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ICEF Podcast: Worst hit – quickest to recover? The outlook for global language travel

In this latest podcast episode, ICEF’s Craig Riggs (Editor of ICEF Monitor) and Martijn van de Veen (Vice-President of Business Development) discuss some of the trends shaping student mobility this quarter, including some important developments in the microcredential space. They are joined by Patrick Brothers, Co-CEO of the global market intelligence platform HolonIQ, who expands on recent HolonIQ forecasts for the global language learning market.

That analysis anticipates a “U-shaped recovery” for offline and blended language learning through 2025 as demand surges after the pandemic. It also expects that direct-to-consumer digital language learning services will triple in scale over that same period.

The discussion is an interesting one and it revolves in part around a reframing of the “addressable market” for language learning, and for international education more broadly.

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