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
The international pathways operator ELS has launched its first centre in Europe through a partnership with SKEMA Business School in France, and says it now plans to expand on the continent. The company now wants to explore further partnerships in France, as well as Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
US English language giant ELS Educational Services is teaming up with IIE to support foreign scholars in crisis. The company will offer full tuition scholarships to those supported by IIE's Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF), to help them quickly achieve the English necessary for tertiary study in the USA.
The last few years have presented the international education sector with significant challenges, but the continuing demand has kept most businesses buoyant and growth on the agenda. The PIE takes a look at a selection of the key players in language, pathways and higher education that are navigating through somewhat turbulent times.
Rejections of visa applications to study English in the US have soared in Turkey in recent months, causing panic among agents and US ELT providers for whom Turkey is a key source market. The rejections are linked to a Turkish visa fraud case in the US. Agency association UED cites up to 80% refusal rates.