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Memberships & Advertising for Schools & Agents
Membership options for Schools, Agents and Service Providers within the Education Travel Industry   Membership Options for Education Providers   Schools can choose from one of three packages that we offer.   Light Membership - €49 + VAT per school per year   Basic profile  including a description of the school, link to the website, links to ...
Interviewing James Perry - FELTOM CEO
In today's interview we shall meet FELTOM's new CEO, James Perry. As you'll see we've asked him about his experience in the industry as well as his plans for the future of FELTOM.   You have recently taken on the role as CEO at FELTOM. How has it been so far?   FELTOM is a federation that ensures that member schools always strive to deliver a high-quality product and servic...
EduSA AGM and Exco elections
Last Friday, December 1st, at the Annual General Meeting of Education South Africa (EduSA), members present elected and confirmed a new Executive Committee (ExCo) to lead the Association for the 2017/2018 year. The incumbent, Mr Johannes Kraus of Kurus English, was again unanimously re-elected to the position of EduSA Chairperson, he is starting his 4th year as EduSA chair. Mr Phillip McIntyre ...
ACET launches its 45th birthday celebrations
ACET …the little gem in Cork that became the diamond of the South.   January 2018 marks the launch of ACET’s 45 th Birthday. 43 years on and still going strong, the family run team does not do things by halves. They are having not one, but a two year lead-up to this special birthday.   ACET opened its doors in 1975 as Cork School of languages, the first school...
NH Australia adds Melbourne Campus and the Advanced Diploma of Information Technology to Scope
New Horizons has been approved by the Australian Government, to include its  Melbourne  campus as a CRICOS approved provider.   Furthermore, New Horizons will now also be delivering the  Advanced Diploma of Information Technology  (ICT60115) to International students.   “ Melbourne is the cultural and sporting capital of Australia, and has thric...
Learn Italian in the Tuscan Countryside
L'Olivo Italiano is a center for the promotion of Italian culture and language. Addressed to a foreign audience, the school will guide its students in a step-by-step discovery of Italy with a program both varied and articulated: intensive language classes for either groups or individuals; mini-courses on specific topics; language exchanges; cooking, herbal medicine, and photography workshops; film...
FELTOM Feature School: Clubclass Residential Language School
In today's FELTOM Feature we are going to take a look at Clubclass Residential Language School which is based in Swieqi, Malta.   School, accommodation and facilities – ‘all under one roof’ the convenience of living and learning in the same building (minimising travelling time and costs) while enjoying all the facilities offered by the school an excellent oppor...
The AIL Madrid Pathway Program: A Guide to Entering a University in Spain
Spanish universities are an increasingly attractive option for young people looking for academic excellence as well as access to a major world language, and an endlessly fascinating culture. Spain is the number one destination for Erasmus students, and every year its universities greet more and more international students.   AIL Madrid is a pioneer in offering University Pathway program...
Win German Language Courses in Weekly Advent Calendar Drawing!
From December 1 to 21, a total of 3 two-week German courses are drawn on www.humboldt-institut.org   German language school Humboldt-Institut is happy to announce the Humboldt Advent calendar's sixth season with a chance to win a two-week intensive German language course every week until Christmas!   Advent calendars are very popular in Germany, especially the candy-filled v...
The Skills Required for Tomorrow's Technology Practitioners
Most of us in Education Travel are familiar with STEM subjects: Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. But the notion of STEM is more far reaching than just a list of subjects. It is a way of approaching problems and seeking solutions with both  critica l thinking  and   creative  thinking.   We can thank STEM endeavours for much that defines our modern li...
Eaquals Launches Teacher Award Scheme at Annual Member Meeting
Eaquals members gathered in Malta for the association’s annual member meeting, which this year took place in St Julian’s on the 17 th and 18 th November. Two full days of professional development workshops were accompanied by networking opportunities and social events taking place throughout the Mediterranean island.   The conference was officially opened by Eaquals Chai...
What’s coming in 2018 at fRilingue?
The end of 2017 is on the very near horizon, at what a year it’s been for fRilingue; we started the year with our first ever Ski & Network event in partnership with Schools & Agents, launched our first ever language camp in Russia, held an extremely successful language camp in Serbia for the second year running, piloted our Art Camp, launched our new website and had the best year e...
FELTOM Feature School: EF International Language Campus, Malta
In today's FELTOM Feature we are going to turn our spotlight to a school whose name needs no introduction in our industry: EF International Language Campus, Malta.   Welcome to EF International Language Campus, Malta   "EF provides life-changing education for global citizens. For over 50 years, our mission has been to give confidence and freedom to people of all ages, na...
Quality English and Quality Education Conference and Agent Workshop in Malta
Quality English hosted their annual Conference and Agent Workshop in Malta last week, with 24 QE schools and 16 agents in attendance. Day One was the traditional QE conference day during which the schools took part in engaging and thought-provoking discussions led by five industry professionals. For the first time ever, QE added a second day in the form of an Agent Workshop which attracted study t...
60 New Graduates at Study World Global College Malta
Study World Global College Malta held its second graduation ceremony on the 10 th of November 2017. The ceremony honoured graduates from Study World Global College Malta’s accredited Executive MBA and Bachelors Degree in Management courses as well as the University of Chester MBA, Masters in Human Resources Management and more.   The graduation ceremony was graced by the presenc...
NH Australia Launches CRICOS Schools to International Students and Agents
International education agents, ELICOS partners, Government and industry associations joined to celebrate the launch of New Horizons Australia as a CRICOS endorsed provider of technology education to International students.   The Grand Openings were held at the Brisbane and Sydney campuses, with a launch scheduled in early 2018 for the Melbourne school.   Representatives incl...
Londonist shortlisted for 'Best Marketing' award!
Londonist Accommodation Agency is proud to announce that it has been shortlisted as finalist for 'Best Marketing' award at the British Youth Travel Awards 2017!    The British Youth Travel Awards are our industry’s opportunity to reward high achievers, gain recognition, and raise the profile of the work and individual successes of organisations engaged in youth...
Smile! You are at Hispania, escuela de español ;)
This is not something we just say. When a student comes into the classroom, he or she will read it on the wall. And when they finish they class, the students usually leave the school with a smile on their face. This is how we are. This is how we like to be. We have managed to create a friendly, multi-cultural environment in our school where students can learn Spanish while having fun and meeting f...
Learning Beyond the Classroom with TFE
There is undoubtedly no substitute for real life experience in the wider world. Residential trips abroad provide a great opportunity for players to gain such experience and face a range of challenges that can contribute significantly to their personal development.   Players may feel that they know their team mates and coaches well from week to week contact at training and matches, but t...
Amazing Cities and Sites in Australia: by New Horizons Australia
Australia is a big, beautiful country to explore. The large cities Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane are considered some of the best places in the world to live or study. Academic qualifications from Australia are highly regarded internationally, and a great part about studying with New Horizons is the flexibility to really experience the life here, make friends, and see wonderful places.   ...
FELTOM Feature School: BELS English Language School
In this series of articles, our partner organisation FELTOM will be showcasing its member schools. Today we are happy to start with BELS English Language School. Enjoy! :)   Welcome to BELS!   "We’re the language school with a difference. Our clients’ needs are given priority, and we truly mean it. BELS is an owner-run organisation built on core values: we suppl...
English UK figures suggest ELT market recovery
The first ELT growth since 2013 was seen this summer, according to new English UK figures.   Members of the association’s Quarterly Intelligence Cohort (QUIC) scheme reported 214,851 student weeks in the third quarter of 2017, compared with 183,203 in a predecessor scheme in 2016. This represents a year-on-rise of over 17 per cent.   Jodie Gray, English UK’s head ...
News from IHWO
Operación Triunfo, one of Spain's most popular TV shows has arrived in Terrassa!   In this national vocal talent contest, singers battle it out during weekly gala performances, and spend their time staying and rehearsing at the 'Academia', which this year is based in the Catalan city of Terrassa. Contestants cover a range of musical styles, and many songs are sung in English. ...
Interviewing Jonathan Swindell, Chief Executive at Quality English and Quality Education
During the Quality English and Quality Education Conference and Agent Workshop this morning we had a bit of a chat with Jonathan Swindell, Chief Executive at Quality English and Quality Education about organising the QE Conference in Malta. This is the first time that QE and QEd has taken its conference outside of the UK.     It is now also possible to view the event album by ...
Live from the Quality English and Quality Education Conference in Malta
It is here! The last event that we are attending for 2017, and we couldn't have ended this very busy year or conference and workshop hopping in a better way. Blue skies and blue sea...a fantastic backdrop offered by the Salini Resort, which is the chosen venue for the Quality Englisha nd Quality Education Conference and Agent Workshop that is being held in Malta between the 23rd and 24th November ...
FELTOM ELT Malta Workshop 2018
The FELTOM ELT Malta Workshop 2018 will be held from the 12th till the 18th of March 2018.   During this event, agents will have the opportunity to connect with schools, educators, industry service providers as well as other agents .... all this while discovering Malta. Acclaimed by students for the full immersion learning experience and continuously setting industry standards, Malta is...
Glasgow School of English: Did you know that Scots invented the modern way of playing football?
It is well known that England is the home of modern football.  When Scotland played in the first international football match, against England, in Glasgow in 1872, both sides did not really pass the ball the way footballers do nowadays.  Instead, the players tried to dribble the ball past opponents and then get near enough to the opposition goal to get it over the line. In England, some ...
Interviewing Lou McLaughlin at the EAQUALS Training for Excellence in Malta
In this interview we spoke with Dr. Lou McLaughlin, Executive Director at EAQUALs, who has told us about the experience of organising this event in Malta, the participants, the programme of events as well as the main focus of conference from an academic and business perspective.    Is it the first time that EAQUALS has organised this event in Malta?  E aquals runs an event...
Oxford Spires Launches University Summer Programme
Historic Oxford has been an immensely popular English study destination for years and attracts students and tourists from all over the world. Together with its academic prestige and rich literary history, it is the perfect location for the Oxford Spires University Summer programme.   Open to international students aged 13-17, this University Summer programme offers University and Britis...
Malaga Education Week
Malaga Education Week will take place from 7-14 January 2018. This initiative aims to focus the attention of the Study Abroad industry on Malaga as a study destination, especially for Language Tourism. This will be achieved by bringing together in Malaga, teachers, senior academics, representatives of the local and national administrations, international educators and educational consultants. &nbs...
The EAQUALS Training for Excellence in Malta starts now!
We are live from the Eaquals Training for Excellence at the Hilton Hotel in St. Julian's, Malta where the event has just kicked off with a welcome address by Justin Quinn, Eaquals Chair, which was followed by a presentation given by Dr. Lou McLaughlin, the Executive Director at Eaquals, who focused on the developments that the organisation has had since the last event.   The upcomi...
IH Bristol Cambridge Exam Offer
IH Bristol has recently launched an offer for all those who are interested in taking a Cambridge exam. This is what the offer includes:   - 10 week Cambridge English exam course - 30 x 45 minute lessons per week - 12 students per course maximum - All the course material included - Practice tests with feedback - Self study room with tutor - Cambridge English exam fee i...
Babel Academy of English - Student Perspectives
At Babel Academy of English in Dublin, Ireland, we find that a friendly and welcoming atmosphere is one the strengths of a lively and fun English language school. When students know that they have a say in their programmes and that their opinions are welcomed and listened to, it fosters a collaborative learning environment inside and outside the classroom.   Our programmes offer lots...
IALC Study Travel Research Report 2017
As an association committed to language learning and cultural exchange, IALC are proud to contribute research on language study abroad.   Surprisingly little research exists into trends in demand for foreign language learning at home or abroad. IALC is delighted to have commissioned StudentMarketing to redress the balance with this detailed report, comprising primary and secondary resea...
ICEF Berlin Workshop celebrates record growth with more than 30 000 business meetings held
The ICEF Berlin Workshop 2017, held between 29 and 31 October this year, saw record numbers of participants as well as the launch of the world’s first education agent training course specifically focused on Ireland. The ICEF Berlin Workshop continues to be a cornerstone of the global education calendar, with several organisations such as ALTO, GAELA, IALC, and the British Council choosing to...
British Universities Branch Campuses
It is true that the international reputation of the British higher education is really impressive. But what makes the UK such a popular educational destination? One of the main reasons is that as UK universities are associated with high quality education, the obtained degree will be recognized and respected wherever you end up being employed around the world.   Another significant facto...
Gateway School of English describes its new 50+ Programmes
We are pleased to introduce our recently launched 50+ programmes, targeting mature students who wish to combine an English language course, no matter what their current proficiency level, with a leisurely Mediterranean holiday in Malta. These courses run four times a year and are organised in conjunction with major cultural and historical events held annually, allowing participants an opportunity ...
Post-ICEF Berlin Workshop at Humboldt Institute
In this article Humboldt Institute are sharing the images of the Dinner and Fam Trip that they organised for agents following the ICEF Berlin workshop.    Images from the Dinner Reception at Humboldt Institute with 80+ agents: https://www.flickr.com/photos/144703281@N02/sets/72157687118681592 Humboldt-Fam Trips with 35 agents visiting various year-round and summer course lo...
Summer time in Valencia... even in October
The clocks changed to “winter time” last weekend, but in Valencia it doesn’t seem to be already October. The seafront promenade is busy, people are sunbathing and some are still having a swim in the Mediterranean Sea.   Valencia has more than 300 sunny days per year and with its mostly mild to warm temperatures it is a perfect year-round destination. But it’s not...
Who are Intrinsiq?
Could you explain to our readers who Intrinsiq is, and something about your product / products?   Intrinsiq is an international team of experts in the international education sector; we work with schools, universities, and guardianships and other related providers. We have a distributed team in the UK and Australia. Unlike other software vendors or developers, we do not simply prov...
Interviewing a Ukrainian Group Leader
Zhenya Komarenko is the leader of small group of Ukranian students who have recently visited Global School of English in Edinburgh. She and her students were here in October and she agreed to meet to tell me about their experience of Scotland and the School.   We began by discussing that most British of subjects – the weather!  Zhenya said that they had hoped it would be warm...
IHWO announces the opening of IH Toronto in January 2018
We are delighted to announce that a new branch of the International House network will be opening for business on 2nd January 2018. A joint venture, between IH Barcelona, IH Dublin and local partners, IH Toronto will hit the ground running by offering a range of English language courses and accommodation options, as well as summer programs for juniors. Situated in the up and coming mid-tow...
Argentina to Anglo-Continental: Cristina Zuppa's home away from home
Cristina Zuppa has brought students an incredible 7378 miles (11874 km) from Argentina to Anglo-Continental School every year for the past 10 years. Young learners and, more recently, older professionals, have enjoyed her friendly advice and comprehensive instructions for learning English in the UK. She has prepared many Argentine student groups for the culturally unique experience of studying in ...
The fastest way to fluency in a professional environment
To reach a proficient level of Italian is certainly a key factor in achieving a successful working relationship while in contact with Italian native speakers.   Companies and / or professionals can agree upon programs and educational objectives directly with the school, according to the working needs and tasks. Independently from the professional field in which the company operates, L&r...
New style English UK Fair is popular with participants
An innovative English UK fair which included Italian secondary school teachers as well as agents and member centres was so popular that extra places had to be created to help meet demand.   The fair, in Milan, was designed to use the power of school teachers as influencers by giving them more information on studying with English UK member centres, before introducing them to educators an...
IHWO will be participating at the following events!
International House World Organisation is delighted to be attending four ST Alphe events in Asia over the coming months.   Meet us in Seoul, Tokyo, Taipei and Bangkok and find out about studying abroad with International House. We will be representing 30 of our schools, which are located in a diverse range of exciting destinations and offer language courses in English, Sp...
Get ready for Ski and Network 2018
The Network Plus is proud to launch its first event for 2018. After the success of this year's events - Ski & Network in Switzerland, and Dive & Network in Malta - we are now proposing our first idea for 2018.    This event will take place between the 24th February and 1st March 2018 and this year we have a huge surprise! Not only will our prices be kept down to an absolute...
fRilinge launches new website
Over the weekend we finally put our new website live after months of hard work:  http://frilingue.ch/en   Since the start of the year, we’ve been working hard with a team of developers to create our new website to the best possible standard. Our aim was to make a website that looks good, is easy to use and that will help fRilingue to continue moving forward, both as an agent...
Join Maximo Nivel's Holiday Program This Season
Maximo Nivel ’s Holiday Volunteer Program offers participants the opportunity to get involved in a number of projects throughout the holiday season.   From December 24th, 2017 until January 6th, 2018, Maximo Nivel produces special weekly volunteer programs , with the option of Spanish immersion courses . Choose to participate in group or private classes as you spend your week...
Living Learning English: Do you have students preparing to enter boarding school in the U.K. or in school already and needing help with their studies?
Living Learning English provides comprehensive support to international boarding school students!   Living Learning English specialises in home tuition, where students are welcomed into their teacher’s home, and experience life in the UK as part of a warm and friendly family alongside formal 1:1 tuition.   LLE has had many years of experience both in the teaching and in...
St Giles International announce their recent acquisition in Cambridge: The New School of English
Situated in one of the world’s key study abroad destinations, the newly acquired school boasts a fantastic, central location, close to the train station and a short walk from the city centre, where students can enjoy the many tourist attractions of the beautiful university town. The New School of English has enjoyed a reputation for high-quality English language tuition since 1962 and St Gil...
International House World Organisation welcomes three new affiliate schools
International House World Organisation (IHWO) today announced the affiliation of three new schools to the IH network.   “We are delighted to welcome these three new schools to our network. In both Spain and Italy they are joining a large number of IH schools, some of which have been affiliated since the 1950s and 1960s. In France we are particularly pleased to grow our presence, a...
Total Football Experience looking for 'Networking Agents'
Total Football Experience  is a dedicated, hands on Football Tour company that offers a personal bespoke service, we work closely with our clients to help produce the perfect itinerary.   We are now looking for ‘Networking Agents’ to promote our football tours to Spain and England. Please take a look at www.totalfootballexperience.com and if you believe you can gener...
New School Video from IH Newcastle
International House Newcastle is very pleased to introduce our brand new, hot off the press school video.   "We had a brilliant time shooting this with a really innovative young company from Berlin - Wombat Movies - who managed to get some amazing drone footage of our city, coast and countryside. The video took 3 days to shoot in the school, the city, the Angel of the North and the icon...
Catching up on Developments from the Malaga Education Week
In this interview with Bob Burger we managed to catch up on more developments in relation to the Malaga Education Week, which will be held in Malaga, Spain between the 7th and 14th January 2018.     We'll be back with even more updates! ...
NESE's Testimonials
NESE is pleased to share feedback from a few of the many students the school has welcomed over more than 27 years. Students choose NESE for a number of reasons including academic reputation, beautiful location and competitive fee structure but our students are united by their regard for NESE and their satisfaction with their courses. Our students leave the school feeling part of a greater communi...
Jazzitup Kids Holiday School
At the Jazzitup Kids holiday school our mission is to offer children an all-round fully immersive education experience in London that enhances their academic learning, gives them essential life skills and enriches them culturally.   We use theatre workshops as a multi-sensory approach to English language acquisition, communication and presentation skills in children together with them...
Celebrating Culture and Diversity: One World By The Sea Festival
The inaugural One World By The Sea Festival in Bournemouth and Poole was launched in spectacular fashion with a series of internationally-themed events and performances that took place from Thursday 26 to Saturday 28 October 2017. The international festival, which was organised by the International Education Forum (IEF) with support from the Dorset Race Equality Council, Bournemouth University and...
Final day at ICEF Berlin 2017
After a very busy Monday morning and afternoon, and a fun evening of good music and great company, the final day at ICEF Berlin is upon us.    Participants started having meetings from breakfast time, at 8:00 am and will continue until 19:00. The overall atmosphere has been a very positive one throughout the 3 days; people who have known each other for years, getting together to re...
ICEF celebrates 500 graduates of the Canada Course for Education Agents (CCEA)
ICEF celebrated a significant milestone today as it announced the 500th agent to graduate from its Canada Course for Education Agents (CCEA). The CCEA provides agents with a firm foundation in the benefits, structure, and organisation of Canada’s education system. It also provides agents with the resources they need to advise students seeking to study in Canada.   According to the...
First Day of meetings at #ICEF17
815am sharp. This is when we walked into the Intercontinental Hotel in Berlin, which is where the ICEF Berlin Workshop is being held. 815am sharp. The hotel corridors are already bustling with activity as delegates are walking in to grab a cup of coffee in preparation for their first meetings. Some are indeed already discussing business over coffee and pastries!   Since then a whole mor...
#ICEF17 Day One in Berlin
This time of year always brings with it an endless amount of social media posts of people travelling to Berlin. Starting from Friday, our social media timelines got flooded with posts of industry friends landing in Berlin, travelling to Berlin and back at ICEF Berlin. I'm sure most of you can relate! So, a lot of us are here, but for those who haven't been able to make it or haven't arrived yet, h...
Celebrating success!
We are always happy to share the successes of our partners and collaborators, but let's face it, it an extra special pat on the shoulder when the success you're celebrating is yours. And that is precisely what we are here to do today. In the history of Schools & Agents, since it's first post in 2008, this month has been the month with a most absolute record number of visitors on our site and s...
ELLCI: Milan’s secrets: guided tour through myths and legends
Looking for ideas for Halloween in Milan? We got ahead with our wonderful  guided tour through the legends of Milan . Conducted by our Italian teacher and professional guide Emanuela Crepaldi, you’ll discover the secrets and mysteries of the city, from its foundation to modern days. Follow us!   Throughout its millennial history, Milan has guarded secrets and lege...
TIS Young Learner Academy, a success for 2017!
This summer TIS welcomed over 200 students to their Young Learner Academy, with 13 different nationalities represented. The Junior course also saw a large influx of bookings, with students as young as 6 attending with their parents. So, as this was their first full year of offering the Young Learner Academy, TIS carried out extensive client research, and here are some of the results!   ...
Cambridge Law Studio
Cambridge Law Studio provides different legal English courses compared to other schools because we understand what employers want from working lawyers.   We know that a strong and practical legal English course based at Girton College, University of Cambridge will help you get the job you want in law. We constantly consult employers such as law firms, banks and international corporatio...
2018 Summer Surf & English Camp at Lingoo Ninja
We are very pleased to offer our 2018 Summer Surf & English Camp!    http://tinyurl.com/SurfLingoo   For 3 weeks in July & 3 weeks in August students will be able to enjoy 2 hours of Surfing Monday - Friday, followed by Lunch and 2 hours of English each afternoon.   Saturdays, students will embark on a day trip, enjoying Dublin, Cork, Galway or other m...
Autumn and Christmas school holiday programmes at Oxford International Study Centre
During the Autumn school holidays we shall be offering revision for students taking these exams:   A/S, A-Level , IB  and (I)GCSE (including retake papers)   Oxford and Cambridge Entrance Tests and Interviews , and Personal Statements   International exams, eg SAT, TOEFL, Abitur, Matura   Boarding School Entrance tests, eg UKISET, ISEB...
2 New Courses at IH Cape Town
International House Cape Town is proud to present two new courses:  English & Adventure Surf Club Programme and also  IH Cape Town English & Sports and Youth Development . These exciting new programmes have been developed to include English lessons in the morning and a meaningful volunteer project in the afternoon.    English lessons at IH Cape Town   ...
Kick start 2018 in style with fRilingue
Kick start 2018 in style and hit the slopes with fRilingue’s brand new Ski Camp in the Swiss Alps!   31st December - 27th January 2018 & 11th - 24th february!   Winter is most definitely coming and at fRilingue we’re preparing to launch our brand new Alpine Ski Camp in St. Bernard, Valais, Switzerland.   The camp is aimed at kids aged between 8 -18 ...
Innovation attracts agents on English UK inward mission
Agents from markets around the world are keen to work with English UK member centres they visited during a tour of east and central England in October. A third of the eleven agents wanted to work with at least three of the seven centres visited, while one liked the idea of sending students to all of them.    The English UK autumn inward mission 2017 was held from 2-6 October, calli...
Terramare Christmas Course
Christmas is a very special time, even more in the lovely region of Tuscany between the islands of the archipelago and the lagoon of Orbetello, Monte Argentario and Natural Maremma parks   …or in the enchanting atmosphere and unique landscape of Sardinia between unspoilt beaches, archipelagos – Natural and archaeological coastal parks where ancient and mysterious prehistori...
Diversity and quality define ICEF Beijing Workshop 2017
With 393 participants from 34 countries taking part in 3 281 pre-scheduled meetings, ICEF’s Beijing Workshop is the company’s second-largest regional workshop, and the largest event of its kind in Asia.   This workshop, which took place between 11 and 13 October 2017, welcomed 181 educators and service providers from 121 organisations and 196 quality pre-screened agents from...
Weymouth English Centre: English and Windsurfing Course
Students aged 13 to 17 can book windsurfing lessons as part of their English language course next summer.   Weymouth English Centre is running windsurfing courses as an optional extra on four afternoons each week. The courses are with professional windsurfing instructors and take place in Portland Harbour, where the sailing events of the 2012 Olympics were held.   There are ...
ICEF Berlin Workshop - coming right up!
Next up on the list of annual industry events for most people in the Education Travel Industry is the ICEF Berlin Workshop which will be held between the 28th and 31st October 2017.   The ICEF Berlin Workshop is the largest industry workshop in terms of participants. In 2016, the workshop welcomed 2 444 participants, including 1,032 education agents as well as a total of 1,412 inte...
