The ELT sector in the US was given a strong pat on the back from the State Department's Carolina Casagrande at the EnglishUSA conference - stakeholders said they felt emboldened that the government is showing its support.
In a survey of its members, English USA found nearly 80% of the IEPs that responded had seen a decline in their 2016 spring enrolments compared to the year before. Only 10% said they had more springtime enrolments in 2016.
We have this fine line as an organisation with a mission to balance national security but also provide the opportunity for legitimate students to come to the United States and attend legitimate schools. It’s a fine line.