International Franchising Roadshows and events

International Franchising Roadshows and events



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Have you heard? Britain’s Biggest International Franchise Show has gone online! Get your ticket at for free access to over 200 brands, live webinars & more on June 5 and 6, 2020

Between the 5 – 6 June 2020, the global pre-school franchise, Pingu’s English will be joining exhibitors and visitors from across the globe for the International Franchise Show Online, one of the largest international events in the franchise calendar.

Considering investing in the multi-billion dollar English language training and kindergarten business outside of the UK? Looking for a multi-unit franchise opportunity? Want to work with an established franchisor with over 110 years of experience?

Once you are registered, you’ll be able to start a live chat with us and request a virtual meeting over the two days.  You will also have the opportunity to join our live webinar taking place on Saturday 6 June 2020 at 11.30am UK time.  Ms Sarah McAllister, Global Head of Marketing from the Linguaphone Group will be running a session on the “Top ten tips for entrepreneurs seeking an international Master Franchise”. Click here to register for the webinar. 










Sizzling Asia roadshow 2019

Pingu’s English has been invited to speak about their growing presence in the ASEAN region at the Sizzling Asia 2019 roadshow in Brighton on the 4th December 2019.

Organised by the UK-ASEAN Business Council and Newable, Ms Sarah McAllister, Head of Marketing with the Linguaphone Group will share their own experience of successfully taking their pre-school brand Pingu’s English into the ASEAN region, China and further afield and offer tips for other UK brands looking to expand in any of these markets too.

The session in Brighton will also share unique advice and insight into the huge potential that the region offers investors considering entering the pre-school market in the ASEAN region.

Pingu’s English is a global brand operating pre-schools and kindergartens in over 20 countries worldwide. This includes local partners already running Pingu’s English in Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam. The brand also has nearly 100 schools in China.pingusenglishlaos

Pingu’s English have had a number of recent successes in the region including the launch of the first Pingu’s English school in Laos, and the launch of Pingu’s English Malaysia’s first ever international kindergarten! This week also sees the launch of the latest Pingu’s English school to open in ASEAN, this time in Hai Phong city in Vietnam.

The Linguaphone Group will also announce other exciting developments for their Direct English brand in ASEAN at the roadshow.

The Sizzling Asia roadshow is organised by the UK-ASEAN Business Council (UKABC) and Newable. Visit the UKABC website to find out more. 

To find out more about franchise opportunities in ASEAN or in other international markets, please email or phone +44 (0)7799 723 218.  Do also take a look at our global Facebook page to see what is already happening with Pingu’s English in over twenty countries worldwide!




Master Franchise Conference 2019

Pingu’s English is honoured to be invited to speak at the Master Franchise Conference in Prague, Czech Republic on the 7 November 2019.  Meet us there to find out more about how our tried and tested Pingu’s English international franchising system is revolutionising the pre-school market. As well as our plans for expansion into the Czech Republic market in the coming year, and across Europe too.

This franchise event is organised by the Czech Franchise Association. To read more about the Master Franchise conference please visit the Czech Franchise Association’s website

To organise a meeting or find out more about franchise opportunities in the Czech Republic or in other international markets, please email or phone +44 (0)7799 723 218.  Do also take a look at our global Facebook page to see what is happening with Pingu’s English in over twenty countries worldwide.

Frachisový koncept Pingu´s English je poctěn, že se představí a vystoupí na Master franchisové konferenci, která se koná dne 7. listopadu 2019 v Praze v České republice. Seznamte se s námi osobně a zjistěte více o tom, jak náš osvědčený anglický franchisový systém Pingu´s English revoluční v předškolním vzdělání. Stejně tak jako naše plány expandovat v příštím roce nejen na český trh ale i do celé Evropy.

Tato franchísová akce je pořádána Česká asociací franchisingu ve spolupráci s firmou AVEX systems. Více informací o Master franchisová konferenci a Franchising foru 2019 najdete na webu České asociace franchisingu nebo jednotlivých akcích.

Chcete-li se s námi osobně setkat nebo se dozvědět více o franchisových příležitostech v České republice nebo na jiných mezinárodních trzích, pošlete nám e-mail na nebo volejte +44 (0) 7799 723 218. Podívejte se také na naši stránku na Facebook, co se děje v Pingu´s English ve více než dvaceti zemích po celém světě.

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Franchising and Licensing Asia 2019

Please come along and visit us at the latest stop on our Pingu’s English Master Franchise roadshow, when we exhibit at Franchising and Licensing Asia 2019 in Singapore.

We’re really looking forward to meeting potential Master Franchisees from across Asia and further afield.  And delivering a keynote speech on how Pingu’s English is revolutionising the pre-school international franchising market in ASEAN.

More information can be found here 

International Franchise Show London

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The International Franchise Show 2019 is the UK’s leading exhibition for some of the most exciting international franchising opportunities both in the UK and overseas. And that’s why Pingu’s English, the global pre-school franchise brand produced in the UK, and now in twenty countries worldwide, will be exhibiting here on the 5 – 6 April 2019!
Considering investing in the multi-billion dollar English language training and kindergarten business overseas? Looking for a multi-unit franchise opportunity? Want to work with an established franchisor with over 100 years of experience?

Then why not visit us on Stand 110 to find out more about our exciting Pingu’s English Master Franchise opportunity that’s already revolutionising the global pre-school education market?!

During the Show, Ms Sarah McAllister, Head of Marketing (New Business) from the Linguaphone Group will be giving a speech in the Master License and International Theatre on the “Top ten tips for entrepreneurs seeking an international Master Franchise”
• Fri 5th April 2019 – 14.45pm to 15.15pm
• Sat 6th April 2019 – 13.15pm to 13.45pm



Do you have a company or entrepreneur in mind that you know is looking for a profitable franchise investment?

Did you know that we offer up to 15% commission if you introduce a potential Master Franchisee that go on to contract with us?

Please email us at to find out more about the REWARDS on offer for introductions to companies and entrepreneurs who may be interested to represent us worldwide. We’d love to hear from you!


Pingu’s English offers Master Franchisees exclusive countrywide rights to our ready-made three-year international kindergarten curriculum, developed in partnership with Kingston University London.



As well as a four-level international English language training (ELT) program for 3 – 8+ years too.

We’re already present in over 20 countries worldwide including China, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Brazil, Italy, Lithuania and Saudi Arabia. And we’re now looking to appoint new Master Franchisees in other new international markets, outside of the UK.

As a Pingu’s English Master Franchisee, you can be confident that the system is tried, tested and trusted. And no education experience is necessary to join our global Master Franchise team, as you’ll have access to our world-leading teaching resources as well as full in-market training, and ongoing business development and marketing support.






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    Success Stories


    Pingu’s English Vietnam – Phi Huyen Anh, Pingu’s English Master Licensee

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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.

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    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