EF has been named as the Official Supplier for language training in Brazil ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. The endorsement means EF will be providing training for over one million people.
EF – one of the world's largest private language training providers – has announced its online language school is now available as an Android App allowing students instant mobile access to its cloud-based online school, Efekta 13. Students will have access to teacher-led private and group classes 24 hours a day.
Peace building and conflict resolution were the centre of a unique summer programme jointly hosted by education giant EF and the United Nations Alliance of Civiliations (UNAOC) last month. One hundred youth from 92 countries convened for a week of roundtable discussions, workshops and direct mentorship from UNAOC and EF officials.
The ELT giant Education First (EF) is to run its first summer school with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) this August, dedicated to improving international cooperation and combatting extremism. 100 young people from around the world will attend with the aim of building skills and knowledge "to collaborate across borders".
Competitors try to speed it up expansion and buy schools already up and running with very different company cultures and they try to integrate them into their own group of schools. That is not the way we believe to be the best and most efficient.
The last few years have presented the international education sector with significant challenges, but the continuing demand has kept most businesses buoyant and growth on the agenda. The PIE takes a look at a selection of the key players in language, pathways and higher education that are navigating through somewhat turbulent times.
Sixty per cent of the graduates of Hult International Business School find employment outside their country of origin. Many savvy operators are now enabling their students to leave "global-work-ready" by blending education with career counselling, professional experience or multi-campus instruction.
An English Proficiency Index (EPI) compiled annually by EF, published today, has revealed that Sweden is now considered to be the best in the world in terms of English, usurping Norway to take the title and zooming up from fourth position. Meanwhile, southern European countries hit by the eurozone crisis are stagnating at mid-ranking echelons.