IALCA 20th anniversary
All Italian agents and international partners are invited to celebrate IALCA's 20th Anniversary in Rome on the 25th October 2017.  This celebration looks at the achievements and successes of the organisation which started in 1997 and has been going on for 20 years.   After the reception, which is kindly offered by Guard.me insurance, IALCA will illustrate the official report on the...
New DOS at Torquay International School
Torquay International School is very pleased to announce the appointment of Vicki Rabicano as Director of Studies.   Vicki joined TIS from Riviera English School,  riviera-english-school.com  and took on a full teaching schedule in order to gain a thorough understanding of the school's academic programme. Over the summer, she worked in close collaboration with the Principal,...
Birchwater Education October News
The BWE YouTube channel is finally here. This is where agents can view the courses offered. You can view the channel here .   School Trips to learn English in Ireland   Birchwater Education is a recognised Trinity exam centre. They are eligible to offer GESE exam tuition classes and FCE exam preparation. You can join them during the school term to improve the confidenc...
English UK speaks for ELT at party conferences
English UK took the issues of the UK ELT industry to the heart of both major party conferences this autumn.   Sarah Cooper, English UK’s chief executive, was invited to speak at fringe meetings at both conferences, and used this opportunity to get the industry’s message across and develop contacts with senior politicians and other opinion-formers, including immigration minis...
IH Milan celebrates opening new premises
2017 marks a very busy but special year in the life of International House Milan. 35 years ago, Claudio and Sieglinde decided to open a language school in San Donato, before expanding into Milan city centre in 1996, and affiliating with International House a year later. The school continued to grow as part of the IH network, and was able to offer its first Annual Conference in 2001. In ear...
Edu Inter: What’s the Fastest and Most Efficient Way to Learn French?
Sponsored post by frenchly.us: In the US, only  one in four Americans  is able to hold a conversation in another language. Across the Atlantic,  one in four Europeans  is bilingual. Moreover, even though French is the  5th most spoken language in the world  and the  3rd most spoken language in business , only a meager 0.4% of the US population can speak i...
CRICOS Approval announced for New Horizons Australia Institute of Technology
An important milestone for New Horizons Australia Institute of Technology (RTO 91656) has been achieved through ASQA's awarding CRICOS Registration (CRICOS CODE: 03641J). The Australian Government’s updated National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018 (National Code 2018) ensures strong student protections.   CRICOS registration allow...
Malaga Education Week
In this interview, which was held during the FEDELE Workshop last week, Lynne talks to Bob Burger and Jose Casero who are both involved in the organisation of Malage Education Week which is going to be held in Malaga, Spain at the beginning of next year, specifically from the 7th until the 14th of January 2018.   It will be made up of three events:   ECELE -  a meetin...
Final day at the 6th ELT Malta Conference
Name tags. Lanyards. Booklets. Programmes. And a long line of enthusiastic teachers signing in for the third and final day of the 6th ELT Conference...Industry friends old and new, catching up over coffee before walking into the first room for the first talk of the day.   The initial plenary was given by David Nunan; Professor Emeritus of Applied Linguistics at the University of Hong Ko...
Day 2 at the 6th ELT Malta Conference
Today we had a slightly later start than yesterday at the 6th ELT Malta Conference.   Following yesterday's tour of Valletta and a wonderful dinner at Aaron's kitchen, the foreign delegates were taken to visit Mdina and Dingli Cliffs. In the meantime, school owners, Director of Studies and people occupying management roles in Maltese schools started walking in at around 1130am for the B...
Pre-Conference Event at the 6th ELT Malta Conference
The 6th ELT Malta Conference has started this morning at the Grand Hotel Excelsior in Valletta, Malta. This event will take place between today, the 12th of October and the 14th October. It is an event which is aimed at members from within the academic departments at English Language schools in Malta as well as teachers of English in Private, Church and State Schools.   This morning's e...
FEDELE comes to an end
The FEDELE 2017 Workshop took place on the  Islas Balears, more precisely in Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca between 8th and 11th October.    This workshop brought together 46 agents from 42 different countries; 5 Korean agents were also brought as guests to this event. Other agents came from Italy, Russia, UK, Germany, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Ukraine and Serbia amongst ...
It's the 3rd and Final Day in Mallorca for FEDELE 2017
It's the third and final day of the FEDELE Workshop and the first full day in Mallorca. After making our way to Mallorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands, yesterday evening, today we woke up to fantastic blue skies and fully recharged batteries.    At 9am on the dot we took the bus to go for the morning walking networking meetings which took place at" La Seu " Cathedral of Pa...
Day 2 at the FEDELE Workshop in Ibiza and Mallorca
Yesterday's first few hours of the workshop consisted of agents visiting school tables, however the tables were set up in an interesting format. Each region grouped together its member schools and together they prepared a presentation on their specific destination, as you shall see in this video below:     Once the Destination presentations were over we made our way by bus to ...
The FEDELE 2017 Workshop kicks off with a welcome reception in Ibiza!
After a (surprisingly) smooth journey, we finally landed in Ibiza, and at first glance I can confirm that it is nothing like what I had imagined it to be. I've always associated this Spanish island with harcore 24/7 clubbing, and event thought the clubs are most certainly there, so is the beautiful landscape that met our eyes as soon as we walked out of the Arrivals from the airport.   ...
Ist Symposium on Spanish for Specific Purposes Vienna 2017
FEDELE is pleased to announce that on the 13 th  and 14 th  October the Education Offices of the Spanish embassies in Switzerland and Austria, together with the University of Economics and Business Studies in Vienna (WU) and the Austrian Association of Teachers of Spanish (AAPE) are organising the first symposium on Spanish for Specific Purposes in Vienna (JEFE-Vi).   The ...
Markets return to strong growth at ICEF’s 2017 Latin America Workshop
Held between 21 and 23 September 2017 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, ICEF’s 2017 Latin America Workshop hosted 348 participants from 24 countries, an increase in participant numbers of 18% compared to 2016. Educators, education agents and selected service providers shared 3 034 scheduled meetings over two days, enhancing their networks, nurturing existing partnerships and fostering exchanges of ideas...
SEO - Get on Google's Page 1
Get Your School or Organization Found on Google. All the Time!!   Let's say you want to get students to enrol in one of your courses. You have everything set up to start selling your courses and start taking in students. You have a number of options that you can take - you can:   a) hire someone to get the sales for you and pay a big chunk in commission. b) spend lots of m...
IALC and Edvisor Announce Exclusive Partnership
The International Association of Language Centres (IALC) announces an exclusive partnership with Edvisor, the leading technology provider in the education travel industry, to onboard all of its 140 prestigious member schools to the Edvisor Platform.   The Edvisor Platform streamlines data sharing between schools and agents, allowing them to connect directly and work together in real-tim...
SEAL Christmas Package
Gozo is not only worth visiting during the hot sunny days of summer but in December the Island of Joy indeed steps up to make it one of the most beautiful months of the year. The town of Victoria and main village squares light up with decorations, while angelic choir singing and traditional scenes reveal the island’s true craftmanship. Roaming around Betlehem in Ghajnsielem , an area trans...
Academic Year has Officially started in Croatia
The academic year has offically started in Croatia and here are a few words from the Vice–Dean of the University of Rijeka , Saša Ostojić:   Internationalization, mobility, and quality are key concepts that have inspired us in the development challenge of creating and performing an integrated undergraduate and graduate university study of medicine in English. As an echo o...
The Education Travel Industry bids farewell to Tatyana Khromchenko
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tatyana Khromchenko, President of TAKT & PARTNERS.Inc. who was based in Moscow, Russia.   Tatyana, or Tata as she was known amongst her circle of friends, has been around our industry for many years and many of us have had th epleasure of meeting her at one event or other.   As soon as the news c...
English UK’s management qualification goes international
Senior staff at EF Education First in China are the first to take the international version of English UK’s management qualification.   The English UK Diploma in ELT management (DELTM) has run annually since in the UK since 1998, with ten face-to-face sessions, practical assignments and a final project taking place over a year.   The qualification has been adapted for i...
Quality English and Quality Education Events
The 2017 Quality English events season will culminate at the Conference & Workshop in Malta on 23/24 November. There will be 25 Quality English & Quality Education schools in attendance from the UK, Ireland, Malta, Cyprus, Canada and New Zealand. It promises to be a fantastic few days. There are a few agent places left so feel free to check out the link below you are interested in meeting ...
Academic Head of Training and Development for International House World Organisation publishes book on mobile learning
Shaun Wilden, Academic Head of Training and Development for International House World Organisation (IHWO), has written a new book on mobile learning. Published by Oxford University Press, it offers a comprehensive overview of the use of mobile devices as powerful multimedia tools in the classroom, as well as providing practical suggestions and instructions.   From implementing mobile de...
Introducing CSOE
In today's interview we are intorducing CSOE: Celtic School of English in Tralee, Ireland.  Continue reading to find out why this school can be interesting for students of all ages!   How long has CSOE been around for and where are you based?  Celtic School of English has been in existence since 2003. After moving a couple of times, we finally moved to our permanent home ...
International House World Organisation launches new website
International House World Organisation (IHWO) today announced the launch of a new website, offering new features for members, improved search functionality for customers, and easy access to information about IH World. The website also provides up to date news, press releases, client testimonials, and resources including an English language placement test, IH Jobs and the IH Journal.   T...
Final Day of Dive and Network takes us to Gozo
A slightly later morning than usual.....but then again, why not? It's Sunday! Off we go to the Gozo Ferry and set off on our trip...not without a  pastizzi breakfast of course. If we're going to offer the Maltese experience, we can't not go all the way!     Upon arriving in Gozo we immediately made our way to BELS Language School - a charming school based in the quaint ...
Diving, Swimming, Robotics and the 2018 European Capital of Culture
Diving, Swimming, Robotics and the 2018 European Capital of Culture - this is what our Saturday at the Dive and Network event in Malta was made up of.   The day started with a dive for some and a swim or a snorkel for others after which we all met for lunch. A networking session lead by TrainingMalta which involved Robotics, and a lot of enthusiasm on our part, followed. We not only got...
Networking in Mdina
Networking is always great. Networking when surrounded by beautiful people and the magnificent Medieval city of Mdina....well, that is something else! Last night, the Dive and Network Event which is currently being held in Malta took us to Mdina where roamed the cobbled streets of this fortified gem as the sun set on a mega-eventful day for all of us!   Despite the fact that both Lynne ...
Dive and Network Malta
It has been a very busy 24 hours...   Thursday 28th September: company representatives landed from the UK, Turkey, Switzerland and Canada, we all met in Marsaxlokk and had a lovely evening networking and eating typical Maltese food. New connections were made and everyone was looking forward to the following morning.   Friday 29th September - morning: The Malta University ...
Why might you consider the alternate BTEC Route to a degree?
"When the opportunity surfaced to work with  ITS Education Asia  (ITS) as their Head of BTEC Centre, offering the  BTEC Higher Nationals  qualification(s), it was a perfect fit.  Prior to taking the post, I had retired after a career of 40 years in higher education.  I began to feel I needed to continue to contribute to society as an educator and welcomed the oppo...
Meet Anglo-Continental’s Marketing Intern, Aline Baumeler
I have been learning English for nine years in Switzerland. I have spent the past two years working for an international electric company where I had to communicate a lot in English which I really enjoyed.  Last year I spent time in France for language stay.  I had an amazing time there and I learnt how to learn a different language in the actual country with native speakers around me. &...
WEBA Malta
We are back from a lovely day at WEBA Malta which was held in Sliema. The day started with school representatives giving a presentation about their schools. This gave the agents a great oppurtunity to get an overview and understand whether the school can be interesting to their target markets.Agents came from various locations including Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, UK, Hong...
Languages Canada welcomes new Manager, International Promotion and Marketing
Languages Canada are pleased to announce the appointment of Carolyn Bercu to the Languages Canada team as Manager, International Promotion and Marketing. In this role, Carolyn will be responsible for the planning and execution of marketing and international promotion activities such as trade missions, familiarization tours, and participation in international recruitment and promotional ...
Announcing the Shortlist for the #WIEawards2017
It's here! The shortlist for the first ever Women in International Education otherwise known as #WIEawards2017 has been finalised and the nominees are as follows:   INSPIRATIONAL WOMAN OF THE YEAR 2017 sponsored by  The British Council Isabel Vogt - ICEF Jenny Nieveen - OHLA Lisa James - Embassy English ENLIGHTENED EMPLOYER AWARD 2017 sponsored by  ESL Langua...
Internationalisation key for ICEF 2017 Higher Education Partnership Forum
Held on September 12, 2017 in Seville, Spain, the 2017 ICEF Higher Education Partnership Forum brought together educators from around the world seeking to develop partnerships between their institutions. This event built on the success of the inaugural Higher Education Partnership Forum in Liverpool, UK.   Participants at the 2017 ICEF Higher Education Partnership Forum sought to establ...
Growth a highlight of ICEF Higher Education Workshop in Seville
ICEF’s 2017 Higher Education Workshop, held on September 9, 10 and 11, 2017 in Seville, Spain, saw significant growth in the number of attendees over 2016, including a strong contingent of Spanish education professionals seeking to establish their country as an international destination for students.   The ICEF 2017 Higher Education Workshop provided an opportunity for internation...
English UK chief executive to speak at Labour and Conservative party conferences
Labour and Conservative members and MPs will get the chance to hear the viewpoint of the UK English language industry at fringe events at their party conferences this autumn.   Sarah Cooper, chief executive of English UK, has been asked to join a panel discussion being organised for both conferences by the think-tank Policy Exchange. The sessions focus on exporting the English language ...
Safe Guide to finding accommodation in Ireland
As we are now at the beginning of the new academic year, a lot of students will be going to work and study in Ireland and will be looking for accommodation. In the light of this Welcome Ireland have recently published a blog post offering advice to students seeking accommodation in Ireland.   At present, Dublin is experiencing a rental crisis with the supply of student accommodation u...
Bristol voted “Britain’s Coolest City”
According to Rough Guides in 2017, Bristol has been voted Britain’s coolest city .   First rate nightlife, easy access to fantastic countryside and outdoor activities, plus it’s slightly alternative culture made it the number one choice with the judges. Bristol is well known as the city where a large chunk of the student population stay on after they have finished their ...
Meet BLI Canada
In this article we have interviewed Naoko Toyama from BLI Montreal who will be giving us further information about this Education Institution in Montreal, Canada.   How long has BLI been around for and where are you based?  BLI has been around since 1976 and we are based in Montreal and Quebec City in Canada.   What would you say are your unique selling points? - ...
StudyWorld transforms international education trading events
The innovations at this year’s StudyWorld will transform the way international education trading events work, says organiser English UK.   As well as a prestigious central London venue and a new focus on the UK, changes included special delegations, increased flexibility for attendees, and support from the Department for International Trade. As a result, the event attracted a gove...
WEBA on the Road with Dr. David Street from University of Winchester
The latest edition of WEBA on the Road features Dr. David Street from the University of Winchester.    This video was made after the WEBA Agents Workshop in London which was held between the 31st of August and the 1st of September 2017. The interview was held inside the POD that brings workshop attandees from the Airport to the Hotel where the WEBA Agents Workshops are held. I...
IHWO holds its 2017 Directors’ Conference in Toronto with guard.me
International House  directors from around the globe have just returned from an incredible edition of the annual Directors’ Conference. Breaking from tradition, instead of being hosted by an affiliate school, this year IH Directors were kindly hosted by our partners  guard.me International Insurance  in their wonderful city of Toronto.   Keith Segal, President an...
Quality English and Quality Education Conference 2017
The 2017 QE & QEd Conference will be held in Malta on the 23rd and 24th November. Quality English and Quality Education are pleased to announce that, for the first time, there will also be an Agent Workshop as part of the conference. The event will be an excellent opportunity for agents to network and build relationships with QE schools and colleges before taking part in a typical Quality E...
WEBA to hold Agent and Student fair in China in October
WEBA is organising a slightly diverse event in China this October. In fact, on the 8th and 9th October there will be an Agents Workshop in Beijing and this will be followed by a Student Recruitment Fair on the 14th and 15th October, 2017.   Since 2009, WEBA has been organising their workshop in China 4 times per year, specifically in January, April, June and October welcoming over 500 C...
Competition for enrollment into 1st year of the postgraduate doctoral study in academic year 2017/2018- Faculty of Civil Engineering Rijeka
Based on the decision of the Faculty Council, the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the University of Rijeka announces a   COMPETITION   for enrollment in the 1 st year of the postgraduate doctoral study in the academic year 2017/2018:    www.gradri.uniri.hr/student-info/upisi     1.   MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS:  The Faculty enroll...
The 2017 StudyWorld Photo Album is ready for viewing
We've had a fantastic time in London - catching up with colleagues and friends, making new ones and being a part of this amazing experience called StudyWorld for the 6th year in a row. Time does fly, but the memories we make, the people we meet and the places we visit are there to stay. We have tried to immortalize some of these moments in a photo album which you can find here and which we hope ...
StudyWorld Seminars Interview: Future Success Powered by STEAM
StudyWorld 2017 continues with ongoing meetings and seminars. This short update is about one of the seminars we've attended and wanted to share the information with all of you in case you missed it!     Research shows that students aged 11+ now, will be working in jobs that currently don't exist, by 2025. During the seminar we have found out more about the vision of 2 educators ...
StudyWorld London Kicks Off
A lovely walk past Westminster Abbey and the StudyWorld banners guide us towards the QEII Centre where this year's workshop will be held.    The welcome reception brought together schools from the UK and Northern Ireland, international agents and service providers who all seemed to be very happy with the new location chosen. After some initial networking Steve Phillips, Chair of En...
Two decades of educating foreign students at Glasgow School of English
Andrew Lennox is the founder and the driving force behind Glasgow School of English, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this week on Friday, 1 st September.     After leaving School in 1954 at the age of 15 for an apprenticeship in engineering, Andrew, left Honeywell Controls in his mid-20s for Strathclyde University.  Graduating with a First in Mechanical Engineering, he...
Be part of the 3rd International Student Recruitment Industry World Cup
Once again in 2017, for the 3rd consecutive year, participants at the ICEF Berlin Workshop will have the opportunity to participate in the 3rd International Student Recruitment Industry World Cup.   This event is not only a great opportunity to network with other schools, service providers and agents, but to do it in a fun and healthy way whilst playing "the world's most beautiful ...
London show sells UK education to worldwide buyers
Universities, colleges, boarding schools, language centres and publishers are taking part in a major event to sell UK education to the rest of the world next week, supported by the Department for International Trade.   StudyWorld introduces UK educators to international buyers, including foreign governments and global companies who want to meet their training needs locally and send stu...
NYLC Students Win the New York State TESOL Contest!
Each year, in order to showcase the tremendous talents of English language Learners, NYS TESOL proudly sponsors a student project contest. As usual, the contest theme is framed within the shifting landscapes of the needs of our culturally and linguistically diverse society.   The essays were judged on relevance, organization and overall impact, idea development, content and details and ...
CEC: Excellent Weekends in Ireland from € 100 to € 500
Introduction by A.C.N.     HI! We are B1+ Students at CEC, and we have designed this project for future and current students in Cork (Ireland).     The project is based on different activities depending on the budget that you have. In each budget you will find 2 or 3 options for activities that you can do on weekends.     Each group was give...
A UK education – benefits on a global scale
English UK are pleased to announce that Gavin Esler, one of the UK’s most respected and well-known journalists and broadcasters, will deliver the keynote address at StudyWorld on Tuesday 5 September.   Gavin’s long and distinguished career has taken him across the globe reporting on events and interviewing leading global figures. More recently, after leaving the BBC, he has ...
IH Madrid: How Learning a New Language through an International Spanish Summer Programme Enriches Young Learners
Finding a balance between providing your child with security and giving them opportunities to grow and challenge themselves can be difficult for any parent, especially as your child enters their teenage years. With the real world of college and job hunting waiting just around the corner, you want your child to have the confidence and skills they need to move forward in life and meet both its chall...
Introducing The Cyprus Institute of Marketing
The Cyprus Institute of Marketing (CIM) has been operating in Nicosia since 1978 and in Limassol since 1984. The Institute, which is the first Business School in the country, was set up in order to promote the science of marketing in Cyprus and abroad. During the past 38 years CIM has evolved into a major international centre for the development of business education including many diverse fields ...
guard.me raises $10,000 for CAMH at IH conference in Toronto
Earlier this summer,  guard.me International Insurance  raised $10,000 for the  Centre for Mental Health and Addiction (CAMH)  during the annual charity auction at the  2017 International House Directors' Conference in Toronto .   The  International House  Directors' Conference takes place every year in a different city and always includes...
The ICEF Education Fund sponsors three students from Nicaragua
The ICEF Education Fund is proud to announce its sponsorship of three high school students from Nicaragua through La Esperanza Granada. The ICEF Education Fund aims to help disadvantaged youths around the world access education . To help these young people on their path to education, personal growth, and social involvement, the Education Fund hand-picks promising educational projects in areas wh...
Canada reception at NAFSA 2017, sponsored by guard.me
Earlier this summer,  guard.me International Insurance  partnered with  EduCanada  and Canadian institutions to host the annual Canada Reception at  NAFSA.  More than 400 delegates from around the world got a taste of Canadian culture at the famous Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles.   The evening opened with a traditional bagpipe performan...
1997-2017 Accademia Italiana Salerno: 20 years of business, competitiveness, innovation, commitment and professionalism
This year, Accademia Italiana celebrates its 20th Anniversary, marking an important stage in the school's history where they reflect on their past operations in order to improve and have a more successful future. The visionary project of the school’s founder, dr. Francesca Romana Memoli is also being recognized for the 6 th year by ST Star Awards 2017. Accademia Italiana has once again b...
There is a BIG anniversary coming up soon! Glasgow School of English will be 20 years old very soon
It was around this time, back in 1997, that our first students, who were from China, began their classes at Glasgow School .  Since then, we've grown into a truly international school, helping thousands of students from all around the world to improve their English language skills.  Every year, we teach hundreds of students and improve their English language skills and help them achiev...
CIAL Centro de Linguas, launches new website
The new website is fully responsive, user-friendly and features an online booking tool for the Portuguese courses. Visitors to www.cial.pt will find detailed information on all courses and services provided by the school, student testimonials, photos and the school video, useful for both students and agents.     ‘CIAL wants to highlight the fact that learning Portuguese ...
More about Griffith University Australia
Griffith University was created to be a different kind of university—challenging conventions, responding to trends and pioneering solutions through innovative teaching and research. Its high quality degrees are specifically designed to prepare students for the future, and are developed in consultation with industry, based on cutting-edge research, and taught by Australia’s most awarded...
CEC IELTS Test Centre 5th Anniversary
CEC IELTS test centre celebrated its 5-year anniversary on Friday, 21st July.     Invitations were extended to all CEC and IELTS staff as well as students, candidates and representatives of local organisations. Each attendee received an IELTS goodie bag and was entered into a draw to win fantastic prizes.     Congratulations to one of our students, Martina Sa...
Anglo-Continental’s 67th Anniversary
On Anglo-Continental’s 67th anniversary (Monday 7 August 2017) a memorial bench and gardens were unveiled in memory of Mr Fritz Schillig, Founder of Anglo-Continental.     Guido Schillig, Managing Director of Anglo-Continental gave a speech:      “Today marks the 67 th  anniversary of the day that Fritz, or FS as many used to call him, ...
Announcing two new emerging market events for 2018: ICEF Ukraine Focus and ICEF Africa Workshop
ICEF announced today the addition of two new key destinations in the 2018 workshop schedule. The new events in Ukraine and South Africa reflect ICEF’s ongoing commitment to developing student recruitment markets for its client base around the world. “Our clients have told us clearly that they wish to expand their efforts in Ukraine and Africa, so we are delighted to take ICEF to Kiev a...
ELLCI - Italian literature: our teachers’ book list
When you want to learn a foreign language, you have to consider various skills: reading, writing, conversation, translation … for all this it is crucial to memorize a new vocabulary.     How to train your memory to get the most out of our study?     In general, it is easier to memorize something when we are dealing with topics that interest us. For th...
Snap and Win with IELS Malta
All you have to do is spot our adverts, snap a selfie with one of our promenade adverts and use the #ielsrocks when you post the photo.   What are the requirements?     You have to be in the photo, and it has to be one you took yourself, also must be or have been an IELS Student. We’re giving out 5 free harbour cruises to the first 5 creative entrie...
Why is studying in Germany such a good choice?
Looking for a place to study? If so, a German university could be a sound choice. Sound academic training and the international atmosphere will make your student days in Germany unforgettable.    When it comes to quality, German public universities are of great standard,  positioned among the highest in worldwide rankings .   The German study system focuses on cre...
What is Griffith like?
In this 1-minute video teaser from Griffith University we shall see what being a student here is like.   You can see that Griffith University is full of friendly students, and is made up of award-winning staff, world ranked courses, beautiful campuses and an unbeatable lifestyle.   To find out more you can visit the university website on   https://www.griffith.edu....
Interview with Nicoletta Pinto, guard.me Account Manager for Europe
For today's interview we had the pleasure to speak with Nicoletta Pinto, guard.me's new Account Manager for Europe. Nicoletta is a familiar face in our industry as she has previously worked in the language school sector in Spain. Today, we shall find out more about her move to guard.me and about her new role within this organisation and what it entails.   1. Nicoletta, you’ve...
StudyTravel Star Awards 2017 shortlist unveiled
The shortlist for the StudyTravel Star Awards 2017 has been released, celebrating the international education businesses that have most impressed their peers, with awards for study travel agents, language schools, high schools, vocational colleges, associations and service providers.     Now in their 12th year, the  StudyTravel Star Awards  are a unique peer-vot...
