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GlobalEnglish Wins Training Product of the Year from HR Executive Magazine

October 20, 2005 — GlobalEnglish Corporation, the leading online English learning and support service provider for business communication, is pleased to announce that its Enterprise English Assessment ServiceTM was named Training Product of the Year by HR Executive magazine. Each year, the magazine selects several new products for recognition, choosing those that will have the greatest impact on advancing the effectiveness and strategic value of corporate training.

The Enterprise English Assessment Service is an online tool that can accurately measure the English language proficiency of thousands of employees across a broad, geographically distributed workforce in less than an hour. Specifically, global human resource and training professionals are using it to:

-- Establish the scope and scale of their organizations' communication challenges as they relate to English skills.

-- Identify the regions or groups that have the most pressing need for English instruction -- and will benefit most from training support.

-- Determine global priorities for English language training and allocate training resources more accurately.

-- Pave the way for performance improvement by implementing an objective English language assessment against which they can set individual training objectives.

"One of the most challenging elements of a global workforce development program is assessing the need for training interventions. Each year, global corporations waste millions of dollars on under-utilized training programs," said Ron Hoge, President and CEO of GlobalEnglish. "GlobalEnglish created the Enterprise English Assessment Service to help organizations accurately identify their English-language training needs so they can quickly and efficiently deliver a program to meet those needs."

The password-protected Enterprise English Assessment Service is hosted 100% online and is therefore scalable for 100 to 100,000 employees. The administrative tools enable easy registration and management of the test takers, with an integration capability that permits simple cross-registration into the GlobalEnglish Corporate Learning ServiceTM. The assessment service provides instructions, navigation, and results in 13 native languages and includes three online elements: The Standard Test of English for Professionals, English Needs Profile Questions, and Assessment Reporting.

GlobalEnglish® was awarded its prize during a luncheon ceremony on October 19 at the Technology Conference & Exposition in Chicago. For more information about the GlobalEnglish Enterprise Assessment 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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