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Linguaphone Group, one of the world’s most effective and well-known English language training providers, is expanding its franchised Direct English teaching business in Ireland.

Master Franchisee for Direct English in Ireland, Cork Business School, has now completed its In-country teaching, marketing and business training and confirmed the opening of new Direct English centres across the country from September 2016.

Cork School of Business is dedicated to helping students achieve their fullest potential. Its teachers are committed to dynamic teaching methods that distinguish their college from other institutions, which is why they chose Direct English.

The Franchise Training was delivered at Cork School of Business by a team from Linguaphone Group comprising the Learning Systems Manager, Emma Smith, and Senior Business Development Manager, Mark Simpson.

Direct English is a premium learning system taught using the global standard American English. Its nine-level English language training system delivers world-class English language training, to suit all abilities and purposes.

Direct English is published by the UK-based Linguaphone Group, one of the world’s leading providers with over 115 years of experience in the language training market in over 30 countries.

Linguaphone Group also has Direct English Master Franchisees across the Globe, including Asia, Europe and Middle East. They supply comprehensive marketing support for franchisees.

The demand for English language training remains very high. The English language learning industry is worth an estimated $50 billion annually, worldwide. Gross profits for a franchise teaching business in the education sector range from 60-90%.


For enquiries, please contact:

Direct English Ireland – Mrs. Nora Gallagher

6-8 MacCurtain Street, Cork City, Ireland

Tel: +353(0)214553864



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Direct English is delivered through a network of Master Franchisees in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

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