English Language Franchising—a Proven Business Model With Attractive Returns in a Booming Market​

Wall Street English in Numbers

Since 1972

Current Learners

Wall Street English is a world-leading brand in English language training for adults. Over its 45+ year history, it has provided tuition to over 3 million adults through a global network of franchise centers using a unique blended learning methodology.

A Global Brand with a Track Record of Growth and Scalable Model​

Our franchise model and learning concept has been continually optimized through our history and promises attractive returns in the growth industry of education. We are looking for further partners around the globe to join our strong network of franchisees. 

The English Learning Market

The global market for English learning is a large industry which continues to grow. To capture the scale of this growth and the relevance of the market, Wall Street English commissioned a white paper through YouGov, a reputed independent research firm. The findings speak for themselves:

Learning English Boosts Income and Improves Career Chances​

  • 25% higher income 
  • 70% felt positive about their career prospects 
  • 73% expect improved life prospects

1.4 Billion People Are Learning English Right Now

  • 20% of the world’s population
  • 70% of the world’s labor force

English: The World’s Dominant Language Now and in the Future​

  • 73% think it will become more important to learn English*
  • 74% are already using English to communicate with foreigners*

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Why Invest With Wall Street English?​

Our Method

  • Unique blended-learning methodology

  • Highly appealing proposition to adult learners

  • Studies demonstrate strong learning results

  • Ongoing development of our products & services

Our Track Record & Global Brand

  • 45+ years across multiple markets & regions

  • Global footprint with high potential for further growth

  • Strong collaborative network of 130+ franchises

  • Large & experienced support team

Our Business Model

  • Defined & documented operating procedures

  • Strong return on investment

  • Fast track to high profits

  • Proven business model with ongoing support & training

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How Can You Invest in English Language Franchising?

Depending on your own ambition and budget, as well as your local market potential, Wall Street English offers a variety of investment options, from country-wide or regional networks to single unit operations:

Master Franchisee


  • Best option for large network - quick to scale
  • Combination of own centers and sub-franchises
  • $1m+ initial investment
  • Strong profits & business value

Area Developer


  • Brand exclusivity over mid-sized territory
  • Owner-operator model - 5-10 own centers
  • $500,000+ initial investment
  • High ongoing profits

Sub Franchisee


  • Open and run 1-4 units in existing territory
  • Full support from local territory & team
  • Low risk approach to owning your own business
  • $150,000+ initial investment

Top English Language Franchising Opportunities

Wall Street English is focused on growing into many new markets in the coming years, with multiple opportunities still available. The following have been identified as particularly attractive target markets:

Large multi-center development opportunity as the economy strengthens and investors return.

A bustling, high-demand market and a fragmented competitive landscape.

A strong market where English skills are essential and high value is placed on education.

One of the world’s top ten markets for adult English learning offering multi-channel revenue streams. 

Alongside these immediate targets, Wall Street English is looking to develop across various further areas with local partners. Contact us to review your local market.

Awards and Certifications

  • GLOBAL: Education Platform of the Year, EducationInvestor Asia (2019)
  • PORTUGAL: 5 stars (2015-2019)
  • FRANCE: Veriselect Certification to offer funded courses
  • SAUDI ARABIA: Franchisor of the Year (2016)
  • CHINA: Best known school/most influential language institution (2016)
  • GLOBAL PRODUCT: Best Online Video (2015)
  • Wall Street English is ISO 9001: 2015 certified*
*Certification is for the International office in Barcelona

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A round-up of industry news and views from a Wall Street English perspective:

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