SOURCE: GlobalEnglish Corporation

April 19, 2007 10:03 ET

GlobalEnglish and TMA Sign Partnership Agreement

BRISBANE, CA and LONDON -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 19, 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 To discover more about how TMA's programs can help you to develop a global mindset, please contact

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