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Pingu’s English pre-school English language franchise opens in Lithuania

At the prestigious launch of Pingu’s English in Vilnius yesterday, Mr David Hunt, British Ambassador to Lithuania, welcomed the UK-franchise from the Linguaphone Group to the country, and congratulated Prima Education Ltd on their appointment as the exclusive Master Franchise for Pingu’s English across Lithuania.

Pingu’s English Lithuania opened their doors to their flagship Pingu’s English School in a well-positioned city centre location of Vilnius. Children and parents alike can now register for free demo Pingu’s English classes, and find out more about children’s birthday parties on offer, as well as seasonal one-week day camp services and creative activities for parents and kids that will be available from the school.

Pingu’s English is a three-level language course for 3-8 year olds, already transforming the way that children learn English and delivered by a network of Master Franchisees in over twenty countries worldwide. Centered around the adventures of Pingu™ and his friends and family in the South Pole, Pingu’s English uses a wide variety of imaginative activities and multimedia resources to teach children to read, write, listen and speak confidently in the English language.

As well as developing a strong presence in Vilnius, Pingu’s English Lithuania will open a Pingu’s English School in Kaunas later this year. They will also work with investors and entrepreneurs to open their own Pingu’s English School in other parts of Lithuania.

Speaking at the launch, Mr David Hunt, British Ambassador to Lithuania said: “I am delighted to welcome Pingu’s English to the Lithuanian market. British companies are market leaders in the education sector, and I look forward to seeing Pingu’s English continuing this performance in Lithuania”.

Mr Matt Brown, New Business Manager with the Linguaphone Group added “We are delighted to see the launch of Pingu’s English Lithuania in Vilnius today. We very much look forward to working with our partner here to bring our renowned pre-school English language program to children across Lithuania.”

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For all media enquiries, please contact Sarah Cole, Head of Marketing, Linguaphone Group E-mail:

Notes to editors

1. 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 franchise 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.

2. Master Franchise opportunities are available for our English language programs worldwide, including Latvia and Estonia. Please call +44 (0)20 8687 6104, email: or visit for more information.

3. 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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