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  • Academic credit now an option for FutureLearn MOOCs

    MOOC platform, FutureLearn, which is owned by The Open University, will be offering programmes, compiled of a series of courses, which will count towards academic and professional qualifications, it has announced.

  • Campus France: language, financial concerns barriers to study abroad

    New research reveals that 2 in 3 students in higher education in France currently have no overseas study experience, despite participation numbers in some sort of study experience abroad rising. Campus France is keen to understand why.

  • Brazil’s agency survey shows study travel slouch

    According to a recent survey, commissioned by BELTA, of education agencies and students, the economic crisis, decreased purchasing power, unemployment and currency depreciation all hindered language travel sales for Brazilian agents in 2015.

  • ALTO: decrease in junior and adult markets despite previous growth

    Language schools responding to the annual ALTO Deloitte survey reported drops in business in 2015, measured by junior and adult student weeks, despite reporting substantial growth the year before in the same comparative survey.

  • UK: 8% slide in ELT enrolments as global market contracts

    The UK’s ELT sector has shrunk for the second year in a row as both adult and junior enrolments dropped for the first time and lengths of stay diminished. English UK figures show the country hosted 42,000 fewer students in 2015, 8% less than the previous year.

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Kaplan sells Pro Linguis to StudyLingua

Kaplan sells Pro Linguis to StudyLingua

Pro Linguis, one of Switzerland’s oldest and largest education agencies which went into liquidation last month, is being acquired by StudyLingua AG, another Swiss language travel agency based in St Gallen.

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