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GlobalEnglish Launches Russian Language Support for Its Award-Winning Online English Training Service

Brisbane, CA, May 26, 2005 — GlobalEnglish Corporation, the leading online English learning and support service provider for business communication, today announced the availability of Russian language support for its award-winning Corporate Learning ServiceTM. The addition of Russian brings the complete list of native languages supported to twelve.

"Eastern Europe -- and particularly Russia -- is a fast-growing market," said Ron Hoge, GlobalEnglish President and CEO. "Russian language support for our online service will enable our clients to train thousands of Russian-speaking employees to read, write and speak English. Improving the communication skills of their workforces will make it possible for companies to ramp up operations in the region much more quickly and for Russian companies to compete in the global marketplace."

To ensure the most effective English language training experience, instructions for all activities as well as the user interface in the GlobalEnglish Corporate Learning Service are provided in twelve native languages. Users begin their study by taking a placement test to determine their skill level. They then create a personalized study plan based on their goals and begin a general or Business English curriculum. The GlobalEnglish(R) courses are highly interactive, challenging users to learn reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the context of realistic business situations.

The quality and effectiveness of the user experience has been documented by the University of Leipzig, which ranked GlobalEnglish as the best online learning service provider of business English training in the world. "We looked for use of learning goals, presentation of content, interactivity with the technology, and innovative opportunities for online interaction with the instructor," said Mirko Pollmer, the study's project manager with the University of Leipzig. "The GlobalEnglish service's content was extremely relevant for persons in business situations, the user support was excellent, and the didactic framework was the best in the group."

In addition to Russian, the GlobalEnglish Corporate Learning Service also supports traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Latin America), Italian, German, French, and English. GlobalEnglish is currently training employees of global corporations located in more than 130 countries and maintains a global support team on the ground in 13 countries. For more information about the highly scalable GlobalEnglish Corporate Learning Service, 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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