Linguaphone Group

Start a Franchise Business Teaching English with the Linguaphone Group

The Linguaphone Group is a world-leading global language-training provider, with over 110 years’ experience in the language training market.

We operate under the internationally recognised Pingu’s English, Linguaphone and Direct English brand names. Through a worldwide network of licensed partners we offer classroom-based English language courses and a wide range of self-study Linguaphone language courses for adults.

For young children, we also offer Pingu’s English, an exciting children’s English language course for 3‑8+ years based on the enormously popular animated character, Pingu.

“Beautiful location, with friendly and competent staff.  When we come to Pingu’s English I can not bring my daughter home!”

“I had a good experience at the Direct English institute. I came to the institute to study and take the IELTS course to start my masters degree. I read about the institute on the internet and took a placement test, then I was recommended to do level 4 before the IELTS course to start my masters degree abroad in London. In addition, the course was useful and the staff are friendly. Furthermore, I had the IELTS and I graduated from the masters in 2013. Finally, I wish all the best to the team and students”.

Heba Jamal Saudi TV presenter

“Direct English is a great place to learn English in a professional and business-like environment. My confidence is up and it motivates me to improve my English.”

Budi Harto, MM, Division Manager, PT Wijaya Karya

“I am very impressed with Direct English’s great co-operation and understanding as well as high professionalism in delivering the program.”

Andreas Sindudharma, Division Manager, PT Mitra Integrasi Informatika

“Direct English offers the kind of service and professionalism necessary to support companies such as ourselves in the strive to actualise our goals.”

Lilis Setiadi, Head of Sales, PT Schroder Investment Management Indonesia

“It’s a pleasure to express our gratitude in working with Direct English. Our employees expressed their satisfaction with the quality of training they received.”

Mr Mohammed Abdullah Abdulrahman, Head of Training & HR, Dubai Justice Department

“The Securities & Commodities Authority had a strategic plan to develop staff skills and abilities, to help achieve their objectives. Direct English was nominated as a reputed English training and language skills development center. After a professional assessment, I started at level 2 of Direct English and enjoyed attending 40 hours of classes and 20 hours in the computer lab. I have found the management and teachers are very helpful, friendly and patient with their beginner students, and noticed the improvement in my English skills because of their modern methods and sophisticated best practices with the trainees. I am a regular student at level 3, and grateful for being a student of Direct English”.

Saeed Alsaboosi Securities & Commodities Authority