The global Helen Doron English network continues to grow, launching a record number of new learning centres, as well as new Master Franchise regions in the past half year. Misgav, Israel, 15 October 2012 In only six months, Helen Doron English opened 85 new learning centres, as well as added new Master Franchise areas in Lima, Peru and Hangzhou, China. These new learning centres make a total of 715 franchises in 73 Master Franchise territories throughout 31 countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America. With the addition of these new centres, an increasing number of infants, children and teens, ages 3 months to 19 years, will be able to take advantage of Helen Doron’s groundbreaking learning methodology, enjoyable programmes and innovative, quality educational materials. They join the over one million children throughout the world who have benefitted from the opportunity to learn English from a programme that is also designed to build confidence, self-esteem and cognitive aptitude. A substantial and still growing body of scholarly research shows that the best time to learn a second language is between birth and age seven. Parents throughout the world, cognizant of the importance of knowing English, have enrolled their children in Helen Doron English programmes. Additionally, research shows that bilingual children have better mental control in many other subjects taught in school. “Our global success is based on an innovative system that verifiably works, thanks to our well-trained and dedicated teaching staff, original learning materials and music, and a commitment to help children achieve their full potential in a fun and encouraging environment ” relates Anne Gordon, Vice President Customer Business Development. ’The success of our business model rests on the intense training and unequaled guidance we continually provide to our network franchisees in all aspects of the franchise business. We anticipate significant continued growth, including opening even more learning centres in new markets, as well as developing franchise areas in countries in which we already have a strong presence.” Helen Doron Early English offers a total of 12 courses in English for children: eight years of spoken English (some courses with optional reading and writing) for younger children, and four years of speaking, reading and writing for older children. The program provides everything a child needs to speak English with the pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary of a mother tongue. Older children are prepared on a level comparable to international examinations, while retaining the fun and natural manner of learning that is unique to Helen Doron.