The UK maintained a leading position in the global ELT market in 2014, but is losing market share as it faces increasing competition from other destinations, according to English UK’s annual statistics report.
Academia United, a new web-based platform allowing students to search, compare and book English language courses, is hoping that within a few years it will become among the top agencies worldwide for student weeks in the English language sector.
The number of adult students coming to Ireland to study English dropped significantly in 2014, according to a new report by Marketing English in Ireland. A strong performance in the junior market, however, helped soften the blow.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha highlighted the importance of English language education in a nationally televised address as a country-wide evaluation of English teachers gets underway. Meanwhile, Kaplan International has opened a head office in Thailand.
For many in India, the 2012 Bollywood film English Vinglish about an Indian housewife who sets out to learn English tells a familiar story - but what can it tell us about India's ELT market? Beckie Smith reports.