President Barack Obama has announced a new initiative to increase the number of K-12 students in the US studying Mandarin over the next five years to one million, in an extension of the 100,000 Strong programme.
Government-backed initiatives in Latin America are paying off as the region improves its results in the latest English Proficiency Index from EF. Worldwide, however, Europe still claims the highest level of English as a second language.
Chinese President Xi Jinping put his weight behind the expansion of Mandarin language teaching overseas, during visits to the US and UK this month, as leaders from both countries agreed that language is the best way to create truly bilateral relations.
The University of Nottingham and the Shanghai Advanced Research Institute have launched a new research centre to find low-carbon solutions to some of the world’s most pressing energy and environmental challenges.
The eighth UK-China Education Summit saw the signing of 23 education agreements to further collaboration and increase student mobility, which UK Minister for Universities and Science Jo Johnson said signalled a “new phase of scientific and educational collaboration".
Global market intelligence and business development company, StudentMarketing, has opened its first local office in Tianjin, China to help educators at all levels enter one of the largest and most idiosyncratic international student marketplaces.