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australia’s-elicos-sector-flat-in-2018Australia’s ELICOS sector flat in 2018

English Australia’s National ELICOS Market Report for 2018 shows that enrolments in Australia’s English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students sector grew by 1% last...

public-sector-providers-an-important-driver-of-canadian-language-programme-growth-for-2018Public sector providers an important driver of Canadian language programme growth for 2018

Newly released data reveals that enrolment in Canada’s language programmes grew by 6% from 2017 to 2018, with Canadian language schools booking a 2% increase...

new-zealand-moving-to-smooth-pathways-between-language-learning-and-degree-studiesNew Zealand moving to smooth pathways between language learning and degree studies

With the stroke of a pen, a new agreement between two peak bodies in New Zealand will help to structure and standardise pathways between the...

US ELT numbers decline for third consecutive year

International enrolment in Intensive English Programmes in the US fell by 10% between 2017 and 2018 (and student weeks by 13.7%) according to the new...

British ELT stable in 2018 but performance is uneven across private and public centres

After rebounding strongly in 2017 after three years of decline, the UK’s English Language Teaching (ELT) sector held onto – but did not further increase...

Malta: ELT weeks down; expanded work rights for students

Malta’s ELT (English Language Training) sector plays an important role in the country’s overall tourism industry, accounting for 8% of total tourist nights and 6.5%...

Ireland: ELT student numbers down but weeks reach a record high

After a few years of steady increases in student numbers, enrolment growth in Ireland’s ELT (English Language Training) sector cooled off last year. There were...

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...

From the field: 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...

South Africa: ELT student weeks up again in 2018

Newly released data indicates that South Africa’s English Language Teaching (ELT) sector booked a third consecutive year of growth in 2018. Student numbers were down...

New report offers recommendations for stimulating Chinese demand for English study overseas

A new report from English Australia and market research consultancy Student Marketing (now Bonard) estimates that a coordinated industry-government strategy could nearly double the number...

Year in review: What we learned in 2018

It has been another exciting and challenging year in international education, and, as always, we thank you for reading along with us. But before we...

Slower growth and more intense competition in global ELT market

Overall volumes of English language training, as measured in student numbers and student weeks, have been essentially flat...

Checking in on Turkish outbound

In a year of political and economic challenges, Turkey continues to show strong demand for study abroad...

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...

Australian ELICOS remains flat through mid-year

The early-year trend lines for Australia’s international enrolment growth are holding steady through June 2018. The latest numbers from the Department of Education and Training...

From the field: Recruiting for US ELT programmes

Intensive English Programmes (IEPs) in the US have been buffeted by sharp enrolment declines over the last two years. The subset of 400+ language programmes...

Annual survey finds continued growth in international schools

The latest edition of an annual global study reveals ongoing growth in the international schools sector, both in terms of the number of schools and...

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