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Children’s Education Franchise: The Global Conference 2017 that showed how Kindergartens will move towards a new future.

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Education Franchise News: Over 50 Master Franchisees from 20 countries participated in this year’s Pingu’s English Master Franchisees Conference held in Dubai, UAE to strengthen an already vital networking system that exists within the Pingu’s English organisation.

The International Conference was boosted by the participation of Marcus Bhargava, Head of School of Education at Kingston University, London.

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The two-day event took place in the highest hotel in the World, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, in the Business Bay area last week. The venue was the perfect location to launch a revolutionary product in Pre-school Education that will be a cutting edge,bilingual solution for all kindergartens and language schools worldwide, the International Pingu’s English Kindergarten.

The conference opened by presenting three case studies to the rest of partners, to show different business models and opportunities in the International English schools for early years children and inspire partners with different ways to grow their business.

Daniele Arboit, Master Licensee for Pingu’s English Italy, presented his winning formula that finds him with over 3000 enrolments and 50 centers in Italy. An incredible statistic, when we consider Italy has the EU’s highest level of youth unemployment, and which clearly shows the English Language teaching sector is a fast-growing business.

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Liu Yi, Master Licensee for Pingu’s English China, introduced his case study with an existing extensive network of 30 schools, with a plan to rapidly reach 100+ schools in two years.

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Our Master Licensee for Saudi Arabia provided another case study that illustrated how they already use the Pingu’s English brand to assist their target market for Day care, Afterschool and Summer School Programs.

They are already working in partnership with Pingu’s English, and in cooperation with Kingston University, toward the new Pingu’s English International Kindergarten Curriculum which will provide their students with a comprehensive set of materials and teaching that is going to be the best and first of its type worldwide.


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Pingu’s English Saudi Arabia already has a purpose build facility that provides ideal class sites and general facilities.

The conference was a great occasion to show the different school models that the International Kindergarten solution has to offer.

Derek Price, CEO at Linguaphone Group, parent company of Pingu’s English said: “Our Pre-school program has been successfully trading for over 10 years functioning as an after-school club and we wanted to help partners and entrepreneurs worldwide who want to maximise their premises potential with a Kindergarten solution. We can offer strong branding, over a century of training and operational business competency with emphasis on building confidence, a play-based methodology and a potentially lucrative solution. That is why we decided to invest over the last two years in bringing a brand new and innovative product in the franchise education sector worldwide”.

A great step forward has been taken in Franchise Education for early years children. The new Kindergarten product has been welcomed by all Pingu’s English Partners who also saw the added value of the cooperation between Pingu’s English and Kingston University, London.

Marcus Bhargava, from Kingston University, London, highlighted to delegates about the strengths of Kingston University as being thelargest provider of Early Years education in England, providing practitioner and teacher education for 650 students per year.

Mr. Bhargava also explained why they chose to partner with Linguaphone Group to develop Pingu’s English International Kindergarten “There are many important reasons behind our choice including the strong reputation and international brand recognition of Pingu’s English. We knew we would be partnering to develop a world-class curriculum based upon well-established, research-engaged pedagogic principles. Pingu’s English also offered us the freedom and flexibility to innovate, with a holistic vision of children’s development, aiming to develop skilled learners with excellent language and literacy skills who could think creatively, in order to problem solve.

Additionally, the collaboration between Pingu’s English and Kingston University allowed the development team to place great emphasis throughout the programme spiral curriculum model.”

The two days of sessions ended with a fantastic Gala dinner for both Pingu’s English and Direct English partners, both brands under the Linguaphone Group umbrella, where three awards were given to the Best Branded School (Pingu’s English Myanmar), Top Network  Growth (Pingu’s English Italy) and No.1 Global Sales (Pingu’s English China).

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Best Branded School 2017: Pingu’s English Myanmar


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Top Network Growth 2017: Pingu’s English Italy


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No.1 Global Sales 2017: Pingu’s English China

Congratulations to all Pingu’s English Global Network for their fantastic achievements in 2017!

