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GlobalEnglish and TMA Sign Partnership Agreement

April 18, 2007 - GlobalEnglish and TMA Sign Partnership Agreement

Brisbane, CA. & London, UK, April 18, 2007 — GlobalEnglish Corporation and Transnational Management Associates Limited (TMA) today announced a strategic partnership. GlobalEnglish® is the leading online English learning and support service provider for business communication. TMA is a global leader in training programs and e-learning solutions for the challenges of managing and communicating across borders in the complex 21st-century workplace.

"We believe that effective leaders of global organizations must have both excellent communication skills and cultural intelligence," said Deepak Desai, President and CEO of GlobalEnglish Corporation. "Our synergistic partnership with TMA offers tremendous value to global companies that must build strong teams across borders in order to realize the opportunity that globalization offers."

The TMA methodology, built around a number of distinctive and internationally recognized models, is designed to accelerate the development of leaders and global teams by enabling individuals to recognize cultural differences and understand the impact those differences have on business situations. Additional tools and guidance are provided to enable groups to determine the best approach for building culturally intelligent strategy for their organizations.

"TMA and GlobalEnglish can work seamlessly and optimally alongside one another, as we both understand that language skills alone are not enough to address complex cultural challenges," said Chris Crosby, Managing Director, TMA. "The same word or expression can have a multitude of meanings, implications and nuances across a variety of cultures, and in our work, we look at the gaps in understanding caused by this and other factor in order to develop more global minds in our client organizations."

As a result of this partnership, users of the GlobalEnglish Corporate Learning Service™ will have access to country information from TMA's Country Navigator™ for nearly forty countries. These thorough materials provide culture-specific hints on how to operate and do business in each country, including "10 Key Tips," "Business Etiquette," "Effective Presentations" and "Managing Business Relationships." TMA's clients will receive an introduction to GlobalEnglish and will have the opportunity to request a demo of the GlobalEnglish service.

If you would like more information on how GlobalEnglish can help your global company improve internal and customer communication, please contact info@globalenglish.com. To discover more about how TMA's programs can help you to develop a global mindset, please contact info@tmaworld.com.

About GlobalEnglish Corporation

GlobalEnglish Corporation is the leading online English learning and support service provider for business communication. The company is helping global organizations improve efficiency and operational integration by addressing the language skills gap. In a recent survey of more than 30,000 corporate employees, 91 percent said that English is "required" or "important" for their jobs; however, only 9 percent indicated that their current level of English was sufficient for their jobs in a global organization. And the GlobalEnglish service delivers measurable improvements to learners and corporations; 92 percent of active users reported that they were able to apply what they learned to the job, and 71 percent saved one or more hours each week.

GlobalEnglish is the preferred choice of many of the world's largest companies, including BNP Paribas, Deloitte, Deutsche Telekom, Eastman-Kodak, Hewlett-Packard, Hilton International, John Deere, Maersk, Mitsubishi Corporation, Procter & Gamble, Reuters, Unilever, and Wyeth. GlobalEnglish also offers programs for individuals, schools, and children. For more information about how GlobalEnglish can help your company improve communication around the world, email us at info@globalenglish.com.

About TMA

TMA is a leader in helping organizations to translate global strategy into business results through the development of its human talent. Our award-winning learning solutions build synergies and develop skills in the areas of Diversity, Leadership and Teamworking. In addition to a comprehensive classroom curriculum, TMA offers a fully blended portfolio of e-learning solutions. These include tools that assess and enhance cultural adaptability and cross-cultural intelligence, global leadership skills and international team profiling and development.

TMA works with many of the world's leading global organizations in support of their global learning initiatives. Representative clients include Alstom, Arcelor Mittal, BP, Grupo Santander, GSK, Hewlett Packard, Rolls-Royce, Standard & Poors, Target and UBS, among others. In every case we work in close partnership with our clients to ensure that learning outcomes and specific measures of ROI are identified and achieved.

With over 75 consultants, trainers and support personnel in 22 countries (including offices in London, Paris, Princeton, Bangalore, Hong Kong and Singapore) we offer global scale combined with flexibility. For more information about TMA and its learning solutions please visit www.tmaworld.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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