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GlobalEnglish Product Suite Honored as 2013 CODiE Awards Finalist in Three Categories

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BRISBANE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/10/13 -- GlobalEnglish Corporation (www.GlobalEnglish.com), the leading provider of on-demand solutions to advance the Business English proficiency of global organizations, announced today that its software has been selected as a finalist in the software industry's premier CODiE™ Awards. The company's GlobalEnglish Suite™ is a finalist in the "Best Corporate Learning/Workforce Development Solution" for the Education CODiE Awards, GlobalEnglish Bloom™ is a finalist for the "Best Collaboration Solution" category for the Software CODiE Awards, and GlobalEnglish LinGo Pro™ is a finalist in the "Best Mobile Device Application for Enterprises" category also as part of the software awards. Established by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the CODiE Awards recognize excellence and achievement in business software and education technology and are the industry's only peer-reviewed awards program.

"Being recognized by the CODiE Awards for the fourth year running is a great honor that validates GlobalEnglish's unique approach to combining cutting-edge technology with the latest research on how adults most effectively acquire language for use in business," said Tom Kahl, President, GlobalEnglish. "We pride ourselves on finding innovative ways to continually exceed the requirements global companies have for short and long-term Business English development."

The GlobalEnglish Suite helps businesses stay competitive in today's global business environment by empowering employees with the Business English proficiency they need to do their jobs successfully. The comprehensive suite of SaaS applications includes solutions for mobile productivity, on-the-job support, expert guidance, formal and informal learning and the ability to evaluate and measure usage and proficiency improvements in real-time across the enterprise. These solutions work together to elevate employees' Business English proficiency and boost employee productivity and performance across the organization.

This year's Education CODiE Awards program features 23 education categories, several of which are new or updated to reflect the latest industry trends and business models. Winners will be announced during a special awards dinner at the nation's leading education technology conference, the Ed Tech Industry Summit, in San Francisco on May 6. The Software CODiE Awards program features 27 software categories, including twelve new and updated categories that reflect the continued growth and evolution of cloud computing, mobile, big data, and video. Winners will be announced during a special Awards luncheon on May 9 in San Francisco during the industry's most comprehensive ISV conference, All About the Cloud.

SIIA members will select the winners from among the finalists during the SIIA member voting phase of the program from March 26 to April 13. SIIA members include software, digital content, and other technology companies that address education needs, as well as the financial and other professional services providers who support the industry.

Details about each finalist are listed at http://siia.net/codies/2013/finalists.asp.

About SIIA
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 700 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. Information technology (IT) and software security are critical issues to SIIA's members, many of whom strive to develop safe, secure and state-of the-art products that effectively serve their commercial and government customers alike, while protecting their intellectual property. The SIIA Education Division serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide software, digital content and other technologies that address educational needs. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities and critical market information. For more information, visit www.siia.net/education. The SIIA Software Division provides a forum for companies developing the applications, services, infrastructure and tools that are driving the software and services industry forward. For further information, visit www.siia.net/software.

About GlobalEnglish Corporation
GlobalEnglish offers Business English solutions designed to improve the communication and collaboration that drive high performance in a global economy. Without Business English proficiency, global teams are unable to operate successfully across borders, and efficiency and profitability suffer.

GlobalEnglish offers an on-demand suite of Business English solutions specifically designed to produce immediate productivity and performance gains. In blending the latest technology innovations with research on how adults effectively acquire language, GlobalEnglish provides a comprehensive solution: formal and informal Business English learning, instant on-the-job support for business tasks in English, enterprise collaboration, mobile productivity, adaptive Business English assessments and the ability to measure usage and proficiency improvements across the company. GlobalEnglish experts located throughout the world help companies maximize the value of their investment through custom analysis and recommendations, coordinated program deployment and ongoing support in 15 languages. Headquartered in Brisbane, California, GlobalEnglish has partnered with more than 500 of the world's leading corporations and enterprises, including BNP Paribas, Capgemini, Deloitte, GlaxoSmithKline, Hilton, John Deere, Procter & Gamble and Unisys. GlobalEnglish is owned by Pearson, the world's leading learning company. Learn more at http://www.GlobalEnglish.com.

About Pearson
Pearson is the world's leading learning company. Our education business combines 150 years of experience in publishing with the latest learning technology and online support. We are also part of the wider Pearson family, which includes Penguin, Dorling Kindersley and the Financial Times.

We provide education and assessment services in more than 70 countries. Our courses and resources are available in print, online and through multi-lingual packages, helping people learn whatever, wherever and however they choose. Our products are changing education practice worldwide.

At Pearson, we take learning personally. Every day our work helps learning flourish, and wherever learning flourishes, so do people.

For more information, visit www.Pearson.com.



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