Steve Phillips, Head of UK Schools at the Eurocentres Foundation will replace Sarah Cooper as chair of the board of directors at English UK. Phillips has been vice-chair of the organisation since December 2014.
Difficult market trading conditions for the English language teaching sector – exacerbated by significant discounting this summer – was the talk of StudyWorld, the annual workshop organised by English UK for educators to meet with education agencies.
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.
The UK’s ELT sector “faced on onslaught in 2014” according to English UK CEO Eddie Byers, who this week reported a decline in both student weeks and numbers for the country’s private and state ELT providers.