GlobalEnglish Reports Record Year in 2003
South San Francisco, May 11, 2004 — GlobalEnglish Corporation, the leading online English learning and support service for business communication, achieved a year of record growth in 2003. During 2003, 106 corporations and 45 schools and universities selected GlobalEnglish because they need to deliver a consistently high-quality, flexible and measurable English language program around the world. These organizations join a customer list that already includes some of the world's largest companies and strongest brands -- companies like Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Hewlett-Packard, Deloitte, Mitsubishi Corporation, IBM Japan, Hilton International, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Telekom, ING Groep N.V., LG International and Wyeth.
As global companies integrate worldwide operations and continue their rapid growth into new markets, the GlobalEnglish® service helps them improve business communication by eliminating language barriers. According to these companies, financial and operational success on a global scale requires a common communication platform -- English -- to address significant inefficiencies in communication and productivity that occur when business moves across geographic boundaries.
The GlobalEnglish service improves and supports the English language skills required for global business communication. It offers the most technically advanced English learning system and includes online courses, assessments, translation tools, a live teacher, and on-the-job English performance tools. Unlike most English training, the service is convenient and engaging and has proved it can deliver measurable improvements to learners and corporations. The GlobalEnglish service currently supports users in 74 countries and is experiencing particularly rapid growth in Japan and China.
"Whether it's driven by the growth in China or the expansion of the European Union, global organizations are exposed to a greater and greater need for English as a common communication tool each day," said Ron Hoge, CEO, GlobalEnglish. "Globalization has blurred geographic boundaries and a growing number of employees must now communicate with colleagues, management, customers and partners across the globe. Recently, at the request of our customers, we conducted a survey of over 30,000 non-native English speaking employees of global corporations, and 90 percent said that English is 'required' or 'important' for their jobs; however, only 9 percent indicated that their current level of English was sufficient. The GlobalEnglish Corporate Learning ServiceTM is providing our customers with a solution for this global skill gap."
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.