Linguaphone Group

Linguaphone is part of the Linguaphone Group, a world-leading provider of self-study and classroom-based language courses.

Over the last 108 years we have helped millions of people successfully learn a new language through our wide range of self-study language courses, now sold in over 60 countries worldwide.
The Linguaphone Group also has an extensive global network of over 200 English learning training centres for children and adults, operating under the internationally recognised brands of Linguaphone, Direct English and Pingu’s English. More information on our network of overseas partners can be found at www.linguaphonegroup.com/partners

Our Mission
Our goal is to empower and inspire people from around the world to enrich their lives with flexible, learner-focused language training solutions.

Our Values
We pride ourselves on service and innovation. Across our worldwide network, we are committed to providing a service that is not only warm and supportive, but reliable and trustworthy too. With enthusiasm and dedication, we inspire and motivate all our customers and staff to ensure they maximize their full potential.

Language Courses

Linguaphone has a wide variety of courses from beginner’s level right through to advanced. One of these courses will be right for you. And whichever course you’ll choose, you will benefit from the famous Linguaphone method. Each Linguaphone course contains everything you’ll need to understand, speak and learn your chosen language.

Advantages & Benefits

LINGUAPHONE GROUP MAIN ADVANTAGES:

Integrated program for all
Speaking, Reading, Writing Fluently in a short period of time
Freedom to choose the time and place.
Continuity guaranteed all lifelong.
Focusing on the student language level.
Full participation and practice of the language.
British certificate monitored by a British committee.
Economical prices - Saving time and money.
Flexibility, not the rigid classroom schedule any more.
Providing essential requirement for the learner enabling him to speak the international language of business & communication-English- & other languages as a fundamental life skill.
Enabling the student to find time for learning a language in today's fast moving global economy world.
Teaching the student how to think in any learnt language by this it enhances and stimulates his responding skills.
Effectiveness, our learning process needs to be fun.
Student Support Department Free of Charge.

Benefits of speaking another language are endless:

With Linguaphone, learning a language is a lot easier than you might think. You learn in your own time, at your own pace, by yourself or with the family, at home or in the car, whilst traveling by land, sea or air – in fact, anywhere you like!
Broadening your cultural horizons.
Opportunity to improve oneself and communicate effectively at all levels.
Enables one to achieve better results in both local and overseas examination and also prepares one better for studies abroad.
Helps to become a role model in study groups and impress your friends.
Value for business.
Proficiency in the language would enhance ones career via:
a) Wider range of job opportunities.
b) Success at job interviews.
c) Promotions.
d) Exploring new business opportunities.
e) Commanding during meetings.
f) Improving standard communication with customers and staff.

Help to communicate effectively with foreigners, become leader of the traveling range, and make your trips enjoyable.
Can help you to get closer to family and friends who do not speak your native language.
Enhances your holiday’s experiences.
As a hobby, it is fun

Methodology

The “state of the art” methodology is based progressively on:

Listening, understanding, speaking and writing.

-The LINGUAPHONE method is unique since it resembles the natural way of speaking that a child experiences at home

. -LINGUAPHONE programs are self-study courses. Students can study at their own convenience; time, place and as often as they like. Whether relaxing at home in the evening or at work during the lunch break. They create their own “classroom” wherever and whenever they feel most comfortable.

-With LINGUAPHONE home learning programs students will learn a new language in only 6 months by studying 45 minutes/day. They will start speaking after the very first lesson, imitating and later on taking part in conversations. Lesson by lesson, new topics, words and phrases are introduced. (With additional Spoken and Oral Exercises Books). With each step forward, their conversational skills develop.

-Linguaphone has a wide variety of courses from beginner’s level right through to advanced. One of these courses will be right for you. And whichever course you’ll choose, you will benefit from the famous Linguaphone method.

-Each Linguaphone course contains everything you’ll need to understand, speak and learn your chosen language.

-Linguaphone allows you to learn by listening, understanding and actually speaking.

-You listen to real conversations that ‘tune’ your ears to the new unfamiliar sounds.

-Each conversation is reinforced by oral practice material and explanations in the handbook, helping you to absorb the feel and use of the new language quickly and easily.

The results of this method are astonishing. Under this tireless tutor, mastery becomes easy. Quite soon you find yourself able to speak fluently, to understand others and also to read and write correctly.

Listen, Understand and Speak Methodology:

Listen
Whilst reading the course books, listen to native speakers in your new language. This is the most relaxing and involved way to learn, helping you to associate the sounds you hear with the words and sentences you read.

Understand
By listening and reading the language, you begin to discover what each word means. Everyday objects have exciting new names. Gradually words, then phrases, become clear and your reading, writing and speaking of the language will improve.

Speak
Most of the people find that speaking a new language is the hardest part. But Linguaphone's method makes sure that you start speaking from the very first lesson with the correct pronunciation.

Advisory Comittee

The Linguaphone Academic Advisory Committee Linguaphone Academic Advisory CommitteeIn 1967, Linguaphone formalised its relationship with the academic world by appointing an Academic Advisory Committee (AAC). The AAC oversees the development of all Linguaphone courses in order to maintain the highest standards of excellence.
Today, the Committee consists of distinguished scholars in the field of languages, linguistics and phonetics.

Professor Randolph Quirk
Professor Randolph Quirk (the Lord Quirk of Bloomsbury, FBA) is the author of more than 20 books including a Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language. He has been awarded doctorates by universities in 13 countries and is a fellow of the Royal Belgian Academy of Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy, the Finnish Academy of Sciences, the Academia Europaea and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Professor Nigel B. R. Reeves
A distinguished linguist, Professor Nigel Reeves OBE is Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Professor of German at Aston University in Birmingham. He is a vice president of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, a member of the Department of Education's Steering Group for the Languages Ladder Project and on the Executive Committee of the University Council for Modern Languages. He is also a Trustee of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Commercial Education Trust.

Professor J. C. Wells
Professor of Phonetics at the University College of London (UCL), Professor J. C. Wells works on the phonetics of many different languages but is best known for his work on English. He is the author of the Longman Pronunciation Dictionary and has taught English phonetics to both native speakers and students of English as a Foreign Language (EFL). His latest book, English Intonation: An Introduction will be published in 2006.

Professor Ian T. M. Gow
Ian Gow is a professor of Asian Business and Vice President (Asia) of the University of Nottingham. He is currently Provost and CEO of The University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China. Professor Gow is also a leading scholar in the field of Japanese studies.

British Certificate

Certificate of completion from London Headquarter
Without any obstacles, a student can qualify himself linguistically.
After completing and passing an exam set and corrected by the LINGUAPHONE GROUP Academic Advisory Committee, the student will get a certificate directly from LINGUAPHONE GROUP INSTITUTE headquarter based in London.