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 UK ELT reporting continued recovery through summer 2022

UK ELT reporting continued recovery through summer 2022

The Q3 results of English UK’s Quarterly Intelligence Cohort (QUIC) programme have just been released, providing a fresh look at the performance of the UK’s English-language teaching (ELT)...

 Industry groups call for change as youth bookings for UK remain far below pre-COVID levels

Industry groups call for change as youth bookings for UK remain far below pre-COVID levels

A survey of more than 80 agents who book junior student groups for summer camps and other ELT programmes in Europe reveals that 83% fewer students in this...

 Language proficiency testing widely suspended in Vietnam

Language proficiency testing widely suspended in Vietnam

Updates for 22 November: Media reports indicate that IDP and the British Council have now been approved to resume operations at their IELTS testing centres in Vietnam. Meanwhile,...

 Brazilian market showing its strength this year

Brazilian market showing its strength this year

Brazil has long been one of the most important student recruitment markets in Latin America. Outbound mobility patterns fluctuate, especially in relation to economic headwinds or shifting currency...

 EnglishUSA advances sector-specific recommendations for federal policy makers

EnglishUSA advances sector-specific recommendations for federal policy makers

The EnglishUSA board recently ratified a series of five policy recommendations for US government agencies. The peak body’s recommendations were in turn presented at the EnglishUSA Stakeholders Conference...

UK ELT shows real gains through second quarter of 2022

Compared to the same period a year before, there were many more students enrolled in English Language Teaching (ELT) centres in the UK in Q2 2022. Those students...

Canadian language schools weather another decline in 2021 but emerge with “optimism for recovery and growth” in 2022

Languages Canada has released its latest report, 2021 Annual Report on Language Education in Canada, which examines international student enrolment trends in English- and French-language programmes in 2021....

Australian ELICOS reached 20-year low in 2021 but recovery is now underway

“The past two years has been devastating for our English language teaching sector here in Australia,” said English Australia CEO Brett Blacker. Mr Blacker was speaking during a...

Japanese outbound numbers still down in 2021 with a distinct shift to online study

The latest mobility data from JAOS (Japan Association of Overseas Studies) highlights that 2021 was another challenging year for Japanese outbound. The annual report relies on a survey...

Global survey shows that many language schools and agents will need to raise prices due to inflation

Language schools and agents have been severely affected by the impacts of the pandemic over the past couple of years – losing students, staff, and revenue to the...

US: English language enrolments remained well below pre-pandemic levels in 2021  

The latest annual survey data from the Institute of International Education (IIE) indicates that there were 5.3% more international students in US Intensive English Programmes (IEPs) in 2021...

UK extends visa waiver programme for Gulf states

The British Home Office announced recently that the UK’s electronic visa waiver (EVW) programme will be further expanded to include Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. The EVW programme allows...

Irish ELT reports another sharp decline in 2021

The Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO) has been tracking industry sentiment and expectations for recovery in its quarterly pulse surveys throughout much of the pandemic. One finding...

UK ELT sector endured another tough year in 2021 but vows “fightback” to recovery

New data shows that Covid-related travel restrictions enforced at various points in 2021 – especially during the Delta wave – meant that recovery for the UK’s English-language school...

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...