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ESL schools rebrand as ALPADIA Language Schools

After 18 years as part of the Ecole Suisse de Langues Education Group, ESL Language Schools is breaking away to become a new independent entity named ALPADIA Language Schools. ALPADIA will continue to offer language courses in Switzerland, France, Germany and England, where it hosts over 6,000 students each year.

ELS opens its first pathway programme in India

ELS Education Services (ELS) has partnered with SRM University (SRM) in Chennai to launch its first ever language centre in India, which becomes its seventh international pathway programme worldwide. The move marks an interesting new development for ELS, which has declared interest in further developing operations in India.

How is France evolving as a study destination?

Julian Hall, writing for The PIE Review, assesses the political push to ensure France remains a top-five international educator and finds out how the language teaching sector fits in with these aims. “Our country has lost ground in the last 10 years," says France's Higher Education Minister.

Mark Harris, President of ELS

Our strategy is to support English-medium tertiary education in any country where it may be taking place. We've opened on-campus pathways in Malaysia and France, and Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland are also of interest

ELS partners with SKEMA, eyes Europe expansion

The international pathways operator ELS has launched its first centre in Europe through a partnership with SKEMA Business School in France, and says it now plans to expand on the continent. The company now wants to explore further partnerships in France, as well as Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

USA: ELS backs Scholar Rescue Fund

US English language giant ELS Educational Services is teaming up with IIE to support foreign scholars in crisis. The company will offer full tuition scholarships to those supported by IIE's Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF), to help them quickly achieve the English necessary for tertiary study in the USA.

Who is making waves in international education?

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.