Why study Geography (still)?
By Danny Harrington, Founder, ITS Education Asia   I just came across an old article I wrote on the ITS blog in 2009 called  Why study Geography?  It’s always interesting to read back over things that your old self wrote. If you’re a student or indeed under the age of 30 you probably won’t appreciate that so much but as you get older it grows in interest an...
IH Bristol's Excursions
We recently had a group of students from Weinfelden in Switzerland. During their time in Bristol, they were keen to visit the iconic SS Great Britain in Bristol’s beautiful harbourside.     The SS Great Britain was designed by one of Britain’s most famous engineers, Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1943. She started her maiden voyage from Bristol in 1945, initially as a pa...
ACET's bespoke activity
In early 2014 ACET , Cork's first and leading English language school, created a unique challenge for their clients. This fun list of activities aimed at immersing their students in the local culture in true 'Cork Style'.   Over four years on, nearly 50 students having completed the task and a band of honorary Corkonians have flown back to their homelands with a Certificate of Corkonian...
Introducing L'Olivo Italiano - a school with a view in the heart of Tuscany
Nestled in the picturesque Tuscan countryside, very near to Florence, L’Olivo Italiano promotes the Italian culture and language. We guide our students in a step-by-step discovery of Italy with a program that is both varied and articulated: intensive language classes for either groups or individuals; mini-courses on specific topics; language exchanges; cooking, herbal medicine, and photogr...
ISI report 2016 “Exceeds expections” (outstanding in all categories)
- ALevel, (I) GCSE and Foundation Programmes 2017-2018 - Oxford and Cambridge entry tests preparation Autumn term 2017   We are registering students for programmes beginning September 2016. These include:   ALevel and (I)GCSE :   - Full year intensive programmes September 2017 to June 2018 - Revision programmes for students retaking :   Septemb...
Castles, Cars and Cannstatter Wasen: Discover German History and Culture at F+U Academy of Languages
Many students around the world associate learning German with spending lots of time in a classroom, and swotting up on hard-to-pronounce vocabulary and difficult grammar. At F+U Academy of Languages, learning German means a lot more than regular classroom activities. It means actively participating in afternoon and weekend activities that help students get immersed in Germany’s language, his...
FEDELE meets with the Department for Educational Planning at the Ministry of Education
On the 9th June,  Carmen Timor  and  Ana Cózar , president and manager of FEDELE respectively, held a meeting with the Department for Educational Planning at the Ministry of Education. The Department was represented by José María Fernández Lacasa, Director General of Management and Educational Planning at the Ministry of Education and David Ferrán Priestley, Deputy Di...
Why do Seniors study Spanish in Denia?
Roger Emery is a 74-year-old Englishman from a small-town west of London. He took an Intensive Spanish course in Denia at TLCdénia school for two weeks. He has been learning Spanish on and off for 5 years and says that "studying Spanish in Spain is a very enriching experience". "It's important for people of our age to keep learning new things and languages ​​are great for exercising the bra...
2017 CBIE INTL Conference Bursary Application
The International Network of Tomorrow’s Leaders (INTL) , a professional learning community of  CBIE , is pleased to announce that it will be awarding fourteen (14) conference bursaries to attend CBIE’s Annual Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, November 19-22, 2017.   The bursary covers the full conference registration fee and will be awarded to new and emerging lead...
Should you do a language course abroad?
Are you considering a language course abroad, but you are wondering if this is the right experience for you?     Do not worry - this is perfectly normal!     Based on our 20+ years of experience in this industry, we have dealt with many students from all over the world and have been able to analyse and recognise few features our students have in common. &nb...
Hispania, escuela de espanol nominated for iStudy Global Awards
We are very honoured to announce that Hispania, escuela de español (in Valencia, Spain) has been nominated for this year's "iStudy Global Awards".   Last year when we were awarded for the "iStudy Global Awards 2016/2017 - Teaching Excell...
Work Placement / Traineeship Program with Language Xchange Ireland
This July LXI  have #45 students availing of experience in an Irish work environment. This is an Erasmus + grant aided program for many of the students.    Our Work Placement program is best suited to students 17yrs old and over, who are motivated and on B2, C1 English levels on arrival.   We provide many form of work placement.   Work Placeme...
Teaching Students with Dyslexia and other Special Needs
No one who has ever been a teacher has said that it's easy, but sometimes there are bigger challenges than usual in the classroom. With inclusive education putting students with learning difficulties in mainstream education, many educators find it stressful to cope with the different needs of their students.    If you are already teaching students with dyslexia, ADHD, mild autism, ...
FELTOM Summer Parties
FELTOM launched the summer season when it hosted its first Summer Junior Event, which kicked off on Wednesday 21 st June at Gianpula Village.   Summer Junior Events will be welcoming over 200 students from the ages of 13 to 17 years of age who will enjoy dancing to the latest tunes provided by Malta’s popular DJs. Non-alcoholic drinks and snacks will also be available for purcha...
WEBA on the Road - What is it?
' WEBA on the Road ' is a new concept which will be integrated in the WEBA Workshops and as well during their visits to the various schools worldwide. In this interview with Jimmy Smeraldi, Richard Affolter, CEO of WEBA speaks more in depth about this concept, who it is for and what it is innovative.   This concept will give the opportunity to Educators to be Interviewed in a ...
Ana Bratkovic celebrates 15 years at NEAS
NEAS would like to thank and acknowledge Ana Bratkovic for her 15 years of service to NEAS and its members. Ana has been a key contributor to NEAS’ transformative journey over the years, 3 years ago taking up the role of General Manager. The depth of Ana’s industry knowledge is highly valued by her colleagues, as is her passion for promoting quality and sharing best practice. &...
Humboldt Institut German Courses for Children
Humboldt Institut hold summer courses for children and parents, in the beautiful Wittgenstein Castle.    The preparation for these courses and accommodation is done very caredully, taking into consideration ages and German language abilities. Additionally, the castle offers a very safe environment for children to run around freely, and for those who do not like sport, Humboldt...
OUK Delivers An Accredited-Certified Training Degree in Cruise Planning (CP)
Introduction   OUK is highly distinguished from other universities and training colleges in Accredited-Certified Training Degree in Cruise Planning (CP).   This exceptional course is usually taken online by e-learning.   After you attain our internationally recognised Bachelor degree you may proceed towards your Master or Doctorate degree by guided research , w...
Interview with Danny Harrington, Co-founder of ITS Education Asia
How did ITS Education Asia come about and when was the school opened?   In the vast majority of schools, the learning model remains fairly close to what it was a hundred and fifty years ago: kids watching a teacher at the front of a room. That is the reality of learning for most children. At ITS Education Asia, however, the idea is that education should be truly learner-centred and not ...
UK government supports StudyWorld 2017
The Department for International Trade will have a major presence at StudyWorld 2017, with commercial officers from all over the world available for meetings with UK educators.   Also expected are large delegations from Gulf region governments and London embassies, which will be represented in specialist zones at the event at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster.   &l...
Who is Griffith University in Queensland?
Check out this interview from one of our Platinum Members - Griffith University English Language Institute. ...
My time in gastronomic richness of South Africa
Eight o’ clock and my phone reminds me loudly that today is the day – we are heading out to Cape Town City. It is warm enough outside to wear a thin jacket and a t-shirt, despite being winter. A glass of milk with muesli, and off we go!   My phone is ready to take photos before we even get in the car, with the SD card clean in order to have space enough to fill i...
2 Weeks left to benefit from Early Bird Prices for our Dive and Network Event
There are only 2 weeks left to book your place at the Dive & Network Event and benefit from discounts! After the 31st July prices will go back up to normal.    So what is this Dive & Network Event?   Schools & Agents has teamed up with fRilingue to bring together education providers, consultants and service providers within the Education Travel Industry to mi...
Pre production underway for new NEAS online courses
CEO Patrick Pheasant, General Manager Ana Bratkovic and Quality Assessor Lauren O’Hern recently spent a day being filmed at a professional video shoot in preparation for the release of our suite of three new online courses. Ideal for those who live in regional areas or overseas, or for those who may be too time poor to attend our face to face QLS workshops, these collaborative courses will n...
Special offer for those attending ST Alphe Spain Conference 2018
For less than 2 nights in an hotel you get a 1 week course and 5 nights in the Club Hispanico!   In celebration of the 4th edition of the ST Alphe Conference in Malaga in January 2018 and in recognition of the city of Malaga as a fantastic study destination, we would very much like to invite school representatives and agents attending the Conference to take advantage of a very special o...
Malaga schools of Spanish win Tourism prize in Malaga
ACEM, the Association of Schools of Spanish in Malaga, has won the first Tourism prize awarded by the city of Malaga.   The prize ceremony took place at a gala event to celebrate the 10 th anniversary of the Foro de Turismo, the joint public-private initiative which has had such great success in promoting Malaga as a cultural tourism destination. The event was held in Malaga’s b...
Summer Weekend Trips at CEC
The summer is a busy time here in CEC  as we open our doors to our summer school. We are looking forward to welcoming students from the four corners of the world. This promises to be another exciting and fun filled summer at CEC.   To ensure that students get to fully appreciate everything that Ireland has to offer, we have organised a variety of one day excursions. From ancient ...
Trinity College London Rock and Pop Song Showcase Videos
Over the next few weeks Trinity will be revealing some of the great new songs appearing on our Rock & Pop 2018 syllabus in a series of video showcases.   The videos  will see professional musicians putting their spin on songs from the Guitar, Drums, Bass, Vocals and Keyboards syllabuses, and telling us why the songs will be so great to learn and are so enjoyable to play. ...
Meet Anglo-Continental’s Marketing Intern, Efe Tekkanat
Efe Tekkanat is a second year media student at Bournemouth University and currently doing his internship at Anglo-Continental .  He writes regularly about culture and technology in his blog  www.efetekkanat.com   “I’ve always wanted to work in the communication industry, whether it’s advertising, marketing or public relations.  After looking at the un...
Happy Birthday! guard.me Joins ILAC’s 20th Anniversary Celebration in Toronto
Happy Birthday, ILAC! This month, the  International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC)  is celebrating its 20 th  anniversary as an English language school in Canada. From July 28-30 th , guests from around the world will be joining ILAC in Toronto for a weekend of networking and festivities. As one of the main sponsors for the event,  guard.me International Insurance &...
BELS Malta and Gozo: Summer Update
Although the BELS  team are extremely busy handling the peak season at their schools in Malta and Gozo, they have still managed to give us an interesting update about what's going on.   We thought we would touch base with your briefly this time, since we are terribly busy with peak season. Our Junior Programme started successfully, 2 weeks ago and our adult centres have hit th...
5th Spanish as a Foreign Language Conference in Bangkok
Information about the 5th  Spanish as a Foreign Language Conference in Thailand , which will take place in Bangkok on the 26 th  and 27th January 2018, is now available.   The main aim of the event is to share experiences and ideas, to discuss points of view concerning Spanish language teaching and to present  proposals.  It is organised by the Spanish Section ...
Mandarin Garden: Let the Chinese summer camp help you to tide over difficulties of learning Chinese
With the increasing number of foreigners coming to China, more and more people are learning Chinese, so that HSK is a kind of test for the learners. Many foreigners get a headache looking at the papers, so Chinese schools take it along at this time. And the Chinese summer camp  seems to be the most comfortable way to learn Chinese.   About Kids & Teens Camp courses   ...
Learning German with Alpha Aktiv – but that’s not all
So you already have some perfectly good reasons for learning German ... Maybe you want to be able to communicate with relatives, or to travel to Germany during your summer break, or prepare yourself for study in a German-speaking country. Maybe a German exchange student sparked your interest, or you have a friend who recommended it, or you just like the way the language sounds.   After ...
Istituto Linguistico Mediterraneo: Pisa, more than just the leaning tower
Pisa is a bustling university city located in the heart of Tuscany. The city offers the opportunity to experience the richness of Italian history and culture and has lost none of its charm as a sanctuary for artists, writers, and poets since its golden era from the 9th to the 13th century.   The  river Arno  carves up in the historic centre of the city alongside c...
Summer course: Spanish throughout the world
The Instituto Cervantes  and the  Universidad Complutense de Madrid  are collaborating once again on the 30 th  Cursos de Verano Complutense en El Escorial. The course will take place from the 10 th  to 12 th  of July at the San Lorenzo site at El Escorial. This year’s programme is entitled “Spanish throughout the world, a sustainable economic ass...
Register now for the NEAS Quality Learning Series
NEAS is offering some outstanding new Quality Learning Series workshops to our members in July. On July 28, NEAS Chief Executive Officer Patrick Pheasant will be delivering an Executive QLS on Risk and Governance in Melbourne as part of the UECA PD Fest. This interactive workshop will cover such concepts as good governance, ethics, corporate social responsibility and organisational design. Part...
English Language Homestays: My favourite day of my trip to South Africa
The busiest and favourite day of my trip to  South Africa  so far was last Friday. We woke up at 9.00 and left the house at 10.30, after breakfast. We fetched Emma, my host sister, from school and departed to go see lions at Drakenstein Lion Sanctuary.   I was excited about the idea of seeing some “wild typical African animals”. It was absolutely awes...
Quality English welcomes new school and 9th English Language destination
English in Cyprus , the largest international language school in Cyprus, has joined the Quality English brand of English language schools. This is the first international recognition of any English Language school in Cyprus.   The school, based in the coastal city of Limassol, offers year-round General, Exam and Family programmes and operates a Junior Summer Camp just outside of the ci...
The benefits of studying in beautiful Bristol
Year-round festivals, award-winning cycle tracks, gastronomy of every flavour, stunning cityscapes and awe-inspiring street art, Bristol is one of the most inspiring places in the world and a top city to visit in 2017, according to The Rough Guide.   It is compact enough to get around on foot, or bike -yet big enough to host a huge variety of cultural events throughout the year. In B...
15 years of Hispania Escuela de Espanol
In the Natural Park Albufera, just a few kilometers from the city of Valencia. Partners, current and former students, the staff and friends of Hispania, escuela de español have met in a beautiful setting to celebrate 15 years of Hispania, of learning, laughing, friendship and partnership.   "15 years, Hispania,“ the co-founder and CEO Victoria Sanahuja Gimeno begins the...
ITS Education Asia: Developing our Future Workforce - Innovation in Education
On Thursday 8 th  June 2017, ITS Executive Principal Albert Ma presented at the second Better Business Innovation Series event – a cross-business chamber initiative which draws together experts in multiple fields to discuss, share and possibly collaborate on projects which benefit the future of Hong Kong.   This event focused on education and included a wide variety of spea...
ALPADIA Language Schools started off their summer camps season!
The summer season has started and ALPADIA welcomed their first students in all of their summer camp destinations in Switzerland, France, Germany and England. Students get the chance to spend the summer at one of these fantastic destinations in Europe ! The summer language camp programmes offer students the choice of French, German, English and Italian courses which are combined with many exciting ...
International House and StudentMarketing sign strategic partnership
International House and StudentMarketing sign a 3Y strategic partnership to provide joint market intelligence for IH members and the study abroad industry. International House World Organisation (IHWO), a global network of over 150 affiliated private language schools in 52 countries, and StudentMarketing, a global market intelligence and strategic development company, have signed a 3-year ...
Innovative New Programme at the Football & Language Academy
The 'Football & Language Academy' is an innovative new programme combining both English, Spanish or Italian language lessons with football training and matches as well as providing a social and cultural experience in Chester, England.   The Academy Programme is bespoke, so to meet your needs teams/players can stay for any length of time, any time of year from September 2017. The 'Fo...
ICEF Southeast Asia Workshop: Full subscription marks a successful event
On June 14-16, 2017 over 350 participants from 26 countries came together at the inaugural ICEF Southeast Asia Workshop in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Rising family incomes, a growing economy and high demand for quality education make Vietnam an important, emerging market for international educators and the ideal host country for ICEF’s newest workshop. The event was sold out with a waitlist ...
Hope After Loss: guard.me Joins a² to Build School Library in Turkey After 11 Students Die in Fire
Earlier this spring,  guard.me International Insurance  joined  a² Fairs  to help build a school library in the remote mountain village of Aladağ, 100 km north of Adana in the southern part of Turkey. Last year, a sudden fire broke out in one of the dormitories at the central school resulting in the deaths of 11 female students and one teacher.   Nestled in ...
FELTOM kicks off summer Junior Events
FELTOM launched the summer season when it hosted its first Summer Junior Event, which kicked off on Wednesday 21 st June at Gianpula Village.   Summer Junior Events will be welcoming over 2000 students from the ages of 13 to 17 years of age who will enjoy dancing to the latest tunes provided by Malta’s popular DJs. Non-alcoholic drinks and snacks will also be available for purch...
NEAS Quality Learning Series 2017
Throughout 2017,  NEAS  will offer 40 workshops across Australia for teachers and professionals as part of the Quality Learning Series (QLS). This year will see the release of nine new workshops aligned with the  NEAS Quality Assurance Framework , providing high quality professional development for ELT teachers and professional staff across all sectors (independant ELICOS, VET, ...
Miss Universe Malta at Study World Global College
Global College Malta has been beautified over the past few weeks when it hosted the contestants of Miss Universe Malta 2017.   During one of the many meetings with Mr. Jeffrey Francalanza, it was stressed that the contest is no longer simply a beauty contest but it has become a holistic contest whereby the contestants are judged on different aspects of their personalities and intellect ...
Miss Universe Malta at Study World Global College
Global College Malta has been beautified over the past few weeks when it hosted the contestants of Miss Universe Malta 2017.   During one of the many meetings with Mr. Jeffrey Francalanza, it was stressed that the contest is no longer simply a beauty contest but it has become a holistic contest whereby the contestants are judged on different aspects of their personalities and intellect ...
BELS Mini Groups in Malta
The Mini Group courses (20 or 30 lessons) are a trade mark of the BELS brand! Following the great success that these courses have at BELS Gozo, we decided to add them to our portfolio of group courses, here at BELS Malta too! The Mini Groups because they have just a maximum of 6 students, not only provide more attention to each individual student from our teachers, but also allow u...
News from Bay Language Institute
There has been so much happening here at bli ! Our students from Switzerland, France, Libya, Germany, Angola, Belgium, Spain, UAE, Italy and the Netherlands have provided us with so much fun and incredibly crazy stories full of love and memories for a lifetime. Enjoy this very short overview of what exactly you have missed!   We had a bunch of students mad for adventure, who went skydiv...
ICC Hawaii: SMART Tips Will Help You Be A Better English Student
As an English language school in Hawaii that’s been around for decades and taught countless students from all around the world, we know there are some smart ways to study and some that aren’t so smart. For instance, what would happen if you only studied when you were in the mood or felt like it? You’d probably never study. In order to reach your best potential, there are some thi...
Camas Malta Summer Classes
Camas is launching Summer classes.   Do you want to improve your French or Spanish languages? Enroll now and find a new way to enjoy summer with CAMAS.   Start  Date :11th July 2017  OR : 22nd August 2017   Duration: 1 month (from 11/07/2017 to 17/08/2017 OR from 22/08/2017 to 21/09/2017).   Contact info@camasmalta.com  or visit the web...
An afternoon with girls
Last night, the girls announced that they had no school today, due to certain examinations being written that did not apply to them.  Promised them a trip to the village of Franschoek , so that they could go an discover this quaint little mountain village . It is here that French Protestants settled during the 1680’s, fleeing their native country due to religious persecution. ...
Junior Programme at F+U Academy of Languages: Learning and Fun Combined
Can kids enjoy a summer vacation in which they play and learn a foreign language? The answer is yes! Since 2007, F+U Academy of Languages has been offering a Junior Programme with daily German and English classes in July and August for children and teenagers from all over the world in Heidelberg in the south-west of Germany.   English is offered for children aged 12 to 15, while German ...
CourseFinders – a review site for schools and agents
CourseFinders.com , a student-facing site from ICEF, brings reviews to the language travel industry, to the benefit of students, schools and agents. Students gain an objective resource to help them choose their course. Schools and agents gain qualified leads from prospective students.   Everybody knows how important reviews are in the travel industry. Review sites such as TripAdvisor a...
Gallery Teachers presents the Safeguarding Basic Awareness course
With the issue of safeguarding students being the top priority of any educational organisation, Gallery Teachers is proud to present our brand new Safeguarding Basic Awareness course. This course is now open for registrations and the good news is....it is completely FREE of charge.   This course focusses on safeguarding within the ELT industry, however, it does not necessarily have to b...
Edu-Inter: French Programs for Teenagers
A true French immersion experience!   We offer summer and winter French camp as well as individual or group High school experience programs for teenager from 10 to 17 years old.   By combining our French courses with outstanding activities or specialized camp, the student will experience the French language and culture in an unparalleled entertaining way.   C...
Junior Summer Programme at F+U Academy of Languages Heidelberg
As every year, F+U Academy of Languages Heidelberg offers language classes for children and teenagers from all over the world in July (German) and August (German and English): German for children and teenagers between 6 and 15, English for teenagers aged 12+. Courses are offered on different levels and age groups and are conducted by experienced teaching staff. Apart from language classes, our Jun...
Lisbon a perfect destination for international students
Natalia Barata SEE Learning Center’s founder and managing director/owner, shares her thoughts on Lisbon as a perfect destination for international students in this interview.   Why do you think international students have chosen to study in Lisbon?   Lisbon is home to one of the oldest universities in world. The University of Lisbon dates back to the 13th century, so th...
VII ELE Teachers Meeting AIL Madrid
The VII ELE Teachers Meeeting will take place between 31 July and 4 August at AIL Madrid in collaboration with Edinumen.   The Meeting is often a new experience for Spanish Teachers because it focuses not on simply acquiring new knowledge but on developing strategies for motivation within the classroom. Practical work is therefore prioritized over theory.   The participants w...
The WEBA Workshop in China
WEBA World organise various workshops in many different destinations around the world all throughout the year, however, their most famous workshop and the one that is attended by the largest number of educators and agents is the workshop in China. In fact, WEBA organises more than one workshop in China during the year.   With 4 Agents Workshops per year in China, WEBA has reached a sta...
Hung parliament raises hopes for UK ELT
Prospects for a softer Brexit and a more welcoming attitude to international students may have improved by the lack of an overall majority for any party in the general election, says English UK .   The Conservative manifesto had promised a full Brexit, leaving both the single market and the customs union, while Labour said it would keep the UK in the single market and the customs unio...
Transworld Schools: Studying English in the United States on a Budget
Investing in studying English for your professional future is an important and often expensive decision, especially when deciding to study in the United States. With ESL tuition prices and living costs increasing every year, students are under mounting pressure to complete their programs in the shortest amount of time in order to save money. This is unfortunate, as it denies many students the oppo...
Studying in Germany with Alpha Aktiv Language Academy
Studying in Germany nowadays is a dream of many young students all over the world. Why? Well, for starters, German universities are among the highest ranking in the world and therefore, a German degree is recognized all over the world. Additional to that, German universities offer sound academic training for relatively low costs. Merely a semester fee must be paid, an amount results between 100 an...
Introducing Simeon one of our high school integration student in South Africa
We always like it when an idea works!   But we get really excited when we have an idea which works really well!!   Simeon is one of our students from France who is attending a school in Simons Town, ( just south of Cape Town) at the very tip of South Africa.  He is living with a host family and going to school locally.  His High School allows him to study subje...
Living Learning English Teachers' Conference
Living Learning English  recently held its annual Teachers' Conference, attracting over 60 of our homestay teachers from across the UK for a day of CPD and networking.   Mark Fletcher's energetic plenary was very well received and our teachers enjoyed further sessions from him on using the linguistic environment and teaching tenses.   We also welcomed David Heathfield, ...
Individual bookings for Summer 2017 at Language Xchange Ireland
Not part of a school group, but want to take part in our unique Work Placement Program?  Would you like to join another group and come to Ireland? Would you like to book as an individual, but at group rates?  Following a successful individual-booking program in 2016, we will be open for individual bookings again for  summer 2017 ! Join a group that will include indivi...
Costa de Valencia: now with a new series of video tutorials for learning Spanish
For more than 20 years the language school Costa de Valencia, located in the city of Valencia (Spain), offers Spanish courses for foreigners – all year long and for all language levels. The school is accredited by the Cervantes Institute, one of the most influential institutes in Spain which is working on disseminating the teaching and the usage of the Spanish language in general.   ...
AIL Madrid opens a new school in Malaga
AIL Madrid have just opened a sister school in Malaga. Chris Haworth, the founder and School Director explained that he saw Malaga as the perfect destination for a second AIL school.   “AIL Madrid has been growing fast, and I really wanted to offer something that would share the AIL values of academic excellence combined with a fun approach to the whole student experience, but tha...
Special Promotion from NESE Boston
NESE is very pleased to announce that it is running a special promotion. Our Good News Discount 2017 provides students with a 5% discount on all housing accommodation and a 10% discount on tuition. Please visit the NESE website to learn more about NESE, its course and special promotions! ( www.nese.edu ).   These special discounted rates are applicable to all 4-week session...
The Kaplan Global Foundation Programme at IH Cape Town
The Kaplan Global Foundation Programme is a stepping stone to university. It has been designed for students who have completed high school education in their own country, and wish to enrol in an undergraduate degree at a university in the UK or Australia. With specially designed modules, students will improve their subject knowledge and develop the academic and English language skills needed for s...
Spanish courses and mountain bike tours in Granada, Spain
Granada is surrounded by magnificent mountains and several natural parks. On our mountain bike tours you will discover landscapes and the rich culture of Granada Province.   On a half-day ride we get above the city and into the favourite biking spot of the local granadinos. We descend into the cave district of  Sacramonte  where Flamenco clubs and tapas bars inhabit t...
