Australia is "perilously close" to hitting key vaccination targets which will allow international travel to can be "more open", the country's education minister has said at English Australia's annual conference.
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many English language schools to close or temporarily stop offering their services to international students in the wake of travel restrictions. BONARD analysis suggests which direction the market is heading in.
EC English has announced its Australia and New Zealand operations are closing with immediate effect, along with 3 school sites in the UK and US. CEO Andrew Mangion cited unsustainable business pressure and lack of government support for travel-reliant businesses in Aus and NZ contributing to the decision.
Australia’s English language providers “face extinction” in 2021 unless they are given additional government support and international students start returning to the country "at scale", a peak body has cautioned.