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ELT accreditors make strides in global alliance

The Quality Assurance in Language Education Network, a worldwide network of English language accreditation bodies, has officially launched its website and branding this month, following a symposium in Malta. The developments put the organisation on track to create a forum for sharing best practice and comparing accreditation systems used in different countries.

Canada: language students stable after 2013 drop

Student numbers in Canada’s language teaching sector have begun to stabIlise after falling almost 10% in 2013, representative body Languages Canada’s 2014 annual report has revealed. Member programmes reported a 6% increase in student numbers from 129,704 in 2013 to 137,416 in 2014.

World Student Day celebrated across Canada

Talent shows, sports activities and home-cooked meals were among the events taking place across Canada last week as part of Languages Canada's first annual World Student Day organised to raise awareness of the cultural and economic benefits international students bring to the country.

Canada: 9.3% drop in ELT students in 2013

Canada’s language sector has suffered a damaging blow due to 2012’s Foreign Service Officer strike and new regulations to the country’s International Student Programme. The second annual Languages Canada member survey show numbers dropped 9.3%, which represented a decrease of overall student numbers for Canada from 142,931 in 2012 to 129,704 in 2013.

Languages Canada shows its teeth as ISP rules bite

CEO of Languages Canada, Gonzalo Peralta, is positioning the organisation to confront the Canadian government and amend clauses in the new ISP that harms members' business. Peralta predicts up to 15,000 students will be lost because Co-op programmes can not be offered by language schools from June.