P. Taking Care of Education Ltd, the Master Licensee of Pingu’s English for Cyprus, and Ms Lana Kostenko, a local entrepreneur who will launch Pingu’s English in the city in September.

Pingu’s English is a three-level language course based on the popular children’s character, Pingu™. Already transforming the way that young children learn English in fifteen countries worldwide, the unique methodology uses a wide variety of imaginative activities and multimedia resources to teach children of 3-8+ years the vital skill of communicating in English.

Pingu’s English is developed by the UK-based Linguaphone Group, a global language training provider with over 100 years of experience in the language training market. The Pingu brand is owned by HIT Entertainment, one of the world’s leading pre-school entertainment companies.
Mr Demetris Panayi, the director of D.P. Taking Care of Education Ltd, already has a Pingu’s English School in Limassol, and has ambitious plans to expand Pingu’s English across Cyprus in the year ahead. For more information on opening your own Pingu’s English School in Cyprus, or enrolling your child in Pingu’s English please visit www.pingusenglish.com.cy or email info@pingusenglish.com.cy

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Notes to editors

1. For all sales and licensing enquiries regarding Pingu’s English in Cyprus, please visit www.pingusenglish.com.cy or email info@pingusenglish.com.cy

2. 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. 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 children’s entertainment producers and rights owners.

3. 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. Master Franchise opportunities are available for our English language programmes worldwide.  Please call +44 (0)20 8687 6104, email opportunities@pingusenglish.com or visit www.pingusenglish.com.

4. HIT Entertainment is one of the world’s leading pre-school entertainment companies, specialising in building powerful brands based on engaging stories.  HIT Entertainment’s world-class portfolio includes  Thomas & Friends®, Mike the Knight™, Fireman Sam®, Bob the Builder, Barney®, Angelina Ballerina®, Pingu® and Rainbow Magic®.

HIT Entertainment excels at creating and building globally successful brands which capture the hearts and imaginations of pre-schoolers and their families.  This is achieved through exceptional storytelling in multiple formats, enhanced by creating high quality character-based products and experiences with best-in-class partners. HIT Entertainment’s lines of business span television and home entertainment production, content distribution, digital media, publishing, consumer products and live events and attractions.  HIT Entertainment is a division of Fisher-Price and has operations in the UK, US, Canada, Hong Kong and Japan. For more information visit www.hitentertainment.com