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Industry surveys highlight continued growth in language study travel

As much as the language travel sector is a key segment of the international education industry, little comparative data on the sector’s performance and trends has been available...

Spanish university entrance exam no longer required for foreign students

In a major change to the system of undergraduate admissions for Spanish universities, a royal decree recently removed the Selectividad exam as a mandatory entrance requirement for foreign...

Surging global demand for digital language learning

A series of recent market reports highlight that the demand for digital English language learning products is booming in global education markets. The research firm Ambient Insight reports...

Demand for Spanish and ties to Latin America key for international education in Spain

“Many millions of people all over the world are going to learn [Spanish]. The importance of Latin America really makes Spanish the second most important language worldwide.” —Antonio...

Lost in translation: the challenge of delivering web content in many languages

Sooner or later every international recruiter has to address an important communications challenge: to what extent do you translate your website (or other online communications) into the language...

Demand for Spanish instruction escalating, higher ed still facing challenges

Spain has long been a popular travel and study abroad destination. Of all the participating countries in Europe, Spain receives the largest number of students from the popular...

Swiss agent survey reveals continued interest in European languages, dip in English

Sales in 2012 remained stable for most language travel agencies in Switzerland and the outlook is optimistic, with anticipated growth in 2013, according to the latest survey from...

Globalised economy continues to drive demand for foreign language proficiency

Virtually all of the most ambitious students in the world, at all levels – elementary, secondary, and tertiary – have one thing in common in 2013: the desire...

Can foreign languages go digital with online education?

Today, enrolment in online courses is growing at a faster rate than that of higher education overall, and more schools are striving to increase their web-based programmes. However,...

Latest ALTO report highlights struggles in global language travel industry

The Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO) has released its latest report from Q2 2012, which includes feedback from 229 language schools and 399 educational agencies around the...

EU surveys: 98% support language learning but skills gaps remain

Almost nine out of ten EU citizens believe that the ability to speak foreign languages is very useful and 98% say that mastering languages will be good for...

ALTO quarterly report reveals positive outlook from language travel industry

The Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO) provides a snapshot of the language travel industry via its quarterly report, ALTO Pulse. The latest report from Q4 2011 includes...

Economic impact of foreign students in Spain estimated at €2.2 billion

There are nearly 500 million native Spanish speakers worldwide, meaning that Spanish is the second most commonly spoken...

Cuba at the crossroads of greater international engagement

Cuba has reached a pivotal point in its history. Signs of rapprochement with the United States and new economic opportunities have drawn the interest of international investors. Such...

Leading with the destination: A case study in location-based marketing

Spain’s Mediterranean city of Málaga has emerged as an important destination for international students in the country. In fact, some of its educational institutions have made the lure...

Market Snapshot: Colombia

ICEF Monitor has noted in the past that Colombia is an important country in international education. Local indicators continue to point upward: the public education budget is set...

How much influence does accommodation have on student recruitment?

The variety and quality of accommodations educational institutions offer are presumed to factor into the mix of reasons why prospective students select certain schools. Is this true? And...

BELTA shares latest Brazilian education market research

With programmes like Science Without Borders, greater overall wealth, and nervousness about the domestic university system, study abroad is increasing in attractiveness to the huge student-aged Brazilian population....

Market Snapshot: South Africa

“South Africa and its neighbouring countries must urgently develop and implement higher education policies aimed at expanding student enrolments, strengthening the qualifications of academics, doubling the production of...

Five factors for a successful Google Adwords campaign

As if the world wasn’t already addicted to Facebook, the recent IPO hype had all of us in a frenzy. Now that the dust has settled, many are...