SOURCE: GlobalEnglish

October 16, 2006 10:02 ET

Indra Renews GlobalEnglish Program to Support Growth in Foreign Markets

Indra Employees Need English Skills in Order to Secure More Advanced Positions Working With Customers and Colleagues Outside Spain

BRISBANE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 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.

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