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RoyalABC gives every student an incredible beginning in life with its premium education offering of British English and 21st century skills. This world class programme is delivered to young learners in your local classroom and in your home. Through digital and classroom based blended learning, RoyalABC gives students the very best international education, competitively preparing them for primary school. RoyalABC includes an extensive blended learning curriculum based on a Cambridge English curriculum; an intuitive digital Teacher Platform to plan and deliver the blended classroom learning; 21st century skills and Growth Mindset training; and a unique at-home play APP to extend and reinforce the classroom language learning. RoyalABC is specifically designed to develop children aged 3-6 into confident communicators in British English and inspire a love of learning. RoyalABC’s programme of British English lessons are custom-built for young learners in China, giving them structured, challenge-based lessons for proven results in the classroom – and at home. RoyalABC gives children the world of prestigious British traditional education and culture by providing teachers and parents with the curriculum, content, tools and support to teach children British English and 21st century skills through dynamic, engaged learning.

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RoyalABC World

RoyalABC World is a magical 3D immersive learning APP where the pedagogy and rigour of the RoyalABC curriculum is built into challenge-based play. Continue the learning journey from the classroom to home, while reinforcing the language lessons of the day with interactive songs and storybooks, games and activities. Children can play alone in RoyalABC World or play with parents and siblings to demonstrate their new language skills and growth mindsets. At the push of a button parents control the time their children spend online. When students transition from being in the classroom being guided by a teacher, to being able to pursue their curiosity and explore language learning activities in RoyalABC, there is a reinforcing of the neural pathways for language acquisition. The RoyalABC animal teachers from our original songs and storybooks all play roles within RoyalABC World, supporting students’ learning journey online and offline.

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Parents love RoyalABC

Bruce’s confidence speaking English has really improved since he began using the RoyalABC lessons. He loves the songs, and watches them over and over, then shows us his dancing and the new words he learned in class – Pearl and Bruce Liu, age 4

Having a great selection of non-digital activities was really important to us for Li, as we don’t want him to be on a screen very much. The RoyalABC programme has a balanced approach to learning, and importantly gives us control over the time Li spends on the iPad with RoyalABC World. Introducing growth mindset language into our parenting has been really helpful, and we feel that now we are giving Li a better foundation to be a happy well-rounded child as well as being fluent in English – Laurence, Dandan and Li Wang, age 6

We wanted to give Candy a head start learning English to help her to complete the Cambridge English exams when she gets to school. Knowing RoyalABC has been created with a curriculum that leads to Cambridge English Young Learners really influenced our decision to enrol her in the programme to give her a head start. She really loves the animal teachers in the storybooks. Milton the Mole’s whiskers reminds her of Grandpa and they love reading the storybooks together – Jenna, Fuhua and Candy Chen, age 5


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Prosper Education is a global education provider of ELT marketed under the brand RoyalABC. We believe every child has the right to keep growing, learning and becoming better each and every day. We believe each individual has unknowable potential. We believe in equality and universal access to education for all. We believe the current education system does not meet the needs of the 21st century child. We believe in the power of a Growth Mindset and Positive Education. We believe in harnessing the power and wisdom of the best scientists and researchers. We believe in having a passion and drive in everything we do. To find out more about Prosper’s vision for education, visit our corporate website www.prospereducation.com

Meet The Corporate Team

RoyalABC has been developed by a highly experienced global team of educators and innovators at Prosper Education to create a world first in combining blended classroom learning, bespoke early-learning ELT curriculum, intuitive technology platforms and growth mindset with 21st century skills. Our team is comprised of industry and sectoral experts in curriculum design, teacher training, early learning management and global business leaders including:

Martin Beeche – CEO and Co-Founder

Martin Beeche is an entrepreneur seeking to improve the way children access and experience education around the world. He was born and raised in New Zealand and went on to have a successful global career in investment banking for 14 years, where he built a number of businesses within Credit Suisse. He worked in their Sydney and Wellington offices and then as a managing director in London.that. Since leaving Credit Suisse in 2006, Martin has invested in early stage businesses, and advised on strategy, growth and raising capital for SMEs. In 2010, Martin became a managing director with Nomura where he helped expand their business in Europe. He spent 2012 at London Business School on the MSc Sloan Fellowship programme in Leadership and Strategy, where he graduated with Distinction (the highest honours). In 2014, Martin co-founded Prosper Education with the belief that all children have the right to an education that is academically rigorous yet very supportive and fun and develops critical 21st century skills. Combining the best thinking and proven research in neuroscience and behavioural science with world leading game designers and educators, he has led the creation of RoyalABC, a world class British English ELT and 21st century skills programme for early learners, including RoyalABC World, an engaging virtual 3D language learning world. RoyalABC is the first platform to deliver the resilience building ideology of Growth Mindset into China. Martin is one of the founding board members of EduGrowth, a national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting the international education sector in Australia.

