SOURCE: GlobalEnglish Corporation

GlobalEnglish Corporation

August 26, 2010 08:03 ET

GlobalEnglish Hosts Elite GlobalExchanges Forum in Shanghai

Coca-Cola and General Motors to Share Strategies on How to Increase World-Wide Productivity With On-the-Job Business English Tools

BRISBANE, CA--(Marketwire - August 26, 2010) -  GlobalEnglish Corporation (, the leading provider of on-demand productivity and support for business English communication, today announced GlobalExchanges Asia 2010 will be held in Shanghai, People's Republic of China, on August 26. 

The forum will gather executives from prominent global corporations together to discuss proven strategies to meet the rapidly increasing demand to improve the business English skills of their international workforces. Presenters from Coca-Cola and General Motors will showcase best practices in implementing on-demand business English tools that enable users to utilize English immediately in their jobs while they learn. Results from successful online English communication initiatives include significant increases in productivity and large cost savings.

More non-native English speakers comprise the Global 1000 workforce than ever before. In 1996, non-native English speakers made up 30% of the Global 1000 workforce; in 2011 the World Trade Organization projects that number to reach 70%. Global workforces that are falling behind on advancing English skills are increasingly losing productivity year-to-year.

"English is the communication vehicle for global business. English now connects our world together," says Deepak Desai, President and CEO of GlobalEnglish Corporation. "We host GlobalExchanges around the world each year and see firsthand the direct relationship between stronger English skills and increased productivity. It is estimated that China will have 300 million natives speaking English by the end of this year, to become the largest English speaking nation in the world. Shanghai is a natural choice for our world-class forum to showcase the best practices of this rapidly emerging market."

GlobalExchanges Asia is an invitation-only event that will take place at the Hyatt on the Bund in Shanghai, People's Republic of China.

GlobalEnglish hosted two GlobalExchanges in 2010, GlobalExchanges Latin America in São Paolo, Brazil and GlobalExchanges USA in San Francisco. GlobalExchanges EMEA is scheduled to be held in Munich, Germany in September.

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 scalable, on-demand solution that helps employees improve their ability to communicate effectively in English and enables companies to succeed in the global marketplace.

GlobalEnglish offers two assessment products, BELIT™ and BELITPlus™, which present standardized and cost-effective ways to assess employee English proficiency levels enterprise wide.

The core web-based GlobalEnglish Corporate Learning Service™ provides learners with a unique blend of interactive course content, progress assessment, and performance support. Additionally, a complete suite of administrative tools helps companies easily manage, measure, and track performance across the organization.

GlobalEnglish Personal Coaching™, which includes 1-on-1 private sessions with native English speaking coaches, offers an opportunity for live practice and individual recommendations in the award-winning core curriculum to support learner goals.

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.

GlobalEnglish is the preferred choice of the world's largest companies, including BNP Paribas, Capgemini, Cisco, Deloitte, GSK, Hewlett-Packard, Hilton, John Deere, Procter & Gamble, Unisys, and Wyeth.

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