Language Learning

US community colleges well placed to help build undergraduate enrolments

Nearly half of all US university students begin their studies at a community college, and for nearly 90,000 currently enrolled international students the path to...

malta-language-educationSmall but mighty: Malta packs a punch in quality language education

Malta is a popular language learning destination, but it’s not just the sun and sea that attracts students. The island nation’s rigorous quality standards are...

colombia-tertiary-sectorColombia seeks the best path forward for its tertiary sector

Colombian higher education institutions are becoming increasingly internationalised, with more scholarly exchanges, more joint programmes, and more student mobility programmes than in previous years. Many...

Private capital is helping to transform education

Look around at education sectors in many countries – and into every level and niche – and one characteristic is increasingly common: the presence of...

Swiss agent survey reveals continued interest in European languages, dip in English

Sales in 2012 remained stable for most language travel agencies in Switzerland and the outlook is optimistic, with anticipated growth in 2013, according to the...

Australian international education sector enrolment and commencement trends

New enrolment data from the Australian government shows that the Australian international education sector is, at best, in the early stages of recovery. Most of...

Social networks: students love Tumblr

According to The Daily Dot, “Tumblr” surpassed “blog” in December as one of the most searched terms on Google, thus confirming the slow fall of...

New regulations proposed for student visas in Canada

As Canada rises up the ranks of leading destination countries for international students, its federal government is planning some important changes to the Canadian student...

Are learning and technology preferences impacting recruitment?

Recently, ICEF Monitor looked at how to appeal to the Chinese market by crafting marketing messages to reflect their propensity for luxury brands and experiences....

Targeted student recruitment techniques in Pakistan

Yesterday at the ICEF Dubai Workshop, nearly 400 participants active in student recruitment in the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia gathered to network...

International education now worth €1 billion to the Irish economy

With international education in Ireland reaching a value of €1 billion, foreign student arrivals are proving their worth, providing much needed revenue into Ireland’s education...

Globalised economy continues to drive demand for foreign language proficiency

Virtually all of the most ambitious students in the world, at all levels – elementary, secondary, and tertiary – have one thing in common in...

Quality assurance in French language schools

Quality standards in education is an ongoing theme throughout many ICEF Monitor articles, so today we turn to the language learning sector in France to...

Latest British Council research reveals market opportunities in Turkey, Italy, and Spain

“At the moment, 600,000 students come to the UK each year to learn English, and that contributes GBP 2 billion to the UK economy.” —...

An uncertain future for new STEM legislation in the US

Editor’s Note: For an update on more recent STEM legislation in the US, please see our related article “US one step closer towards passing STEM...

Stretch your marketing budget with online and social networks, but don’t forget the basics

What does 2013 look like in terms of how your institution will allocate its marketing budget? For many, the emphasis will be on web platforms...

Immigration law specialist offers guidance on how to handle Tier 4 changes in UK

In order to learn more about how the industry can best manage the Tier 4 student visa changes in the UK, ICEF Monitor sat down...

Pricing strategy in the language travel industry

Prior to this year’s ICEF Berlin, the Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO), a leading B2B forum for those in the language travel industry, invited...

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