Million So – Country Manager, China

Ms Million So is a proven visionary and strategic leader who translates educational strategies into maximum profits commensurate with the best interest of shareholders, parents, employees and, most of all, the children. Million has done business in Singapore, New Zealand and the Middle East and is familiar with franchising, mergers and acquisitions as well as the IPO process. Experienced in doing business in China, she has a proven track record of improving academic standards and achieving targets in the Chinese early childhood and international school arena. Million has provided training and consultancy services to educational organisations that cater to children as young as 18 months to 18 years of age. She is also an established music composer with Warner and Universal Music. To date, hundreds of thousands of students have gone through her E-Broadcast and E-Music programmemes.

Yvonne Dagan – Director of Teacher Training

Yvonne Dagan started out her commercial life as an MA Honours English and Philosophy and PGDip Information Technology graduate working as a senior manager in telecommunications. After eight years, her passion for teaching, training and coaching inspired her to retrain and enter the teaching profession. Yvonne now travels around the world, managing and delivering educational teacher training programmemes and testing and examining learners. As a Delta (2012) accredited University of Cambridge CELTA and TKT Trainer, Yvonne is passionate about training pre-service and in-service teachers across kindergarten, primary, secondary and adult learning. She is currently completing her training to become one of only 40 University of Cambridge ICELT Trainers worldwide and has worked for three years in CLIL (Content Language Integrated Learning) in state high schools in Spain. Yvonne travels extensively to examine both young and adult learners against the Common European Framework for globally renowned International Examination Boards. Yvonne’s travels, training and testing take her all over the world, including Spain, Italy, UK, Brazil, China and Australia and give her valuable contact with young, teen and adult learners from 0 Basic right up to C2 Proficiency CEFR level learners.

David Hill – Head of ELT

David Hill is an international ELT consultant and coursebook author, whose career has spanned well over two decades. He has held a number of teaching and education management positions including Director of Studies, and his TESOL-related qualifications include an MA in Applied Linguistics. He is a well-respected curriculum writer, regularly engaged through, among other clients, a major international ELT quality assurance organisation and English Australia. Other projects have included writing teacher training courses, advising universities on ELT assessment, and writing and/or examining for major international ELT exams such as IELTS and the Pearson Tests of English. He has helped a number of English language college start-ups with curriculum, policies, management structures and so on, and also assists established colleges in refining their offering. Books he has worked on, such as EAP Now!, have influenced teaching and syllabus design around the world, and have helped an estimated million plus learners. He has also been a speaker, often invited, at ELT conferences such as BALEAP and IATEFL in the UK and NEAS in Australia. David is passionate about building intercultural understanding. RoyalABC provides the perfect forum for his long interest in combining ELT with other disciplines.

Caroline Thornton – Lead Content Writer and Learning Designer

Caroline Thornton has extensive international experience in psychology, education, language development and blended learning. She holds an MA (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Edinburgh, one of the world’s top 20 universities, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International) from the University of Nottingham, a TESOL and is a New South Wales (Australia) accredited teacher. Caroline has taught, and trained teachers in a range of international, public and private schools around the world. She co-developed an Intensive English programme at a prestigious private primary school in Thailand, in line with Cambridge and Oxford English courses for young learners. Caroline’s passion lies in making learning accessible and fun for all students. With an understanding of human development and well-being, Caroline aims to create positive and engaging learning experiences that encourage students to express themselves with confidence and develop to their full potential.

Dr Polly McGee – Strategic Marketing Lead

Dr Polly McGee is an author, academic, entrepreneur educator and digital strategist. Polly was a lead designer in the University of Tasmania’s MBA and Undergraduate innovation degree programme and is a prolific writer on entrepreneurship education, digital strategy and small business. She has contributed to a range of business and digital publications for private enterprise, not-for-profit and government clients and created a suite of digital and video content for government. She has managed multimillion dollar innovation grants programmes and worked with hundreds of start-ups to refine their business ideas and source funding. As co-founder of Start-up Tasmania, she was voted one of the most influential people in Australian Start-ups, and continues to coach and advise entrepreneurs. Polly is strongly committed to education and growth mindset especially in the early learning space as the ideal time to grow children’s minds and build lifelong capacity. Her second book ‘The Good Hustle’, a handbook for social entrepreneurs, is coming out globally through Murdoch Press in February 2018.

