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GlobalEnglish Announces Availability of Online English Instruction for DIF Training

Brisbane, CA, October 12, 2005 — GlobalEnglish Corporation, the leading online English learning and support service provider for business communication, today announced the availability of a training solution designed to meet the requirements of the DIF (Droit Individuel à la Formation) policy.

"The Individual Right to Training policy is one of the most important workforce development programs in the world today for ensuring that employees are ready for the challenges of the future," said Ron Hoge, President and CEO of GlobalEnglish. "Among the skills most in demand by global corporations is English. In fact, in a study of more than 30,000 employees of global corporations, 91 percent reported that English was either 'important' or 'required' for their jobs, but only 9 percent said that their proficiency was sufficient to do their current jobs."

The special GlobalEnglish program for DIF--for beginners through advanced students--offers access to the award-winning GlobalEnglish Corporate Learning ServiceTM. In addition to the high-quality instructional content, students will also receive live tutoring from qualified teachers. The service includes a needs analysis and evaluation of skill level, general and business English courses, and comprehensive progress and usage reports. Students will receive a training certificate when they complete the DIF program.

"The Web-based GlobalEnglish offering for DIF was designed with the needs of busy professionals in mind," said Tam Chaurang, GlobalEnglish Account Executive. "Employees can get started studying quickly, study anytime and anywhere, and learn quickly with a system that was designed by experts in English language instruction. The GlobalEnglish service is also easy for administrators to manage: no installation is required, registration can be completed in seconds, and the on-demand tracking and reporting is provided in a simple Web interface."

The DIF policy enables every full-time French employee to receive 20 hours of training per year. Employees must simply request the training and obtain the employer's consent. The hours can be accumulated for up to six years, to a maximum of 120 hours.

For more information and pricing, or to arrange for a demonstration of the service, write to 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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