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.
In roundtable discussions organised by The PIE News at the English UK marketing conference, students said word of mouth recommendations were the most powerful when choosing where to study, while many expressed a desire for more informational videos.
A scholarship fund will be set up in honour of Eddie Byers, the late Chief Executive of English UK, drawing on his passion for the life-changing power of education in students' lives. This was announced at a memorial service held in London.
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.
A successful competition to capture what learning and speaking English means to young Brazilians has now closed and five lucky winners of the English is GREAT: Speak to the World campaign showcased great creativity.
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.