Early reports suggest 2017 will be another booming year for Canadian educators and it's got little to do with politics south of the border, providers say. The growth in students doesn't come without its challenges, however, as accommodation, student services and teaching resources being to show signs of strain. Sara Custer reports.
After 18 years as part of the Ecole Suisse de Langues Education Group, ESL Language Schools is breaking away to become a new independent entity named ALPADIA Language Schools. ALPADIA will continue to offer language courses in Switzerland, France, Germany and England, where it hosts over 6,000 students each year.
ELS Education Services (ELS) has partnered with SRM University (SRM) in Chennai to launch its first ever language centre in India, which becomes its seventh international pathway programme worldwide. The move marks an interesting new development for ELS, which has declared interest in further developing operations in India.
ELS Education Services has announced it will sponsor an essay writing competition in collaboration with the UN Academic Impact initiative to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations and the organisation's six official languages.
Julian Hall, writing for The PIE Review, assesses the political push to ensure France remains a top-five international educator and finds out how the language teaching sector fits in with these aims. “Our country has lost ground in the last 10 years," says France's Higher Education Minister.
Our strategy is to support English-medium tertiary education in any country where it may be taking place. We've opened on-campus pathways in Malaysia and France, and Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland are also of interest