Global Advisory Board

Dominic Richards – Prosper Education Co-Founder and Chair

Dominic Richards is a community-focused place-maker who believes entrepreneurship should be a force for improving the quality of people’s lives. Dominic was raised in Australia and England and educated at the University of Cambridge and the Prince of Wales’ Institute of Architecture. Motivated to better equip our next generation to embrace the opportunities of the future, Dominic sought to create a stimulating learning environment through leveraging cutting-edge technology platforms with time-honoured educational foundations. He is realising this pursuit as the Chairman and co-founder of Prosper Education Ltd, a Chinese digital education initiative based in Sydney, Beijing and London. Dominic is also the Founder and Chief Executive of Our Place, a visionary architect development firm, currently regenerating urban sites in East London and Norwich as well as creating a new settlement for 10,000 people in the South of England. Our Place builds vibrant communities through creative and innovative design with a focus on true community-focused consultation. The enterprise’s mission is to create the perfect home, school or workplace in healthy, walkable new places with sustainable thinking and legacy at its very heart. Dominic has been inspired by the work of HRH The Prince of Wales and has gained a deep understanding of the impact of the built environment on the quality of life of those living and working within it. Dominic has served as Vice Chairman and Director of The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community and is proud to serve as a Trustee of the Prince’s Trust Australia.

David Brownlow – Prosper Education Investor, Board Member and Adviser

David Brownlow is the Chairman and Founder of The Havisham Group, a diverse trading and investment entity, and the founder of Huntswood, a specialist resourcing and consultancy firm focused on governance, risk and compliance in the areas of regulatory conduct and financial crime. Alongside his commercial endeavors, David spends a significant amount of time on charitable and philanthropic activities, which include his Charitable Foundation providing support where there is evidence of disadvantage. In addition, David is working with HRH The Prince of Wales to support Him in two areas: His Foundation for Building Community – where HRH made David a Trustee in 2013, and its Chairman in early 2014 – and also His work at Dumfries House where HRH has also made David a Trustee. For some years David has been a Patron of The Prince of Wales Hospice in Pontefract, a Patron of the National Osteoporosis Society, a Patron of The Landmark Trust and a Patron of the NSPCC.

Ben Rawson – Prosper Education Investor and Adviser

Ben is the Commercial Director of Havisham Group and a Non-Executive Director of Huntswood, and works alongside David Brownlow on all of David’s commercial endeavours. This has led Ben into a range of business and philanthropic initiatives, including his contribution as an investor in and adviser to Prosper Education. Ben graduated from Bristol Business School with an Honours degree in International Business Studies with Spanish, having spent one year at Granada University. Ben speaks fluent Spanish and English and is passionate about the global business opportunities for children who are multilingual and trained in 21st century skills.

Baroness Jenkin – Prosper Education Adviser

Baroness Anne Jenkin has a background working in politics, political campaigns and the charitable sector. She was created Conservative Member of the House of Lords in January 2011 for her political and charity work. With Theresa May, she founded and now chairs Women2Win – the successful campaign to get more women elected to Parliament – and chairs the Conservative Friends of International Development (CFID). Lady Jenkin is on the board of UNICEF UK and is a Patron of Restless Development as well as being actively involved with a number of other charities. She was a co-founder of Chartwell Worldwide Speakers Bureau and sits on the board of Eastern Data Group.

Fei-Fei Hu – Prosper Education Adviser

Fei-Fei Hu is a British-Chinese entrepreneur living between Tokyo, London and Shanghai. With his Japanese wife, he has two children aged 1 and 3. He is founder of Clarence Education Ltd. (Japan), Japan Polo Association, Hokkaido Home Farm Ltd, Arts&Kids Foundation (Japan) and Sushi Kaikai Ltd. He also currently serves as Japan Project Representative for Harrow International Management Services Ltd (Hong Kong), and Adviser for The Eiken Foundation (Japan) and Prosper Education Ltd (London). Before starting his own businesses and consultancy service, Fei-Fei was Secretary of The Prince’s Foundation (China) based in St. James’s Palace, London, from 2007-2015. He joined the Royal Household in 2006 as HRH The Prince of Wales’s Chinese assistant. Fei-Fei studied philosophy and anthropology at Waseda University (Tokyo) and Pembroke College, University of Oxford.


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