Why Invest in Wall Street English?

When you invest in a Wall Street English franchise, you are buying into a proven business model which has already been launched across multiple regions and markets. Working with a market leader in the English industry, you will benefit from decades of operational know-how and a best-in-class product and service.

World-class product & service model

  • Blended learning method gives learner self-paced & engaging experience 
  • Proprietary platforms, curriculum & materials exclusive to WSE franchise centers 
  • Proven alignment to recognized scales and faster results against international benchmarks 

Premium Center-Based Learning Experience

  • Attractive and accessible open-plan premium locations 
  • Modern ergonomic design for engaging classes and activities 
  • English-only environment with supportive team

Experienced Support Team

  • 45+ operations experts supporting key functions 
  • Extensive onboarding & launch project management  
  • Ongoing field support, training & meetings 

Global Brand & Network

  • Strong, collaborative network
  • More than 130 franchisees (most multi-unit)
  • Regular interactions and exchange of best practices 
  • Backed by major private equity ownership — Baring Private Equity Asia & CITIC Capital


  • More than US $26m invested in last 5 years
  • 90-strong in-house product development & technology team
  • Commitment to continued product development & innovation

A Profitable & Proven Business Model

As a franchisee, you need a concept which fits your market and is quick and smooth to implement. Since 1972, Wall Street English has been refining its operating model and franchise business model to deliver the best possible results.

Plug & Play Business Model

  • Systems, platforms & processes for all aspects of the operation
  • Lean operating model allows efficient use of resources
  • Standard Operating Procedures & training materials for global consistency

Scalable Approach

  • Adaptable according to market & learner volumes
  • Standardized model allows rapid expansion to multi-unit
  • Delivers stable margins across locations of various sizes

Profitable Concept

  • Return on initial investment within 2-3 years
  • Ongoing profits from 20-30+%
  • Strong valuations for exit strategy

Wall Street English: Leading the Way in High Growth English Language Training Market

A Growing and Rewarding Market

The English language training industry continues to go from strength to strength, and is a highly satisfying field to work in – helping individuals improve their skills to lead a better life. As the market grows, a relentless focus on customer learning success and solutions to suit their needs is essential.


  • US$28bn: size of adult English learning market
  • US$ 50bn: expected growth by 2023
  • Center-based learning set to remain the dominant industry approach


  • Future consumers looking for personalized & flexible courses, in line with the Wall Street English approach
  • Population growth, urbanization, global mobility & increasing connectivity driving further industry development & expansion


  • Improved economic & career prospects as a result of better English language skills
  • Socially responsible – Wall Street English franchisees give back to the community by providing quality education & results

The Benefits of Investing in a Franchise:
Lower Risk, Replicable Model Faster Scale

Franchising offers an excellent route for investors looking to enter a market with a new offering – providing a proven business model, standardised structures & processes, and support from a central team. A franchise business typically enjoys faster returns on investment and quicker scalability than designing and launching a new enterprise.

  • Proven business model: facilitates market entry and accelerates growth
  • Experienced and knowledgeable team: support for people and systems
  • Standardized & defined model: enables rapid ramp-up
  • Shorter timeline: from project launch to business start-up
  • Faster payback: delivered through established model
  • Profits: more stable and reliable than starting own business from scratch

Our Franchisees Say

"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 wse colombia
Mabel Garcia
General Manager - Wall Street English Colombia
"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. It is not easy to get a business that has a number one brand in the market, a concept that works and profitability and cash. It’s not easy to get the four of them."
Natanael Wright
CEO - Wall Street English France

The Wall Street English Learning Method

Wall Street English operates a unique integrated blended learning methodology which combines classroom teaching with self-paced online learning, guaranteeing results to its customers. Today’s learner is looking for flexibility, 24/7 access, engaging content and support – and Wall Street English experience delivers it all.

The Wall Street English Center Experience

The Wall Street English brick-and-mortar center environment provides English-only immersion to students, providing them with ample opportunity for practical application of their skills, along with community, support and motivation. The dedicated center team is focused on motivating and guiding the students to success.


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