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foreign-language-enrolment-us-trending-downwardForeign language enrolment in the US trending downward

A preliminary report from the US-based Modern Language Association (MLA) finds that enrolment in foreign language programmes in US institutions – that is, all languages other...

from-the-field-south-african-elt-rebounding-this-yearFrom the Field: South African ELT rebounding this year

In 2015, South Africa’s English Language Teaching (ELT) enrolment went off a cliff. The year before, the South African government had passed new immigration legislation...

japan-300000-international-studentsJapan well on its way to 300,000 international students

For the fifth consecutive year, international student numbers have grown in Japan. The latest statistics from the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) indicate that as...

Year in review: What we learned in 2017

Here comes 2018 around the corner, and many of us have already booked travel, laid plans, and otherwise set the stage for another fast-paced year...

Australia takes its double-digit growth into final quarter of 2017

The latest data out of Australia shows continuing growth in international enrolment into the final quarter of the year...

US ELT numbers trending down in 2017

A fall 2017 member survey conducted by English USA reveals that a majority of Intensive English Programmes (IEPs) in the US are reporting continued declines...

How language schools are integrating online with traditional delivery

The age of online learning is well underway. Enrolment in the burgeoning field of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has...

From the field: Where are Mexican students going now?

Mexico remains one of the largest Latin American markets for education, and is second only to Brazil in terms of the size of its population...

Global survey highlights regional trends for English proficiency

The 7th annual EF English Proficiency Index (EPI) was released earlier this month. As in previous years, the EPI ranks the proficiency of non-native-speaking countries...

Record-high foreign enrolment in US but commencements decline for the first time in 12 years

The US remains the world’s leading destination with a record-high 1.08 million foreign students enrolled in 2016/17. This represents a 3.4% increase over the year...

2017 Agent Barometer survey links student and agent perceptions with destination attractiveness

Now in its 11th year, the annual ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer continues to be a landmark survey of the practices and perceptions of education agents around...

Specialised camps are raising the bar for junior programmes

The junior segment is big business for leading ELT (English-language training) destinations and an increasingly important growth segment in a global market where overall year-over-year...

Australia announces updated ELICOS standards

Australian Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham took the opportunity of his ministerial address at the Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) in Hobart last...

Brazilian outbound continues to strengthen with a trend to longer stays abroad

The number of Brazilian students studying abroad increased by 14% in 2016. New data from both agent and student...

Canadian language programmes register modest growth in 2016

The number of students enrolled in Canadian language programmes increased by...

Australia: Longer stays add up to 10% growth in ELICOS weeks

Enrolment in Australia’s ELICOS programmes grew by 2% last year but student weeks rose by 10%...

Summing up motivations for study abroad

A majority of prospective students aged 18 or younger say that their main motivation for study abroad is to...

South African ELT recovery underway

Enrolment in South African English Language Teaching (ELT) programmes has begun to recover from a drastic decline in 2015. Recently released full-year data for 2016...

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