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 Ireland’s ELT numbers up 10% in 2015; student weeks increase by 38%

Ireland’s ELT numbers up 10% in 2015; student weeks increase by 38%

As of 2015, the number of international students studying English in Ireland stands at roughly 107,000 – a 10% jump from 2014, when the number was 97,610. Students...

 2.28 million abroad for language study in 2014

2.28 million abroad for language study in 2014

New research indicates that nearly 2.3 million people travelled abroad for a language course in 2014. This is the top-level finding from the IALC Study Travel Research Report...

 US English programmes reporting declines in Saudi enrolment this year

US English programmes reporting declines in Saudi enrolment this year

International enrolment in US Intensive English Programmes (IEPs) has fallen off noticeably over the past year, due in part to changes in the Saudi scholarship programmes that have...

 The growing demand for English language learning in Mexico

The growing demand for English language learning in Mexico

Despite its shared border with the United States, Mexico still has a challenge with limited English language proficiency. It ranks below several other Latin American nations for English...

 ELT enrolment in the Philippines on the rise

ELT enrolment in the Philippines on the rise

The Philippines has become an increasingly popular destination for English Language Training (ELT), particularly so for students from Japan and Korea. As the government ramps up efforts to...

Full-year data confirms strong growth for New Zealand in 2015

The latest data release from Education New Zealand (ENZ) confirms another year of strong growth for the country’s international student numbers. ENZ’s full-year Student Visa Dashboard for 2015...

UK’s English Language Teaching sector worth £1.2 billion

A recent study commissioned by peak body English UK puts the value of export revenue from the UK’s English Language Teaching (ELT) sector at £1.2 billion (US$1.74 billion)...

Australian education exports top AUS$19 billion in 2015

There is some final counting to be done but the latest numbers from Australia confirm that 2015 was another strong year of growth for international education exports. The...

Coming soon: A new data standard for language programme information

The Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO) is moving forward with plans to establish an industry standard for sharing basic information about language programmes. The ALTO membership is...

Peru commits to bilingualism with a new focus on English

Driven in part by its considerable mineral wealth, the Peruvian economy has seen strong growth in recent years, helping spur outbound student mobility as well as the country’s...

Study abroad exempt from new Brazilian tax on overseas payments

Anyone with an interest in international education or student recruitment in Brazil held their breath earlier this month with the announcement of a new tax on overseas payments,...

Sweden’s international student numbers up for the first time since 2011

The Swedish government moved to introduce higher education tuition fees for non-European Union/non-European Economic Area students in 2011, and foreign student enrolment in the country promptly took a...

From the field: Recruiting in Bolivia

Bolivia is a small, land-locked country of about 11 million people in South America. It generally does not enjoy the same prominence in international markets as do some...

2015 in review: The most-read and must-reads from the year

As we count down the final days of the year, let’s take a moment to look back over 2015 with our third annual review of the most-popular items...

The relationship between currency exchange and student mobility

It has been a tumultuous year for the world economy, which in many quarters is still recovering from the deep economic shocks of the 2008 global economic crisis....