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Afghanistan signs new ELT agreements

Afghanistan's president Hamid Karzai has signed two agreements with the British Council to ensure training for 16,500 of the country's estimated 45,000 English teachers and to support the Ministry of Higher Education's goal to move Kabul’s public universities towards an English curriculum.

Embassy English launches student focused website

International English language provider Embassy English has redesigned its website – accessible via desktop and mobile platforms– with a strong student focus allowing for a more colourful insight into Embassy English's schools, facilities and overall study experience, all of which will be translated into multiples languages in the coming weeks.

ISIS holds agent seminar in Russia for partners

ISIS Education Group held its annual agent seminar in Moscow and St.Petersburg, Russia this year – training agents on its new products and introducing them to its newly acquired schools in the UK and Canada and a new pathway division for agency clients keen to consider university education.

Myanmar ed budget doubles; UK fortifies ties

A symposium of higher education institutions and agencies from Britain and Myanmar – including British Council, the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and the Quality Assurance Agency – met in the city of Yangon, Myanmar earlier this week to discuss ways of building academic partnerships between both countries.

QS to launch BRICS universities rankings

One of the world’s most prominent league table for universities – QS World University Rankings – has been chosen by intelligence analyst firm Interfax group to rank universities in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) and publish findings as QS University Rankings: BRICS.

MENA’s private education market set to flourish

Private education in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is a booming market that will be worth $11.2 billion and service 300,000 students in 2015, due to the promise of long-term revenue from a sector where the demand outweighs supply, payment plans that allow tuition fees to be submitted in advance and government that can provide strong support.

UK: Language learning inspires art exhibit

Language Testing 123 – a Cambridge-based English language training (ELT) consultancy group –has launched a language focused art exhibition to inspire learning through art and image. It has also opened the gallery to host ELT students in sessions where they learn through creating images.

Impact English recognised for VIC export award

Australia's Impact English College has been recognised as one of Victoria's leading exporters in the English Language Training (ELT) with a Governor of Victoria Export Award (GOVEA) Commendation in the Education and Training category. Monash University was the overall winner in the category.

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