ISO Quality Training with TrainingMalta
ISO 9001 is an international standard that provides guidelines for the implementation of a quality management system in an organisation.   There’s a lot of meaning to unpack in that statement, so let’s break it down into the most important bits and examine them more closely:   - International : ISO applies equally to companies across the world - Standard : It...
The Rise of the "New" New York Military Academy
NYMA has a strong reputation for training world leaders, leaders in business, the arts, and the military.  This training occurred primarily through a unique system of student apprenticeships and systems of classroom learning that provided intense authentic experiences and constant feedback.   128 years after first opening, the New York Military Academy was bought out of bankruptcy ...
Parent and Child English Language Success Story at Anglo-Continental
We recently had the pleasure of welcoming Alexandre from Brazil back to Anglo-Continental  in Bournemouth, England after 35 years as he accompanied his Son who was studying with us. This is his story.   “My story with Anglo-Continental started back in September 1982 when I enrolled and stayed there studying for some months. I was only 19 years old at that time and was follo...
The 2017 NEAS Management Conference
NEAS would like to thank all those who attended the 2017 NEAS Management Conference which has been an incredible success. This year the conference was attended by the highest number of delegates in NEAS history! Many of the members mentioned it was the best NEAS conference they had ever attended, with special praise for Ita Buttrose's opening plenary, the catering and the overall organisation...
English UK members get world’s most immediate ELT data
Detailed market reports on 2017’s first trading quarter are now being used by English UK members to plan and revise their business strategies.    The first report of English UK’s Quarterly Intelligence Cohort (QUIC) scheme has just gone out to its 124 members, providing an in-depth, quarterly analysis of the UK industry’s source markets within six weeks of the qua...
BELS Juniors Summer Programme Accommodation Update
Here's an update from BELS Malta on the Juniors Summer Programme. Please note, that all host families during the month of July are currently full. Hoping this will not discourage any bookings, we wish to remind you that within our Juniors residence we will have:   - Outdoor pool - 24/7 supervision by live-in leaders - Multi-lingual support - Free Wi-Fi in common areas -...
Spain Football Tours and Training Camps
If you are considering a training camp tour to Spain then please consider using 'Total Football Experience' to organise your bespoke tour.    Total Football Experience has partnered with the Hotel Thalasia Costa de Murcia to create a fantastic Spanish football experience for you and your players. Our football tour programme is available all year round and we will work with you to d...
TOEFL iBT online test at ELA Malta
Established in 1988, the English Language Academy (ELA Malta) is centrally located in the tourist and residential resort of Sliema, close to shops, cafes, boutiques and a frequent bus route.  ELA is fully licensed by the Malta Ministry of Education and is an accredited founder member of FELTOM (Federation of English Language Teaching Organizations in Malta).  We are currently the first a...
International House holds its 2017 Directors’ Conference in Toronto with guard.me
International House directors from around the globe have just returned from an incredible edition of the annual Directors’ Conference. Breaking from tradition, instead of being hosted by an affiliate school, this year IH Directors were kindly hosted by our partners guard.me Insurance in their wonderful city of Toronto.   Keith Segal, President and Founder of guard.me Insurance sai...
Study Globally and Grow
Studying abroad can be considered as one of the unique points that can set students apart from their peers. While some skills can be taught, others are gained through experience. Through studying abroad students get the opportunity to gain independence and learn self-reliance as they get the opportunity to analyse different cultural situations and solve a variety of problems that may crop up when ...
Summer Programmes at Oxford International Study Centre
Oxford is a world renowned University City, with origins dating back over eight hundred years. The Colleges of the University, with their beautiful architecture dating from mediaeval times in many cases, provide a spectacular and inspiring backdrop for educational, business and cultural programmes for visitors and students from all over the world. It is also an important cultural centre, with many...
Getting to know Global College - New Platinum Member
In today's interview we shall be taking a closer look at Global College Malta to find out why agents should get in touch with them in order to promote their courses in various destinations. Global College is located in SmartCity, Malta.   How did Global College start and when was it established?   Global College Malta is one of the top educational institutions offering a wide...
FELTOM Networking Event
FELTOM  hosted a fantastic networking event at The Rooftop, which is part of the outdoor clubbing complex, Gianpula Village.    This event brought together members of staff from FELTOM-accredited schools in a lovely ambience with a majestic backdrop provided by the silhouette of Mdina, Malta's Silent City. It was a great opportunity to meet people from our local industry befo...
Surf’s Up at Cial Lisbon
Portugal is one of Europe’s favorite surf destinations. All types of waves imaginable, epic scenery, hot sun for a good part of the year, (mostly) uncrowded breaks and best of all: hospitable people and great gastronomy.   If you’re planning to take a Portuguese language course and would like to learn how to surf while you’re on it, CIAL is the perfect place for y...
Charity begins at Home - IH Newcastle Internship Scheme with OXFAM
International House Newcastle have made a decision to turn their unpaid professional internships for EU students into a way to help major charities by not only offering  the extra ‘hands on’ helpers  but in addition donating  the internship placement fee to the charity involved.   Patricia Mullen ,Executive Director commented ‘We have been offering profe...
5 Reasons why Holiday English is so much fun for students
Location, Location, Location!   ILE Love English is primarily an online language school, but we are based on the sunny Mediterranean island of Malta. As we are located there we run summer courses on the island that mixes English lessons and tour guiding at the same time.   The Activities   In the summer, most lessons are held outdoors. Lessons are held at the beach...
Harrow House ranked in the TOP TEN UK Residential Summer Schools
We are pleased and proud to announce that in last months EL Gazette (www.elgazette.com), Harrow House  was ranked in the top ten residential schools in the UK, based on our most recent British Council report.   We have also been awarded the coveted ‘EL Gazette Centre of Excellence’ award. These accolades are awarded in recognition of our commitment to providing and ma...
LILA* Liverpool: Online
LILA* Liverpool always aims to be one step ahead in order to provide an innovative, exciting learning experience for international students. With the internet and social media being an integral part of daily life, LILA* has developed its services for both students and agents and is making its mark on the online world.   The first, most inclusive and flexible addition, comes in the form ...
Summer Youth Courses with Alpha Aktiv in beautiful Heidelberg
In the summer months (from June to September) we organize Summer Youth Courses. During this time, we devote the course content mainly to cultural and regional matters. Fun and entertainment are an important part of this program. The Summer Youth Course is directed mainly at teenagers and young adults who want to improve their language skills during their summer vacation.   The language ...
Summer School – by the sea on the sunny south coast
DID YOU KNOW …. That at English Language Homestays   we have over 23% of returning students on our Summer School? That can’t be bad, can it?   Its always great when students tell you they have enjoyed it and would like to return the following year, but for us, when they actually do re-book, it makes us very excited.    Our summer School is small and ...
News from New Horizons Australia
A lot's been going on at New Horizons Australia - from a new brochure, to a whole suite of new Diploma courses, to listed new Oracle training courses - all this and much more which we shall be keeping you up to date on.   5 New Nationally Accredited Diploma Courses   That's right, we've just released 5 new, nationally accredited IT and Digital Media Diploma Courses. If you're...
IELA's Summer Programme in Dublin
IELA-Dublin , an agency run by parents, for parents , located in the beautiful safe prestigious villages of Sutton and Howth, just 20 minutes from Dublin airport.   We provide a unique ‘ hands on’ service to students and their parents and work with exceptionally high quality host families located close to Sutton and Howth villages.  As Nicky & Emer live in...
News from Hispania Escuela de Espanol
Excitement, happiness, nervousness... these are some of the feelings many students have before they reach their destination and their Spanish school. And this is not surprising, as a new world is waiting for them to be discovered, full of colour, culture and learning, and for sure of fun and personal enrichment.   Nothing develops intelligence like travel. - Emile Zola , writer. &...
A typical virtual fair with IAES
International African Education Summit (IAES) continues to grow as one of the unique student and agent recruitment agencies within the Africa, Middle East and Asia regions.   Amidst the various cost-effective solutions launched to helping Institutions grow their numbers within a time-frame, IAES has recently launched the virtual fair option.   The virtual fair is created for ...
International School of Advanced Learning Earns Accreditation from ACCET
The International School of Advanced Learning, a one-stop academic and cultural immersion center for foreign students and professionals, today announced it has earned formal accreditation by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training, the premier national accreditation agency.   Accreditation means the school has been examined and found in compliance with ACCET’...
Fun and French for Teens
Edu-inter  offers 10 thematic Summer French programs for teens to improve their French efficiently while having fun. It is more than a 100% French immersion, it is a life experience!    Summer French Camps for Teens (Age: 10 - 17) - June 12 th and August 4 th , 2017   The summer French immersion school for teenagers has been offered every summer since 2006. T...
Why is it important to speak English?
Speaking English allows you to actually broaden your world, from job opportunities to the ability to relate to people from every country.   Knowing the language makes it much more interesting every trip.   Anywhere you want to go in the world you can find someone who speaks English. If we account only the country where the English language is the official language, the United...
Under 18s outnumber adult students in UK ELT for the first time
There were more junior than adult students in the UK’s ELT centres in 2016, as structural changes within the industry continue.   English UK’s latest student statistics report shows that, while many source markets declined last year, China entered the top five after years of steady growth and Saudi Arabia replaced Spain in second place. Italy remains the UK’s top sendi...
Korea to Cádiz we have students from all over the world!
Hye Yeong Hwang comes from in Seoul in South Korea. Julio Sanchez comes from Cádiz but works in Sevilla in southern Spain.  Both of them are studying at Glasgow School of English .  I met with them in the School and we had an interesting chat about what they think about Glasgow, Scotland and the School in general.   Neither had visited Scotland before, but Hye Yeong&r...
Interviewing Caroline Esinam Adzogble from IAES
Today we are pleased to publish an interview with Caroline Esinam Adzogble, a young entrepreneur and a very inspiring woman. We hope you enjoy reading this interview as much as we enjoyed working on it.   How did you start in the Education Travel Industry? It all begun after my parent company Potter's International College got accredited as a career college in Ghana in the year 2014....
English UK Chief Executive vows to lead industry to success
Intelligence, quality, promotion and public affairs are at the heart of English UK’s plans for the future.   Revised priorities, a new mission and an updated membership model were announced at English UK’s annual conference by Chief Executive Sarah Cooper, in response to what she described as “extreme pressure” being faced by the UK ELT sector.   &ldqu...
The Dive and Network Programme
It is official. Schools & Agents, together with fRilingue are organising the second networking event for the Education Travel Industry. Following our Ski and Network event in Switzerland this January, we have decided to do something in a warmer climate which still provides participants with an exciting programme of events during which to network and talk shop! For this reason, we have d...
AP program USA - ILM Pisa and Viareggio
"My experience in Pisa and the Mediterranean Language Institute was very unique, and it opened my eyes to a new world. When my Italian teacher in the US spoke to me of an opportunity to go to study and live alone in Italy for two weeks, I was immediately interested because I had never done such a thing in my life as a student. After finishing the examination AP, I thought about how I could impro...
5 tips to improve your listening skills for the Cambridge exams - IH Madrid
We are proud to publish in the International House Blog a great article written by our International House Madrid  teacher Frank C. Zirit, whose experience in teaching English and preparing students for Cambridge exams has enabled him to give the examinees the best advice possible for these tests, but also any listening test you could expect for. We hope you find th...
Dragon Boat Race 2017 for Taiwan Mandarin Institute
Taiwan Mandarin Institute   is again participating in the Dragon Boat festival 2017. A full team squad of 30 students and teachers are participating in the Mixed International heats (Main Event). All students of TMI who are not participating in the event are still welcome to join the TMI tent on the event days where refreshments will be served. Any students who are members of the team, plea...
Why Learning English Is A Dreaded Chore For Some Students
As an English language school in Hawaii we know all too well not all students love coming to class, or even have the desire to learn the most spoken language in the world. Lots of people love other subjects such as art or history – but English, not so much. Why do some people abhor this subject? We have a few answers.   For some students,  it isn’t their choice to lear...
New accommodation at BELS Gozo
BELS Gozo is the place to be! Due to popular demand, BELS Gozo has taken on a superior residence similar to the superior residence in Malta; modern, well-lit and air-conditioned. The BELS Gozo Superior Residence, which is located in Victoria (Gozo’s capital city), will be available as of 02/06/2017 and  here is the description  for your perusal. Prices are same as ...
Introducing AIL Madrid
In today's interview we are pleased to introduce AIL Madrid  so that you can read about what this school has to offer and how our agents can benefit from working with them.    How did AIL Madrid come about and when was the school opened?   The School Director and founder, Chris Haworth started AIL Madrid 11 years , although the story goes back beyond them to Chris...
Interview with Johannes Kraus, Owner of Kurus English in Cape Town South Africa
Why do you think  Kurus English  is a Quality English school? Quality English's reputation globally stands for privately owned and professional EFL colleges. Kurus English is such a college and, from my point of view, fits perfectly into the Quality English family. Our school is boutique and professionally run and after now 9 years in operation, has built its reputation not onl...
The 2017 ICEF North America Workshop - Vancouver becomes ICEF's largest event ever held in Canada
Following the success of the largest ever Australia New Zealand Agent (ANZA) Workshop earlier this month, ICEF just hosted yet another record-breaking event. With 911 participants from 59 countries, the 2017 ICEF North America Workshop - Vancouver became ICEF’s largest agent networking event to be held in Canada. From April 23-25, 2017, North American educators, student recruitment agents, a...
OXBRIDGE UNIVERSITY OF KILMURRY Delivers an Accredited Certified Training Course
Oxbridge Unversity of Kilmurry © (OUK) Delivers An Accredited-Certified Training Course in: Tourism, Cruising & Hotel Management (TCHM) and Business Transformation   Introduction   OUK is highly distinguished from other universities and training colleges in Tourism, Travel, Cruising & Hotel Management (TCHM). This exceptional course is usually taken online by e-...
Special offer for those attending ST Alphe Spain Conference 2018
In celebration of the 4th edition of the ST Alphe Conference in Malaga in January 2018 and in recognition of the city of Malaga as a fantastic study destination, we would very much like to invite school representatives and agents attending the Conference to take advantage of a very special offer:    a 1 week Intensive Spanish course at Malaca Instituto  with accommodation in...
High School Year Program for Students with Mobility and Learning Disabilities 2017-2018
LingooNinja & LingooSchool have announced improvements to the “Student Accessibility Service” for the 2017/2018 Academic Year in Ireland.   Marketing Director Jon Rainey explained “Our company prides itself in doing all it can to make each and every student feel warmly welcome in Ireland, we also reach out to them to assist with any physical or learning difficultie...
How are ILE’s business English lessons revolutionising the education world?
Whatever industry students work in, ILE creates lessons suited to it! Students simply need to send us their company’s website, any brochures with their job description, the products or services they sell or develop and we will create an entire course around it. Yes, we can. We’ve done it before.   ILE’s Business lessons are ideal for busy executives or business student...
International House InTuition Languages Voted Best Language School in England 2016
Educationstars, the independent Review site that specialies on Language schools has rated InTuition Languages  the best school in England for 2016.   Norman Renshaw the Managing Director says: “We’re delighted to have won this award. It is a down to our great team at InTuition and our amazing group of really hospitable homestay teachers. The secret to this success is ...
Anglo-Continental:10 ways to learn English outside of the classroom
Studying English within a classroom environment is the main focus of many English language students but how can you support your learning outside of the classroom? Anglo-Continental www.anglo-continental.com recommends 10 ways to learn English outside of the classroom:   - Read books in English. Choose books you have already read in your native language or those that have been made in...
A fond farewell to Jan Capper executive director at IALC
Jan will be leaving  IALC  to take up a position as the Chief Executive of  CUBO , the association of College and University Business Officers in the UK and Ireland.   Jan began her career in tourism, working for British, American and Malaysian travel companies in operational and marketing roles. She discovered study travel when she became marketing director o...
14 days left to register for the NEAS Management Conference
Register now to secure your place at the NEAS Management Conference 11-12 May 2017, at Doltone House in Sydney.   This year's conference will be the major English Language Training event in NSW this year, so don't miss out on the opportunity to network and participate in some great professional development. The program is now finalised and promises a diverse and innovative line of prese...
Evening Lessons at the English Language Academy
Following continuous requests, ELA  has started to offer three different packages which take place from 18:00 to 19:30.   The maximum number of students is limited to ten participants per class and students can choose from two, three or five, 90-minute lessons per week.   Tuition prices start from Euro 30.00 per week.   Please contact us on info@elamalta.co...
New Platform FruitFame.com
A new platform has just been launched to help international education industry professionals showcase success stories that move the needle in marketing, branding, recruitment, enrolment and retention. FruitFame.com , brought to life by Jackfruit Marketing , offers a new channel for people to give their own version of how they achieved success.   FruitFame.com enables users to create...
Giorgia Biccelli heads up new IALC Executive Board
IALC has elected Giorgia Biccelli, director of Linguaviva in Italy as its new president. Ms Biccelli, who previously served as vice president for quality assurance, leads an international board of directors drawn from IALC member schools.  Ms Biccelli, reflecting upon being named president of IALC said: “IALC is a unique association and I feel extremely honoured and privile...
EAQUALS grants CASTEL the Gold Star
Castel Education  is now an accredited member of EAQUALS. For years, Castel has endeavoured to maintain the highest possible standards and these efforts have now been recognised by one of the most influential and prestigious organisations in the ESL industry.    It is safe to say that during the inspection process, no stone was left unturned. From beginning to end, all EAQUAL...
BELS Updates
BELS Malta & Gozo accommodation description update   As you are aware, every year we are tirelessly improving our standards & our accommodation options; this year is no exception. Please download the updated shared/private apartments descriptions for:   BELS Gozo Xlendi Sea Side Rustic Apartments BELS Gozo Victoria Studio Apartments BELS Malta Shared Apartment...
25th Anniversary of French in Normandy
Pop open the bottle of champagne because  French in Normandy   is celebrating its 25th anniversary!   This year we are giving away a birthday bottle champagne to one of our valued agents each month! Be entered into our monthly prize draw every time you send a new booking and every month FIN will randomly draw a winner to receive a bottle o...
ICEF celebrates ten years of the Australia New Zealand Agent ANZA Workshop
The Australia New Zealand Agent (ANZA) Workshop just celebrated a 10-year milestone. Over the years, ANZA has become the largest agent networking event in Oceania, bringing together international student recruitment professionals from all over the world. On April 5 - 7, 2017, ANZA welcomed 482 participants to the Cairns Convention Centre, Australia; growing by an impressive 15% over last year. Org...
One of the key attractions of coming to Edinburgh was the chance to stay with host families
Giovanna Malchiodi comes from Piacenza, near Milan in northern Italy.   She is the leader of a group of 50, mainly 15 and 16 year old, Italian students currently studying at our School in Edinburgh.  None of these students had ever been to Scotland, so I began our conversation by asking what they knew about our country before they travelled and then what their first impressions have...
Back in Buenos Aires: promoting the UK to Latin American educational tour operators
The English UK Regional Fair, Latin America 2017 returned to the historic Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, earlier this month: six years after the UK-based language teaching association's last foray in the city.   Latin America accounts for 11% of English language learning student weeks in the UK and, in the last annual statistical report, English UK members identified Argentina as a gr...
ACET and Cork Airport bound for take-off
Cork Airport have launched yet another new route, adding to the airport’s growing portfolio of destinations. This June, SWISS will be operating a Zurich-Cork route.   SWISS, a wonderful airline and part of the Lufthansa Group, will be a great addition to Cork and the flight will operate twice-weekly. Vicky Power, Marketing Director at ACET says of the new flight:  ‘ It...
PON returns for 2017 bigger than ever before
The EU-funded scheme to boost English skills among Italian secondary pupils returns this summer, potentially benefiting English UK member centres.   PON 2017 is worth €3,000 per student and for the first time covers schools from the whole of Italy, although the bulk of funding is still concentrated on its southern regions.   Sarah Cooper, English UK’s chief executi...
FELTOM calls for work-study permits and walk-in applications to boost intake of international students
“FELTOM is constantly on the forefront lobbying for a number of issues and is currently exploring policies which tackle accessibility to efficient Visa processes, the introduction for work-study permits and walk-in applications – all of which would give an essential boost to local intake opening up for international students from different markets.”   This was stated b...
Earn 10% Commission on Lingoo.Academy Bookings
Once again, we're pleased to report very strong bookings for www.Lingoo.Academy in Summer 2017. Our program will run 11th June until 3rd September, with a minimum stay of two weeks.   Included in the price is full board accommodation, airport transfers, all day trips, all activities, and 15 hours of English per week on top of 24-7 English Immersion environment.  Our residential a...
March 2017 at Gateway School of English in Malta
March has been an eventful month at our school in Malta. We’ve had great outdoor English conversation classes in Spinola Bay St Julian’s, a short walking distance from the school, where students had the opportunity to speak about their English language learning experience in Malta.   The students together with their teacher produced the video below which we wanted to share w...
Bristol Life Awards Finalist
Congratulations to us!  We are one of the finalist of the Bristol Life Awards chosen from over 414 entries!    The Awards which will be held on 27th April is to celebrate the very best of Bristol businesses. These will be tightly contested Awards with a great number of local companies involved.    The Awards are organised by MediaClash, publishers of Bristol...
AUT student volunteers her way to Russia
An AUT Sport and Recreation student will represent New Zealand at an international volunteering forum taking place in Russia later this year.   Second year student, Claudia Raven, will be the country’s only university student representative at the International University Sports Federation (FISU) volunteering conference in Kazan, Russia in July.   Funded by FISU and sup...
Curious Florence - Florence and the Explosion of the Cart
Among the most characteristic Easter events in central Italy is the Explosion of the Cart in Florence, Tuscan Capital and UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1982.   The celebration dates back to the First Crusades, undertaken to liberate the Church of the Holy Sepulchre from the hands of the “infidels.”   Legend has it that a Florentine crusader that was the first t...
My seal snorkeling experience at IH Cape Town
Hi everyone, I’m Charlotte (the intern) and today I want to share an amazing experience: Seal snorkeling. This was the first thing on my bucket list before I went to Cape Town.   So on the 11th of March I finally decided to do it. Of course you have to book it because it’s a popular activity(Totally understandable). We (me and two friends) booked the Seal snorkeling via the ...
Spanish and Arabic culture in Granada
Students with an intermediate Spanish level can book a private programme regarding the Arabic culture in Granada. This programme is a complement to the Spanish lessons.   Granada exudes a mystical sense of beauty that not many Spanish cities can compare to.   As the last city to be returned to the Christian conquistadors after several hundred centuries of Muslim ruling, ...
Tipperary Co-owned Company Leads Way In Foreign Exchange Student Hosting
An Irish owned and managed company has emerged as an aggressive market leader hosting foreign exchange students following years of decline in the sector. LingooSchool & LingooNinja incorporated in 2016 following lengthy negotiations and planning by a number of host families formerly affiliated with companies based on mainland Europe, has emerged as the largest network of host families for exch...
NEW extensive evening courses starting 10 April at Linguaschools
You have no idea what these guys on the beach mean with “ cerveza, agua “? You don’t understand what your neighbours mean when they say “ silencio, por favor “? Waiters laugh at you when you order a “ pizza con polla “?   STOP, don’t go any further and sign up for part-time Spanish classes starting 10 April Septemb...
Maltalingua has a brand new website
After many months of creative development, we are very pleased to release the latest version of our new Schools website. Yes, we are a little sad to see our old site confined to the archives of the internet but we do love harnessing new technologies.   Besides, the school now has so many new memories which are displayed all over the site and in the new school photo galleries ( Adult ph...
We are Camas
CAMAS is a French group funded in 2001 in order to meet the professional demand in terms of professional training for the aviation and airport industry. For more than a decade, the group has been working closely with active professionals to deliver high-quality training courses.   Today, the group owns 24 physical training centers worldwide, in France, Bolivia, China, Ivory Coast, Malta...
Introducing TrainingMalta to our Network
TrainingMalta is an innovative further education training provider that has a portfolio of courses that focus on personal or professional development. Our target audience is adults, who might be trainers themselves, business executives or entrepreneurs who would like to learn more about different effective methodologies and technologies.   Our courses are fun, engaging and informative. ...
News from the IALC 2017 Workshop and AGM in Boston
As many of you know IALC has recently held its annual Workshop and AGM in Boston, US between the 23rd and 26th of March 2017. Here are some of the highlights of this event.   AGM  Elections Celestine Rowland of Galway Cultural Institute completed her three-year term of office as IALC President and stepped down from the IALC Board. She was given a standing ovation at the AGM and...
South African High School Integration
Over the past few years, South African High Schools have seen a huge increase in popularity with European students wanting to study there.   Our links with major High Schools around Cape Town have enabled us to send European students from France; Spain; Italy; Switzerland; Germany and Holland to study there.   Its certainly a growing market!   The South Africa...
Welcome to our New and Improved Schools and Agents Website
Spring is the time when nature is reborn after the cold winter months. And in our case we are also celebrating spring, a different kind of spring. It is with great pleasure that after months of hard work, we launch our new website. www.schoolsandagents.com has had a total makeover…and we couldn’t be happier to share her new face with you.   In this article we shall go t...
F+U International Boarding School in Heidelberg
The F+U group of companies has recently started a boarding school for minor students from overseas in Heidelberg, Germany. F+U International Boarding School caters to students aged 14 to 18, giving them the opportunity of attending F+U’s educational programmes without being accompanied by their parents.   F+U International Boarding School offers a safe environment and individual ...
