Learn about Pearson English

Pearson is the world's leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 80 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning.

Pearson English is a division of Pearson and is the world’s largest provider of English language learning, covering everything from basics for beginners to boardroom-level business English. Through engagement and encouragement we’re transforming the process of learning English from one of life’s frustrations to one of its highlights, breaking language barriers around the world.

In 2014 Pearson English released the Global Scale of English, the world’s first common, global benchmark of English language learning. It measures English language progress on a numeric scale in a way that is consistent, granular and actionable for governments, corporates, academics, institutions and learners. The Scale has been created as an Open Standard for English that meets a global need.

Our key businesses include: Wall Street English (centre based learning for consumers), PTE Academic (computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration) and Pearson ELT (institutional English language courses including FOCUS, Poptropica English and Longman). In 2013, Pearson acquired Grupo Multi, the leading adult English Language Training company in Brazil.