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from-the-field-the-market-for-language-studies-in-spainFrom the field: The market for language studies in Spain

There are nearly 478 million native Spanish speakers worldwide, a foundation which has helped to make Spanish the second most commonly spoken mother tongue in...

south-africa-elt-student-weeks-up-again-in-2018South Africa: ELT student weeks up again in 2018

Newly released data indicates that South Africa’s English Language Teaching (ELT) sector booked a third consecutive year of growth in 2018. Student numbers were down...

report-offers-recommendations-for-stimulating-chinese-demand-for-english-study-overseasNew report offers recommendations for stimulating Chinese demand for English study overseas

A new report from English Australia and market research consultancy Student Marketing (now Bonard) estimates that a coordinated industry-government strategy could nearly double the number...

Year in review: What we learned in 2018

It has been another exciting and challenging year in international education, and, as always, we thank you for reading along with us. But before we...

Slower growth and more intense competition in global ELT market

Overall volumes of English language training, as measured in student numbers and student weeks, have been essentially flat...

Checking in on Turkish outbound

In a year of political and economic challenges, Turkey continues to show strong demand for study abroad...

German outbound for language study: Revenues up with numbers holding steady

A survey of German education agents reveals that revenues are up in outbound language travel, with more modest growth in...

Australian ELICOS remains flat through mid-year

The early-year trend lines for Australia’s international enrolment growth are holding steady through June 2018. The latest numbers from the Department of Education and Training...

From the field: Recruiting for US ELT programmes

Intensive English Programmes (IEPs) in the US have been buffeted by sharp enrolment declines over the last two years. The subset of 400+ language programmes...

Annual survey finds continued growth in international schools

The latest edition of an annual global study reveals ongoing growth in the international schools sector, both in terms of the number of schools and...

South African language schools officially recognised by government

South Africa’s Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has moved to formally recognise the members of the English language school association Education South Africa...

Canadian language programmes hit double-digit growth

Enrolment in Canadian language programmes increased by just over 10% last year. The volume of student weeks also grew, by...

From the field: An agent’s perspective on recruiting in France

The junior language travel market – that is, programmes for those aged 18 and under – has been one of the industry’s most dynamic segments for some...

US ELT numbers continue downward trend

Enrolment in Intensive English Programmes (IEPs) in the US continued to decline in 2017, with student numbers down...

2017 marks another year of growth for Ireland’s ELT sector

The number of ELT students in Ireland grew by 8% in 2017, representing a third consecutive year of growth for...

Some notable shifts in sending markets for Malta’s ELT providers

A new report highlights some important shifts in source markets for Malta’s English Language Teaching (ELT) centres during a year of significant growth in 2017....

British ELT rebounded in 2017

After three straight years of falling numbers, UK ELT providers are reporting strong growth for 2017. Student numbers were up...

Australia: Higher education showing strong growth through early 2018; ELICOS flat

Overall international enrolment in Australia is tracking to another year of double-digit growth. Student numbers in ELICOS...

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