For over 115 years, the Linguaphone Group has been there to help customers worldwide learn a new language.
Despite the current pandemic, the Linguaphone Group and our global Pingu’s English and Direct English partners continue to deliver our world-leading English language programs to all of our students, whatever their age or proficiency.
While there have been challenges, 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 our current students and parents for their loyalty and understanding during these exceptional times.
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 learning and entertained at this time.
For our adult students, our new online learning platform – Direct English Live – is bringing our world-renowned Direct English language training system to their homes, while our training centres remain closed. Available for use on smartphones, laptops and desktops, Direct English Live is being offered through both group and private online classes. Direct English provides a host of other online resources and practice tools. This will help those at the start of their journey to learn English, as well as those who want to develop a complete proficiency.
For sure there will be challenges ahead. But let’s work together as a global education community – stay positive, and most importantly safe.
Derek Price, CEO, Linguaphone Group