More than half of Britons are missing out love abroad after a poll revealed that 54% would avoid starting a holiday romance due to language barriers, but romantics will find hope in uptake of Spanish in schools.
San Diego State University laid off all its full-time ESL instructors in May in response to a "rapid change" in the nature of access to its courses, but former employees worry that the institution's language provision will no longer meet expectations.
China will roll out the National English Proficiency Test by 2020 as the country makes a breakthrough in developing the first comprehensive scaling system for teaching, learning and testing of the language, the Ministry of Education has said.
Rethinking business models with a focus on smaller margins but bigger scale is essential for businesses keen to work in India and help cater to the burgeoning demand for English and skills training, experts and stakeholders recommended at a British Council-organised English Partnerships Forum last week on English Skills for Employability.
Changes to visa regulations introduced this year are harming EFL schools, according to South Africa's association of English language providers, which estimates that immigration rules may cut some schools’ business by up to 60%.
The Malaysian government says it is on track to meet its goal of attracting 200,000 international students annually by 2020 as it implements new measures to raise English language levels in tertiary education. Earlier this month, Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced that all university students will be required to pass English language in order to graduate from university.