More children across Italy will soon enjoy learning English with Pingu’s English, thanks to new franchise deals announced by Pingu’s English Italy today.
Following the success of their first Pingu’s English School in Bologna, Pingu’s English Italy has teamed up with entrepreneurs across Italy to open six new Pingu’s English Schools this autumn. This September will see South Pole inspired Pingu’s English Schools open their doors to the public, to help their child learn English using the Pingu’s English learning system, in Verona, Rome, Padua, Vicenza, Bassano del Grappa and Desio.
These new Pingu’s English schools are just the start of Pingu’s English Italy’s ambitions too – they plan to have schools open across the whole country in the next five years. Investors across the rest of Italy are now being given the opportunity to set up their own Pingu’s English School, all delivering high-quality English language training for children.
All Pingu’s English franchisees receive full training, management manuals and comprehensive business and marketing support. Upon joining, they also automatically become part of a global network of Pingu’s English Schools in twenty countries worldwide, and also have the opportunity to become an accredited preparation center for Cambridge English Language Assessment.
Pingu’s English is a fun and imaginative way for young children to learn English and gain a better start in life. Centred around the true-to-life everyday adventures of Pingu™ and his family and friends in the South Pole, Pingu’s English is a three-level course aimed at 3 – 10+ year-olds. Developed by leading experts in the fields of child education and language acquisition, this unique syllabus uses a wide variety of imaginative activities and multimedia resources to aid a child’s learning.
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 with 109 years of experience in the global language training market. The Pingu brand is owned by HIT Entertainment, one of the world’s leading children’s entertainment producers and rights owners.
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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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.pingusenglish.com
About HIT Entertainment – HIT Entertainment is one of the world’s leading children’s entertainment producers and rights owners. HIT Entertainment is a division of Fisher-Price. HIT’s portfolio includes properties, such as Thomas & Friends®, Barney®, Bob the Builder®, Fireman Sam®, Angelina Ballerina®, Mike the Knight™, Pingu® and Rainbow Magic®. Launched in 1989, HIT’s lines of business span television and video production, content distribution, publishing, consumer products licensing, digital media, and live events and has operations in the UK, US, Canada, Hong Kong and Japan. For more information, visit www.hitentertainment.com