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Pingu’s English Thailand: English training franchise by invitation of the Ministry of Education

Updated: May 13, 2022

Pingu’s English Thailand has been officially invited by the Ministry of Education to exhibit at the 44th National Book Fair and 14th Bangkok International Book Fair 2016 at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center from 30th March to 3rd April 2016.

A great achievement, as the invitation officially endorses Pingu’s English to all public schools in Thailand as a shortlisted company for early education English Curriculum provision and teaching.

In fact, all English teachers and supervisors of public schools across the Kingdom of Thailand have been invited by the Ministry of Education to attend the International Book Fair, specifically to select the program for the coming academic year which starts in May.

Pingu’s English Thailand will not only exhibit, but will also give workshops in the English Zone of the International Book Fair.

The importance of this International Book Fair is proof that Thai cultural activities are becoming increasingly popular and that Bangkok is evolving into an international platform for education and cultural exchange.

The International Book Fair is an annual event that brings together public and private school teachers, writers and publishers across all genres. This year’s theme is “The World is a Novel”.

Debates and talks covering issues such as which works should be translated and which books and programs are to be included in the coming academic year, will take place at the International Book Fair.

This year’s event is certainly a significant milestone for Dr. Nipat Ungpakornkaew, Master Licence for Pingu’s English in Thailand since 2009. “Thailand has a market of 5 million students aged 3 – 8 years and considerable numbers of entrepreneurs interested in our “start earning from learning” model. Pingu’s English has no competitor in the market to rival it’s unique teaching method. We have been able to develop an extensive network of franchisees in 7 years, with the flexible preschool business model that Pingu’s English offers.

We are proud to be here today and being officially recognised nationwide and internationally as a well reputed and consolidated English training franchise for early education in Thailand” says Mr. Ungpakornkaew.


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Notes to editors

  • Master licensing business opportunities are available for Pingu’s English worldwide. Please call +44 (0)20 8687 6104, email or visit for more information.

  • Pingu’s English provides english training franchise in the children education sector. It offers an array of creative learning activities and exercises using high quality, multimedia materials and teaching resources based on Pingu TV Character. 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, colouring materials and friezes. There are also extensive teaching resources to assist teachers with each child’s learning and development and ongoing marketing and sales training for the franchisees.

  • 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 110 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 programs worldwide. Please call +44 (0)20 8687 6104, or visit

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