Interacting with host families, fellow students and teachers is the most useful part of studying a language, according to a survey of 2,000 people who studied a language abroad in the last 10-15 years, undertaken by Sprachcaffe.
We should try to take our kids out of their living rooms, and out of their bedrooms and send them into the world because they need to collect some experiences and they are not going to find that in their mobile phones.
The last few years have presented the international education sector with significant challenges, but the continuing demand has kept most businesses buoyant and growth on the agenda. The PIE takes a look at a selection of the key players in language, pathways and higher education that are navigating through somewhat turbulent times.
A UK-based study abroad agency, Apple Languages/ Language Courses Abroad, has been forced to take action to salvage the company as a blackhole of hundreds of thousands of pounds of debt was discovered. Many language schools in the business are affected but latest reports indicate an acquisition is likely.