SOURCE: GlobalEnglish Corporation

April 18, 2005 10:00 ET

GlobalEnglish Senior Academic Advisor Named One of Fifty Australians Who Really Matter

'Sydney Morning Herald' Says That Nunan Has Been "Hugely Influential in the Proliferation of English Through Asia."

BRISBANE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 18, 2005 -- GlobalEnglish Corporation, the leading online English learning and support service for business communication, today announced that its senior academic advisor, Dr. David Nunan, was selected as one of Australia's "50 Australians Who Really Matter" by the Sydney Morning Herald.

"Dr. David Nunan is a superstar in the field of English education, and GlobalEnglish is extremely fortunate to have his counsel," said Ron Hoge, GlobalEnglish® President and CEO. "Dr. Nunan is helping GlobalEnglish realize our goal of offering the most effective method for learning English. As our customers are migrating employees from classroom to online learning, they are consistently achieving measurable impact on their bottom- and top-line performance."

Dr. Nunan has taught English in Thailand, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong and Cambodia. Teachers and students in Japan, South Korea and China bought more than 20 million copies of his textbooks in the last six months of 2004 alone. He is scheduled to deliver a keynote address about the importance of English communication for global corporations during the Language & Business Conference on May 31 in Duesseldorf, Germany.

"English is the language of business; however, it is my experience that most employees' proficiency lags well behind their need to communicate," said Dr. Nunan. "I have chosen to work closely with GlobalEnglish Corporation because they understand this problem and have built an online learning service with the highest standards for educational excellence. There is no question in my mind that the GlobalEnglish Corporate Learning Service is the best product on the market for businesses, delivering results comparable to that of classroom instruction."

Among the winners joining Dr. Nunan on the "50" list are media mogul Rupert Murdoch, swimmer Ian Thorpe, writer Germaine Greer and actors Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe. If you would like more information about Dr. Nunan and his Language & Business Conference keynote, or if you are interested in interviewing Dr. Nunan or arranging a speaking engagement, please contact GlobalEnglish Corporation at info@globalenglish.com.

About GlobalEnglish Corporation

GlobalEnglish Corporation is the leading online English learning and support service provider for business communication. The company is helping global organizations improve efficiency and operational integration by addressing the language skills gap. In a recent survey of more than 30,000 corporate employees, 91 percent said that English is "required" or "important" for their jobs; however, only 9 percent indicated that their current level of English was sufficient for their jobs in a global organization. And the GlobalEnglish service delivers measurable improvements to learners and corporations; 92 percent of active users reported that they were able to apply what they learned to the job, and 71 percent saved one or more hours each week.

GlobalEnglish is the preferred choice of many of the world's largest companies, including BNP Paribas, Deloitte, Deutsche Telekom, Hewlett-Packard, Hilton International, IBM Japan, ING Groep N.V., LG International, Mitsubishi Corporation, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, and Wyeth. GlobalEnglish also offers programs for individuals, schools, and children. For more information about how GlobalEnglish can help your company improve communication around the world, go to www.globalenglish.com and click on "Corporate Learning Service," or email us at info@globalenglish.com.

GlobalEnglish is a registered trademark, and GlobalEnglish Corporate Learning Service, the GlobalEnglish logo, and The Leading Online English Learning and Support Service Provider for Business Communication are trademarks of GlobalEnglish Corporation. Other company and product names used herein are for identification purposes and may be trademarks of their respective companies.

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