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Canadians anticipate rise in demand from Mexico

Canadian educators are reporting a surge of interest from Mexican students considering studying abroad because of a combination of relaxed visa rules between the two countries and the 'Trump effect'. "Canada has always been popular, but we have always had to compete with the United States; that is now changing," one said.

ELT accreditors make strides in global alliance

The Quality Assurance in Language Education Network, a worldwide network of English language accreditation bodies, has officially launched its website and branding this month, following a symposium in Malta. The developments put the organisation on track to create a forum for sharing best practice and comparing accreditation systems used in different countries.

Canada: language students stable after 2013 drop

Student numbers in Canada’s language teaching sector have begun to stabIlise after falling almost 10% in 2013, representative body Languages Canada’s 2014 annual report has revealed. Member programmes reported a 6% increase in student numbers from 129,704 in 2013 to 137,416 in 2014.