The politics of quality control in the English language teaching space are fast-changing and complex; governments now want to dictate the rules but in many cases they lack the sophisticated grasp of accreditation that membership bodies may have, claim stakeholders, resulting in multi-layered approaches. Beckie Smith reports.
Go Overseas, a study abroad search platform, has partnered with Education in Ireland and Aer Lingus to offer full scholarships to students to study in Ireland. Two scholarships worth $15,000 each are being offered through a competition.
The Irish Department of Justice has confirmed reforms it laid out in May for Ireland’s international educators will come into force this month, including the publication of an updated list of providers eligible to accept international students.
English language providers in Ireland are enjoying a boom in numbers, as anecdotal reports from Marketing English in Ireland show 2015 is set to be a year of growth, after a 3% fall in student numbers last year.
Ireland has been named the country with the most satisfied international students in Europe in the 2015 StudyPortals International Student Satisfaction awards, surpassing the Nordic countries for the first time.