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Become a Master Franchisee

The Linguaphone Group has licensed partners in over 20 markets and there are thousands of students learning English with us worldwide.

We’re looking for strategic partners, interested in franchise business opportunities, with the necessary experience, resources and vision to represent us across a number of markets in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

You need to be ambitious, energetic, motivated, a natural leader. You need to be good with people and believe passionately in providing excellent customer service.

You DO NOT need to have any previous experience of teaching languages to make your business a success Partners who enjoy the potential rewards of franchising with us come from different backgrounds such as:

  • Language school or IT/HR training provider, with an established network of centres or a strong network of contacts within the corporate training sector in your market

  • Early years provider with an established network of kindergartens, crèches, cram schools or day-care nurseries

  • Entrepreneur or private investor group looking for a new and rewarding opportunity

  • Established nationwide distributor of English language training materials

  • Established nationwide distributor of education or home-study materials through direct to market channels – via retail, door to door, sales, telesales

  • MBA entrepreneurs

  • Online and e-commerce business entrepreneurs

  • Ambitious Entrepreneurs from Retail and Hospitality sectors looking to diversify their investment


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Submit an online enquiry, email us or call us on +44 (0) 20 8687 6000.

We’ll arrange a first online meeting so that we can tell you more about the brand you are interested in and you can tell us about your plans for the future.

Upon meeting the eligibility criteria, you will receive an Evaluation Pack and you'll meet our senior teams to discuss your Business Plan. Once the agreement is signed a date for the launch is agreed, we'll get your management and teachers training booked in, and send you a complete set of  management manuals, extranet access to all our resources, as well as supporting you throughout to your first launch and on an ongoing basis. 

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If you're looking for a:

  • Leading publisher and English learning education provider with strong brands worldwide

  • Top Strategic Consultancy from the Head Office in London

  • Engaging online learning platforms to deliver hybrid or fully online English programs

  • Premium UK curricula for in-school and online lessons

  • Full range of teaching, management manuals and training

  • Brand assets and marketing campaigns

  • Online resources and educational games, interactive exercises and Netflix-type video series to learn English

  • Live English lessons with our Native-level Fully Qualified English teachers


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  • Do I have to have previous language teaching experience?
    No, it’s not essential to have this experience although it may be helpful to you if you have taught, or worked in a language school.
  • What support does a Franchisee receive?
    All teaching resources including teaching manuals and study plans A tailored training programme delivered in-country On-going business development consultancy to help you with your business strategy and day to day management, and marketing /PR support A full set of management manuals Access to the Linguaphone Group Extranet and other management software
  • Do I have to open a school?
    We highly recommend that you open a pilot centre and operate it for at least 6 months, before recruiting Unit Franchisees. Our programmes work best when they are centre based, as they have been designed to provide a blended learning approach. Additionally, operating a centre will provide you with excellent hands-on experience. However, we don’t insist that you open a centre and we do offer other market entry models.
  • Does Linguaphone Group train the teaching staff or does the Franchisee?
    We provide initial training to our partners and their staff, including tutors in market before their launch. We will train the team on all aspects of delivering the programme, including the teaching to customers during this period. After this training the Master Franchisees will be expected to provide any further training to new teaching staff as and when it is required.
  • Can I produce the learning materials locally?
    As Direct English and Pingu’s English are franchised exclusively by Linguaphone Group, it is not possible to produce locally. All teaching and learning materials must be purchased directly from Linguaphone Group in the UK.
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