Eddie Byers Scholarships launched: supporting communities through English language teaching
The Eddie Byers Scholarships, in memory of the late chief executive of English UK, are now open to applicants from UK charities for the first time.   They will “enrich and support individuals and communities through English language teaching” through projects which meet a demonstrable need, have lasting effects, and create opportunities which would not otherwise have been av...
ICEF Moscow Workshop celebrates a special 20-year milestone
On March 17-19, 2017 ICEF celebrated an important milestone - the 20th year of the ICEF Moscow Workshop. For two decades ICEF Moscow has attracted educators, agents, and industry service providers from all over the world looking to build new partnerships. This year was no different; in total 374 participants, 7% of whom were attending their first ICEF event, gathered in Moscow for two days of one-...
Improve your English by taking part in the Edinburgh Festival!
BREAKING NEWS! Scotland Study Centre (SSC) has registered with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to put on the show ‘Culture Internationale ’ – and YOU can take part!   For the entire period of the Edinburgh Festival, from August 4 th – 28 th , students on Scotland Study Centre’s  ‘Caledon’ (Culture and Language Education’) and  ...
Football and English Language Academy Course - July 2017
The Football & Language Academy delivers innovative programmes combining both English language lessons, football training, competitive matches and a social & cultural experience.     Our aim is to improve your English language skills and your all-round football techniques using a variety of the latest development philosophies, methods and strategies. All of our UE...
Jazzitup Kids Summer
Jazzitup Kids Summer Camp is starting on 10th July right through to the end of August!   We offer day and residential camps beautiful private schools located off Baker Street and in Hampstead. We provide weekly school holiday programmes, divided into 4 levels (beginners to advanced) for children from 4 to 14 with English as a second language. We offer themed day...
Getting to know ILE - New Platinum Member
In today's interview we're speaking to Richard Ferro and Tania Assuncao who operate an Online English Language School from Malta. In our industry online and blended learning have become quite popular and here we are going to find out how ILE - I Love English do it, and what their recipe to success is.     The concept of ILE is quite different from that of traditional schools. ...
IH Roadshow 2017
International House Study Abroad schools have been busy over the past few weeks putting on the 2017 edition of the IH Roadshow.   The biggest Roadshow to date, the team included staff from 23 IH Study Abroad schools and events in 6 different cities.   IH representatives had an excellent time meeting with local study abroad agents and students who were able to find out all the...
The first ICEF Central Asia Focus held in Kazakhstan
On March 13-14, 2017 ICEF hosted 149 participants at its first ICEF Central Asia Focus event in Almaty, Kazakhstan. During the one-and-a-half-day workshop, 110 organisations from 24 countries worldwide conducted 944 pre-scheduled business meetings. 18% of participants were attending an ICEF event for the first time.    Central Asia is increasing its importance in the international ...
An ESL professional’s view of Glasgow School of English
Anabella Chavez (seen here with Andrew Lennox, the President of the school) works for ESL, a major international agency in the world of English language teaching. She is based in Panama but recently came to Scotland for the first time, where she is studying for a few weeks at Glasgow School of English. Given her industry background, it was interesting to meet up with her and find out what she thin...
English UK leads the way on ELT market data
English UK is launching a new market intelligence service which will alert its members to trends and how they are performing in relation to competitors within weeks of each quarter ending.   The Quarterly Intelligence Cohort (QUIC) will bring a range of benefits to English UK members who take part, including professional analysis, quarterly high-quality and detailed reports, accurate ...
Dive and Network in Malta
The Network Plus, formed by Schools & Agents and fRilingue, proudly present another networking event for the education travel industry: Dive and Network in Malta.   When will it be?   The event takes place from Thursday, 28 th  September to Monday 2 nd  October 2017.   What's the plan?   These events are aimed at all those people who ...
FELTOM17 is in full swing
The first morning of meetings at the FELTOM Workshop which is currently being held in Malta is now over and it is time for agent school visits!   However, the annual FELTOM Malta Workshop officially kicked off yesterday with a welcome reception at the Malta National Aquarium after the agents had a full day to explore Gozo and enjoy Malta's sister island.   This morning it w...
ILE - an Innovative English School with Attractive Commission for Agents
The future is online   We would like to introduce to you ILE Love English, a 21st Century English School. We have established ourselves over the past year and are delighted with our excellent track record in terms of student satisfaction. We have been encouraged by our growth in popularity amongst our existing network thus far.   As agents, you certainly have s...
fRilingue: 10th Anniversary Art Camp
fRilingue is now 10 years old! That’s right, this summer will mark 10 years since we held our first language camp in Fribourg, Switzerland - how time flies!   We’ve already started celebrating with competitions & prize giveaways, and this summer we plan to celebrate in style with staff both past and present. However, we’re not just celebrating with competitions and...
Malaca Instituto: Young Adult PLUS courses
What do teenagers really need from a vacation course? Perhaps the better question would be “what do their parents want”! The answer is probably a mix of positive items and outcomes ranging from making new friends, expanding horizons and developing language skills. However, as a father of a 17 year old, I am certain that many would say that the number 1 objective is “improving the...
London terrorist attack: English UK reassures agents, students and families
English UK has joined other UK authorities urging students and families not to be alarmed, after London became the latest European city to be affected by terrorism.   Sarah Cooper, chief executive of English UK, said: "We are profoundly shocked by the act of one individual yesterday, and our thoughts are with the families of the visitors and Londoners who were caught up in this attack...
New format of English UK regional fairs proves a success
English UK’s recent regional fair attracted great feedback from UK educators pleased with the opportunity to maximise networking time with quality educational tour operators (ETOs) from across the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia.   Held at a luxury resort hotel in Abu Dhabi, this event trialled English UK's new fair format. Whilst the ever popular key elements remain ...
Digital marketing through video
The student decision of where to study is now mainly driven by lifestyle choices and perception. Students want to know what their experience will be like at any given institution in another country. What does it look like? What can you do there? What are other students like them saying about it? As educators and marketers, we are constantly striving to convey this information in an authentic manne...
Program Available for 2017 NEAS Management Conference
Register now for the 2017 NEAS Conference. Our theme, THE Q FACTOR, embraces the importance of identifying and celebrating best practice in quality in international education. Developing a culture of quality requires strong committed stewardship from everyone in the sector and a shared understanding of quality.   The draft conference program is  available . Plenary Speaker at t...
The Network Plus - Making Networking Affordable and Fun
Schools & Agents have teamed up with fRilingue to come up with a networking option for those schools and organisations who are interested in networking with other industry professionals in different parts of the world while having fun and trying out new and exciting things.   The focus of our events is networking, meaning that we have a full programme of activities and you are all...
The IALC Workshop in Boston - coming right up!
This year the IALC Workshop is moving to Boston, specifically to the Boston Park Plaza, which is a true Boston landmark and a hotel that combines historical charm with contemporary elegance. This workshop provides agents from all around the world to meet over 150 IALC schools, and is being hosted by ELC Boston.   The IALC Workshops are renowned for the thousands of courses that agents...
High number of first-time participants at the ICEF Mexico-Colombia Agent Roadshow
On February 28 and March 3, 2017, the ICEF Mexico - Colombia Agent Roadshow offered one-day workshops in Mexico City and Bogota. During the event, 295 participants from 17 countries conducted 1 828 on-site business meetings. Of all roadshow participants, 14% were attending their first ICEF event.   Mexico and Colombia are the second and third largest economies in Latin America respect...
The FELTOM Malta Workshop comes to an end
After almost a week of activities, networking, meetings and heaps of fun and good connections, the FELTOM Malta Workshop, which was being held at the Radisson Blu Resort Hotel and Spa at Golden Bay in Malta came to an end last night with a lovely closing reception. It was yet another opportunity to mix and mingle and for two lucky winners the cherry on the cake was the fact that they won a fl...
Interviewing the University of Malta at WEBA Malta
The WEBA Malta workshop was held on Wednesday 15th March 2017 at the Preluna Hotel in Sliema. This workshop enabled the participating Higher Education Institutions to meet agents from Turkey, Ukraine and Russia, among other places, and to talk in depth about the possibility of working together to send students for the programmes that these institutions offer. In this clip you can see Lynne in...
Interviewing the New York Military Academy at WEBA Malta
In this second interview that we did during the WEBA Malta workshop we speak with Jonathan from the New York Military Academy about his experience in Malta, at WEBA and also about what his education institution does.   ...
Nominations are now open for the Lead5050 WIE Awards 2017
Yesterday, Lead5050 opened their call for nominations for the first ever Women in International Education (WIE) Awards 2017.   The awards recognise outstanding men and women who work to raise the profile of gender equality in the International Education industry. Lead5050 are also delighted to announce that the main sponsor for the awards will be ILAC .   If you would ...
Continued growth defines the ICEF Japan – Korea Agent Roadshow
The ICEF Japan – Korea Agent Roadshow took place on February 21-23, 2017 in Tokyo and Seoul. During the two-day networking event educators met with Japanese and Korean agents conducting a total of 1 059 in-person business meetings. Overall, the event has grown by six percent compared to last year, hosting 268 participants from 17 countries around the world, of which 14% were attending an ICE...
guard.me partners with CanadaVisa to provide free online immigration tool for international students
guard.me International Insurance now offers international students a free online immigration tool in partnership with CanadaVisa. The CanadaVisa Study Hub provides international students with a wide range of customizable tools and resources, including information about visas, study permits and the Canadian immigration process.   "Navigating the Canadian immigration system can be confu...
TEQSA and NEAS Share Vision for Quality
On 20 February 2017, Patrick Pheasant, NEAS Chief Executive Officer and Anthony McClaran, Chief Executive Officer, TEQSA met regarding a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations. The memorandum came into effect December 2016 and recognises the two organisations shared vision for quality.   TEQSA plays a vital role in the global quality assurance and regulation of Aust...
guard.me supports EC education project in Cambodia
“We have defined our purpose as helping students succeed in a global community. This describes our reason for being and the impact we want to have on the world.” –EC English Language Centres   Across countries, time zones, and throughout all sections of its organisation, this statement inspires and focuses the team at EC English Language Centres. It is also a co...
Benjamin Colthorpe joins NEAS
Benjamin Colthorpe has joined the NEAS team as NEAS Quality Assurance Assessor (Sydney). Ben holds a Masters of Linguistics and joins us from the University of Newcastle Language Centre. Ben will be joining the NEAS Team based in Sydney and will be Account Manager for a number of NEAS providers across the country. NEAS has also placed Quality Assurance Assessors in Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth in...
Event Preview - The FELTOM Malta Workshop 2017
It's only a few weeks away and once again FELTOM has a jam-packed programme for the schools, agents and service providers who will be joining us in Malta between the 13th and 17th of March 2017. Once again the FELTOM Malta Workshop will be held at The Radisson BLU Resort and Spa, Malta Golden Sands, one of Malta's most beautiful 5-star hotels, with a breathtaking view of one of our picturesqu...
Interview with Trinity College London
Trinity College London is an organisation that requires no introduction. We are pleased to have been in touch with Andrew Harrison, Business Development Manager for the UK and Ireland, who has answered some questions regarding how Trinity College London can be beneficial for our readers.   What are the aims of Trinity College London? Our aims are to promote and foster the best possib...
International House Roadshow 2017
Known for their intimate size and engaging atmosphere, International House Roadshows are an ideal chance for agents to discuss business opportunities, network in a relaxed yet structured setting and build new relationships with IH schools.   The next IH Roadshow will take place in Spain, France and Italy in March 2017 and will focus on some of our exciting Study Abroad schools and des...
Growth, diversity and new participants mark the ICEF Dubai Workshop
The ICEF Dubai Workshop, held on February 6-8 at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers, hosted 421 participants representing 301 organisations worldwide, a six percent increase from last year. Over the course of the two-and-a-half-day event, educators, student recruitment agents and education industry service providers from 44 countries conducted 4 014 face-to-face business meetings to form new partnership...
IHWO partners with guard.me International Insurance to host 2017 Directors’ Conference in Toronto, Canada
The annual International House World Organisation (IHWO) Directors’ Conference takes place this year from May 6 – 9, 2017 in Toronto. Traditionally hosted by a different International House school every year, this year the event is being hosted by longstanding IHWO partner guard.me International Insurance. Delegates from 160 affiliate schools worldwide are invited to attend the first-e...
NEAS launches 2017 Quality Learning Series
Throughout 2017, NEAS will offer 40 workshops across Australia for teachers and professionals as part of the Quality Learning Series (QLS). This year will see the release of nine new workshops aligned with the NEAS Quality Assurance Framework, providing high quality professional development for ELT teachers and professional staff across all sectors (independant ELICOS, VET, AMEP, high school and h...
Record Breaking IH AMT Conference Kicks off 2017
The year has got off to a record breaking start for International House World Organisation, with a bumper edition of the Academic Management and Trainers conference taking place in Greenwich from January 5th – 7th. 2017 is the second year that the conference has included delegates from both academic management and teacher trainer roles within the IH network, which has contributed to the rise...
NEAS signs MOU with ASQA
On 14 January 2017, Patrick Pheasant, NEAS Chief Executive Officer and Professor The Hon Michael Lavarch AO, Commissioner Risk, Intelligence and Regulatory Support of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) met regarding a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations. The memorandum came into effect on 5 January 2017 and recognises the two organisation’s strong collaborat...
IHWO January News
In this article we shall look at some of the IH schools around the world and see what they have been up to over the past few weeks.   GLS IH Berlin - Campus Hotel with a Pool Since October 2016 students at GLS IH Berlin, have access to a swimming pool. The pool is part of the new hotel on campus, Hotel Oderberger. The British newspaper The Guardian recently listed the hotel as "one...
Interviewing Markus Badde - ICEF
Markus Badde is certainly someone who does not need any introductions in our field. For many years he has developed the ICEF brand, so that nowadays his company offers services to every player from every corner of the world within the education travel industry. In this interview we're going back to the roots of ICEF, to see how it started and to find out more about the ethos of the company and tho...
New networking group aims to raise profile of women in the international education industry and launches
Women in International Education (WIE) Awards 2017 When we were lucky enough to speak to senior women in the industry who had blazed a trail before us, and we heard their story, we felt energised and inspired to do more. We would come away from even just a short conversation, feeling we could achieve our goals. If they had done it, why not us? So we asked ourselves, ´how can we share this en...
guard.me Sponsors Ski & Network Event
We are proud to announce that guard.me International Insurance is sponsoring our Ski & Network event that kicks off tomorrow, 6th January 2017 - an event which is being organised in collaboration with our partners in Switzerland, fRilingue.   guard.me is giving out Medical Cover to all the participants at the event, and with that, as per the company's slogan, it is keeping me (and...
Our annual Christmas video is here!
It's 630am on Christmas Eve. Presents have all been wrapped and placed under the tree, and we are all ready to start with the Christmas celebrations. However, we couldn't leave before making a short video of thanks and good greetings and sharing it with you! A very Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. See you all in 2017!   Photo credit:  www.jasoncoreyphoto.com  ...
FELTOM’s Christmas Drinks, More Than Just A Social Do
The Federation of English Language Teaching Organisations of Malta (FELTOM) recently hosted its annual Christmas drinks party. The social evening at Valletta Waterfront’s Hard Rock Bar was attended by FELTOM board members, schools and a number of agents.   During the event, an informal collection amongst all those present, raised a contribution of €250 which have now been d...
In a world full of sadness, good people still exist!
Most of you have certainly met Alison Sturrock, who has been part of the fabulous IHWO team for quite a while now. It is with a heavy heart that we now have to say goodbye to her, however, we are not here to write about sad things. In fact, we are here to share Alison's story as she embarks on her new adventure helping people in some of the poorest regions in the world. Here's her story!  ...
IHWO Donates to YUVA Syrian Refugee Charity
In May this year during the annual IH Directors conference, held in Oxford in 2016, school directors took part in a charity auction by bringing items from their home countries to be auctioned off.   This year IHWO raised money for YUVA, a charity working to empower the Syrian community in the South East of Turkey through its Nizip and Kırıkhan Community Centers since 2013 under the Sy...
guard.me Announces Keystone Partnership with Manitoba Council for International Education
guard.me International Insurance is pleased to formalize its ongoing commitment to the Manitoba Council for International Education (MCIE) by becoming its official Keystone Partner. The partnership will help MCIE create greater professional development opportunities for its members and to recruit qualified international students to the Province of Manitoba.   "MCIE is very excited to ...
ICEF Coach
One of the themes running through every international education conference we attend these days is that of increased competition. Whether in the form of emerging markets looking for international students or increased activity from competition in their region, schools are saying that you have to work harder to attract international students. How true is this?   In fact, it is ver...
Agent quality continues to be a defining aspect of the ICEF North America Workshop – Miami
The ICEF North America Workshop – Miami, ICEF’s largest agent networking event in North America, was held on December 5-7, 2016 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, USA. The workshop hosted 1,053 participants representing 715 organizations from 72 countries worldwide, 14% of whom were first-time ICEF workshop attendees. Over the course of two days, 451 educators, primarily from the US and C...
It's time for this year's IH Christmas Video!
It is that time of the year when we start thinking about Christmas traditions from all around the world, and this year's International House video focuses on just that.   IH would like to thank everyone who took part: International House Integra Katowice, International House Toruń, International House Sydney Language School, International House Coimbra, International House Valencia - ...
CBIE 2016 in Ottawa – guard.me annual networking reception
This year at the CBIE Conference in Ottawa, guard.me International Insurance hosted its annual networking reception at the trendy Sidedoor Kitchen and Bar in the Byward Market. The event was a chance for guard.me partners and associates to catch up with colleagues while enjoying internationally inspired entrees, tapas and tacos.   The evening was all about "Making an impact" as guard....
Professor Michael Anderson - Key Note Speaker at NEAS Management Conference
NEAS are pleased to announce that Professor Michael Anderson will be a key note speaker at their annual conference next year. Professor Anderson is an internationally recognised educational leader. He has taught, researched and published in education and transformation for over 20 years including 13 books and 55 book chapters and journal articles. His organisation 4C Transformative Learning w...
“SHAKES‐SHARE” – London, 11‐13th November, 2016
After a whirlwind weekend of theatre, language and international friendships, we can now look back at what was an incredible collaboration ‐ the first International Playhouse project: “Shakes‐Share”. This vibrant educational event saw three schools, three cultures and three languages come together to share their passion towards theatre and learning. The project involved Internatio...
Explore a world of language education through a cooperation and career with the Verbalists Language Network
Just in time for Christmas, we have received one of the finest accolades we could have hoped for – over a whopping 100,000 Facebook followers, and more than 1,000,000 video views on Verbalists’ YouTube channel. A big thank you from all of us!   We are also proud to announce that 2016 has been another record breaking year for Prodirekt having engaged more language learners ...
Featured Organisation - Londonist DMC
In this feature we are pleased to publish an interview that we did with Asim Erturk from Londonist DMC, which is the UK's leading destination management centre company, offering the widest choice of tailor made services in every area of London as well as other cities in the UK.   When did your company start and why did you feel there was the need to open such a company?   L...
Inspiration, professional development and catching up with colleagues: the English UK Teachers’ Conference
Preparing students for a world where they are likeliest to speak English with other non-native speakers, supporting learning difficulties and classroom research were just a few of the subjects tackled at a packed English UK Teachers’ Conference.   Over 200 teachers and exhibitors attended the London event, and organiser Tom Weatherley said it showed the quality of teaching in th...
Vocabulary project wins teachers’ Action Research award
A teacher who began her career in Russian schools has won the third English UK/Cambridge English Language Assessment Action Research scheme award.   Aida Sahutoglu, who teaches at St Giles' London Central school, was chosen for this year's award for her project investigating teaching students how to study vocabulary independently. Half of the students in her project were still using h...
2017 NEAS Management Conference - Save the Date!
NEAS will be hosting the NEAS 2017 Conference at Doltone House, located in Sydney's Darling Island Wharf on 11 and 12 May 2017. The theme this year will be Developing a Culture of Quality. NEAS will be hosting the NEAS 2017 Conference at Doltone House, located in Sydney's Darling Island Wharf on 11 and 12 May 2017. The theme this year will be Developing a Culture of Quality. ...
English UK and StudyPortals renew deal bringing cost-effective direct marketing to members
English UK members will continue to get a free or discounted listing on one of Europe’s leading course search websites after the organisation renewed its deal with the Study Portals group for a further year.   All English UK members get a free basic listing on the specialist LanguageLearningPortal site and a 10 per cent discount if they take up the premium service, which allows ...
Landmark settlement unlocks economic, skills development potential of English foreign language schools
Education South Africa (EduSA) has reached a landmark settlement with the Departments of Home Affairs and Higher Education and Training, easing the entry of its prospective international students into the country through the awarding of Ministerial exemptions. This follows a protracted policy impasse that EduSA says has wrought significant damage to its members, who are comprised of 22 English as ...
Record-breaking year for ICEF Berlin
The ICEF Berlin Workshop had another record-breaking year, hosting the largest-ever number of one-to-one business meetings. Over the course of the three-day workshop, 1 583 organisations from 100 countries came together to network, learn, and build meaningful connections through 27 267 onsite business meetings. Among the 2 444 participants 1 032 were education agents and 1 412 were educators, serv...
"10,000 Textbooks" Ready to Set Sail for Cambodia
The team at Voice in Cambodia are eagerly awaiting delivery of "10,000 Textbooks", donated by NEAS' sponsor Bookery (worth over $180,000.00), shipped by NEAS Quality Endorsed member ICTE-UQ and warehoused in-country by NEAS Quality Endorsed member ACE Cambodia.   NEAS member colleges and their staff have rallied to the cause, and have donated over $3,000.00 in cash to V...
International Playhouse: Shakes-Share performance by IH
Next weekend students from IH Ancona & Jesi and IH Voronezh will be in London performing their original versions of Shakespeare works.   Members of the public are warmly invited to join in for these performances at Leyton 6th Form College on Sunday 13th November from 2pm.   The performances are as follows: Students from Leyton 6th Form College will perform a version ...
Tag, tag, tag away: Our #ICEF16 photo album is ready
You can now view the photo album that we have uploaded to our Facebook page simply by clicking the link below.   Once you're at it feel free to tag yourselves, your colleagues and also your schools....oh, and if it's not too much to ask...please Like our page too :)   Link here . ...
The ICEF Berlin Workshop comes to an end!
"All 'our' bags are packed; 'We're ready to go..."   The ICEF Berlin Workshop has come to an end. Yesterday evening we saw the event come to an end at around 630pm, and for those of you who follow us on social media we actually walked with you through the hallways of the Intercontinental Hotel as the very last meetings were ending and as the stands started to be dismantled.  &...
The joys of international dance moves at #ICEF16
The first day of meetings at the ICEF Berlin Workshop came to an end with a fantastic Halloween-themed dinner....and, of course, dancing...lots of dancing!   Despite the numerous day meetings, which have increased this year, the dinner halls were packed and so was the dancing hall later on. Everyone seemed to be having a great time whilst networking with new connections and catching u...
Officially tuned in to #ICEF16
If you're in any way connected to the education travel industry, right now Berlin is the place to be.   The ICEF Berlin Workshop, an event which certainly needs no introduction in our industry, has officially kicked off tonight with the welcome reception. Hundreds of delegates from all around the world flock into the German capital and for the next three days they will be meeting old ...
Still going strong at #ICEF16
The second day of meetings here at the ICEF Berlin Workshop is in full swing!   This morning we have been kept quite busy preparing a feature for you, which you will be able to see and read about later on in the day. We've been bouncing from one stand to the other and from area of the workshop to the next talking to delegates, collecting feedback and catching people's reactions. &n...
Don't just take our word for it - #ICEF16
As the ICEF Berlin workshops is, once again, almost coming to an end, here is some feedback that we collected from some of the delegates throughout the day. Enjoy!     ...
The first day of meetings at #ICEF16 has started
People walking in, greeting each other. Handshakes. Hugs. Kisses....these are all signs that ICEF 2016 has now officially started.   Schools are at their desks, agents are bouncing from one meeting hall to the other, exhibition stands are all set up and receiving the first visitors, and everything is under control and well under way.   In our case, we are stationed at the M...
Interview with Markus Badde, CEO of ICEF
It has been a very eventful day for us here at ICEF Berlin and as the first day of meetings is coming to an end, we are pleased and honoured to have met ICEF's CEO, Markus Badde who has shared some feedback on this year's ICEF Berlin and on what's in the pipeline for ICEF.   Some of the key points highlighted during the interview were that this year's ICEF Berlin has grown by 2% in ed...
Post-Event WEBA China
WEBA China was held in Beijing on the 9th and 10th October 2016 at the Swisshotel. During this event, WEBA welcomed 20 Educators and 65 agents, with a ratio of school to agent being 1:3.   WEBA China is held 4 times a year and it gives educators the opportunity to meet agents from the region of China, as well as Europe and Canada. In fact, WEBA China has welcomed agents from Chin...
Agent quality drives successful ICEF Beijing Workshop
The ICEF Beijing Workshop, held on 12-14 October 2016, welcomed a total of 419 participants from 31 countries around the world. Over the course of the two days, 172 educators and 199 selected agents conducted 3 621 pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings.   Participating agents came from 12 countries across Asia, with China, South Korea and Taiwan being the top three countries. Furthermore,...
IALC and UED run Istanbul Agent Workshop
IALC and Turkish agent association UED ran their first joint language travel workshop in Istanbul on 14 October. The Workshop was followed by the UED Awards evening, at which three IALC members were among the winners and which IALC was proud to sponsor.   Quality meetings   The IALC-UED Workshop took place at the Nippon Hotel. High-quality Turkish agencies had business meet...
