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Pingu's English continues ASEAN growth with launch of new kindergarten in Malaysia

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Building on a growing presence across ASEAN, the global Pingu’s English franchise continues its success with a high-profile launch of a brand new Pingu’s English kindergarten in Johor Bahur in Malaysia.
Led by Ms Nawar Mani Ramachandran, Pingu’s English Master Licensee for Malaysia, the team already has a strong presence with over 12 Pingu’s English schools across the country.
Following on from this success, Pingu’s English Malaysia has now opened their first dedicated Pingu’s English international kindergarten. The innovative three-year full-time curriculum that is delivered in all Pingu’s English kindergartens, was developed by the UK-based Linguaphone Group in partnership with Kingston University, experts in teacher training and early years development. With a play-based methodology, child-orientated learning and strong learning outcomes, Pingu’s English students not only develop their confidence in the English language, but maths, arts and crafts and IT skills too. Pingu’s English also effectively prepares them for formal education too.
Derek Price, Chief Executive Officer with the Linguaphone Group attended the launch to both open the Pingu’s English Johor Bahur kindergarten and help celebrate the continued success of the Pingu’s English Malaysia team. Speaking at the launch, Derek Price said:
“Pingu’s English already has an enviable reputation in early years development, having trained over a quarter of a million students in over 200 branded Pingu’s English schools worldwide. I am therefore delighted to launch our fantastic new international kindergarten curriculum to the Malaysian market at this launch today.
It is one which I am confident will exceed the demands of parents here and wish Pingu’s English Malaysia every success in the months and years ahead!”

Pingu’s English is already present in over twenty countries worldwide, including 35 schools and kindergartens across the ASEAN region in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam.

For more information about opportunities with Pingu’s English in Malaysia please visit For queries and information on Pingu’s English worldwide, please visit or email

Notes to editors
Pingu’s English will be exhibiting at the Franchising and Licensing Asia expo in Singapore between 24 – 26 October 2019.  Ms Sarah McAllister, Head of Marketing with the Linguaphone Group will be speaking at the event on 24th October between 12.20pm – 1.20pm. The title of the speech will be “Spotlight on Pingu’s English: A case study of a UK pre-school franchise revolutionising the ASEAN region”.
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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

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Pingu's English Master Franchisee in State of Sao Paulo

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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

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