ELT providers in the UK are waiting anxiously to find out if funding for Italy’s PON scheme will be released this year. This, along with the programme's challenges and opportunities, was a hot topic of discussion among providers in London this week.
Highlighting promotional packages and communicating the appeal of cities outside London can help when marketing UK ELT to Mexican students, a British Council report recommends. It identifies cost as a big deterrent for Mexican students when choosing their ELT destination.
English UK has appointed an interim chief executive to take on the responsibilities of former CEO Eddie Byers who died suddenly in November. Richard Day, owner of English in Chester, will start in the position immediately.
English UK is championing a new report which has found that the UK’s ELT sector generated £1.2bn in export earnings in 2014, supporting some 26,500 jobs. But business is getting tougher, and younger, a separate report and panel discussion has revealed.
New College Group has a new school site in Liverpool to complement its Manchester school. A focus on tech-linked learning and courting the corporate market will ensure the ELT company stands out in the marketplace, it says.