The National Union of Students in the UK is running a campaign to put pressure on leaders of UK educational institutions to abolish in-course tuition fee increases for international students. At least half of all UK universities do not currently provide students with a fixed fee guarantee.
CEO of Languages Canada, Gonzalo Peralta, is positioning the organisation to confront the Canadian government and amend clauses in the new ISP that harms members’ business. Peralta predicts up to 15,000 students will be lost because Co-op programmes can not be offered by language schools from June.
Both the UK and Germany are calling on the creative photography skills of international students to promote study opportunities in competitions with prizes worth £250 and €500 respectively. FDSV in Germany and the British Council in the UK are behind the promotions.
Leaders of UK sector associations have called for the government to focus on existing fraud challenges in light of a recent TV documentary instead of increasing regulation for compliant schools. Accreditation UK has confirmed its remit does not include delivery of external examinations.
After a stagnant 2013, members of one of France’s leading French as a foreign language teaching associations, Groupement FLE, are prepared to approach 2014 head-on with cross sectoral alliances and plans to expand their marketing strategies to emerging markets.
Last week’s sixth annual EnglishUSA Professional Development Conference was the biggest of its kind with attendance up by almost a third on last year. One hundred seventy five delegates attended the event in San Francisco denoting the organisation’s first meeting since last year’s deadline for all IEPs to be accredited.
In a marketing move that will bring more agents to its fairs, IALC and ICEF’s ANZA have joined forces to create a cost-effective double workshop package for agents to be held in Australia and New Zealand this April. The coordinated timing and location of the two workshops means that IALC institutions as well as exhibitors can easily attend both.
Despite being hit hard by the economic crisis, Spain’s outbound study market has seen steady growth over the past few years due to many believing language training can leverage job opportunities. The sector is predicted to continue its upward trajectory this year and ASEPROCE is keen to place a mark of quality on its membership base.
Leading language teaching association English UK has said it is “delighted” to appoint global marketing expert and former Managing Director of the British Council’s Programmes and Projects arm Eddie Byers its new Chief Executive. Byers will take up the post in May.
Quality English (QE) has welcomed a new school already for 2014 – UK school St Georges International. It has also unveiled details of its first mission of the year, which will be to Baku in Azerbaijan and Almaty in Kazakhstan with sister organisation Quality Education (QEd).