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The GlobalEnglish GlobalExcellence Seminar Series Reaches Hundreds of Companies in 2004

Brisbane, CA, January 25, 2005 — Global Seminar Series Attracts Attendees from Leading Companies, Including Capgemini, General Electric, Manpower and SCA Packaging

GlobalEnglish® Corporation, the leading online English learning and support service provider for business communication, announced the completion of the 2004 GlobalExcellenceTM Seminar Series. Working in partnership with the American Chambers of Commerce in Paris, Shanghai and Mexico City, GlobalEnglish presented half-day forums for companies that work in multiple geographic areas. The seminars examined the importance of business communication skills for global operations.

"The sizable turnout at these sessions speaks volumes about the impact that language barriers are having on productivity," said Ron Hoge, GlobalEnglish President and CEO. "Ninety-one percent of employees of global companies say that English language skills are critical or important to their jobs, but only 9 percent say their current level of proficiency is sufficient to do their jobs. This skills gap represents a major operational issue for global companies."

"The event in Paris was not only informative, but it also provided an excellent networking opportunity with my French peers," said Angela Nicol, European Training Manager for SCA Packaging based in Belgium. "Many European companies like mine are facing the challenges of operating as one company in many geographic locations. This session was truly valuable for human resource and training professionals who must ensure that our workforces are ready for the opportunities that globalization provides."

The GlobalExcellence Seminar Series will continue in 2005, with events in nearly a dozen countries, including Germany, Spain, Russia, Italy, Brazil, Korea and the United Kingdom. Consistent with the 2004 sessions, GlobalEnglish customers will present their workforce development programs, sharing regional trends and results from global initiatives. GlobalEnglish executives will also present the results of worldwide workforce and productivity research that the company has completed with hundreds of companies around the world.

If you or other members of your organization are interested in attending an event in your area, contact GlobalEnglish at events@globalenglish.com.

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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