goFLUENT and LRMG Sign Deal to Accelerate Business Language Skills in Africa

NEW YORK & JOHANNESBURG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/acceleratelanguagelearning?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#acceleratelanguagelearninglt;/agt;–goFLUENT, a leading disrupter in the language learning market, and LRMG,
Africa’s leading provider of performance optimisation solutions, have
signed a partnership agreement aimed at accelerating the language skills
of professionals who are non-native speakers of English, Chinese,
French, and other key business languages.

goFLUENT, which already operates a large existing development and
support center in Mauritius, significantly expands its reach in the
region by partnering with LRMG which has offices in Johannesburg,
Capetown, Kenya, and Mauritius plus representation in 18 other African
markets.

Having largely leapfrogged the personal computer with falling data costs
and heavy adoption of mobile technologies, Africa is a continent
bursting with potential. Respondents to a November 2018 survey by
McKinsey, believe that 20 years from now, Africa’s combined GDP will be
among the fastest growing in the world. Google recently announced an
initiative to help 10 million people across the continent become more
employable by developing their online skills. However, Africa is a
continent of significant linguistic diversity with upwards of 2,000
different languages and to reach its full potential mastery of key
business languages is essential.

“We believe our fully mobile and web-enabled language solutions provide
a unique advantage for Africa,” said John Ambrose, goFLUENT President,
North America, and Chief Strategy Officer. Ambrose is a former Skillsoft
executive with a long track record of business partnerships in emerging
markets. “LRMG has a stellar reputation and track record of success in
helping organizations improve the performance of their people. We are
completely aligned around the importance of language skills for
providing all employees an equal voice and opportunities to advance in
their careers.”

“As the number of multinationals doing business in Africa increases, so
does demand for business-level proficiency in English, Chinese, French,
and other commerce languages,” said Ricky Robinson, LRMG Founding
Member, and CEO. “The partnership with goFLUENT brings the industry’s
leading digital platform for seamlessly blending live human interaction
with contextualized business content to accelerate the ability of people
to listen, speak, read and write expressively in a non-native language.”

About goFLUENT
goFLUENT accelerates language learning by
delivering hyper-personalized solutions that blend human interaction,
technology, and content available globally on any device.

Today, L&D leaders of over 1,000 international corporations in 100+
countries use goFLUENT award-winning digital language learning solutions
to speed up the acquisition of language skills needed to build
confidence, empower career growth, and make a global change in diversity
and inclusion in their organizations. Since its founding, goFLUENT has
helped one million people become better business communicators.

Comprised of eLearning, Live Lessons, Virtual Classroom, eWriting, Live
Support, Learning Consultants and a global presence in 18 countries
across all continents, goFLUENT provides companies the solutions they
need to adapt to a global economy where linguistic skills are a
competitive differentiator. For more information, visit www.gofluent.com.

About LRMG
LRMG aligns people and environments to optimal
performance through a unique understanding of the connected mechanisms
and contexts that drive positive people and organisational outcomes. It
has been delivering performance solutions that result in a measurable
impact since 1997, and its solutions continue to evolve to address the
capacity, competence and capability its clients will need tomorrow. LRMG
has offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Kenya and Mauritius and
representation in another 18 African territories. Its homepage is: www.lrmg.co.za

Contacts

Contact Details
John Ambrose
Phone: +1 (212) 382-4660
Email:
international@gofluent.com