WEBA Rome comes to an end
It has been yet another successful workshop where schools, agents and organisations have had the opportunity to meet, speak, discuss, and leave Rome with some good contacts, which will surely turn out to be fruitful ones in the near future.   You can view the WEBA Rome photo album and tag yourselves here .   At the same time, whilst we were in Rome WEBA were hosting another...
Be part of the 2nd World Cup for the int’l student recruitment industry
For the second year in a row the World Cup for the international student recruitment industry will be organised in Berlin, one day after the ICEF Berlin Workshop. This year, this World Cup will be held at the Aspria Berlin Kurfürstendamm Karlsruher Str. 20, 10711 Berlin.   The bus for this event leaves from the InterContinental Hotel at 1100am and the tournament will end at 1700h...
WEBA Rome greets delegates and kicks off with welcome dinner
We're back in the Eternal City for another WEBA Workshop.   Before the official presentations and school - agent meetings tomorrow, the workshop kicked off with a welcome dinner at the Golden Tulip, Isola Sacra, Rome during which workshop attendees had the chance to meet for the first time or catch up after a few months of not seeing each other.   Stay tuned to this space f...
WEBA Rome is in full swing
The first part of the WEBA workshops always consists of the schools' presentations to the agents. After that agents are divided into groups and they visit all the tables of all the schools in order to speak about partnerships.   In the photo you can see the atmosphere during the presentations. These presentations are now over and agents are in the process of visitng tables and having ...
IALC International Workshop 2017 - Registrations are open!
Exhibit, sponsor and advertise at the IALC International Workshop in March 2017 and get your brand in front of people who can add value to your business!   Popular with directors and senior managers, the IALC workshop will be the largest it's ever been. We are expecting approximately 300 participants registered in Boston next year: 130 IALC-accredited schools, 150 study travel agencie...
guard.me International Insurance donates $150,000 to international education at Lambton College
A significant donation was made to Lambton College on behalf of guard.me International Insurance and will increase success initiatives for the College’s international student population.   Earlier this week, the Lambton College Foundation received a donation of $150,000 from  guard.me  International Insurance. The funds will be used to create additional exp...
Patrick Pheasant - New CEO of NEAS
The Board is pleased to announce that Mr Patrick Pheasant has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer of NEAS, following an extensive search and selection process.   Previously Director at the University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching, Patrick brings to the role a wealth of international education experience from Higher Education, VET, High School and ELICOS s...
Event Preview - The ICEF Berlin Workshop
It's an annual event in our industry. Any workshop we attend post-summer always concludes with the words "Will I see you in Berlin?" And that can only mean one thing - that if you haven't been to ICEF Berlin, you have to try and be there because it's most certainly one not to miss.   What is ICEF Berlin's forte?   Well speaking from personal experience, as this will be our ...
New Segal International Centre a home away from home for more than 1,100 international Georgian students
Imagine that you’ve just arrived in a new country to attend college. Maybe it’s your first time away from home. Maybe you don’t know the language. Maybe you don’t know anyone. The hardest thing you’ll do now is navigate your way through the complex support system at your school.   That's the biggest worry Georgian College international student Paulo Cardo...
Digital Marketing Strategy
QUESTION: How many entrepreneurs do you know about, who have an organized, automated digital marketing strategy that brings in new prospects every week, at a low cost that gets lower over time? In this article, by JeanPaul Galea from Websuccess we are going to analyse some answers to this question.   MY GUESS : Very few, if any.   There is one thing I know for sure af...
Live feedback from the 5th ELT Malta Conference
In the video clip below you can see the live comments of some of the delegates who are taking part in the 5th ELT Malta Conference.   We 'caught' them as they were walking out of plenaries or workshops or during coffee breaks (so we do apologise for any background noise), however, we wanted to give our readers a real feel of what's currently going on the Mediterranean Conference Centr...
Final Day at the 5th ELT Conference in Malta
As early as 7:30 this morning participants started walking into the La Vallette Hall at the Mediterranean Conference Centre (you can see the view this magnificent building boasts of in the image). The final registrations were completed, and soon it was time for the third plenary of this conference to take place.   Scott Thornbury started off the day and certainly kept everyone interes...
ICEF Celebrates 1,000 ICEF Agent Training Course Graduates
ICEF GmbH has reached an important milestone, graduating 1 000 agents through the ICEF Agent Training Course (IATC). These 1,000 agents represent 103 countries worldwide. The IATC launched six years ago as a means of raising the standard of quality and professionalism of student recruitment agents, and now the graduate base has reached an all-time high.   The 1,000th agent is Abdusala...
The 5th ELT Malta Conference - Learner Engagement in ELT
An eventful start to this conference: 14:10 at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta, Minister Evarist Bartolo walks in and it is time for the opening ceremony. Daniel Xerri starts by thanking all the people involved in the organisation of this event and then invited the Minister to give the opening speech.   "Unless we respect learners we are not engaging them...We also need ...
Nicola Gray joins the NEAS team!
NEAS is delighted to welcome Nicola Gray to the team as a Quality Assurance Assessor!   Nicola worked as both Academic and Campus Manager for  Ability English 's ELICOS centre and as an AMEP College Manager for  Navitas  in Auburn and Canberra.   Nicola also has experience in the management of offshore university partnerships in South East Asia ...
Why English Before University – From Martha Hall, NESE’s Director (The New England School of English)
One factor that significantly improves a student’s chances of successfully completing their academic program at a US college or university is their attendance at an Intensive English Program (IEP) prior to beginning their studies or as part of a pathways program that facilitates their admission. Students gain exposure to many skills that will be expected of them when they enter a US college ...
Scuola Virgilio: Cycling in Trapani and Around Western Sicily
Located on the westernmost tip of Sicily, Trapani is a flat medium-sized town where getting around by bike is very convenient... and extremely enjoyable, especially in spring and autumn - both very good seasons to attend private italian lessons in Sicily. Virtually all the students attending an Italian language course at Scuola Virgilio go cycling around town at least once, many rent a bike in Tra...
Introducing the Football and Language Academy
The ‘Football & Language Academy’ delivers innovative courses to individuals, small groups and teams. We are a hand’s on, enthusiastic team of experienced football coaches and tutors. Our unique courses combine both English language lessons with football training and competitive matches. We are also looking to deliver a fantastic social and cultural experience and there is no...
Anglo-Continental: 10 Reasons to Study English in Bournemouth
1. Large Student Population: Bournemouth has a large student population from all over the world. Anglo-Continental welcomed students from 68 different countries in 2016.   2. Most Popular Destination outside London:  Bournemouth is the most popular destination in the UK to study English outside of London.  Providing easy access to London and the rest of Europe. Bournemouth ...
Intercultura: How long do I have to stay out of Costa Rica
One of our most asked questions by our long-term students is how long do they have to stay out of the country to renew their tourist visa.   This question was answered recently in  The Tico Times .  What you should need to know is summarized below. This shall help you to be well prepared for your upcoming stay in Costa Rica.  People will probably tell you that yo...
Travel Education Degrees
If you search the Internet, you will find hundreds of schools that teach you how to become a travel agent and work in the travel industry, in various specific areas. But please note that these standard courses are rather rigid and offer you very little choice within the subject area that you selected. Also, you will find very few schools or universities, that offer you degree courses in travel, pa...
All you ever wanted to know about Carnival in Milan
What is the Ambrosian Carnival and why is it different from the Roman rites? Keep reading to learn more about a unique tradition in Italy, .   Origins and traditions. Carnival traditions and celebrations have ancient origins. It possibly has its roots in a primitive festival honouring the beginning of the new year and the rebirth of nature, though it is also possible that the begin...
ExSSCitement ahead at Scotland Study Centre (SSC)!
I taught at Hijiyama from 1992 till 1999, and I have run their summer English language program in Edinburgh since then. Hijiyama have asked me to give presentations and present workshops on Academic and Business English and also to promote the SSC ‘Caledon’ (Culture and Language Education) and ‘Edinburgh Festival Fringe’ summer programs. I will also give similar presentatio...
Summer School is coming to English Language Homestays
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has already signed up for our Multi National Summer School.   As you know, we " kick off" on the 26th June.   Its been super to see so many different Agents asking for information on our Theme for this summer - Much Ado about Shakespeare which takes in a Workshop at the Globe as well as the chance for your students to make an up to date Trag...
A New Dawn in English Immersion!
It's not every day a new opportunity comes along which you can offer your students as a unique experience in English Immersion, in Ireland. We're blazing a trail, with 4 specialist products you can now offer to students at incredible prices - LingooSchool, LingooCamp, LingooAcademy & LingooNinja. We also pay generous commissions! You can view our vetted & approved host families at ...
Italian Learning Experience in the Heart of the Mediterranean Sea
“The Province of Trapani is a digest of the Mediterranean lifestyle" -Guido Piovene, 1956.   The area of Trapani, on the westernmost tip of Sicily, still today offers the most representative sample of Mediterranean lifestyle of all Italy. Its economy thrives on agriculture, fishing and winegrowing. The seaside town of Trapani and the saltpans nature reserve next to it (where win...
The International Tango Festival is one of the leading Music and Dance Festivals in the cultural life of Granada
The city of Granada presents a new edition of the Tango Festival from 14th to 19th of March 2017 dedicated to this style of dance, which originally comes from Argentina and is practiced all over the world nowadays.   In recent years there has been a rapid growth of tango enthusiasts and professional dancers, which actually shows that tango is a manifestation of modern urban culture. T...
Syrian Students are learning English in a new home in Scotland
We all know that Syria has had a terrible time in the last few years. A lot of people would like to leave, but relatively few have been able to do so.   In partnership with North Ayrshire Council, Glasgow School of English has been delighted to welcome a number of Syrian refugees recently.  In the picture below, they are, from left to right:   Abdulsalam Idlebi, Ahmad ...
Jazzitup Kids Holiday Camps
Jazzitup Kids Ltd is a UK company founded in 2011 providing English language courses through the performing arts for children from 4 to 14. We teach kids English through acting, singing, movement, art, craft and workbook projects with a focus on public speaking and new vocabulary and grammar acquisition. Our curriculum was created in London, in partnership with Chickenshed, the award winning inclu...
English Language Academy: Teen Camp
The English Language Academy (ELA Malta) was established 29 years ago. We welcome students of all ages from the age of four. Our major selling points are location (central Sliema, Malta’s foremost residential and tourist area), small international groups and family atmosphere. We are also the only Toefl iBT center in Malta. Although a medium sized school, we offer all the services the big sc...
Gateway School of English launches new website!
Over at Gateway School of English, the New Year has brought a celebration of a different sort – the school’s 15th anniversary and the launch of a revamped website! It includes all the user friendly functions with greater style and visual appeal.   As the school itself has put it on the website's latest blog post ( http://english-malta.com/1318/ ), it is "an embrace of li...
High School Integration in Sunny South Africa
English Language Homestays has just returned from the sunny climes of Cape Town. We spent the last ten days there visiting new and existing schools.   It was very reassuring to know that our Host Families there are still as enthusiastic and the schools likewise. So do consider a High School Integration.   We have personally inspected all of the Schools and are pleased with ...
Humboldt-Institut Opens New Summer Center in Bavaria
German language provider Humboldt-Institut opens a new summer location for July 2017 in the Bavarian city of Kempten.   Located in the southernmost holiday region of Germany, at the foothills of the Alps, Kempten is close to famous Neuschwanstein castle.   Based at the JUFA youth hostel, with whom the Humboldt-Institut also collaborates for its summer camp in Meersburg, the...
The Importance of the Acquisition of a Language in Context
“Languages are the pedigrees of nations” - Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)   Language is, in addition to a form of communication, a way of understanding the everyday practices of the speakers, an ideological expression that hides or reveals our way of decoding our environment, the way we live. To learn a new language is, undeniably, to be born again, to learn everything all ove...
SEE Learning Center’s New Accreditation: Bildungsurlaub
SEE Learning Center is delighted to announce the latest addition to our long and ever-growing list of accreditations and partnerships; we are now an official Bildungsurlaub institution.   One of the perks for workers in Germany is 5 days per year of paid study leave, known as Bildungsurlaub. Many German employees use this opportunity to study a foreign language. That's where See Learn...
Scottie, the kilt and the bagpipes (part 2)
If you read our last article, then you’ll know that the Scottish kilt, the “skirt” that is worn as part of “Highland Dress” is actually the invention of an Englishman! Don’t tell Scottie – our Schools’ mascot! However, we did promise that we’d tell you a bit more about Scottie’s kilt and, in particular, about his bagpipes.   ...
Easter 2017 at OISC
The importance of carefully-planned revision during school holidays cannot be over-stated. A term’s worth of thorough work and diligently completed assignments can be undone with the wrong attitude to private study. However, a well-structured revision programme can be the difference between a mediocre grade and a strong one.   Exam revision is a deeply personal task: some studen...
Great experience at Hispania, Escuela de Espanol, Valencia
Jeroen is a 23-year-old student, who studies Marketing at the Hanzehogeschool, a University in Groningen, The Netherlands. He got the chance to do an internship at Hispania, escuela de español a Spanish language school in Valencia, Spain. Here you can read his story about how it is to be part of the close marketing team that works at Hispania, how his experience learning Spanish was at the ...
Scottie, the kilt and the bagpipes (part 1)
It’s a subject of great interest to many of the students who come to study with us here in Scotland why some Scotsmen wear what appears to be a woman’s skirt or dress. In most of Europe and North America only women wear skirts. However, in Africa, India and indeed parts of Europe and Asia, male “skirts”, in the form of a length of material, sometimes called a sarong, a vesh...
Toledo as a Classroom. Aula Toledo.
The fastest way to increase one’s knowledge of a foreign language is to have direct contact with that language and to take in its culture. Thus, the ideal option is to live in the country where that language is spoken. One’s choice of destination can be a decisive factor in whether one ultimately has a successful experience. Our advice?   Try to find a place that is not cr...
Learn REAL and FAST in 2017 with Scotland Study Centre (SSC), Edinburgh!
Scotland Study Centre (SSC) is continuing to develop in 2017 as a specialist language school that focuses on training learners FAST in the REAL language/s they need to succeed in their own specific academic and business/work careers. SSC also continues to focus on maximising the benefit of studying on short, intensive language courses in Edinburgh by integrating learners into the language and cult...
Anglo-Continental partner with Premier League AFC Bournemouth to offer English plus Football for summer 2017
After an extremely successful first year of offering English plus Football, Anglo-Continental continues its partnership with Premier League team AFC Bournemouth for summer 2017.   With 66 years of teaching experience, Anglo-Continental's English plus Football course offers a unique mixture of English lessons, football coaching sessions, excursions and activities for students aged 10 t...
Aviation Training Courses at English Language Hometays
Operational aviation professionals are required to reach and maintain ICAO level 4 and above.   Our aviation English course aims to reach a level 4 or above in the ICAO language proficiency scale and provide entrants with the necessary English language skills in order to operate safely and effectively in an aviation environment.   The course covers a range of topics ...
"Personalized programs “- a key to a better understanding of Russian Language
There are different ways to organize a learning process for the second language. Some institutions use systems that have proved their efficiency over the years, others are supporters of innovative approaches that are changing twice a year. In Educa’s opinion, the best way to make our students fall in love with the Russian language and get high quality results is to combine communicative appr...
Unilang International School of Languages launches new website
Unilang International School of Languages is proud to launch its new website.   You can find it here on www.unilangeducation.com .     After months of endless meetings, discussions, testing and making changes in everything including our logo, the new website is out and we at Unilang couldn't be happier. The page now reflects the spirit which is Unilang; young, fresh ...
London Family Course at St Giles International
St Giles Family Courses offer an exceptional opportunity to families wanting to enjoy an educational holiday and immerse themselves in English culture. On this popular summer course, children and parents study English separately in the mornings and come together in the afternoons for an exciting social programme consisting of a variety of games, activities and visits to local attractions and nearb...
Top 10 Tips for Studying Abroad by SEE Learning Center
Studying abroad is exciting and fun but you might feel a little nervous about being away from home. There are several things you can do that will help you have the best possible time on your study trip.   1.  Bring something you love with you. Having something familiar, like a desk mascot or a favourite mug can make your room feel more like home and be comforting if you feel a li...
Glasgow – “after two weeks it felt like home”
One of the nice things about Glasgow School of English (and, to be fair, most other schools of English) is that we get a wide range of people from all over the world who want to come and study in Scotland. I recently met with three students, Elena Stauffer from Italy (on the right), Robin Carron from Switzerland (in the middle) and Valentina Sastoque from Colombia (on the left).   All...
LCI Language Centers: Quality English Schools in Affordable American Cities
Many international students study in major US cities like New York, Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles. While these are great destinations, they can also be very expensive. All four LCI Language Centers locations—Denver (Colorado), Houston (Texas), Kansas City (Missouri) and Roanoke (Virginia)—have a cost of living that is substantially lower. Here are only a few examples:  ...
Oxford Summer Experience
Oxford Summer Experience is an academically exciting and challenging programme for students who are aged at least 16. Participants must be fluent in English. The emphasis is on an immersive cultural and social experience, and students on this course should expect to try a diverse range of different activities during their time in Oxford.   The three course options listed below all inc...
Christmas 2016 in Milan: markets, events and traditions
Christmas officially kicks off on December 7, the day when we celebrate St. Ambrose, the patron saint of the city.   "Oh bej! Oh bej! the most important and traditional Christmas fair in Milan is held from 7 December (day of the patron saint of Milan, Ambrose) until the following Sunday.   Its name dates back to 1510 and comes from the exclamations of joy the Milanese child...
Offering students a unique experience of London!
Hello again from all of us at London Language Lab. We hope you've had a great 2016 – and that you manage to get some rest and relaxation in the weeks to come. You deserve it!   We've had a busy time since we last wrote. We were recently featured in the EL Gazette, where we discussed what we've learned so far about running a school; our methodology book TEACHING LEXICALLY, part o...
Portsmouth English Language School: December 2016 Review
Portsmouth English Language School is a small and friendly school on the south coast of England, 90 minutes from London, close to the city centre, the Historic Dockyard, Gunwarf outlet shopping centre, Spinnaker Tower and the beach. Our aim is to give students a specifically designed cultural and educational experience in a comfortable, caring and welcoming environment. Our teachers are qualified,...
Exclusive Legal English Courses at Cambridge Law Studio
Cambridge Law Studio is one of the world’s most trusted and successful providers of education in legal English. We offer the best courses in legal English as we exclusively offer courses to law students and lawyers. We were established in the late twentieth century and are members of the International Division of the Law Society of England and Wales. We are accredited by the Accreditation Se...
End of Year News from Bay Language Institute
This year has just raced by and this update is more than overdue! We hope that you are well and busy and that this year has brought you happiness, health and success.   As we watch our students engaging in exciting adventures outside the classroom, returning to their home countries having made the most incredible memories for life, we feel we need to share a few of these with you. As ...
Terramare: Christmas in Italian
Christmas is a very special time, even more in the lovely region of Tuscany between the islands of the archipelago and the lagoon of Orbetello, between the coasts of Argentario and the landscape of the Maremma.   The deep blue of the Sea and the manifold green colors of the Mediterranean countryside create a wonderful contrast to the rich colors of the soil. The noise in the city seem...
Humboldt-Institut offers German language courses in weekly Advent calendar drawing!
From December 1 to 24, a total of 4 two-week German courses including accommodation is drawn on www.humboldt-institut.org   German language school Humboldt-Institut is happy to announce the Humboldt Advent calendar's fifth season with a chance to win a two-week intensive German language course every week until Christmas!   Advent calendars are very popular in Germany, espec...
Castel Education's own Mannequin Challenge
"I was browsing through my Facebook feed one day and I saw all of these really cool videos put together by celebrities, bodybuilders, footballers, and regular Joe soaps , having a few drinks in their local bar, and I thought, ‘we should definitely give this a go!’."   This is what Garry Sheahan, Business Development Executive at Castel Education told us when we asked him w...
Summer time is here! Study English whilst having fun!
Summer is the best time to visit the Gold Coast. You can enjoy the beautiful beaches, a fantastic weather; study English and do fun activities all at the same time!   The Language Academy has fantastic English Plus Activities Packages, which are always popular at this time of the year.   Contact us for details: study@thelanguageacademy.com.au ...
English Language Homestays UK: Teachers in Cornwall
Cornwall is a beautiful magical place to visit and the locals like to keep it a secret.   Incredible views, lovely beaches and warmhearted people. Surfing and windsurfing lovers - this is your destination, it has the longest coastline and most exposure to the Atlantic swells anywhere in mainland Britain.   However, we have some Tutors living there who are willing to op...
BELS online English language courses for General and Business English
This programme is designed for students who are unable to attend face-to-face lessons and who wish to take online lessons from the comfort of their homes. The objectives of the lessons are catered to your individual needs, which may include (but are not limited to) General, Business and Conversational day-to-day topics. You will focus on a range of skills to help you speak English more fluently an...
From Brazil to Belgium, Our English Language Students All Have One Thing in Common!
Matheus Barros and Elisabeth Dewulf (pictured here with Scottie, the School mascot) come from two very different countries. Matheus is from Brazil, specifically the north of Brazil (where he says there are two seasons – summer and summer!), while Elisabeth is from Belgium. They also have very different backgrounds: Matheus has a degree in music and is involved in teaching music, while Elisab...
Smaller schools, out-of-the-way destinations and relationships
If we take a good look at the language travel industry, it is clear that it is dominated by a number of large, well-resourced language teaching companies. These organisations have good marketing budgets and can afford to attend every workshop and fair, giving them a massive advantage over smaller language schools.   So, where does this leave the smaller schools? In this industry we're...
Winter Programmes at OISC
Oxford is a world renowned University City, with its origins dating back over eight hundred years. It is a very beautiful city in winter, when the university students are in residence, and the town is not overcrowded. We are now welcoming individuals and groups for winter programmes in Oxford, which we have organised for over ten years. From October to April we offer excellent low season prog...
Bournemouth and Poole Welcomes International Education Agents
The International Education Forum (IEF) hosted a familiarisation trip for 9 international education agents to showcase the Bournemouth and Poole area between 19 and 21 October 2016. The agents enjoyed an action-packed programme during the three days, visiting international education institutions in Bournemouth and Poole, participating in sightseeing tours of the area and meeting both the Mayors of...
Pink October at Unilang International School of Languages
We at Unilang International School of Languages believe that apart from helping our students learn English, we need to help them become more aware of the difficulties and concerns that we come across in our daily routines.   One such concern is the high percentage of cancer sufferers who, had they been more aware of the signs might have had treatment at an earlier stage.   ...
Bournemouth - a popular English Language Learning Destination
Did you know that Bournemouth is the most popular place to study English in England outside of London?   Blessed with over 11 kilometres of golden sandy beaches, over 2000 acres of glorious gardens and parks plus an excellent mix of recreational activities is it any wonder that Bournemouth can boast of being the most popular place to study English in England outside of the capital. ...
What do our summer students think about Glasgow School of English?
We are happy to say that while most language schools in the UK have had a decrease in numbers in 2016 we have not. So far this year, we have not experienced reduced student numbers, and we still have lots more students coming to Scotland in the last quarter of the year.   We work hard to keep our students happy, and believe that the quality of our teaching, our competitive prices and ...
BELS English language schools brand re-fresh
It is with great pleasure that we announce BELS English Language Schools will be celebrating their 20th Anniversary during 2017.   All three of BELS' operations (Adults - Gozo, Adults - St. Paul's Bay & Juniors - St. Paul's Bay) are currently undergoing a brand re-fresh as featured in the image on the left hand side of this article.   BELS English Language Schools also ...
F+U Berlin is ready for 2017
The time has come: the new price list 2017 for F+U Academy of Languages Berlin is ready and can be downloaded and ordered via our website (www.fuu-languages.berlin).   Please let us know in case you wish to receive print versions of the brochure (English or German). We will happily send you copies.   Some highlights -2017: Heritage protected on the outside, modern on the...
See Learning Center: Top 10 Reasons To Study Portuguese
Learning any foreign language is rewarding but there are plenty of reasons why learning Portuguese is particularly good for you. 1. Portuguese is the 6 th most widely spoken language in the world so it's potentially far more useful than French, German or Italian. 2. It's the 3 rd most spoken European language and the fastest-growing in terms of learners. 3. Although it's gaining pop...
CIAL Centro de Linguas in Portugal awarded ‘PME Líder 2016’ status.
This label rewards SMEs that through their performance and high rating are recognized as playing an important role in the socio-economic development of the country by means of strategic growth and competitive leadership.   This label is awarded annually by the Portuguese Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (IAPMEI), the Board of Tourism and 11 major banks operating in Portu...
Students plan their own programmes
Students on courses at Weymouth English Centre next summer will be able to plan their own programme of free time activities.   The school is using new software which enables students to log in from any pc, tablet or smartphone and choose from a variety of sports, activities, local visits and excursions. They can do this before they even come to Weymouth.   "The system allow...
Citipointe Christian College: Fascinate Young Writers Festival
The Fascinate Young Writers Festival is a writing competition for students aged 8-18 in the categories of short stories or poems.   Congratulations to the following students:   Matthias Campbell in Year 4 Aspire entered a poem called 'Lest We Forget' and won for the Poetry category in the Junior Primary age group and also won for his age group overall.   Amy Doyl...
London Language Lab News
London Language Lab are delighted to announce that they now have accreditation from both QISAN and ASIC, which allows them to bring in students from outside the EU on short-term study visas of up to eleven months, and is an excellent stepping stone on the road to full British Council / English UK accreditation, which they are aiming for in the first half of 2017.   They are also start...
Greetings from the new girl in town!
