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 ICEF Exchange podcast: What is next for online language learning?

ICEF Exchange podcast: What is next for online language learning?

“Online will be a component of the language travel sector moving forward. Whether before or after, or even during [face-to-face courses], I think it is here to stay.”...

 Ireland: temporary visa measures for language students and a plan for recovery

Ireland: temporary visa measures for language students and a plan for recovery

Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, has introduced a package of temporary measures to ease visa conditions for international students following language courses in Ireland. In a...

 Testing update for June 2020: Pearson, TOEFL, IELTS, iTEP, Cambridge, LanguageCert, Duolingo

Testing update for June 2020: Pearson, TOEFL, IELTS, iTEP, Cambridge, LanguageCert, Duolingo

While most language testing operations have been suspended during the pandemic, there have been a number of important developments over the past two months, including the introduction of...

 FELCA continues to advocate for voucher system as an alternative to refunds

FELCA continues to advocate for voucher system as an alternative to refunds

The Federation of Education and Language Consultant Associations (FELCA) is continuing to advance a proposal this month for widespread use of vouchers between language schools and agents. The...

 Early lessons from moving ELT online: start with what makes your school special

Early lessons from moving ELT online: start with what makes your school special

In the early months of this year, a growing web of public health measures and international travel restrictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic caused English language schools to...

English UK warns many schools will cease trading without further government support

English UK has joined a broad industry effort to lobby the British government around its current emergency relief measures. At issue is the government’s Coronavirus Business Rates Relief...

Testing update for April 2020: TOEFL, GRE, IELTS, Pearson

Update for 15 April: IELTS announces at-home testing service. Please see details below. TOEFL launches at-home testing The Educational Testing Service (ETS) announced last week that it has...

Language training moves online as COVID-19 forces suspension of face-to-face programmes

Schools across the world’s leading English Language Training (ELT) destinations are suspending in-person classes in the wake of quickly unfolding travel restrictions and government directives designed to stem...

TOEFL and IELTS tests suspended in many areas but alternate testing options on the way

The COVID-19 coronavirus has significantly disrupted testing schedules for the two of the most prominent standard tests for language proficiency in the world: TOEFL and IELTS. This has...

New strategy aims to establish Australia as global leader in English language teaching

A new strategy released by Australia’s Department of Education and Training (DET) aims to further strengthen the country’s English language training sector (more commonly referred to as ELICOS...

Australia’s foreign enrolment up 10% in 2019

Full-year enrolment numbers for Australia reveal that the country’s foreign enrolment grew by just under 10% in 2019 (9.7% year-over-year). Total enrolment of visa-holding students reached 758,154, which...

Australia: ELICOS numbers holding stable into final quarter of 2019

Australia’s language education providers are reporting marginal growth for 2019, with significant gains in...

ELT sector in the UK stable in summer 2019

Total student weeks were up modestly for the junior segment but there was a small decrease in the adult segment in Q3 2019...

Slowing in Chinese commencements for most major study destinations

Educators and governments in the major English-speaking study destinations – Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States – have known for some years that the flow of...

Australian international student enrolments up 11% through September 2019

Australia is once again on its way to double-digit growth in international student numbers for 2019, with 720,150 students enrolled across various sectors as of September 2019, a...