Jair Bolsonaro's election as Brazil’s president is seen as a boost for the nation's ELT industry, stakeholders told The PIE News. The far-right former military captain is expected to stabilise exchange rates and attract international investment, in turn attracting students.
Government-backed initiatives in Latin America are paying off as the region improves its results in the latest English Proficiency Index from EF. Worldwide, however, Europe still claims the highest level of English as a second language.
Mexico and the UK have signed a mutual qualifications recognition agreement which stakeholders say will increase bilateral student mobility and make it easier to create transnational partnerships and initiatives.
US-based education company Bridge has announced it will expand into pathway programmes by opening four centres on university campuses in the US and Brazil, preparing international students for study at American universities.