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Indra Renews GlobalEnglish Program to Support Growth in Foreign Markets

October 16, 2006 — GlobalEnglish Corporation, the leading online English learning and support service provider for business communication, today announced that Indra, the leading information technologies and defense systems company in Spain, has renewed with a multiyear contract. Indra, which has been enjoying double-digit growth in recent years, generates more than one-third of its revenue from outside Spain. The company has more than 8,300 employees in more 50 countries.

Indra renewed its contract because it has a growing need for English communication skills among its employee base. Currently, 36% of its customers are located outside Spain. Moreover, English-speaking foreign markets are growing more quickly than domestic markets. "It is our experience that the dominant language of global business is English, and so to be more competitive in foreign markets, it is critical that our employees be able to communicate competently in that language," said Jose M. Baeza, Manager, Language & Skill Learning Programs.

Indra employees with English language skills also have significantly more opportunities for promotion because of their ability to work with customers and colleagues in other countries. The Indra English training program is both an online program and a blended approach that includes online training from GlobalEnglish, classroom sessions and telephone tutoring. Indra offers a certificate for this program that enables employees to be considered for advancement.

"Indra is one of the most exciting information technology companies in Europe," said Deepak Desai, President and CEO of GlobalEnglish Corporation. "This flexible and dynamic organization has become truly innovative, and this is driving its growth in international markets. The GlobalEnglish service will help the company with its increasing need for communication skills in English, the international language of business."

For more information about how GlobalEnglish can help improve communication in your global organization, contact us at info@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.

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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