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HSD Ernst & Young Selects GlobalEnglish for Online English Language Training

South San Francisco, CA, March 26, 2001 — GlobalEnglishTM Corporate Learning Service Offers HSD Ernst & Young Lawyers in France a Flexible and Efficient Way to Learn English

GlobalEnglish Corporation, the leading provider of online English language learning services for corporations and consumers, today announced HSD Ernst & Young has selected the GlobalEnglishTM Corporate Learning Service to help the company's legal and administrative staff members throughout France improve their English language skills. Ernst & Young, one of the world's largest professional consulting firms, chose GlobalEnglish for its flexibility and rich course content. GlobalEnglish course content moves beyond traditional text-based instruction, providing beginner- to advanced-level courses and activities that allow users to practice listening, reading and speaking.

"With the GlobalEnglish Corporate Learning Service, our lawyers and administrators can practice their English anywhere, anytime--a huge advantage for people who have busy schedules and travel often," said Marie Noelle Szeto, manager of HSD Ernst & Young's training program. "With an Internet-based learning solution, our staff can train themselves when it's convenient for them because they are not limited to fixed classroom hours. Many of our attorneys wish to practice their English in the evening or on the weekends, and the GlobalEnglish service is available whenever they want it."

HSD Ernst & Young deployed the GlobalEnglish Corporate Learning Service to more than one hundred employees last month. To date, the response has been extremely positive, particularly because the online learning service offers employees more flexibility than traditional classroom instruction.

"I am a beginner in English and the GlobalEnglish service suits me perfectly," said Denis Billoire, manager assistant at Ernst & Young. "The GlobalEnglish service is interactive and enjoyable, and I especially like the idea of learning from home."

"With its worldwide customer base, HSD Ernst & Young has undoubtedly recognized the need to communicate across country boundaries in a single language," said Fred Grainger, president and CEO of GlobalEnglish. "As English becomes the common global language for business, we recognize that multinational firms demand quality instruction that is delivered in a cost-effective manner and addresses a wide base of English language learners. The GlobalEnglish Corporate Learning Service meets the requirements of these organizations."

The GlobalEnglish Corporate Learning Service offers comprehensive, quality English language instruction that is available anytime and anywhere employees have Web access. The GlobalEnglish service incorporates proven educational methods and the latest Internet technology--including speech recognition, record and playback, audio and graphics--to create engaging activities that develop employees' Business English skills and prepare them for communicating in everyday work situations. In addition, a corporation can customize the GlobalEnglish Corporate Learning Service site with its company logo and deliver important information to employees via the GlobalEnglish message board. Managers can also take advantage of extensive administration and reporting tools to track each employee's progress.

About HSD Ernst & Young

HSD Ernst & Young is one of France's leading law firms, providing services in business and tax law such as mergers & acquisitions, corporate law, anti-trust, labor law and intellectual property, as well as corporate tax, banking, real estate, customs & VAT and Global Employment Solutions. The firm's Foreign Tax Desk network consists of partners and senior managers from around the world who are based abroad for a two- to five-year residency. The group in Paris includes experts from Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. French Desks abroad are located in Chicago, Frankfurt, London, and New York.

About GlobalEnglish Corporation

GlobalEnglish is the leading provider of online assessment, learning and support for Business English communication for the world's top companies. The company offers a suite of scalable, on-demand products that help employees improve their ability to communicate effectively in English and enables companies to succeed in the global marketplace.

GlobalEnglish is proudly made up of a team of global consultants who partner with clients to assess their Business English needs, ensure successful implementation and provide ongoing local support to over 30 countries worldwide.

GlobalEnglish is the preferred choice of the world's largest companies, including BNP Paribas, Capgemini, Cisco, Deloitte, Deutsche Telekom, GSK, Hewlett-Packard, Hilton, John Deere, Procter & Gamble, Unisys and Wyeth.

For more information, please visit www.GlobalEnglish.com.

English is critical for our success. We needed a solution that we could deploy around the world, would help any level and that would include tools that could provide instant help on the job. The only service that could handle this huge challenge was GlobalEnglish…It always comes down to money and our return on investment has been excellent when measured in productivity gains.

— Tony Gleeson, former Global Director of Learning Programs and Solutions, Deloitte LLP, U.S.

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