Japanese newspaper publisher Nikkei Inc. and Pearson Japan, a subsidiary of British educational service company Pearson Plc., have announced that they will further strengthen their alliance in the Business English industry. As a part of this, Nikkei Inc. has obtained the sole rights to distribute the Pearson-owned speaking test “Versant” as well as Pearson’s customized business English courses in Japan. The new arrangement starts on April 1st, 2016.
Centered around the online learning program “Global English Nikkei”, launched in April 2013, this alliance provides a one-stop English learning solution for businesses, providing focused, customized training and four skills assessment.
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