Soon young children across India will be able to learn English through the Pingu’s English language course as the company has sold its Master Franchise for the country.
Early Learners Edu Services Pvt. Ltd has signed a deal with Pingu’s English, which will see the company expand the English language programme in 12 different areas of Hyderabad and Secunderabad through its chain of pre-schools and day care centres. Early Learners Edu Services Pvt. Ltd is also planning to expand Pingu’s English through agreements with major kindergartens across India and is looking to offer single-unit franchises to suitable entrepreneurs throughout the country.
Derek Price, CEO for the Linguaphone Group, which is the parent company of Pingu’s English, said: “There is no doubt in my mind from the interest in Pingu’s English the Linguaphone Group has already seen in India, even before it launches, that Indian parents here recognise that learning English is essential for a child’s education and future prosperity. We are therefore delighted to have appointed Early Learners Edu Services Pvt. Ltd as our Master Franchise Owner for Pingu’s English in India and look forward to working with them to help bring Pingu’s English to the Indian market.”
Anita Rao, Managing Director for Early Learners Edu Services Pvt. Ltd, which is a subsidiary company of Educational Catalysts India Pvt. Ltd said: “At Educational Catalysts India Pvt. Ltd our primary focus has always been the development of children in the early childhood stage. We have continually strived to provide a balanced curriculum through our group of Strawberry Fields, Butterflies and Polka dots schools.
“Currently children in India are only taught to read and write in English from age of three years onwards. Pingu’s English will be unique in also developing children’s ability to develop confidence in speaking English too – all in a fun and entertaining way. We are therefore looking forward to working with kindergartens, distributors and entrepreneurs alike to bring Pingu’s English to children across India.”
Published: 23 June 2011
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