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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