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Prosper in a $50 billion market with your own Wall Street English franchise

Are you an entrepreneur?


Wall Street English could be the right choice for you. With over 45 years delivering our unique learning program and the backing of Pearson, the world’s largest education company, we have the right experience and support to help franchisees succeed.

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Franchise with Wall Street English

We have centers all over the world. With the continual drive to learn English either for pleasure, travel, studies or business, people all over the world are looking for certified English courses, a supportive learning environment, and a flexible study schedule. That’s what we offer. Over 96% of students say they would recommend us to a friend and we have taught over 3 million people English. For you as a franchisee, we offer a proven business model, a world-class product, a supportive international team and the backing of Pearson, the world’s largest education company.

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Why franchise with Wall Street English?

English language education is a fast-growing industry, fuelled by an ever-increasing need for people to speak English as the global language. Wall Street English offers a proven and established franchise model that is stable, relevant, and profitable, while continuing to grow through regular product and business enhancements. You can become part of a strong and growing business and help people realize their dreams.

What can Wall Street English offer you?


World-Class Product & Service

World-Class Product & Service

Wall Street English offers a unique blended learning methodology, learning platforms and flexible learning to students. Our full service delivery concept for franchisees ensures quality tuition, efficiency and consistency across the globe. We are so confident in our product that we guarantee success to your students in writing.

Proven Business Model

Proven Business Model

With over 45 years of operational experience in the education industry, all aspects of the Wall Street English business are proven and documented, allowing fast ramp-up and scalability of the business. Our effective business model delivers attractive returns of up to 35% and a return on initial investment within two years.

Experienced Support team

Experienced Support team

Our team of over 30 experienced professionals will help you get the business set up, find the right locations, hire and train the right people, and establish a strong brand in your market. They will also provide ongoing support and training to help you grow your business.

Backed by Pearson

Backed by Pearson

Wall Street English is a global brand backed by Pearson, the world’s largest education company.  We have a proven educational method, world-class curriculum, and extensive experience in English language education. We’ve been successful in this industry since we opened our first center in 1972.

$50 Billion Industry

$50 Billion Industry

There are over 2 billion people currently learning English, creating a 50 billion dollar industry, of which you can be a part. The drive to learn English spans all age groups, economic status, and regions. English is a great business opportunity with the right partner like Wall Street English.

In 2016 we helped our franchisees to open 18 centers in 8 countries around the world.

1 in 4 of the world's population is learning English

1 in 4 of the world's population is learning English

It is estimated that over 2 billion people will be learning English by 2020, more than one in four of the world population.

48% of the English language training market is private language schools

48% of the English language training market is private language schools

Private language schools for adults take a US $22bn share of the English language training market, estimated at US $50bn overall.

Over 80% of multinationals use English as their primary language

Over 80% of multinationals use English as their primary language

English is the language of trade and commerce, diplomacy, politics, the internet and travel. No wonder that companies with a global presence make English their primary language internally.

Sources: China Confidential 2014, Pearson Project X, Yano Research, iValue Consulting, Parthenon

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Make your mark with Wall Street English

Make your mark with Wall Street English

“I was originally a retail banker for Citibank & Standard Chartered and was looking to start my own business. I chose Wall Street English as I was impressed by the blended learning approach and the fact that all parts of business performance are measured, like in a bank. The method itself offers flexibility for busy adults, and also guarantees results.” says Michel. 

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  • Wall Street English Employee Michel

    This is why the concept works so well – a product which satisfies the needs and schedules of our clients. I am very happy to have joined the Wall Street English family and come to work every day feeling we are making a real contribution to people’s lives – both our students and staff.

    Michel Le Quellec, CEO - Wall Street English Vietnam

  • Wall Street English Employee Mabel

    We have witnessed the most effective English teaching method, demonstrated by the results we see our students achieve. Their commitment, knowledge, constant innovation, and transparent communication are characteristics that have led to a successful model and a very positive relationship.

    Mabel Garcia, General Manager - Wall Street English Colombia

  • Wall Street English Employee Nata

    In less than 10 years we became by far the biggest English school network in France and our brand is by far the most famous one.  

    Natanael Wright, CEO - Wall Street English France

  • Azenhas do Mar

    The population of Portugal is around 11 million and there are 34 Wall Street English centres here, we think of ourselves as one big family. The support, advice and more importantly the ongoing training we receive is first class and it is also very reassuring that I can also rely on the other franchisees for help and advice too if needed.

    Gary Bellamy, Owner (2 sub-franchise centers) - Wall Street English Portugal

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Latest Center Openings

The Wall Street English network is growing constantly – we currently have more than 400 centers in 27 countries around the world.

For example, in 2016 there were 18 new centers opened in countries including Italy, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Portugal.

Find out more about some of our latest centers that have opened in our franchising news blog:

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Join our 133 franchise partners and invest in the fast-growing education industry. One thing is assured – we will support you every step of the way in getting your business set up and booming! Support and training from our experienced team along with extensive operations manuals ensure a smooth opening and rapid growth.

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Thriving, lively and exciting centers

Our centers form the core of the learning experience and are essential to a student’s success. The immersive experience in the center where only English is spoken is underpinned by the friendly staff and relaxed social environment. Our centers truly are the heart and soul of our business, and a key differentiator to other providers.

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