SOURCE: GlobalEnglish Corporation

GlobalEnglish Corporation

May 02, 2012 02:00 ET

Endesa, One of the World's Largest Power Companies, Launches Strategic Global Communications Plan and Selects GlobalEnglish to Help Establish One Language of Business Across the Enterprise

Leading Global On-Demand SAAS Company to Deliver Business English Support to Multinational Organization

BRISBANE, CA--(Marketwire - May 2, 2012) - GlobalEnglish Corporation (, the leading provider of on-demand Business English software to advance Enterprise Fluency™ for global organizations, announced today that one of the largest electric power companies in the world and Spain's largest utility company, Endesa, has selected GlobalEnglish to provide Business English performance support for the company's global team. Acquired by Enel, Italy's largest power company operating in more than 40 countries across four continents, Endesa is the leading private multinational enterprise in Latin America and a major player in other energy sectors including gas, cogeneration and renewable energies.

"Following our acquisition, Endesa initially operated globally in both Spanish and Italian, but we quickly realized the negative impact that not having a standardized language of business can have on team collaboration, productivity and efficiencies," said Josep Maria Soler Medina, Language Training Consultant at Endesa, S.A. "We've partnered with GlobalEnglish to help us eliminate these challenges, and establish one enterprise-wide language as part of our strategic global communications plan to better innovate and anticipate the needs of our customers."

Endesa is committed to nurturing its almost 23,000 employees worldwide and striving to be among the most sought-after companies to work for among the top professionals in its sector. The company selected GlobalEnglish after an exhaustive search for a strategic communications partner capable of providing a global, scalable solution that is able to provide language development and immediate performance support in the context of work.

"As a global organization previously operating across borders in disparate languages, Endesa understands the role that clear communication has on a company's ability to achieve the productivity and operational proficiency demanded by today's global marketplace in order to remain competitive -- regardless of employee geographies, English proficiency levels, or learning styles," said Antonio Pastor, Vice President of GlobalEnglish Corporation for Latin America, Spain and Italy. "GlobalEnglish enables multinational leaders such as Endesa to implement an enterprise-wide global communications and collaboration strategy at scale that improves team cohesiveness and drives corporate competitive advantage."

In today's borderless economy, global companies are recognizing the need for a common language of business for their entire workforce -- across continents and cultures. An entire company is affected when 92% of global employees say English is required or important for their jobs and 55% say they need it everyday yet only seven percent say their English is good enough to do their jobs effectively, resulting in a severe loss of productivity and profit1. Endesa is one forward-thinking company that has recognized this gap and is adopting scalable business solutions that provide communication support for their entire employee base, and as a result will experience increased collaboration, improved communication, and a surge in productivity gains.

GlobalEnglish is the only provider of Business English support that is dedicated to advancing the Enterprise Fluency™ of global organizations so employees can get work done in English more accurately and more quickly allowing companies to operate at peak efficiency. Its GlobalEnglish Suite offers a standardized, cloud-based enterprise solution able to address all workforce needs ranging from instant performance support to long-term proficiency development. The software suite incorporates robust Business English applications for social collaboration, mobile productivity, on-the-job support, formal and informal learning, and the ability to evaluate and measure usage and proficiency improvements across the enterprise.

About GlobalEnglish Corporation
GlobalEnglish offers solutions to improve Enterprise Fluency™: the communication and collaboration that drives high performance in a global economy. A key component of Enterprise Fluency is the measure of a company's ability to apply company-wide gains in Business English skills to improve the ease with which global teams can communicate and collaborate with each other and the effectiveness with which the company can operate across country borders.

GlobalEnglish has more than 500 top enterprises partnering with the company globally, including BNP Paribas, Capgemini, Cisco, Deloitte, GlaxoSmithKline, Hilton, John Deere, Procter & Gamble, and Unisys. Its cloud-based software suite provides instant, on-the-job support for business tasks in English -- such as writing emails -- and includes programs for formal and informal Business English learning, social collaboration, mobile productivity, and the ability to evaluate and measure usage and proficiency improvements company-wide. Headquartered in Brisbane, California, the company has global reach to support multinational companies in any country worldwide.

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1 Source: The Globalization of English Report, GlobalEnglish Corporation, 2010,