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 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...

 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...

 Malta’s ELT student numbers jump by 14%

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...

 Where are Mexican students going now?

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

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...

Australian education exports approaching AUS$29 billion

Official government statistics place the value of Australian education exports at AUS$28.6 billion (US$22 billion)...

South African ELT recovery underway

Enrolment in South African English Language Teaching (ELT) programmes has begun to recover from a drastic decline in 2015. Recently released full-year data for 2016 shows a 19%...

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...

German outbound for language study dipped in 2016

Total language travel bookings for German students are estimated to have declined by 2% in 2016...

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...

Australia off to a fast start in 2017

The number of student visas granted for study in Australia increased sharply in the first three months of 2017, rising nearly 22%...

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...

Malta ELT up slightly in 2016

An annual data release from Malta’s National Statistics Office (NSO) shows that student arrivals for English Language Teaching (ELT) programmes increased slightly in 2016. Malta welcomed 76,730 ELT...

Canada: Optimistic outlook for foreign enrolment in 2017

Official figures for 2016 won’t be available until later this year but attendees at the annual Languages Canada conference, held this week in Quebec City, came away with...