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Independent UK schools fare best in benchmark survey

A study has shown UK independent English language schools outperform proprietary chain schools based on scores ranked against national averages from the British Council-endorsed accreditation rankings. It also revealed that experience can lead to excellence, with most top-ranked ELT players over 20 years old.

BELTA tour of South Africa will boost bookings

A group of 11 education agents from BELTA, the Brazilian Educational & Language Travel Association, has just returned from a familiarisation trip of South Africa that will likely boost bookings from Brazilians keen to learn English and study in the country, say organisers.

INTO announces Drew University tie-up near NY

The latest on-campus partnership for INTO has been announced, with INTO New York soon to be rolled out at small, liberal-arts university Drew University in Madison, NJ less than an hour from central New York. INTO's first intake will be welcomed for 2014/15.

Two big CEO roles announced in UK

The British Accreditation Council (BAC) and Bell English in the UK have both recently appointed new Chief Executive Officers. Both new appointees want to progress the respective organisations which they will lead and Bell has a strategic plan that foresees significant growth.

EU surge contributes to latest UK migrant tally

Latest migration data for the UK reveals an erosion in enrolments for the UK's FE sector, while an overall increase in EU migration was behind the net migration headlines. Further declines in Pakistani and Indian student enrolments was also charted as well as a big rise in Brazilian students coming to the UK.

May launch for EC’s new school in Manchester

Ambitious global English language company EC has announced that its newest school will be opening in central Manchester, UK. With one of the largest student populations in the world and the infamous Curry Mile and a bustling Chinatown, Manchester will be an exciting seventh school for EC in the UK.