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About Us

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

Since 1901 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 licenced partners, operating under the internationally recognised brands of Linguaphone, Direct English and Pingu's English. More information on the Linguaphone network of overseas partners can be found at

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.

Our Methodology

Established in 1901, Linguaphone has always been the pioneer of self-study language learning. Although we now produce language courses in CD, MP4 and MP3 downloadable formats, in the early days we were the first to recognise the potential of combining the traditional written course with the wax cylinder and later with records!

Throughout the years, all Linguaphone language courses have allowed customers to study at their own pace using books and original recordings supported by Linguaphone's proven methodology 'Listen, Understand, Speak'.

Listening to native speakers in your new language is the most relaxing and involved way to learn, helping you associate the sounds you hear with the words and sentences you read.

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.

Many people find that speaking their 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.

No wonder then that Linguaphone has continued to play a dominant role in language-learning across the globe ever since!

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For all Linguaphone media enquiries please contact +44 (0)20 8687 6115. Alternatively please feel free to email us at [email protected]

Linguaphone foreign language training courses are distributed in the UK and Ireland by:

De Barra Publishing Ltd., Unit 3 , Oaktree Business Centre, Oaktree Business Park, Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland


Working for our Linguaphone Group partners overseas

With over 200 English language training centres worldwide across our three international brands, Linguaphone, Direct English and Pingu's English, our licensed partners are often looking for experienced teachers, receptionists and customer service personnel. If you would like to be considered for any vacancies within the Group, please email your CV and cover letter to [email protected], highlighting the country that you would like to work in.

Working for Linguaphone in the UK

Vacancies to work at our Linguaphone offices in the UK and Ireland will be advertised at


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Telephone: Dublin 01 902 2240

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Email: [email protected]