KERNERMAN DICTIONARIES is part of a group of companies operating under Kernerman Publishing Limited, which was founded as a text-book publisher in 1969. The first English learners' dictionary was published in 1986, followed by dictionaries for 34 different languages, making Kernerman Publishing one of the largest publishers of dictionaries in the world, with millions of copies in print.
Kernerman Publishing innovated and developed the highly successful approach to dictionaries for foreign-language learning called the semi-bilingual or bilingualized dictionary which revolutionized foreign-language learning.
Today Kernerman Dictionaries specializes in dedicated electronic dictionaries that are intended for both classroom use and for use in language examinations, as they do not enable access to the Internet. This is essential, as nowhere is the use of cell-phone dictionaries permitted in exams.