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Hilton International Wins Middle East E-Learning Award for GlobalEnglish Online English Program

May 3, 2005 — GlobalEnglish Corporation, the leading online English learning and support service provider for business communication, today announced that its client Hilton International has been selected for a Middle East Learning & Technology Award, in the category of Most Creative Implementation of an E-Learning Strategy.

"The success that Hilton International has achieved in improving the English communication skills of its front-line employees stands as an example for all global learning programs," said Ron Hoge, GlobalEnglish® President and CEO. "The data on productivity improvements is impressive, but more importantly, Hilton International has been successful in deploying a learning program that is aligned to a key business objective -- fulfillment of its brand promise to deliver excellent customer service."

The awards program was sponsored by Xpert Learning, a consultancy on integrated e-learning solutions, in collaboration with the organizers of the Middle East Learning & Technology Conference in Dubai, UAE, on April 5 and 6, 2005. Winners were announced during the event's closing ceremony on April 6.

"The Middle East is an extremely important region for Hilton International because of its rapid annual growth in business and leisure travel," said Rosie Hollis, Vice President, Human Resources -- Middle East, Asia Pacific for Hilton International. "As such, we have made strategic investments -- including the online English language training program -- in our Middle East workforce to ensure that every guest has a uniformly superlative experience."

To learn more about how your organization can achieve results like the Hilton International please contact GlobalEnglish 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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