Italy Celebrates 10 Years of Helen Doron English

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Helen Doron, founder and CEO of Helen Doron® joins Italy as it celebrates 10 years of groundbreaking English as a Foreign Language (EFL) franchising.

The Helen Doron Educational Group began in 1985 as a small home-based business. Since then, the company has grown worldwide to become an international leader in children’s educational franchising, with 90 Master Franchisors and over 800 Learning Centres and Kindergartens in 34 countries across 5 continents.

Since the first Helen Doron English franchise was opened in Tuscany, Umbria in 2005 by Raffaele Forgione, thousands of children ages 3 months to 19 years have learnt English with the unique Helen Doron English pedagogic methodology and educational materials. This distinctive English as a Foreign Language (EFL) methodology allows children as young as three months to learn English. Innovative learning materials, which include digital media and the recent inclusion of advanced technologies such as smartphone, tablet and augmented reality applications enable all children to become proficient and comfortable speaking, reading and writing English.

Forgione, Italy’s National Coordinator and first Master Franchisor explains, “10 years ago Italian parents were skeptical about learning English at an early age. Today they recognize Helen Doron English as the only efficient and effective method available on the market and appreciate the great work done by the managers and teachers of the Italian Helen Doron English Learning Centres. Over 10.000 students are learning English with us and the growth is stable and steady; there is a fantastic opportunity to open new centres in free areas to satisfy the requests that come in every day from interested parents!”

Over the past 10 years, parents throughout Italy have brought their children to learn English with Helen Doron. The business has expanded considerably. Today, 13 Master Franchisors manage more than 90 Helen Doron English Learning Centres throughout 18 regions of Italy: Abruzzo and Molise, Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Lazio, Lombardia Northern and East, Milan and Pavia, Piemonte, Liguria and Valle d’Aosta, Puglia, San Marino and Le Marche, Sardinia, Sicily, Triveneto, Tuscany and Umbria.

Helen Doron, founder and CEO will present at a Press Conference in Italy and announce the publication of her book, The Language of Music during the first week of March. Doron explains, “I am pleased with tremendous growth and leadership of Helen Doron English franchises throughout Italy. It is a pleasure to celebrate 10 successful years with Helen Doron Master franchisors, franchisees, teachers and students.”

Although more than 90% of Italy offers Helen Doron English, the company is looking to expand into Nord East of Italy Regions Friuli Venezia Giulia,Trentino Alto Adige, Veneto, Calabria and Basilicata. To learn more about franchising opportunities with Helen Doron English in Italy, visit us at

About the Helen Doron Educational Group

The Helen Doron Educational Group stands at the forefront of innovative educational systems, providing exclusive learning programmes and quality educational materials for babies, children and adolescents the world over since 1985. The company’s flagship franchise, Helen Doron English, along with Helen Doron Kindergarten, MathRiders, Ready Steady Move! franchises today encompass nearly 800 Centro Helen Dorons in over 30 countries in Europe, Asia and South America. Today, more than two million children have learnt with the unique Helen Doron methodology.