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Linguaphone Group signs new licensing deal with USA distributor

The Linguaphone Group, a world-leading provider of language courses, has signed an exclusive licensing deal with Elite Commerce to become the official Linguaphone distributor for the USA and Canada.

Elite Commerce is based in Oklahoma, USA and has negotiated the exclusive rights to sell LinguaphoneĆ½s extensive range of self-study courses across the US and Canada

Derek Price, Chief Operations Officer with the Linguaphone Group said:

We are delighted to welcome Elite Commerce to our global network of partners. Over the last 100 years, Linguaphone has helped millions of people worldwide to successfully take control of their language learning. We look forward to working with Elite Commerce in the months and years ahead to encourage the USA and Canadian markets to choose Linguaphone when they want to learn a new language.

Doug Hall, Chief Executive of Elite Commerce said:

Elite Commerce is delighted to have secured the rights to distribute the prestigious Linguaphone range across the USA and Canada. With Linguaphone’s experience and reputation in the language-training market and our commitment to competitive prices and high-level customer service we are sure it will be a winning combination!”

Elite Commerce has launched their online portal

Notes to editors:

For all US media enquiries, please contact
Doug Hall, Chief Executive of Elite Commerce

Tel: + 1-918-895-28315


For all other media enquiries, please contact Charlotte Pritchard, Head of Marketing, Linguaphone Group

Tel: +44 (0)20 8687 6115
Mobile: +44 (0)7799 723 218

1. The Linguaphone Group is a world-leading provider of distance and classroom-based language-learning solutions, operating under the internationally recognised Linguaphone, Direct English and Pingu’s English brand names. With over 100 years of experience, the Group has an extensive network of 200 learning centers worldwide. The Group also has a wide-ranging portfolio of self-study products sold in over 60 countries to more than seven million customers. For more information visit

2. The Linguaphone Group is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA).