The US has overtaken the UK as the top receiving country for ELT as global growth slows and the study travel industry enters a period of market consolidation, leading to price pressure, IALC research has distilled.
Research commissioned by independent language school association, IALC, reveals that education agents value the accessibility and friendliness of independent schools. CEO of agency giant STB in Brazil echoed the results at the IALC conference in France.
A new list of top UK language schools compiled by ELT magazine EL Gazette, has compared the percentile rankings of centres across both new and old British Council inspection frameworks. The analysis revealed that independent schools are outperforming the chain schools once again.
The 31st IALC workshop held in Brisbane was held in Australia for the first time this year, offering great diversity of agency attendee, a great insight into Australia's offer for students and a topical seminar discussion around online booking and the commoditisation of the industry.
A study has shown UK independent English language schools outperform proprietary chain schools based on scores ranked against national averages from the British Council-endorsed accreditation rankings. It also revealed that experience can lead to excellence, with most top-ranked ELT players over 20 years old.
The International Association of Language Centres, a network of independent language schools teaching their native language to international students, has welcomed new members in Spain, China and North America.
In a marketing move that will bring more agents to its fairs, IALC and ICEF’s ANZA have joined forces to create a cost-effective double workshop package for agents to be held in Australia and New Zealand this April. The coordinated timing and location of the two workshops means that IALC institutions as well as exhibitors can easily attend both.
As of January 1, 2014, London-based Excel English and Cairns College of English in Australia are now part of the International Association of Language Centres (IALC)– a network of independent language schools teaching their native language to international students.