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We at the British Chamber of Commerce worked with Linguaphone Group to find them a new in-market partner for the Korean market. Throughout the engagement we had with Linguaphone Group, we found them to be passionate about education, supremely professional in their approach to business and both responsive and personable in their interactions with ourselves and Korean partners. Korean investors were attracted to the best-in-class program which Linguaphone Group offers, the strong reputation of the company and the heritage with which it is associated. These are qualities that resonate globally.

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 Sean Blakeley, BCCK CEO

Our Experience with Pingu’s English has been profitable and positive from the first year. We relied on their professionalism and heritage, their staff is always prompt to assist with the latest trends and ideas on the market. We were looking for a brand who can guarantee us quality and a solid method but at the same time would leave us the freedom and flexibility in order to succeed in our challenging and competitive market like the Italian one. We built Pingu’s English project in Italy by mixing their huge international experience in the English training with our knowledge of the Italian market. All this enabled us to do the right decision for our winning investment. Today we have over 40 Pingu’s English centres and thousands of happy children learning English.

Daniele Arboit

Pingu's English Master Franchisee Italy

From our first training session in London 2009- from the academic side to customer service -we felt confident and well equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to be successful Pingu’s English Master Licensees” At the moment, our services to all 23 networked schools across the country are effectively and efficiently backed by Pingu’s English.  No doubt that we see no limit to expand our business to cover 30,000+ schools in the near future!

Nipat Ungpakornkaew

Pingu's English Master Licensee Thailand

I knew about Pingu’s English School through a friend. After research about the school, I decided to enroll my daughter and it was one of the best things I could do to her. She loves studying at Pingu’s English and she cannot wait to the day of the class. I also love Pingu's English School, because there she learns by playing and I can see her progress day by day.

Léia Rodrigues

Pingu's English Student's mother / Brazil

Now she is studying at Pingu’s English School, my daughter only wants to talk to me in English and she is always singing the songs.

Cristiane Doimo

Pingu's English Student's mother /Brazil

Regarding the teaching method they use a figurative storytelling way of starting the lesson,  trying hard to involve the child and make the them curious about the situation. Tom is very happy to go to Pingu’s English because he perceives the School as a playful moment and not just as a learning moment while at the same time he is learning a new language


Pingu's English Student's Mother /Italy

We love Pingu’s English School because the school gives my son the opportunity to learn and develop different skills, especially English skills. He is excited every time to go to school and is always happy when he comes home.

Sapavoot Preedawipart

Pingu's English Student's Mother/ Thailand

Pingu’s English School is not just a school; it is as a second home for my kid. I like it when I see my kid growing and learning in a friendly and safe atmosphere. Most of all, I can see a lot of improvement in his English listening and speaking skills

Piyatida Tudteam

Pingu's English Student's Mother/Thailand

I have being running my own school for 15 years. When I met Pingu’s English, it was love at first sight. Now I am offering the best English Course available to my students and they are loving it as well as their parents. Thank you Pingu’s English!

Giedre Paula

Pingu’s English Unit Franchisee in State of Mato Grosso do Sul

Brazil is a huge Market and the preschool english education industry is growing very fast. All our franchisees are happy with the Pingu’s English methodology as well as the operational manuals Liguaphone offers to Unit Licensees. They feel very well assisted.

Ronaldo Vieira

Pingu's English Master Franchisee in State of Sao Paulo

Abbas always tells me that Pingu's English is the most fun he has all day. I am very glad that this place makes him feel that way and noticeably develop his language skills too


Pingu's English Student's Father/Bahrain

Our students are very enthusiastic in studying at Pingu’s English. They always tell us how much fun and how much they learn here. Parents also keep saying how proud they are with the knowledge and improvements their children are making.

Willian Veloso Rocha

Pingu’s English Unit Franchisee in State of São Paulo