foreign language learning

The world’s changing language landscape

It used to be – and not that very long ago – that the list of most important languages in the world to know would have...

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...

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...

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...

Study reveals shifting motivations for language travel and changes in how students book courses

A new study published by the International Association of Language Centres (IALC) shows that students are increasingly interested in acquiring a new language to support...

Brazil marks a second year of strong growth

There was a 23% increase in Brazilian outbound in 2017, with a record 302,000 students studying abroad that year...

Malta’s ELT student numbers jump by 14%

After a couple of sluggish years, English language schools in Malta saw substantial growth in 2017 with a 13.6% increase in...

Foreign language enrolment in the US trending downward

A preliminary report from the US-based Modern Language Association (MLA) finds that enrolment in foreign language programmes in US institutions – that is, all languages other...

Japan well on its way to 300,000 international students

For the fifth consecutive year, international student numbers have grown in Japan. The latest statistics from the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) indicate that as...

How language schools are integrating online with traditional delivery

The age of online learning is well underway. Enrolment in the burgeoning field of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has...

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