SOURCE: GlobalEnglish Corporation

GlobalEnglish Corporation

March 10, 2010 08:03 ET

GlobalEnglish Corporation Named 2010 SIIA CODiE Awards Finalist

Company's Flagship Corporate Learning Service™ Recognized in "Best Corporate Learning Solution" Category

BRISBANE, CA--(Marketwire - March 10, 2010) -  GlobalEnglish Corporation (www.GlobalEnglish.com), the leading provider of on-demand learning and support for business English communication, has been selected as a finalist in the Software & Information Industry Association's 25th Annual CODiE Awards. The CODiE Awards are the only peer-reviewed honor in the industry, celebrating achievement and vision in software, education technology and digital content.

The GlobalEnglish Corporate Learning Service is among an elite group of products that will now be reviewed by members of SIIA, with winners to be announced in May.

The GlobalEnglish Corporate Learning Service is an on-demand, web-based solution used by more than 1,200 global companies to deliver highly engaging, personalized learning to develop their employees' business English communication skills. This comprehensive solution provides complete support for English learners at all skill levels. English is taught in the context of relevant business situations, with significant focus on cultural contexts and immediate applicability. In fact, a recent survey of GlobalEnglish users revealed that 92% are able to use their new skills on the job immediately, which leads to significant productivity gains for the entire organization.

"We are honored to be considered for this prestigious award," said Deepak Desai, president and CEO of GlobalEnglish Corporation. "We offer an effective and comprehensive technology solution to companies, allowing them to succeed in the global marketplace. The Corporate Learning Service is a critical component of that success, facilitating the development of effective business English communication skills for employees around the world while reducing costs and sharply improving workforce productivity."

One hundred eighty-eight products from 136 companies were selected as finalists from more than 785 nominations submitted by 374 companies. Nominated products underwent an intensive review by subject matter experts, analysts, journalists, and others with deep experience in the field.

"This is the twenty‐fifth year we have recognized excellence in the software, education and information industries through the CODiE Awards program," noted Ken Wasch, President of SIIA. "In this economic climate, companies are doing even more to innovate. GlobalEnglish has demonstrated a commitment to innovation and quality that is reflected in their selection as a finalist for the CODiE Awards. I am pleased and proud to have them listed among the candidates, and I wish them the best in the final round of voting."

Originally called the "Excellence in Software Awards," the CODiEs were established in 1986 by the Software Publishers Association (SPA), which preceded the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). The program was created so that pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other's work. Since then, the CODiE Awards program has carried out the same purpose -- to showcase the software and information industry's finest products and services and to honor excellence in corporate achievement and philanthropic efforts.

About GlobalEnglish Corporation
GlobalEnglish is the leading provider of online assessment, learning, and support for business English communication for the world's top companies. We offer a scalable, on-demand solution that helps employees improve their ability to communicate effectively in English and enables companies to respond to the challenges of globalization and compete in the global marketplace.

GlobalEnglish offers two assessment products, BELIT™ and BELITPlus™, that 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 qualified native English coaches, offers an opportunity for live practice and individual recommendations in the award-wining 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 around the world, 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, Deutsche Telekom, GSK, Hewlett-Packard, Hyatt, John Deere, Procter & Gamble, IBM, Unisys, and Wyeth.

For more information, please visit www.GlobalEnglish.com.

About SIIA
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to 500 leading software and information companies. For further information, visit www.siia.net.