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 Australia: ELICOS numbers holding stable into final quarter of 2019

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

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...

 The world’s changing language landscape

The world’s changing language landscape

In some ways, it’s never been more difficult – or exciting – to choose which foreign language to study, because so many are...

 The market for language studies in Spain

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

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 their academic goals,...

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 than English –...

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 of May 2017,...

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...

Where are Mexican students going now?

Mexico remains one of the largest Latin American markets for education, and is second only to Brazil in terms of the size of its population and economy. Despite...

New report maps student expectations for language study

A survey of nearly 5,000 current and former language students finds very high levels of student satisfaction and expectations...

Specialised camps are raising the bar for junior programmes

The junior segment is big business for leading ELT (English-language training) destinations and an increasingly important growth segment in a global market where overall year-over-year gains are now...