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 Brazilian outbound continues to strengthen with a trend to longer stays abroad

Brazilian outbound continues to strengthen with a trend to longer stays abroad

The number of Brazilian students studying abroad increased by 14% in 2016. New data from both agent and student...

 Brazilian outbound grew in 2016

Brazilian outbound grew in 2016

After a tough 2015, Brazilian outbound shows signs of a return to growth through 2016. A recent survey estimates that...

 US ELT enrolment down sharply in 2016

US ELT enrolment down sharply in 2016

The latest survey of Intensive English Programmes in the US finds that student numbers declined 19% in 2016...

 UK ELT declines for third straight year

UK ELT declines for third straight year

The latest data from English UK reveals a third consecutive year of declining English Language Teaching (ELT) enrolments for British providers. “The industry has already been undergoing seismic structural...

 Spain: Survey shows four-year growth trend for language enrolment

Spain: Survey shows four-year growth trend for language enrolment

A survey of FEDELE-member schools in Spain reveals a four-year pattern of growth for enrolment in language programmes...

Italy announces 2017 PON funding for language studies

The Italian government has announced a new round of PON scholarship funding for 2017...

Australia: ELICOS enrolment grew in 2016

Australia is the latest major English Language Teaching (ELT) destination to post its enrolment data for 2016. Full-year data is now available and it indicates a total of...

A closer look at the Turkish outbound market

While official statistics do not fully map the number of outbound students from Turkey, it is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s top sending markets with an...

New data suggests Japanese outbound market has been significantly undercounted

Japan has long been an important outbound student market, and a major sender to English-speaking destinations in particular. However, the narrative has been of a market in decline...

Anytime, anywhere: How online and mobile technologies are transforming language learning

This article is adapted and reprinted with permission from the 2016 edition of ICEF Insights magazine. The complete issue is available to download now. Language travel remains a...

Annual ranking says Europe still leads on English proficiency

The 6th annual EF English Proficiency Index (EPI) was released yesterday, and, as always, it provides a fascinating window into levels of English proficiency in regions and countries around...

SEVP releases final guidance for ESL pathways in the US

On 28 October, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) released its long-awaited policy guidance for pathway programmes in the US. The announcement put an end to a...

Junior language travel market continues to develop

Junior students have become an important growth segment in recent years, especially in Europe, where students under age 18 now compose a significant proportion of language travel enrolments....