GlobalEnglish Offers Individual and Kids Version of Award-Winning Service
March 29, 2006 — GlobalEnglish Corporation, the leading provider of online English learning and support services for corporations, today announced that its complete family of products for individuals, schools and children is now available on its global website, www.globalenglish.com . The GlobalEnglish Personal Learning ServiceTM was created for adults who wish to improve their general and/or Business English skills. The GlobalEnglish KidsTM Learning Service was designed for children between the ages of 7 and 12.
The GlobalEnglish® products are available at a time when the need for English skills has never been greater. According to experts, individuals who are not native speakers of English can dramatically increase their career opportunities by acquiring and maintaining strong English communication skills. Workplace recruiters say that candidates with English skills command salaries 25 to 30 percent higher than candidates without. Research with employees of global corporations revealed that 89 percent said they are more likely to be promoted if they can communicate in English.
"Globalization and communication technologies have eliminated geographic barriers in business, and now there is a great need for a common language," said Deepak Desai, President and CEO of GlobalEnglish Corporation. "English has become the official language of business and a critical skill for every individual who wants study or work abroad or advance in a global company."
According to Dr. David Nunan, chair of applied linguistics at the University of Hong Kong and GlobalEnglish Senior Academic Advisor, learning English online offers a number of benefits over pure classroom instruction. "Online learning is an individualized learning experience available to students anywhere and anytime. In this environment, students of any age may learn at their own pace and make mistakes in private. Most importantly, the GlobalEnglish service provides detailed, individualized feedback throughout the program."
The GlobalEnglish Personal Learning Service is available for purchase by individuals and offers both a general English and a Business English curriculum. Students can access the service in 13 languages: Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Korean, Japanese, English, Spanish (Spain and Latin America), Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Russian and Turkish. The entire service is personalized for the specific needs of each student and includes a placement test and detailed feedback on progress. Students may also practice speaking and listening 24/7 with an online teacher.
The GlobalEnglish Kids Learning Service is designed to guide and support the language-learning process for children through inductive learning methods and a focus on meaningful repetition. It has a strong emphasis on listening and speaking, with highly engaging activities. The interactive and discovery-oriented adventures include speaking practice and other activities that encourage children to record and listen to their voices. Parents can track their child's performance with individualized progress reports and voice files. GlobalEnglish Kids is currently available in Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Japanese, Korean and English.
For more information about the GlobalEnglish Personal Learning Service and the GlobalEnglish Kids Learning Service, please go to www.globalenglish.com.
Contact: Dayna Verstegen Senior Manager Global Marketing Communications (650) 246-6114
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.