Linguaphone Group Announces Sale of Malaysian and Hong Kong Subsidiaries

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

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, Direct English and Pingu’s English.

We welcome our new Linguaphone Master Licensees for Malaysia and Hong Kong to the Group. We look forward to working with colleagues there to ensure their customers will continue to enjoy learning through our portfolio of English and foreign language courses now and in the future”.


For all media enquiries, please contact

Charlotte Pritchard, Head of Marketing, Linguaphone Group
Tel:                  +44 (0)20 8687 6115
Mobile:            +44 (0)7799 723 218

Notes to editors

1.      The Linguaphone Group is the world’s leading provider of distance and classroom-based language learning solutions, which operate under the internationally recognised Linguaphone, Direct English and Pingu’s English brand names.  With over 100 years of experience, the Group has an extensive network of 200 learning centres in 25 countries.  The Group also has a wide-ranging portfolio of self-study products sold in over 60 countries to more than seven million customers.  For more information visit 

2.      The Linguaphone Group is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA).

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