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.
An English teaching course run by the US State Department on MOOC platform Coursera has begun its second phase of the year after breaking participation and completion records immediately after its inception last spring.
Rethinking business models with a focus on smaller margins but bigger scale is essential for businesses keen to work in India and help cater to the burgeoning demand for English and skills training, experts and stakeholders recommended at a British Council-organised English Partnerships Forum last week on English Skills for Employability.
The English language-focused MOOC has been the singularly most popular online programme offered by UK platform, FutureLearn, which has shared with The PIE News information about who signed up for the course. Meanwhile, Australia's own ELT MOOC also suggests massive demand for online ELT.