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 Russia: Education agents optimistic as economy strengthens in 2017

Russia: Education agents optimistic as economy strengthens in 2017

Three out of four Russian agents expect to refer more students abroad in 2017 than they did last year. This is one of the top-level findings of a...

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

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...

 Australia’s education exports surpass AUS$20 billion

Australia’s education exports surpass AUS$20 billion

New figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show continued growth in Australia’s international education sector. The updated ABS data reveals total direct spending on fees and...

 SEVP releases final guidance for ESL pathways in the US

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...

 2016 Agent Barometer survey reveals important shifts in destination appeal and student perceptions

2016 Agent Barometer survey reveals important shifts in destination appeal and student perceptions

Key findings from the 2016 ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer were released yesterday at the ICEF Berlin Workshop. Now in its tenth year, the Agent Barometer remains the industry’s...

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....

Differentiation through innovation in English language teaching

Schools in the English Language Teaching (ELT) sector are operating in an increasingly competitive environment where the commoditisation of general language programmes has become a real issue. This...

Checking in on English testing requirements for study in the UK

In April 2015, the British government substantially overhauled the system for Secure English Language Tests (SELT) in the UK. As a result, IELTS became the only approved test...

Canada’s ELT numbers fell in 2015

New survey data from Languages Canada reveals that Canada is the latest major destination to chart a decline in ELT (English Language Teaching) enrolments for 2015. Based on...

Canada eases visa requirements for Mexico

In a move that many Canadian ELT (English Language Training) centres will welcome, the Government of Canada announced this week that it will lift visa requirements for Mexican...

UK ELT student weeks down 13% in 2015

On the heels of data from The 2015 ALTO-Deloitte Language Travel Industry Survey, which suggests a softening in global demand for English-language courses, English UK has also released...

Latest language travel data points to slowing growth in 2015

This time last year, the general impression in language travel was that some important market shifts were afoot. The UK was losing market share and seeing some weakening...

Brazil: research highlights shift to affordable destinations and career-oriented studies

Earlier this month, BELTA – the Brazilian Educational and Language Travel Association – presented new research on 2015 trends in the Brazilian market for study abroad. The research...

UAE leads the world in English-medium international school enrolments

New ISC research – reported in the ISC Market Intelligence Report for the UAE – shows that the United Arab Emirates is the leading country in the world...

Malta ELT enrolment down slightly in 2015

An annual survey of Malta’s English Language Teaching (ELT) sector finds a modest decrease in enrolment for 2015. The 2015 FELTOM ELT Industry Survey Report, prepared by Deloitte...