A successful 2017 for UK ELT made for widespread optimism at the English UK Academic Conference, with the industry now looking positively to the future after the 2015-2016 slump. "It’s been a much better year for UK ELT, there are lots of reasons to be optimistic," said Sarah Cooper of English UK.
A recent tragic case of a South Korean student who fell from a clifftop to her death in the UK is a reminder of the responsibilities that schools, tourism authorities and even local councils have in advocating for responsible behaviour. As Viggo Stacey explores, international students can be more vulnerable, but it is imperative that they are counselled on how to protect themselves from harm while enjoying an adventure overseas.
English UK’s chief executive is bullish about a wind of change in parliament that might bolster the English language teaching sector after speaking at a fringe meeting during political party annual conferences.