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Linguaphone Group Looking To Appoint New Master Franchisees Across Asia, Europe And The Middle East

Linguaphone Group, the UK-based global language training provider known for the international English language training brands of Linguaphone, Direct English and Pingu’s English, will be visiting a number of exhibitions and forums this autumn as part of their plan to increase their already growing network Master Franchisees worldwide.

Mid-October will see the Group travel to the Franchise Expo in Warsaw, to meet with serious investors keen to represent their Direct English program for adults exclusively across Poland. As well as exclusive Master Licensee opportunities for Poland with Direct English, the Linguaphone Group will also be looking for Unit Franchisees for Pingu’s English on behalf of their partner there.

Matt Brown, New Business Manager from the Linguaphone Group will also be speaking at the World Franchise Convention in Dubai in October. He will highlight to entrepreneurs there, the Group’s growing presence across the MENA region, as well as outlining the benefits of becoming a Master Franchisee with a training provider with over 100 years of experience in the global language training market. The convention will be hosted and organised by the Group’s franchise partner, World Franchise Associates with his Highness Prince Bandar bin Saud bin Khaled bin Muhammad Al-Saud opening the event.

Pingu’s English, the Group’s children’s English franchise will also be represented at FranchExpo Central Asia 2013 in Almaty, Kasakhstan in November where investors from the region will be attending.

The Linguaphone Group has already appointed Direct English and Pingu’s English Master Franchisees in over 40 countries worldwide. To find out more about either brands, email to receive an Evaluation Pack and discuss a meeting at one of these events.


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Notes to editors

  • 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 or visit

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