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Words from the Founder
Dr.Luigi T. Peccenini
WSI & WSE Founder and Honorary President

“I was not born to be a businessman, but it was my destiny”.

Luigi T. Peccenini

After starting his entrepreneurial career in the computer literacy training business in Italy in 1968, he has since had unparalleled success in the English training sector, with the foundation of Wall Street Institute in 1972, which has grown into a global business, with over 460 centers in 28 countries and regions.

In May 2000, with great enthusiasm and hope, Mr. Peccenini set foot on the soil of China – a magic land where he saw “opportunities and future” for Wall Street English. 14  years later, the seed venture has grown into the most prestigious and respected business of its kind in China, with a significant presence of more than 60 learning centers established in top-tier cities including Beijing, Tianjin, Qingdao, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Suzhou, Wuxi, Foshan. Over the years, Wall Street English has offered China with even brighter prospects and opportunities as represented by more than 160,000 WSE graduates and students.

Mr. Peccenini once said, “Over forty years of my life have been devoted to the cause of education, and this is probably the most significant contribution I have made as a man.”

He is deeply enamored with the Chinese culture and is strongly attracted by the Chinese philosophy. He often quotes this verse from the Tao Te Ching:

"Yet here are three treasures

That I cherish and commend to you:

The first is compassion,

By which one finds courage.

The second is restraint,

By which one finds strength.

And the third is unimportance,

By which one finds influence.”

He loves China and believes that China is having and will continue to have a tremendous influence on the development of the global community in the near future.

Words from Global CEO of WSE
David Kedwards
Global CEO of WSE

Wall Street Institute was founded in Europe 44 years ago and has since been proactively and continuously increasing its presence around the world. Guided by its strategic vision for global business expansion and its invincible faith in entrenching proprietary business success worldwide, Wall Street Institute by far has established 400 learning centers in 28 countries and regions, spreading its footprints across a broad range of geographies from Italy’s fashion center Milan to cosmopolitan Frankfurt in Germany, and from passionate Brazil to intriguing Russia. With the dawning of the new century, in May 2000 Wall Street Institute finally made its debut in China – a land so rich in culture and heritage that the Company saw as a perfect stage for its prospective business leaps. Here in China, Wall Street English has established connections with hundreds of and thousands of enthusiastic youngsters and has been deeply inspired by the sheer strength of their will and their determination to add and contribute to the development of their country through their own personal advancements. By year 2013, we have established over 66 English learning centers in many big cities across China. The fundamental principle underpinning our teaching methodology is “be the best at what we do.” Wall Street English has won a distinguished reputation in English language education worldwide for its leading position and top-notch teaching quality. We belong to a very small and privileged group of English training institutions to have successfully received ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 9001:2008 certifications on the strengths of our world class quality management system, affirming our status and desire to be the world’s leader in English training.

Nowadays, Wall Street English has established itself well amongst avid English learners in China. Seen as a trustworthy shortcut to success, Wall Street English has consistently taken the needs of its students into account and has integrated their demands and skills into the learning process, helping them to promote and advance their careers.

Words from CEO of WSE China
Paul Blackstone
National Operations

I would like to extend to you a warm welcome on behalf of Wall Street English (China).

Wall Street English (China) is committed to helping its students achieve successful and accomplished lives. With effective English language communication skills acquired through studying with us, our students are better prepared than others for opportunities to advance in their careers, take on leadership positions and effectively communicate with people from all over the world. In doing so, we sincerely hope to support the development of China and its wonderful people.

Wall Street English prides itself on leading the English language training industry in terms of product and the delivery of service both in China and around the world. We are always improving our student learning experiences through the use of innovative technologies and in the quality training provided to our talented employees. Ultimately, it is the satisfaction and successes of our students that we value most.

By adhering to our core values of Respect, Integrity and Responsibility, we build powerful partnerships with both our students and our employees. We view our relationships with our students similar to the relationship we build with our employees, long-term and focused on helping them achieve higher levels of success in their lives.

I am confident that you will be impressed with the dedication that everyone at Wall Street English puts into their responsibilities every day to ensure that our students have a truly rewarding English language learning experience.

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