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 Language enrolment in Spain dropped by more than 60% during COVID but recovery expected in 2022

Language enrolment in Spain dropped by more than 60% during COVID but recovery expected in 2022

A detailed new report from the national association of language schools in Spain paints a stark picture of the pandemic’s impact on the country’s language training sector, but...

 UK: Stakeholders push for policies to encourage EU student and group travel

UK: Stakeholders push for policies to encourage EU student and group travel

A recent analysis from the UK’s Tourism Alliance – an industry advocacy group that counts English UK among its members – points out the massive impact that Brexit...

 ICEF Podcast: Is studying in English the only viable option?

ICEF Podcast: Is studying in English the only viable option?

In this episode of our continuing podcast series, ICEF’s Craig Riggs (editor of ICEF Monitor) and Martijn van de Veen (vice-president of business development) discuss the latest developments...

 UK ELT stats reveal pandemic’s impact

UK ELT stats reveal pandemic’s impact

The latest full-year data release from English UK provides a high-level picture of how sharply the sector has been affected over the last two years by the COVID-19...

 Australia: International enrolments down 17% in 2021; but visa applications now trending up

Australia: International enrolments down 17% in 2021; but visa applications now trending up

Australia’s borders were closed to international students for most of 2021, which led to an even steeper fall-off in enrolments than in 2020. International student numbers fell by...

Language travel sector tempers expectations for timing of pandemic recovery

The latest edition of the ALTO Pulse survey measures expectations across the language travel sector as to the extent and timing of the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic....

The shape of ELT through 2023: Recovery and re-creation

A recent webinar from industry consultancy BONARD takes a high-level view of the English Language Teaching (ELT) sector and the recovery of language travel through 2023. The webinar...

Australia: An overview of international student return plans

There has been a flurry of announcements from Australian states and territories in recent weeks. New student return pilots have been approved, and we now see a variety...

IELTS to launch new online test in early 2022

Students around the world will soon have the ability to take IELTS Academic, a leading test of English for international higher education, from the comfort of their homes...

Brazilian outbound recovery projected for 2022

Brazil is the largest student market in Latin America and has been an important growth driver of student mobility over the past decade. The most popular destinations for...

Approved ELT providers in Ireland will soon be permitted to resume international recruitment

Beginning this month and through October, the Irish government will relax most official COVID-related restrictions and place the onus on citizens and businesses to stay safe. Rules will...

Australian border closures cost ELICOS sector AUS$1.2 billion in 2020

A newly released impact study commissioned by English Australia concludes that the continuing closures of Australia’s borders led to a direct loss of AUS$1.2 billion for the ELICOS...

Study measures the wider economic impact of Canada’s language education sector

A new study commissioned by peak body Languages Canada aims to establish the cumulative economic impact associated with language students who go on to post-secondary study. The report,...

Malta allows phased reopening of English schools

Since the abrupt closure of all English language schools in the country on 14 July, the Maltese government has twice updated its guidance to allow the country’s ELT...

US statement sets stage for coordinated national strategy for international education

“Continuing to nurture a vibrant community of international students is a foreign policy imperative,” said US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, who was speaking this week at the...