SOURCE: GlobalEnglish Corporation

GlobalEnglish Corporation

November 16, 2010 08:03 ET

GlobalEnglish Named Winner of Coveted E-Learning Award

GlobalEnglish and Customer, ArcelorMittal, the World's Leading Steelmaker, Honored for Outstanding Global Adoption of Business English Competency Initiative

BRISBANE, CA--(Marketwire - November 16, 2010) - GlobalEnglish Corporation (www.GlobalEnglish.com), the leading provider of on-demand learning and support for business English communication, today announced receipt of Silver Winner for "The Best E-Learning Project Securing Widespread Adoption" from the prestigious European publication, e.learning age. This recognition was gained for the success of ArcelorMittal's adoption and deployment of The GlobalEnglish Corporate Learning Service™ in 37 countries across six continents.

"We are honored to be named the Silver Winner for this highly regarded international award," said Deepak Desai, President and CEO of GlobalEnglish Corporation. "ArcelorMittal is a great success story of how a global company can recognize the impact that poor business English communication has on business performance, and strategically implement a solution which dramatically increases the productivity of thousands of its employees across the world."

A 2010 survey indicated that ArcelorMittal employees using GlobalEnglish gained an average of 1.86-hour improvement in productivity per week due to improved business English skills -- the equivalent of 55,096 additional days per year for more effective daily business communication. Significant savings also resulted from the replacement of inefficient, expensive traditional classroom vendors and reductions in interpreter and translation costs. GlobalEnglish estimates that these combined savings total $16.5 million USD (£12.1 million GDP).

ArcelorMittal realized these productivity gains and savings with use of The Corporate Learning Service -- a web-based solution that allows employees to access multi-media learning content anytime and anywhere via the Internet. In addition to a comprehensive curriculum created in a relatable and applicable business context, the service contains many performance support features learners can readily use during the workday through The GlobalEnglish Productivity Toolbar™.

The GlobalEnglish Productivity Toolbar sits in the Internet browser and provides quick access to on-the-job support tools available in the service. Tools include customizable email templates as well as translation and text-to-speech features which provide instant translations of up to 150 words of text anywhere on the web and the ability to hear any text read aloud. In 2009 alone, ArcelorMittal employees accessed this time-saving toolbar 1.45 million times, an average of more than 120,000 times per month.

"This award is also a testament to the value that we place in developing long-term partnerships with customers. In partnership with ArcelorMittal we are responsible for working together to continually ensure that our products are successfully deployed and utilized so both the company and employees can maximize their potential," said Desai.

GlobalEnglish partner, ispeakuspeak (ISUS) was also named as an E-Learning 2010 eAward winner. ISUS received the Bronze Winner for "The Best Use of Rapid E-Learning Content."

"GlobalEnglish works with world-class partners and clients committed to advancing global business through the power of effective communication," said Desai. "The World Trade Organization estimates that by 2011 70% of the Global 1000 workforce will be non-native English speakers. The challenge is to put English language development programs in the hands of every global employee. Only innovative, on-demand technology can do that."

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 suite of scalable, on-demand products that help employees improve their ability to communicate effectively in English and enables companies to succeed in the global marketplace.

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 to over 30 countries worldwide.

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

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