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Pingu’s English Cyprus Announce The Opening Of Their Third Pingu’s English Centre In Nicosia

Pingu’s English Cyprus has announced that the third Pingu’s English centre to open in Cyprus will open in Nicosia this October, after a franchise agreement was signed today.

The agreement was signed between D.P. Taking Care of Education Ltd, the Master Franchisee of Pingu’s English for Cyprus, and Ms Anna Zannettou, a local Cypriot entrepreneur.

Pingu’s English is a unique English language course based on the popular children’s character, Pingu™. The program uses a wide variety of imaginative activities and multimedia resources to teach children of 3-8+ years the vital skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening in English. The unique methodology of Pingu’s English is developed by the UK-based Linguaphone Group, a global language training provider operating in over 40 countries worldwide.

Demetris Panayi, the director of D.P. Taking Care of Education Ltd, outlines that the ongoing expansion of the program in Cyprus in the last six months, demonstrates the demand there is for this unique course from parents and entrepreneurs alike. In the coming year, Pingu’s English Cyprus will look to grow the Pingu’s English centre network in all cities across Cyprus, so that all Cypriot parents and their children can benefit from the program.

For more information on opening your own Pingu’s English School in Cyprus, or enrolling your child in Pingu’s English please visit


Notes to editors

1. For all sales and licensing enquiries regarding Pingu’s English in Cyprus, please visit or email

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 or visit

4. About HIT Entertainment – HIT Entertainment is one of the world’s leading preschool entertainment companies, specializing 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 preschoolers 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 subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. and has operations in the UK, US, Canada, Hong Kong and Japan. For more information visit


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