Hello there! Привет! My name is Ellie and I’m the newest arrival at Liden and Denz Moscow! I am from the UK and am a recently graduated student with a degree in Russian and French.   I studied French at school and it was always my favourite subject… until I started learning Russian at university that is! I chose Russian to accompany French during my higher studies for var...
5 itineraries in Milan that will leave you speechless
You probably know Milan as the capital of Made in Italy, fashion and design, and in the past as a major industrial city. You can still appreciate the coexistence between the evidences of a past season – brownfield sites, industrial archaeology masterpieces etc. and the signs of a vital reality -, research and production centres.   You might have heard that it takes time, dedicat...
Knowing more than one language opens great opportunities in life!
At The Language Academy we believe we are communicating this message very well.   It is very exciting to see that not only the locals, normally Australian students, are enjoying learning a second language (Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, German, Italian, French, Mandarin) but also the international students are loving the multicultural welcoming environment at our academy that is encou...
Got an Interview at Oxbridge? We can help!
At Oxford International Study Centre we are running intensive, immersive days and weekends of mock interviews and tutorials covering all subjects offered by Oxford and Cambridge.   Each day is restructured to provide students with three separate interviews, with detailed feedback provided for each - including video recording. Subject specific requirements will be tested, which in...
English Language Homestays Rolls Out "Club Family"
A British-based language school is now offering families the chance to enjoy a holiday of a lifetime in South Africa combined with intensive English lessons.   When booking our Club Family offer, visitors opt for a "pick and mix" approach and can either book lessons as: - A small family group, comprising parents and children - Kids' groups giving Mum and Dad the chance to explor...
Ida Willadsen, Founder and Director of Malaca Instituto was recently interviewed on Spain’s public broadcasting channel, TVE.
On discovering that the language school promotion office of the Townhall of Malaga was participating in Alphe’s London Workshop, Spain’s public broadcaster, TVE, decided to find out more about the language school business in Malaga and naturally turned to Malaca Instituto.   With 45 years' experience in teaching Spanish in Malaga, Malaca Instituto can justifiably claim to ...
Tudor Hall Academy now offers English Language teaching to the impoverished
The Academy is unique in that it is a Charitable teaching establishment. We provide English lessons to those who are in need of English for the job market or to communicate with world markets.   Our main purpose is to promote both international understanding and human achievement through the widespread use of English as a means of communication.  This will enable our students to ...
A Summer of Learning and Fun: The 2016 Junior Programme at F+U Academy of Languages
F+U Academy of Languages Heidelberg is looking back on a successful Junior Programme in 2016. With a total of 230 participants spending one or more weeks at our language school in Heidelberg in July and August, we were lucky to welcome children and teenagers from almost 40 nations, among them Italy, China, Venezuela, France, the United States, Azerbaijan and South Korea. Moreover, forty young lear...
From graduate criminal lawyers to students of molecular biology, there are so many people who want to learn English in Scotland!
One thing that never ceases to amaze us at Global School of English is the range of different interests of our students. To take just two current examples, Adriana Drywulska (pictured on the left, behind Scottie, the School mascot) and Amelie Boullemant (on the right) are, respectively, a student of molecular and experimental biology and a graduate in criminal law.   They were happy t...
English Language Homestays launches re-branded offer and invites students to benefit from cheaper British Pound
A British-based language school is gearing up for the 2017 season by launching a series of re-branded English language courses in South Africa aimed at students of varying levels, interests and budgets.   English Language Homestays (ELH) is inviting visitors to South Africa to benefit from the UK's "post Brexit effect" which has made our packages a more attractive and cost-effective p...
Summer 2016 at CIELS
It was another successful summer programme at CIELS this year. We had students from a range of countries including, Spain, Italy, Basque Country, Poland, Mexico and Peru. The blend of cultures and nationalities always provides a great experience for the students with many returning year and year again to re-live the experience. This year we had some new components, one of which was a qualified you...
What do students say about Global School of English?
Teaching English to our students is a great job. Like every teaching job it’s not without its challenges, but it’s very satisfying to see individuals, from all over the world, enjoying learning English with us and exploring the magnificent city of Edinburgh.   We are regularly inspected and monitored by very important organisations, such as the British Council and IALC, bu...
Liden & Denz - Moscow Round 2: One Month In…
Moscow is incomparable to the point of being almost indescribable. I often find myself making conflicting statements when trying to justify my, apparently, inexplicable decision to return to the city. Life here is characterised by juxtapositions which are taken as given by city’s inhabitants. It is not uncommon to see women with perfect manicures and red-soled heels, stopping along the road ...
Culturalingual at Castel
Castel have many unique and special offerings when it comes to summer camps and courses. Some are a little bit niche, some are tailored to the needs of the client but the most popular programme on our brochure is the programme that has a little bit of everything, Culturalingual.   The Culturalingual programme is designed for groups who want to improve their English language skills. It...
The Heart of England: Learn English in Warwickshire!
Not a globally known area, certainly not full of language schools but beautiful Warwickshire has been voted the 6th best place to visit in Europe!   Lonely Planet Guide Books has named Warwickshire in the UK as one of Europe's top destinations for travellers this summer. Warwickshire is the only UK destination to be named and earned its place in Lonely Planet's Best in Europethanks to...
NYLC Students Win 2016 NYS TESOL Contest!
We are proud to announce that two submissions from our NYLC students have won the New York State TESOL Student Project competition!   The 11th Annual NYS TESOL contest invited English learners in schools and universities all across New York State to write an essay or create a video on the topic of "Collaboration." One of the winning entries is  an essay written by Ekat...
Malaca Instituto's EAQUALS Inspection
Malaca Instituto has recently passed its latest EAQUALS re-inspection. Malaca Instituto was the first school outside the group of founding members to become an EAQUALS school member. This was over 20 years ago and when there was no independent Spanish, quality control system available to language schools in Spain (today there is the IC inspection).   Today there are around 150 IC accr...
SEE Learning Center Potential winner in the Language School category
We are proud and excited to share our latest news. SEE Learning Centre has recently been nominated and shortlisted as a potential winner in the Language School category for the international iStudy Global Awards 2016/2017.   Nominations for these awards come from readers, students, teachers and industry experts and we are delighted to have made it to the final selection stage. A panel...
ACET Cork add another string to their bow
ACET, Corks first and leading English language school has added yet a another string to their bow.   The school is delighted to launch its CELTA teacher training programme. Having offered the CELT course since 2007, the team in ACET are highly experienced in training teachers to the highest possible standards. However, they have now taken this to the next level with the launch of CELT...
What SETA accreditation means for language schools in South Africa
The South African SETA – Sector Education and Training Authority – system was introduced around the turn of the century to provide a structure within which outcomes-based training could be done and assessed in and out of the workplace. A specific SETA exists for every imaginable type of industry for which training is necessary, and in the case of Education, Training and Development Pra...
Don’t just take our word for it: 92% of our students say Glasgow School of English has improved their English
It’s very important for schools of English to get feedback from their students. We do this regularly at Glasgow School of English and our most recent results, from the second (Spring) term*, make for interesting reading.   When asked if the class materials were "useful and interesting", 95% said they either agreed or (the majority) strongly agreed.  We then asked them if th...
New York Language Center Student Spotlight: Ivana Minoska, TOEFL Star
We are very proud of New York Language Center student, Ivana, for her excellent score of 106 on the TOEFL exam!   Ivana is visiting from her home country of Macedonia and has studied with NYLC since October of 2015. She is currently pursuing a Master in International Relations and Law. She is almost finished with her degree and is waiting to submit her Master's thesis upon her return ...
Six reasons why summer is the best time to study Italian in Milan
Summer is so often the best time to travel and experience new places. Maybe it is the hot sunny days and long warm evenings – perfect for chilling outdoors – that make summer the ideal time to encourage new friendships and unforgettable experiences!   If you are studying Italian, you will already know that learning a new language requires a lot of commitment. That's why, d...
International House Malta: More work and play! (Lite English Course in Group)
With all the cultural and leisure activities that Malta has to offer, how can you find time to fit everything in? International House Malta-Gozo is introducing a new English language course for people who want to brush up their English and make new friends while leaving time to enjoy Malta’s wide range of UNESCO heritage sites, museums, restaurants and of course, the beautiful sun and sea! ...
Agents – Increase your IELTS sales
For most uses, one English proficiency exam now stands above all others- the IELTS exam. Not only has it become the de facto market leader over the last 10 years or so, but the decision by the UK government in 2015 to drop all other tests as valid for visa applications has given it an added boost. For immigration and/or study in English-speaking countries, as well as being increasingly considered ...
Caminhos Language Centre: More than just a Language Centre, a Rio de Janeiro family
What makes Caminhos the best language school in Rio de Janeiro? Caminhos Language Centre not only provides students with the highest level of intensive Portuguese courses, it also creates a family-like environment where students feel supported and learn whilst supporting local communities in Rio de Janeiro. From the intensive Group Courses to the widerange of events and activities, Caminhos is con...
ACCORD ISS and its Paris Saint-Germain Football Academy England are looking out for the next David Luiz or Kevin Trapp.
As UEFA Euro 2016 is coming to an end, ACCORD ISS and its Paris Saint-Germain Soccer Camps are on the lookout for the next football star! Our search has already started as the first ever Paris Saint-Germain Football Academy has begun in England at our ACCORD ISS Summer School in Eastbourne and there doesn’t seem to be any lack of talent in our young footballers.   Our next two P...
From Malta to Gozo by ferry
During my time in Malta, I had the opportunity to visit Gozo as a student for a day as I wished to see what it would be like at BELS Gozo. This is how my day from Malta to Gozo by ferry went:   Getting to Gozo was easy. I arrived at the Ċirkewwa Gozo ferry terminal ten minutes after leaving St. Paul's Bay. The boat ride itself took exactly 25 minutes (I timed it out of curiosity). ...
Greetings from Oxford
We are taking bookings for summer, and have some good offers at present: - One free week's tuition  for every six weeks booked for General English programmes - Free pre-sessional programme (3 weeks tuition) for students booking a programme of at least one term from September - One free leader place in ten for groups - Academic scholarships for gifted students - Discounts for ...
Don't follow the crowd - ITS Education Asia
One of the things we have always tried to do at ITS is to open opportunities by providing alternative educational pathways. From day one, one of our main aims has been to allow students to access traditional qualifications in non-traditional ways and to bring new, 21st Century learning options to all, breaking down the barriers to opportunity that rigid mainstream schools often impose.   ...
The complete language school experience – Malaca Instituto’s new video.
The indispensable collaboration of 2 students - Regina van den Laan and Fabia Oelgart – has made possible the production of Malaca Instituto’s new video.   As you will see this showcases not only Malaca Instituto and its unique campus setting but also the fantastic city of Malaga as the quintessential Spanish destination for language study. All elements that go into making...
Lyon Bleu and Only Lyon
Lyon Bleu and Only Lyon have common goals: - Promote Lyon - Make Lyon better known - Generate appreciation for Lyon - Bring people to Lyon.   It was therefore natural that Frédérique Di Tullio (Director of Lyon Bleu) and Kristin Mangold (Only Lyon International network manager) wanted to get to know each other better. How to further promote Lyon as the ideal destinati...
Milano Summer School is about to start!
For the sixth consecutive year, we will be participating with our courses in this very important educational programme sponsored and promoted by the Comune di Milano.   Milano Summer School embodies the city's widest range of courses and professional opportunities offered by universities, academies and language schools from June to September.   This year,  33 i...
Study Holiday Student Focus
This week we interviewed a current student, Angelique, so she could tell us about why she studies English, her experiences in doing so, and other things.   Angelique is from France but lives in Bangkok. She has been studying with us at IH for five months. She began at Pre-Intermediate level and is now making fantastic progress at Intermediate level. When we asked her why she wants to ...
Courses for Adults at London Language Lab
At LONDON LANGUAGE LAB, we only teach adults (18+) and we want adults to feel like they’re being treated like adults, not patronised in any way. Our focus is on teaching intelligent conversation and helping our students to be the people that they feel they are - in English.   One thing that sets us apart from many other schools is the way we try to integrate a broad, 21st. centu...
Picture yourself here! Global School of English and the “Athens of the North”
Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital city, an imposing mixture of the ancient and modern, with the stunning architecture of the “New Town” making a splendid contrast to the ancient grandeur of the world-famous Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile. Not for nothing is it known as the “Athens of the North” and many of the students at Global School don’t realise just how ...
So Italian, so German, so impressed by the Scottish weather!
Amongst Hamilton School’s most recent groups of students has been a party from northern Italy. There were 18 of them, but only one whose first language was Italian: the remainder spoke German, but all were effectively bi-lingual. It’s an interesting fact that in some countries – Switzerland, Belgium and parts of central-Eastern Europe for example - there are enclaves where a &lsq...
Students often ask us about the best time to visit Lisbon
At SEE Learning Center, we think Lisbon is a wonderful city at any time of the year but we tend to agree that June is the best month to be in the capital city. Why? Well, there are several reasons:   THE WEATHER - At this time of year the days are often very warm but not too hot for sightseeing. You can sit at one of the outdoor cafés or kiosks and have a coffee and a 'pastel d...
The Image Conference - Live from Malta
The Image Conference is currently being held in Malta, specifically at the Mediterranean Conference Centre (MCC) as an introduction to the 5th ELT Malta Conference 2016. This conference is the only conference in the world which integrates the world of film, images, video and gaming with that of English Language Teaching.   Kieran Donaghy is the founder of The Image Conference and duri...
Hispania won the "Best Language School in Spain" award three years in a row
We are very honoured to announce that Hispania, escuela de español (in Valencia, Spain) won the Education Star Award for the "Spanish Language School in Spain" for the third consecutive year (in 2013, 2014 and 2015).   The first time we won Education Star´s "Spanish Language School in Spain", back in 2013, we just couldn´t belive what we had achieved. This prize mea...
Aston Education Group announces New University Partnership with Post University in Connecticut
The Aston Educational Group (AEG) is pleased to announce a new university partnership that will create a new Intensive English Program and University Pathway for international students at Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut. The new university centre will join Aston’s portfolio of schools that includes language schools in Austin, Texas and Toronto, Canada along with its K-12 school in ...
New Premises and a Winter Special
Due to popular demand (we hope!) InTouch will be opening premises in the centre of Cape Town.   Hopefield(in the winter/spring flower zone of the Western Cape) is stunning at this time of the year, and always safe and hospitable, but we understand that people want to be close to the city, and will be ready for students from beginning July. To coincide with this exciting development ...
French Courses for Seniors - Club 50
In May, we had the pleasure of welcoming the Club 50 seniors for 15 days. These students came from far and wide (Scotland, United States, Japan, Switzerland and Germany ..), but all were united to share their love for French language and culture. Mornings were dedicated to French language lessons, with an emphasis on speaking. Students were able to discuss various topics such as news, culture...
His first visit to Scotland: a friendly welcome, buzzards and whisky
Richard Schoeneich (pictured here with Scottie, the school mascot) is one of the older students to have come to improve their English at Glasgow School of English recently. He and his wife, who accompanied him here, live in Berlin and as this was his first time in Scotland I began by asking about his impressions of our country.   "The Scottish people are very friendly, very helpful an...
Summer is coming!!!
It’s the calm before the storm. It won’t be long now before the doors swing open and over 200 students cross the Castel threshold to begin their Irish adventure. Plane tickets, accommodation, transportation, excursions, teacher schedules, activities, itineraries, placement tests and prizes are just a few considerations when fine-tuning an English language summer programme campaign. Not...
July Programmes at Language Xchange Ireland
Language Xchange Ireland are offering Individual students from all EU countries and opportunity to book a place on our July English Program.   Students can avail of group rates while booking as an individual on our 2 week "Voluntary Work placement program".    This package involves: 1) Free English e-learning for 2 months in advance of the arrival date and a fu...
NEW at Escuela Montalbán: Art on tiles in Granada!
Practice Spanish in a workshop on the history and art of ceramic tiles in Granada.   Granada is renowned for the quality of its ceramic tiles which decorate houses and courtyards. The Nasrid Palaces of the Alhambra are examples of the beauty of Andalusian culture. This decorative art is one of the legacies of Moorish times and has become a sign of identity of our city.   Do...
Collegium Palatinum becomes a member of IALC
The Collegium Palatinum is proud to announce its new membership with the International Association of Language Centres, IALC.   For those who don't know: IALC is a global network of quality language schools, and looks for excellent academic standards, outstanding  customer service and a passion for language teaching and international communication. All IALC language schools are q...
SEE Learning Center’s internationally known SEE Teddy Adventures interview
In this article we are going to read an interview with SEE Teddy Adventures about his thoughts on language travel. What do you think of doing a gap year? A gap year would be fantastic! There are so many fantastic things to choose from but I think I'd have to learn a foreign language, do some volunteer work and perhaps learn to scuba dive.   Of all the places you have been to, na...
Lyon hangs tough!!
Throughout March and April, Lyon Bleu hosted a succession of tailor-made French language programs for "closed groups", including Specific programs, combining French lessons, cultural activities and homestay or hotel accommodation for pre-constituted groups 1 or 2 weeks stays Personalized services and reception More than 250 participants in all groups between late February and late ...
Why Ski and Network in the Alps?
As most of you now know, Schools & Agents together with fRilingue will be hosting its first industry networking event in Leysin, Switzerland, in the Alps between the 6h and 10th of January 2017. In this article we're going to find out more about this event, about why it is called Ski and Network, and also about why it is not called a workshop or a conference.   This event is aimed...
Language Quality Assurance Agencies Meet in Washington for the Third QALEN Symposium
Representatives from five countries and eight language quality assurance agencies gathered in Washington, DC from September 8-10, 2016 for the Third Annual Symposium of the Quality Assurance in Language Education Network (QALEN).   Founded in 2014, QALEN's objective is to "provide opportunities for participants and members from accrediting and quality assurance bodies in the language ...
The 2016 FEDELE Workshop in Alicante ends...with a bang!
And it's over. We're back home (no delays this time!), unpacked, and back at our desks...although in our heads we might still be having a ball in Alicante! The 2016 FEDELE workshop has come to an end...and as you can see in the short video below, it's come to an end with a bang.   However, the whole evening was so much more than the Micro Mascleta prepared for us by Fernando Batalla f...
Adventures in NYC with New York Language Center
Every year, thousands of students from over a hundred different countries come to NYLC to learn English as a Second Language. With their diverse ethnic backgrounds, our students hold a wide array of professions and purposes for learning English.   For the student who is coming from overseas, the decision to travel to a foreign country to learn a language is a little more complicated. ...
More Goodbyes at CIELS
This picture was at our goodbye lunch for two of our Finnish students who were the first beautician and hair dressing students to join Erasmus+ BP to do their internships at a beauty salon and hairdressing salon in Carlow. They both enjoyed their internships and got a lot of hands on experience, this has opened the doors for more trainee beauticians and hairdressers to come to Ireland and complete...
Hamilton School, European Champions, German students and Mary Poppins!
A few weeks ago, Hamilton School of English played host to a large group of adult students from Schwerin, the capital and second-largest city of the northern German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Western Pomerania.   The group's ages ranged from approximately 30-76 years old and for most of them it was their first time in Scotland. I met the two group leaders, Kerstin Kutzer and E...
Sponsorship deal secures high-quality, low-cost English UK conferences
English UK members can enjoy another year of high-quality professional conferences at the lowest possible cost thanks to a new sponsorship deal with Trinity College London.   This year's programme includes the revival of the Student Experience conference as well as a new series of webinars to help members get specialist training without travelling.   Sarah Cooper, chief exe...
22 Malta Facts in Figures by BELS English Language Schools
Twenty-two Malta facts in figures can tell you a lot very quickly! Whoever said numbers are boring? Numbers can wonderfully explain many things in few words, as our minds associate a measure and a result. Here are some popular Malta facts:   Weather - Malta Facts 300 - THE NUMBER OF DAYS OF SUNSHINE EACH YEAR Or is it 3,000 hours of sunshine? Perhaps not a fact, but this is wide...
El Huerto del Cura and a fantastic dinner on the 2nd day of FEDELE 2016
The second day of the FEDELE Workshop which is currently being held in Alicante ended with a lovely visit to Europe's largest palm grove in Elche, a town close to Alicante.   During the visit we learned about the history of the garden, what goes into maintaining it and keeping it nice and green and we also managed to get a glimpse of the family of peacocks who have taken up residence ...
Teenage Summer Campus at IH Nice
IH Nice Summer Campus is our new summer residence for teenagers. Located close to the airport, and the beach, the campus houses 140 students and features a cafeteria, numerous classrooms and bed rooms.   For more than 20 years our school has welcomed teenagers all year round. They are mainly from Italy, Russia, the USA, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and New Zealand. We give ...
Launch of SpeakUp Special Edition on IELTS at IH Milan
International House Milan and My Way Media are launching a special edition of the SpeakUp magazine entirely dedicated to the IELTS Test. Mark Unwin co-author of the IELTS Express coursebook series will be giving a presentation entitled "Teaching IELTS Outside the Box". In this lively and engaging workshop, Mark will demonstrate how encouraging candidates to think laterally, to ...
Interview with Bob Burger from Malaca Instituto
In this short interview, Bob Burger from Malaca Instituto shares with us his very positive thoughts on this year's FEDELE Workshop in Alicante. Here's what he had to say:     ...
InTouch Language School in Istanbul next week!
Representatives from InTouch Language School near Cape Town will be in Istanbul from Tuesday, 3 May through Saturday 7 May to speak to interested agents about our courses and opportunities. We can be contacted on info@intouchlanguageschool.com or (+27)713294294 (Andrew), (+27)825302987 (Heidi) or (+27)826290839 (Mila). We are available to travel to your preferred address, or would be happy to welc...
Some of the students at Global School of English are magical!
I was recently privileged to meet two young men who have come to Edinburgh to study at Global School of English. Franceso Stagno (on the left) is from Rome and Jesús Miguel Calderón is from Seville. Francesco, who has been at the School since the start of the year, had been to the UK before but for Jesús Miguel, who arrived seven weeks ago, this was his first visit to this cou...
Interview with Ana Cozar from FEDELE
In this interview we have spoken with Ana Cozar, who, together with her dynamic team, was responsible for the organisation of this workshop.   Ana speaks about the success of this year's FEDELE workshop and also gives us some hints about what's going to happen next year....apparently we're in for a surprise and we most certainly look forward to sharing it with you as soon as we find o...
Applying to top British Universities
Prestigious universities in Britain (“Russell group” universities) welcome applications from the brightest and the best students worldwide. There is no magic formula for success….you must have an excellent school record and show that you have the stamina to work hard in a very competitive environment.   Almost certainly you will apply to University (and remember the...
Who says English teachers aren’t great fun?
Think back to your English teachers at school (not Hamilton School of English of course – your ‘real’ school). Were they really enthusiastic, inspiring, motivating, guiding, even great fun? No? Me neither! However…   Last Tuesday I was privileged (and I don't use that word lightly) to spend well over an hour chatting to the latest 'students' who are visiting ...
The XVII FEDELE Workshop kicks off with an al fresco welcome reception
After a few travelling bumps and ride in order to reach our destination, we've finally made it! And worth it has that been so far, even after a mere few hours in this city. Alicante is vibrant, it's full of activity, rich in history and has a lot to offer.   "Alicante is not just beautiful weather". These were the words used to describe this year's destination for the 17th FEDELE Work...
Top 7 reasons to study English in Malta
With so many English learning destinations to choose from, why study English in Malta? So you’re deciding whether or where to study English abroad. Discover the seven simple facts that make Malta stand out from the rest (no bias necessary):   1. Fifty English Language Schools to choose from The island may be small, but you would be surprised just how rich it can be in so many...
Milan Relay Marathon
On the 3rd April 2016, 16 staff, students and friends of IH Milan competed in the Milan marathon to raise money for CESVI, an organization providing support for street children in Kinshasa.   The course took in all the most famous sights of the city, including the Brera district, the San Siro stadium and of course the Duomo. Nearly twenty thousand runners competed in the marathon, as ...
IH Cape Town welcomes Victoria Campbell-Gillies
Victoria Campbell-Gillies has just joined International House Cape Town as the Community Manager and Marketing Coordinator.   She is thoroughly enjoying her job at IH Cape Town so far. About Victoria: She's a people's person, loves chatting and meeting people from different cultures. She finds foreign cultures, people and places fascinating and has a varied background having worked in...
First day of meetings at the FEDELE Workshop in full swing
The first morning of meetings at the XVII FEDELE workshop currently being held in Alicante is in full swing.   Education institutions from all over Spain and agents are looking to strengthen partnerships or establish new ones by making the most of the time that is allocated to them. Nevertheless, we all know that these conversations will most certainly go on during this evening's netw...
Photos from the first day of meetings in Alicante
We are pleased to share some photos from yesterday's welcome reception at the Alicante Castle Restaurant as well as today's first day of meetings which are being held at the Melia Hotel in Alicante.   Facebook photo album:  https://www.facebook.com/SchoolsAgents/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10154622136365283    Feel free to visit the page, view the album, tag y...
Laughter, determination, minimal sleep and over £15,000 raised for the Eddie Byers Scholarship
The English UK team completed the Three Peaks Challenge under a glorious full moon on the top of Snowdon on Saturday night. Along the way there was laughter, determination, minimal sleep, and over £15,000 raised for the Eddie Byers Scholarship Fund, our motivation for the challenge. Here's their adventure....   "Seventeen members of the extended English UK family took part, with...
