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.
The Irish government will introduce an interim list of approved providers further restricting the number of programmes that can be used for visa purposes after its deferral in January. Institutions must meet the requirements by October this year to be included.
The number of adult students coming to Ireland to study English dropped significantly in 2014, according to a new report by Marketing English in Ireland. A strong performance in the junior market, however, helped soften the blow.