Wall Street Institute

Wall Street Institute

Wall Street Institute is a major provider of English language instruction . cite news
title= Wall Street Institute Showcases Unique English Language Instruction Method
publisher= REUTERS
date= 2008-01-30
] WSI was established in 1972 in Italy by Swiss Italian Luigi Tiziano Peccenini. cite news
last= Boyle
first= Matthew
title=WSI looks to China for profits
date= August 23, 2007
] The company currently operates over 400 centers in 27 countries. [ cite web
title=Wall Street Institute Opens 400th English Language Instruction Center

Its current headquarters are in Baltimore, Maryland and it is majority owned by the private equity firm The Carlyle Group, one of the largest investment companies in the world. It is not related in any way to Wall Street in New York City; CEO Tim Daniels has stated that "there certainly hasn't been any negative association with our brand" and the financial crisis of 2007–2008. cite news
last= Pfanner
first= Eric
title=Has the crisis taken a toll on Brand Wall Street abroad?
publisher=International Herald Tribune
date= 2008-10-05
] The WSI "Blended Learning Method" is a technique of teaching that combines multimedia, small classes, native teachers and fun activities. cite news
last= Hari
first= Kurniawan
url= http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2008/03/08/learn-english-listening-wall-street-institute.html
title= Learn English by listening at Wall Street Institute
publisher= The Jakarta Post
date= 2008-07-25
] Students and staff at WSI branches are only allowed to speak English while at the center.


The Carlyle Group bought a majority stake in WSI for $60 million in 2005, believing that the institute could one day be a billion-dollar global company.

By country

WSI has centers in: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China (Hong Kong and Mainland China), Colombia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Venezuela. [ cite web
url= http://www.wallstreetinstitute.com/
title= WSI homepage
publisher= Wall Street Institute


In Buenos Aires, WSI centers are in Barrio Norte (2), Palermo, Belgrano, Caballito, Tribunales, Villa del Parque, and Microcentro (4). In Buenos Aires Province, centers are in
Olivos, Martinez, and Lomas de Zamora. [ cite web
url= http://www.wallstreetinstitute.com.ar/centros.php
title=Nuestros Centros
publisher= WSI


WSI has centers in the People's Republic of China in Beijing (11), Shanghai (9), Hong Kong (6), Shenzhen (5), Guangzhou (4), Tianjin (2), Qingdao (2), and Hangzhou. [ cite web
url= http://www.wsi.com.cn/wseweb/en/home/default.asp
title= Wall Street English
publisher= WSI


In Indonesia, Wall Street has centers in Jakarta at Ratu Plaza (opened February 2007) and La Piazza. [ cite web
title=About WSI Indonesia
publisher= WSI


In Israel there are centers in Raanana, Kiryat Bialik, Beer Sheva, Ashdod, Ramat Gan (Tel Aviv), Rishon LeZion, Azrieli Center (Tel Aviv), Rehovot, Haifa, Petach Tikva, and now Jerusalem. [ cite web
title=About WSI Israel (in Hebrew)
publisher= Wall Street Institute


WSI has 3 centers in Moscow. [ cite web
title=Wall Street Institute Russia
publisher= WSI


WSI Singapore has one center, located in the Central Business District between Raffles Place and Chinatown. [ cite web
title=WSI Singapore profile
publisher= WSI

outh Korea

In Seoul there are learning centers at Samseong, Jongno, two in Shinchon, Yeouido, and two in Gangnam. There are also two centers in Busan and one in Daegu. [ cite web
title=WSI Centers in Korea
publisher= WSI


There are currently 8 WSI branches in Spain, in Madrid, Cartagena, Toledo and Valencia. [ [http://www.wallstreetinstitute.es wallstreetinstitute.es] ]


WSI operates six centers in the capital Taipei (including at Xinyi District, Taipei Main Station, Shilin District, and Banciao City in Taipei County) and one in the southern city of Kaohsiung. [ cite web
url= http://www.wsitw.com.tw/08-wsi/en/contact/
title= Wall Street Institute Taiwan
publisher= WSI


In Thailand, Wall Street Institute first opened in Si Lom in Bangkok in July 2003. Centers in Sukumvit, Lad Proad, Siam, and Pin Kloa followed. [ cite web
url= http://www.wallstreet.in.th
title= Wall Street Institute - Thailand


There are ten centers in Turkey: five in Istanbul (at Bakirkoy, Caddebostan, Sisli, Erenkoy and Taksim), there are two centres in Ankara (Kizilay and Ostim), Izmit, Eskisehir, and Bursa. A new centre has been advertised as opening in Adana in the near future. [ cite web | url= http://www.wsi.com.tr| title= Wall Street Institute - Turkey ]


External links

* [http://www.wallstreetinstitute.com Wall Street Institute - International]

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