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Pearson unveils new English assessment scale

Education giant Pearson has launched the Global Scale of English – a numeric measurement of English language proficiency. The company will begin introducing the GSE into its product lines worldwide over the next 18-24 months and aims to establish it as a universal benchmark for businesses, governments and academic institutions.

Increase in Chinese students in France

Booming Chinese investment in Africa could prove to be beneficial for France. With historical and lingual ties to several countries on the continent, France has seen an increase in Chinese students keen to learn French and establish ties with French industry. As a result, the French government has initiated a series of programmes to attract Chinese students to France.

IHWO welcomes new schools in Europe and Africa

International House World Organisation has expanded its network of schools to include centres in Italy, Angola, Russia and Germany, bringing its total number of affiliate schools to 158. IHWO’s Chief Operating Officer Lucy Horsefield said: “Our organization is growing steadily at the moment".

IH Cape Town to open centre in Angola

After seeing "dramatic" growth in Angolan students travelling to South Africa to study, International House Cape Town has opened a new English Language school in Angola's capital city Luanda. The school also signed three memorandum of understandings to open language schools at private local universities.

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.

Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda sign local fees agreement

Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda have struck a deal that will mean students moving to study between the three countries will pay local tuition fees, as part of a move to harmonise education in the East African Community (EAC). Previously, incoming students have paid international fees priced in US dollars.