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Direct English Live rolls out to new international markets

Using industry-leading technology and a highly respected curriculum, the Direct English language system has already helped millions of students worldwide build their confidence; reach their goals, and master English in an increasingly competitive world.

Through Direct English Live, their proven English language system is now fully interactive, and available on any device.

Fully integrated into the acclaimed Direct English language system, Direct English Live is now being delivered in markets including Vietnam, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Thailand. Through a mixture of group and one-to-one online classes and self-study, the platform also offers comprehensive learning and practice resources to help learners build a proficiency in the English language. A range of progress tests are also featured, allowing a robust measurement of the skills that have been achieved.

Bringing the classroom to life

Direct English Live is a fully mobile solution working on any device including smartphones, tablets and desktops.  Developed using XAPi standards, Direct English Live also offers a social community to promote skills development among learners, as well as a channel for sharing experiences.

Direct English Live is supported by a full learning management system with cross-browser and operating system integration. It is hosted globally with a powerful content delivery network to support delivery of video-rich activities, and supported by a technology partner that is a leader in education technology.

Direct English – world-renowned language system

Direct English is a global education brand from Linguaphone Group Ltd, a world-leading training company from the UK with over 115 years of experience in the international education market. They have already successfully delivered English language training to millions of customers worldwide using Direct English through a network of Master Franchise partners in markets as diverse as Japan, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kazakhstan and Iraq.


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Statement from Linguaphone Group – 17 April 2020

For over 115 years, the Linguaphone Group has been there to help all of our customers worldwide learn a new language. Despite the challenges we all currently face, the Linguaphone Group and all our global Direct English and Pingu’s English partners continue to work tirelessly to deliver our world-leading English language programs to all of our students, whatever their age or proficiency.

I have genuinely been inspired by the dedication and innovation shown by our partners and their staff. I’d like to extend my sincere appreciation to all of them, as well as our headquarters staff for their ongoing hard work and commitment.

I would also like to applaud the resilience and adaptability of the most important audience of all – our students. I’d like to express a heartfelt thank you to all of our current students and parents for their loyalty and understanding during these exceptional times.

Direct English

For our adult students, our online platform – Direct English Live – is now bringing our world-renowned Direct English language training system to their homes, including while our training centers are closed. Available for use on smartphones, laptops and desktops, our partners are offering Direct English Live through both group and private online classes. Direct English Live is also providing a host of other online resources and practice tools, to help those wanting to start learning English, as well as help support others develop a complete proficiency in the English language.

Pingu’s English

For our younger audiences, we are running Pingu’s English online classes in many countries. We are also supporting parents with free daily activities through Pingu’s English at Home.  Here, parents will find lots of inspiration to help their child continue learning while our schools and kindergartens are closed. This includes worksheets, recipes, songs and games – all designed to keep their children entertained at this difficult time.

For sure there will be challenges ahead. But let’s work together as a global education community – stay positive, and most importantly stay safe.

Derek Price, Chief Executive Officer, Linguaphone Group


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