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GlobalEnglish Senior Academic Advisor Named One of Fifty Australians Who Really Matter

April 12, 2005 — GlobalEnglish Corporation, the leading online English learning and support service for business communication, today announced that its senior academic advisor, Dr. David Nunan, was selected as one of Australia's "50 Australians Who Really Matter" by the Sydney Morning Herald.

"Dr. David Nunan is a superstar in the field of English education, and GlobalEnglish is extremely fortunate to have his counsel," said Ron Hoge, GlobalEnglish® President and CEO. "Dr. Nunan is helping GlobalEnglish realize our goal of offering the most effective method for learning English. As our customers are migrating employees from classroom to online learning, they are consistently achieving measurable impact on their bottom- and top-line performance."

Dr. Nunan has taught English in Thailand, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong and Cambodia. Teachers and students in Japan, South Korea and China bought more than 20 million copies of his textbooks in the last six months of 2004 alone. He is scheduled to deliver a keynote address about the importance of English communication for global corporations during the Language & Business Conference on May 31 in Duesseldorf, Germany.

"English is the language of business; however, it is my experience that most employees' proficiency lags well behind their need to communicate," said Dr. Nunan. "I have chosen to work closely with GlobalEnglish Corporation because they understand this problem and have built an online learning service with the highest standards for educational excellence. There is no question in my mind that the GlobalEnglish Corporate Learning Service is the best product on the market for businesses, delivering results comparable to that of classroom instruction."

Among the winners joining Dr. Nunan on the "50" list are media mogul Rupert Murdoch, swimmer Ian Thorpe, writer Germaine Greer and actors Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe. If you would like more information about Dr. Nunan and his Language & Business Conference keynote, or if you are interested in interviewing Dr. Nunan or arranging a speaking engagement, please contact GlobalEnglish Corporation at info@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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