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.
English language teaching is no longer the preserve of solely English speaking countries. As new destinations emerge, they face significant hurdles - quality assurance, limited state support - but are nonetheless leveraging their strengths to bring in students. Beckie Smith discovers how.
Oaks Academy School of English in Bournemouth has closed suddenly. Around 15 students are believed to be affected and there are reportedly thousands of pounds in outstanding payments to staff and homestay providers.
The quality of English language teaching globally is being compromised by corporate exam providers, and the role of teachers is being squeezed by more cost effective, technology driven alternatives ELT experts have said.