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Gov must focus on fraud, say UK associations

Leaders of UK sector associations have called for the government to focus on existing fraud challenges in light of a recent TV documentary instead of increasing regulation for compliant schools. Accreditation UK has confirmed its remit does not include delivery of external examinations.

English UK appoints new Chief Exec

Leading language teaching association English UK has said it is "delighted" to appoint global marketing expert and former Managing Director of the British Council's Programmes and Projects arm Eddie Byers its new Chief Executive. Byers will take up the post in May.

UK: Action research scheme for ELT teachers

English UK, the world's leading language teaching association, has joined forces with Cambridge English Language Assessment to provide support for English language teachers working at its member centres who want to carry out action research into English language acquisition.

UK confirms Schengen visa link for Chinese

The UK has confirmed it is easing the visa process for visiting Chinese nationals. The changes could allow Chinese tourists – who under current laws have the right to study in the UK for up to 30 days – to apply for a UK visa and Schengen visa at the same time, enabling easier access to other European countries.

EUK touts course variety to Asian, Russian agents

English UK’s "inward mission" gave twelve agents from China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam and Russia the opportunity to see the variety of English language summer school programs offered by member schools around the country housed in university campuses, private boarding schools and colleges.

Libya offers educators “golden opportunity”

As Libya begins to rebuild its infrastructure two years after its civil war, a "golden opportunity" has arisen for foreign English language, VET and HE institutions to recruit students funded by the government or private companies. The British Council alone expects 17,000 Libyans to study at UK institutions this year through a new government scholarship programme.

English UK hosts successful event in Peru

English UK, a membership association for accredited ELT players, has held a successful fair in Lima, Peru which attracted almost 50 education agencies from 10 countries in the region. Delegates appreciated a programme of seminars, business appointments and a sophisticated social diary.