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About Learnship

Learnship was founded in Cologne, Germany in 2008, and over the past ten years we have grown the company into a market leader by providing premium online, face-to-face language learning and intercultural training.
We currently have over 200 corporate employees and more than 1,000 language and intercultural trainers working with 25,000 learners a year at more than 2,000 corporate clients, with programs in 14 languages.
Headquartered in Cologne, Germany, Learnship has offices in the U.S. (Chicago), Germany (Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart), France (Paris) and Switzerland (Basel).

Combining human-centered learning with transformational technology and progressive pedagogy

Our goal at Learnship is to create the ultimate language learning experience for learners, trainers and program managers. We do this by combining Human-Centered Learning design with Transformational Technology and Progressive Pedagogy.

Picture of two people and the logos of GlobalEnglish and the company Learnship to visualize that Learnship acquired GlobalEnglish, the pioneer in digital language training.


In April 2019, Learnship acquired GlobalEnglish, the pioneer in digital language training. Together, we can now offer the most comprehensive, single-source solution for online, trainer-led, and blended learning language training.

A new era of blended learning solutions

With Learnship’s premium online, face-to-face services, and GlobalEnglish’s highly scalable digital learning platform, we can offer you a wide range of digital programs with varying levels of trainer involvement.
Working together we can broaden the reach of your language programs, and help optimize your budgets, with solutions tailored to the varied learning needs of your global workforce.
The combined company now has one of the largest IT, and product development teams focused on language learning, and we are hard at work developing a new era of innovative blended learning solutions.

THI Investments

Learnship is majority owned by THI Investments, a German-based single-family office with assets in excess of $1.5 billion, and a goal to invest in progressive, innovative and growing companies and grow them over the long term.

THI sees our investment in GlobalEnglish as an exciting next step in its digital learning growth strategy and an excellent complimentary strategic fit with Learnship.

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