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FEDELE’s 2012 Spanish language school survey reveals overall growth

FEDELE (Spanish Federation of Schools of Spanish as a Foreign Language) has released its 2012 Informe Sectorial, or Sector Report, which was built from surveys conducted between January...

The world’s changing language landscape

In some ways, it’s never been more difficult – or exciting – to choose which foreign language to study, because so many are...

More Germans travelled abroad for language studies in 2018

German outbound market for language travel up 12.7% in 2018. Numbers going to UK for English-language studies drop, but...

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...

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...

Study reveals shifting motivations for language travel and changes in how students book courses

A new study published by the International Association of Language Centres (IALC) shows that students are increasingly interested in acquiring a new language to support their academic goals,...

Foreign 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 than English –...

German outbound for language study dipped in 2016

Total language travel bookings for German students are estimated to have declined by 2% in 2016...

Spain: Survey shows four-year growth trend for language enrolment

A survey of FEDELE-member schools in Spain reveals a four-year pattern of growth for enrolment in language programmes...

Italy announces 2017 PON funding for language studies

The Italian government has announced a new round of PON scholarship funding for 2017...

Anytime, anywhere: How online and mobile technologies are transforming language learning

This article is adapted and reprinted with permission from the 2016 edition of ICEF Insights magazine. The complete issue is available to download now. Language travel remains a...

2.28 million abroad for language study in 2014

New research indicates that nearly 2.3 million people travelled abroad for a language course in 2014. This is the top-level finding from the IALC Study Travel Research Report...

Shifting demographics reshaping German demand for language study abroad

A recent survey by the German agency association FDSV (Fachverband Deutscher Sprachreise-Veranstalter) has found that the number of Germans going abroad for language study declined slightly last year...

The market for English language learning in Argentina

Argentina leads Latin America in English proficiency, and the language is both widely taught and widely used in the country, including in business, media, and schools. However, a...

The Brazilian market for English language learning

The Brazilian government has in recent years been working to boost higher education participation, increasing demand for overseas study, and extending the reach of STEM learning (Science, Technology,...

New Spanish proficiency exam launched

At a July ceremony at San Ildefonso College in Mexico City, three educational institutions – the Cervantes Institute, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and Spain’s University of...

German language study on the rise worldwide

By population of native speakers, German is the 10th most-widely spoken language in the world. But when measured in terms of economic impact – that is, by the...

Marketing languages other than English

A lingua franca is a bridge language, sometimes called a trading language, in that it is used to support communication between people who don’t share a native language....

Spanish education at a crossroads

One of the most turbulent and complex higher education sectors is that of Spain, where firebrand Minister of Education José Ignacio Wert has already pushed through numerous reforms...

Foreign-language study in US declines for first time in 20 years

The US is well understood to be the world’s leading international study destination. Less commonly known is the fact that it is also a major source of internationally...