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 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...

 2017 marks another year of growth for Ireland’s ELT sector

2017 marks another year of growth for Ireland’s ELT sector

The number of ELT students in Ireland grew by 8% in 2017, representing a third consecutive year of growth for...

 Some notable shifts in sending markets for Malta’s ELT providers

Some notable shifts in sending markets for Malta’s ELT providers

A new report highlights some important shifts in source markets for Malta’s English Language Teaching (ELT) centres during a year of significant growth in 2017. As we reported...

 Brazil marks a second year of strong growth

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%

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...

South African ELT rebounding this year

In 2015, South Africa’s English Language Teaching (ELT) enrolment went off a cliff. The year before, the South African government had passed new immigration legislation that effectively excluded...

More than 200,000 Japanese students abroad in 2016

The latest data from Japan suggests that the number of outbound students grew by roughly 15% between...

US ELT numbers trending down in 2017

A fall 2017 member survey conducted by English USA reveals that a majority of Intensive English Programmes (IEPs) in the US are reporting continued declines in enrolment this...

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...

Australia announces updated ELICOS standards

Australian Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham took the opportunity of his ministerial address at the Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) in Hobart last week to unveil...

Fifty-fold increase in English-taught bachelor’s degrees in Europe

From the turn of the century onward, Europe has seen dramatic growth in the number of English-medium programmes on...

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...

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%...

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

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