With its founding remit to develop market economies across central and eastern Europe, EBRD quickly identified the need to enhance the language skills of its employees operating across this diverse range of countries. The Bank required a partner capable of providing high-impact language training not only in the languages of central and eastern Europe, but also in the languages of its shareholders.

Following a competitive tender process, Learnlight was selected in 1996 to meet this demand.

Since then, Learnlight has delivered individual and group training in Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Bulgarian, English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Japanese, Turkish, Arabic and Farsi.

In 2011, in response to events now referred to as the Arab Spring, EBRD extended its operations into the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean region (SEMED). This has required EBRD staff to develop their French and Arabic skills.

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