BALTIMORE, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wall Street Institute, a Pearson owned organization and the world's premier provider of English language instruction, announced the opening of five new centers in January 2011. The company now has 436 centers located in 27 countries around the world.
The new centers are located in China, Italy, and Turkey. China added a center in the city of Hang Zhou, which is the third center in this vibrant city. The addition of the Hang Zhou center brings the total number of centers in China to 46.
Also in Asia, WSI Thailand opened a new center in the Fashion Island Mall in Bangkok. The center opening party included a large fashion show that attracted thousands of visitors.
Two new centers were opened in Turkey, a country with a fast growing economy. The two centers opened in the cities of Cayyolu and Beylilkduzu.
Wall Street Institute's oldest operating country, Italy, added its 93rd center in the northern city of Trento. With 93 centers, Italy has the most centers of any Wall Street Institute country around the world.
"The new center openings in January represent a clear signal that the ELT market is as healthy as ever and that Wall Street Institute is well poised to maintain and extend its leadership through aggressive center development in existing and new markets," said Christopher Eden, Vice President of International Development.
In addition to the center openings in existing territories, the company is engaged with several potential new partners in emerging markets and expects to open in several new countries in 2011.
"With the new center openings, Wall Street Institute is taking the lead in building a global network of English learning centers that set a new standard of excellence and consistency in English language instruction around the world. In the process, we are creating a unique global community of students from an incredibly diverse array of cultures that share a common goal - to effectively communicate in English," said David Kedwards, CEO of Wall Street Institute.
For a complete list of countries with Wall Street Institute centers, please visit their website at www.wallstreetinstitute.com. For more information regarding their Development efforts, please visit www.wsi-develop.com.
About Wall Street Institute
Wall Street Institute (www.wallstreetinstitute.com) is the premier provider of English language instruction for individuals and corporate clients around the world. The Company's innovative blended learning method integrates the best of proven learning approaches to provide the most effective English language instruction available for adults. Students listen, read, write, speak, and practice English with guidance and support from highly trained native English speaking teachers. Wall Street Institute's curriculum is aligned to the Common European Framework Reference for Languages (CEFR), according to a study undertaken with the support of the University of Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages Examination group (CESOL). Utilizing both company-owned and franchised centers, Wall Street Institute has provided instruction to over 2 million students in over 400 centers in 27 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Founded in 1972, Wall Street Institute's international offices are in Baltimore, Maryland in the United States, Barcelona, Spain, and Luxembourg. Wall Street Institute is owned by Pearson, the education company.
SOURCE Wall Street Institute