English UK staff climb every mountain in style
Seventeen members of the extended English UK family completed the Three Peaks Challenge on Saturday evening, raising over £16,000 in memory of our late chief executive Eddie Byers.   A core group completed Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon between teatime on Friday and bedtime on Saturday, walking 26 miles, with 2,926 metres of climb, and driving around 462 miles, mostly throu...
Castel Education now under Marketing English in Ireland Umbrella
For years, Castel has agonised over every operational detail to ensure that the highest standards are maintained throughout the organisation. Pass rates are amongst the highest in the country, our programmes rival the best in the world and our staff are highly qualified, vastly experienced and infinitely motivated to access the maximum potential of every student that walks through our doors. Last ...
IH Cape Town partners with ETA College in SA
International House Cape Town (ih Cape Town) is pleased to announce that it has partnered with eta College to provide English language coaching to its local and international students.   ih Cape Town will initially focus on providing a select range of English, Communication and Global Foundation Programs to current eta students enrolled at the Cape Town campus with a view to expanding...
Laura, from Valencia in Spain, tells us all about her experience with IH Milano
She is currently taking a combined programme of Italian + Internship here at the school. Thank you Laura for all your help, friendliness and enthusiasm!   Hello my name is Laura, I am 22 years old and I am finishing my degree in economy and marketing.  Months ago I decided to do an internship in Milano so I contacted IH to make a course of Italian with them, and from that mome...
Innovation and diversity define higher education workshops in Liverpool
ICEF convened two highly successful higher education networking events in Liverpool, UK this month. The ICEF Higher Education Workshop was held on 10–12 September, followed by the ICEF Higher Education Partnership Forum on 13 September. Both events hosted a remarkably diverse group of international educators from all over the world.   The ICEF 2016 Higher Education Workshop pro...
30 years of teaching Spanish in Granada, 30 grants to give away!
In 1986 our school opened to seek an immersive approach to Spanish language learning. During all these years we have grown in number of international students and prestige. We are accredited by the Spanish Instituto Cervantes and we are a member of TANDEM International, a network of language schools in Europe and overseas. With more than 800 students every year our school can be considered as a me...
ICEF expands digital services for international educators
ICEF GmbH announced today the launch of ICEF Media, a new division that will offer expanded video and digital marketing services to the international education sector.   Online marketing channels play an increasingly important role in international student recruitment, and video is a major driver of student engagement online.   Video provides a compelling introduction to an...
Anglolang's 30th Anniversary
Congratulations to Anglolang Academy of English which is celebrating its 30th birthday this year. Anglolang is a British Council-accredited, Quality English school which has recently been voted the Best English Language School in Northern England (English Language Stars 2015) and awarded the title of Centre of Excellence (EL Gazette 2015).   The anniversary celebrations began with a s...
QALEN Washington 2016 Symposium
QALEN Washington has successfully wrapped up the 2016 Symposium, with key learnings shared amongst attendees around minimum teacher qualifications, effective curriculum writing and a rising issue related to the increasing numbers of "under 18's" as global travelling learners!   This year's Symposium piloted a new element, being the collection of views and information from  GAELA...
BMA Biarritz: French Language School in Biarritz
BMA Biarritz French language school in Biarritz offers great value, French language courses for students who want to enjoy the lifestyle of this beautiful coastal resort, whilst improving their French. Standard group, and French & Surf courses are the most popular options. BMA Biarritz also offers private tuition, ideal for those working on specific areas of the language because clas...
Scottie and Bonnie head for Russia to promote Glasgow School of English
“Scottie”, our School mascot, has (as we told you in last month’s Schools and Agents article) now been joined by his friend, “Bonnie”, the Highland Cow, to help promote Glasgow School of English to agents and students across the world.   Bonnie's first trip was to Poland, where she really impressed the locals, not many of whom had seen a Highland Cow befo...
StudyWorld Quiz Night
Last night was the final networking event at this year's StudyWorld London 2016 Workshop, during which we were tested on our General , Musical and Cultural Knowledge.   We had to form teams of six people, which makes this a great way to get to know and speak to participants who you might not have had the chance to talk to during the meeting times.   The quiz night consisted...
Final day of meetings at StudyWorld London 2016
Following last night's pub quiz, which was a really fun networking event, we are all "coffeed up" and ready to get going with the final day of meetings here at StudyWorld London.   It's still the beginning of the day, however, educators and agents have already started walking into the meetings halls and setting up for their first appointments. Watch this space to stay updated with the...
Interview with Sarah Cooper, Chief Executive of English UK
We've decided to save the best for last :) In this final interview, live from StudyWorld London 2016 we met Sarah Cooper, English UK's new Chief Executive who reveals some very interesting information about next year's StudyWorld Workshop.     ...
StudyWorld, English UK’s major international trading event, is getting a radical transformation.
From 2017 It will focus solely on promoting UK education, supporting the creation of major international partnerships and contracts alongside more traditional agent/educator meetings, and encouraging the whole sector to work together in new ways. It also moves to the prestigious QEII Conference Centre in central London.   "After so many months of work, we're delighted to finally revea...
It's 830am and StudyWorld 2016 has officially started
First handshakes, first hugs and first meetings of the day. It's just after 830am here at the London Hilton Metropole Hotel and the "workshop" feeling is already strong. Here's a sneak peak of what we're up to here at StudyWorld 2016.   Discussions are already taking place even in the chill out area that has been specifically set up in one of the meeting halls.     &nb...
We are live at StudyWorld London 2016 with VSO
Every child deserves an education. It is a direct route out of poverty. But millions are missing out because of a lack of properly trained teachers, or by being excluded from classrooms simply because of who they are. VSO seeks to develop partnerships to support four key programmes focussing on Inclusive Education, Using Technology, Education Management and Teacher Training.   All Stu...
WEBA launches online newspaper WEBA Today
Over the past days WEBA has launched a brand new online newspaper which will be posting news coming from the worldwide education industry on a daily basis.   This newspaper can be reached on  http://webatoday.com/  and you can subscribe to it for free to follow its posts and updates.   In collaboration with this online paper, Schools & Agents are also glad t...
¡Hasta! luego Alicante!
The FEDELE Annual meeting will be held in Alicante between the 25th and 28th September 2016.   The FEDELE Annual Meeting is a promotional event that aims to encourage the relationships of Spanish language schools federated with agencies and consultants specialised in language travel around the world. Representatives from both of these groups meet during two days of...
CIAL Lisbon and Fargo Gain EAQUALS Accreditation
CIAL Centro de Línguas in Lisbon and Faro has gained EAQUALS accreditation. Following the thorough three-day inspection in both cities the report confirms the membership of CIAL as ‘all standards of the EAQUALS Charter are fully met’. The report further identifies areas of excellence in Management and Administration, Academic Resources and Internal Communications. 'This is ...
English language centre association initiates court action to resolve “unconstitutional rejection of study visas"
EduSA has submitted court papers challenging the South African government and policy makers about their failure to make proper allowance for visas for international students wishing to enter South Africa to study English as a foreign language.   EduSA is the national association of English language schools in South Africa. Its 24 members are English language schools that teach Engli...
Are you ready for StudyWorld London 2016?
London calling! It's that time of the year again. Facebook friends from outside of Europe start checking into their various terminals and making their way to Europe for Conference Season. The beginning of September is always that time of year which takes us to London, and we, will most certainly be there too from the 5th to the 7th of September at the London Hilton Metropole attending StudyWorld L...
Coming up: WEBA Agents Workshop in London
WEBA World will be holding an Agents Workshop in London, at the Thistle London Heathrow Terminal 5 Hotel between the 31st August and 1st September 2016.   WEBA Workshops are smaller than the regular workshops we are used to attending and for this reason they also provide a good opportunity for those schools who might be interested in exploring certain markets in more depth.   ...
Event Preview: ETN Workshop - Lima, Peru
The next ETN Workshop will be held in Lima in Peru, specifically at the Sheraton Hotel between the 15th and 16th September 2016.   Who are ETN?   Inspired by busy educational professionals, ETN Focus Workshops reinvent networking events into exclusive opportunities to selct only the most relevant partners in less explored markets. These workshops take you on a learning expe...
Mark Raven steps down as NEAS Chief Executive Officer
The Board of Directors of NEAS today announced that Mr Mark Raven will step down from his role as Chief Executive Officer of NEAS in late October 2016.   The Board thanked Mr Raven for his significant contribution to NEAS over the past three years. During his time as Chief Executive Officer, Mark was instrumental in the development and successful implementation of a new Qual...
Event Preview - ICEF Latin America Workshop
Marketing season is just round the corner yet again for most of us, and that can only mean that industry conference organisers are busy getting things ready and in order for workshops to resume. One of these workshops is the ICEF Latin America Workshop which is going to be held at the Grand Hyatt São Paulo between the 22nd and 24th September, 2016.   Latin America is an ever-so...
QALEN Washington 2016 - The Agenda
QALEN Washington 2016 is hosted by US based Quality Assurance agency ACCET in early September.   In consultation with collaborating QA agencies and ELT centres from Australia, South Africa, the UK, New Zealand, Canada and Malta, the agenda will discuss global issues associated with (a) Teacher and Academy Manager Qualifications  (b)  Quality Curriculum  (c)  W...
The InTouch Fam Trip
InTouch Language invites agents to two fam trips: one in mid-May and one in mid-June. There is space for ten agents on each trip, and there is no cost involved except travel to Cape Town International Airport. Transfers from there to Hopefield will be provided. The trip will last three days and consist of inspecting InTouch facilities with presentations on our approach and courses, and visits...
Spring/Summer Programmes at ELH
We have been enjoying some lovely sunny weather here in Wiltshire over the past few weeks(plus a few rainy showers in between creating some lovely rainbows!) and all our courses are now in full swing, including our new programme: ‘English + Traditional English Cooking.’ At ELH, we have numerous types of holiday choices to take advantage of, as well as a mix-and-match if people wan...
English Course Plus Activities Programme at The Language Academy - May and June Programme
The Northern Rivers region of N.S.W is an area, which encompasses the world’s oldest subtropical rainforests, magnificent beaches stretching from the Gold Coast to Byron Bay and mountains forged by ancient volcanoes more than 23 million years ago. The Mt Warning Rainforest Park is located right between the Gold Coast and Byron Bay providing the perfect base to explore the cosy mountain ...
The 30th Anniversary of Columbia English Language School
September 2015 was the 30th Anniversary of Columbia English Language School, Cyprus and we still haven’t had time to celebrate! In addition to our long established courses for the local students, Columbia extended its portfolio to hosting international students both in and out of season. Our school residence for teenagers aged 12-17, proved hugely popular and registrations for 2016 h...
Spring at CIELS
The last few weeks have been an extremely busy time at CIELS. Our unique cultural integration programmes have been running nonstop since February. We have been running these programmes for almost twenty years and they are extremely rare throughout Europe due to Dave Barron’s extensive experience as both principal of a local secondary school and founder of this private language academy. ...
BELS Recommend some Events in Malta
Malta is always rife with events, especially during the summer when the whole island is in full swing. From as early as April, the events calendar is jam-packed with anything from cultural events and historical reenactments, to concerts and various themed festivals. The team at BELS have recommended 15 top events happening around Malta and Gozo. Visit their website to find out more:  ht...
SEE Teddy
Hello, I’d like to introduce you all to SEE Teddy, our friendly, fun-loving mascot at SEE Learning Center. He's here to welcome new students and go on exciting adventures in Portugal and around the globe. He loves making friends from all around the world and will keep you updated about his trips to other countries on Facebook, and by sending postcards to our students. Hopefully, his exp...
CPD at Eurocentres Malta
Two CPD sessions were organised for local EFL teachers by Eurocentres Malta. These were conducted by Mr. Alan Marsh, whose name is definitely not new to the island, or the ELT industry, on the 9th and 12th of March 2016 at the Junior College Study Room in Msida. An average of 115 participants attended each one of these two sessions, which were approved by the ELT Council and counted for 4 hou...
Summer Programmes at OISC
Oxford is a world renowned University City, with origins dating back over eight hundred years. The Colleges of the University, with their beautiful architecture dating from mediaeval times in many cases, provide a spectacular and inspiring backdrop for educational, business and cultural programmes for visitors and students from all over the world. It is also an important cultural centre, with many...
Skiing and Networking Event to kick off 2017
Leave your business clothes at home and join us for a more informal industry event to kick off 2017. The Skiing and Networking Event, which is powered by us at Schools & Agents and our colleagues and friends at fRilingue, will take place amongst the white slopes of the beautiful Swiss between the 6th and 10th of January 2017.   Throughout the year we tend to meet each other from p...
Specialities at InTouch
As language teachers familiar with Second Language Acquisition (SLA) theory know, motivation plays a very important part in the successful acquisition of a language other than one's own. This motivation can be instrumental – I need the language for work or other purposes – or integrative – I want to be associated or identified with and a particular group of people and communicate...
English Course Plus Activities Programme at The Language Academy
At The Language Academy we want to make sure our students don't get bored during class and that they learn whilst they enjoy their stay in Australia. For this reason we have created a new 4-week English Course Plus Activities Programme. This programme is suitable for individual and group of students on Tourist and Working Holiday Visas (age appropriate).  This is a 4-week programme wi...
ACET Cork passes EAQUALS Inspection
We have been an Accredited Member of EAQUALS since 2003. Inspections take place every three years and accredited membership is awarded after the school demonstrates that all requirements of the EAQUALS Charter are respected. We received the following comments after our most recent inspection: "ACET was inspected by EAQUALS in January, 2016 and met the high standards required for EAQUALS ac...
First 30+ program in Nice with alpha.b Institut Linguistique
alpha.b has recently launched and is happy to be offering specific 30+ courses to adult students. These courses will be on offer from the 30th of May until the 16th of September 2016. Nice is a popular destination for adult and mature students, as the city and its surrounding offer a lot of culture, museums, great restaurants and an exceptional climate. But, this destination also attracts man...
Brand New Program at Accent Francais - French for Teenagers
Accent Français has just launched a brand new program for teenagers of 15 years old and over enabling them to learn / keep up with their French during the summer while discovering the culture an having loads of fun! This program include 20 lessons of Standard French per week in small groups of 10 students maximum, a guided tour of Montpellier, 2 cultural workshops such as pétanq...
Stamford Academy launches the Stamford Varsity Summer Programme 2016
Stamford Academy has just launched a brand new programme – the Stamford Varsity Summer Programme 2016. This course combines the academic programme with Life Skills sessions, which are specifically designed to prepare students for the British Education System. Speaking about the reason for choosing to offer such a programme, Chris Brock, Managing Director at Stamford Academy says that, "...
Hispania's newly renovated Reception Area
We are glad to announce that at Hispania, Escuela de Espanol we have done a very beautiful job renovating our reception area...and here it is the result :) Our reception area is now larger and more comfortable, which makes it a perfect place to welcome our studentes. We also have a new waiting room next to the reception desk which is open to everyone. Last summer, due to the growing number...
CELTA Bangkok
Having spent six months in Thailand during the winter of 2012-2013, when it came to deciding where to do the CELTA, IH Bangkok was the obvious choice. Anyone who has visited Bangkok will tell you how fantastic this bustling city is. If you haven’t visited Bangkok, check out last weeks Blog with Grant to get a glimpse into the excitement the city has to offer. Located in the commercial heart ...
What better way to learn a language than by using it every day at work?
The Internship program we offer at Accademia Italiana is one of our most successful and popular. Mainly, students want to learn a language because they want to have more chances of getting a good job. If you give them the possibility of combining the language course with work experience, you are giving them an added value and better chances of getting a more qualified job. In recent years, we...
One school, many cultures, and two unique locations
It has already been a month since I have started my adventure in Costa Rica. After a long flight with a stopover at Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen (Panamá), where I had already been able to get used to the somewhat higher ambient temperatures, I arrived at Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría, Costa Rica. There, a friendly smiling lady holding a name sign, was awaiting me. T...
EdYOUfest - An ELT Ideas Igniter
EdYOUfest is an event that will be organised in Sicily, specifically in Ostello Baia Del Corallo in Palermo between the 26th and 30th of August. This event is intended for teachers from all around the world and it is a workshop with a twist in that the main aim is to get industry professionals to share their ideas of best practices whilst relaxing in the lovely surroundings so that they can Re-tre...
Support for French in Normandy as they drive the Mongol Rally for Heart Children’s Home
The ICEF Education Fund is proud to support long term ICEF clients, French in Normandy (FIN) as they participate in the Mongol Rally to raise funds for Heart Children’s Home in Kenya. Founded and operated by ICEF agent Julia Steiner, the Heart Children’s Home provides food, shelter, medical care, support and education to approximately 24 children in Malindi, Kenya.   Start...
WEBA reaches 2,100 Members on their Portal
WEBA World are pleased to announce that they have now reached the 2,100 members mark on their portal.   All the members are part of the WEBA portal, which can be accessed on webaworkshops.ning.com   The big advantage when joining this portal is to be in contact each other 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, and it works in the same was as facebook/instagram/twitter and all th...
NEAS partners with VOICE in Cambodia
NEAS is proud to announce that we have established a partnership with VOICE, an Australian charity working directly with people in crisis in Cambodia to help them access food, shelter, healthcare, education, safety, and sustainable livelihoods.   In line with NEAS' commitment to providing quality education internationally, NEAS is raising funds for VOICE to enable underprivileged peop...
Making a Difference Beyond Insurance
At guard.me International Insurance, it is believed that international education plays an important role in fostering learning and understanding of different cultures and ideas. That’s why guard.me International Insurance is committed to supporting international education initiatives around the world. As we've seen on many occasions, their mission has always been to act as a resource for the...
English UK staff climb (almost) every mountain to raise money for memorial fund
The English UK team is climbing the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales in just 24 hours in memory of late chief executive Eddie Byers. They hope to raise £15,000 for a scholarship fund in Eddie’s name with a sponsored walk of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, travelling between the three peaks by minibus to complete the challenge in time.   "We wanted to r...
Event Preview - StudyWorld London 2016
With only a few short weeks left to StudyWorld London 2016 we thought it would be a great idea to remind you of just how good this event is. StudyWorld London has been a respected agent workshop for all serious study abroad professionals since 1969. It is organised by English UK, the national association of accredited English language centres   StudyWorld London 2016 takes places from...
First ICEF Thailand – Vietnam Agent Roadshow a huge success
The first ever ICEF Thailand – Vietnam Agent Roadshow took place June 14 – 16 in Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City. This sold out event saw 266 participants from 15 countries hold 1 800 pre-scheduled meetings in two workshop days.   Overall, participants were extremely happy with the event, giving it a satisfaction rating of 99% (Excellent 63%, Good 36%). Monèle Schrot f...
Support the English Language teaching sector to help build the UK’s post-EU international trade and influence, says English UK
The UK’s English Language teaching sector is a vital part of the country’s post-EU economic and trading strategy - but it urgently needs government support to play its full part, says trade body English UK. ELT brings significant soft power benefits to the UK, as well as contributing £1.2bn to the economy and supporting over 26,000 jobs. All of this will become increasingly impor...
NEAS Quality Principles - Quality Area "F" released for Discussion
Quality Area "F" is a new aspect of NEAS Quality Endorsement.   It is predominantly concerned with the welfare of students aged under 18 years in English language Teaching centres.   NEAS will be presenting Quality Area "F" at a series of workshops in the second half of 2016.  We look forward to seeing you there and in the meantime, check out the new principl...
New format for English UK inward mission pleases agents and educators
English UK’s first inward mission to include agents from all over the world has been such a success that it is likely to be repeated.   12 agents from 11 countries including Iran, Sweden, Spain and South Korea spent a week visiting member centres in central and eastern England and experiencing tourist highlights including the World Heritage site of Ironbridge. Until now inward m...
Industry Consultation – English Proficiency in the Workplace: NEAS
NEAS hosted a consultation forum between a number of Industry Skills Councils, the Department of Industry, traineeship providers, business and employer groups, with the objective of identifying opportunities to better protect the interests of workers with low English proficiency.    NEAS CEO Mark Raven stated " we have thousands of young people coming to Australia to study English...
All you need to know about the WEBA Events
In this interview with Richard Affolter we are going to highlight the main characteristics of the WEBA Events which are held in various different locations around the world throughout the year. We invite you to read through this interview and to get in touch with us should you need to find out about how Schools & Agents members can benefit from a discount when attending these events! &nbs...
Competition for Students in Turkey and New Source of Information
EDUMAG is now providing the possibility for anyone interested in the study abroad industry to source information. Content on this website will be produced through crowdsourcing, whereby anyone involved in this sector, including students, school representatives and organisations, can send in their share of experiences through articles, pictures, diaries, and so on.   The website itself...
IALC Study Travel Research Report 2016
Surprisingly little research exists into trends in demand for foreign language learning at home or abroad. IALC is delighted to have commissioned StudentMarketing to redress the balance with this detailed report, comprising primary and secondary research and providing a comprehensive analysis of the global language travel market as it pertains to learning different languages.   Valuab...
guard.me joins CAMH in one brave night for mental health
Last month, guard.me joined thousands of Canadians across the country who stayed up all night to defeat mental illness. The annual CAMH One Brave Night for Mental Health asks Canadians to give up one night to inspire hope for the 1 in 5 people who will experience a mental illness in their lifetime.   "In my professional life I see so many students going through the struggle of coping ...
IHWO and Trinity College London sign relationship agreement
Trinity College London and International House World Organisation (IHWO) will be working closely together to enable more of IHWO’s high quality schools to become Trinity exam centres.   Examinations have a key role to play in language learning and this will ensure IH students have access to a variety of excellent exam options. Trinity's range of exams including English language,...
Book launch – The Trends Impacting International Education are just Beyond the Horizon!
ICEF and Barton Carlyle launch their new joint publication Beyond the Horizon at this year’s NAFSA annual conference.   The next decade will see further dramatic shifts in the balance of economic and political power, and these will greatly influence the shape of international education. Beyond the Horizon helps educators consider the trends that will significantly impact our i...
Statement of the Board of Directors - The 2016 U.S. Elections
On May 30, 2016, the NAFSA Board of Directors unanimously approved the following statement on the 2016 U.S. Elections: We, the Board of Directors of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, urge the next President and the next Congress to embrace policies that create a more welcoming and globally engaged United States. We urge our nation’s leaders to advance study abroad and internatio...
Event Preview: WEBA Africa 2016
WEBA World are please to inform you about the next Agents Workshops held in Africa - Nigeria and Ghana from the 22nd August until the 26th August 2016.   The event will consist of 2 Agents Workshops: - Lagos, Nigeria at the Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel on the 23rd August, and - Accra, Ghana at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City on the 25th August.    In these 2 ...
Growth and innovation; the themes at ICEF Toronto
This year the Canada-based ICEF North America Workshop took place in Toronto. Held May 12 - 14, the overall number of participants increased an impressive 12%, making the 2016 Canada workshop the largest to date.   A total of 745 participants took part in the workshop, including 353 North American educators from 235 institutions, 84 exhibitors from 43 organisations, 345 international ...
What a potential BREXIT may signify for Business in Britain
In another recent YouGov survey, where 618 Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) decision makers were interviewed , 64% of the respondents answered that they saw Europe as the most profitable potential partner with 31% also saying that the EU offers ‘a lot’ of trade opportunity.   Deputy Dean for Research and Enterprise at Anglia Ruskin University, Professor Simon Down, state...
MEI Central European Roadshow 2016 - Major Central European trade mission to bring English language students to Ireland
A four country Central European trade mission to bring English language students to Ireland concluded this week in the Hungarian capital of Budapest. Marketing English in Ireland (MEI) the association that represents 60 regulated language schools and colleges nationwide embarked upon the Central European trade mission, with events in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.   Acc...
Promoting UK ELT and building business relations with language tour operators from all over Latin America
Latin America accounts for 11% of UK ELT student weeks, and each year English UK organises an overseas business to business fair in this region. For 40% of the agents attending, this year's workshop was their first experience of an English UK event, so strong focus was placed on showcasing the diversity of the UK as a great study travel destination.   Latin America is an important sen...
English UK appoints first Chief Executive from within ELT sector
A former Chair of English UK has been appointed its new Chief Executive. Sarah Cooper is the association’s first Chief Executive to have extensive experience in the ELT sector: she is currently Dean of Management & Professional Studies, International English at South Thames College in London.   She said: "This industry is very important to me, and I'm delighted to have been ...
Paris SG Academy partners with ACCORD ISS
ACCORD ISS is proud to announce its collaboration with the famous Paris Saint-Germain Academy and will run from this summer a “Paris Saint-Germain Academy England” in all its summer schools.   ACCORD ISS international students will be able to join the Paris Saint-Germain Academy England in all ACCORD ISS summer language schools, which will help develop their soccer skills ...
#NEAS16 Comes to an End
2 days have flown by here in Sydney, and all the delegates who attended the NEAS Management Conference are now walking away with a lot more knowledge about the industry both in Australia and offshore.   Schools & Agents would like to firstly thank all the NEAS team for putting up this great conference, for being so well-organised and also for giving us the opportunity to give a pr...
Challenges in International Education - Peak Panel Discussion at NEAS 2016 Management Conference
The panel participating in this discussion includes Phil Honeywood, Chief Executive Officer, IEAA, Rod Camm, Chief Executive Officer of ACPET and Brett Blacker, Chief Executive Officer of English Australia. This discussion is being facilitated by Mark Raven, Chief Executive Officer of NEAS.   ACPET, IEAA and English Australia are industry associations which support the needs of studen...
#NEAS16 Kicks Off with Welcome Reception
The 2016 NEAS Management Conference, which is currently being held in Sydney, Australia actually started off this evening with a lovely welcome reception at the Gallon Bar.   It was a lovely opportunity for the Board Members, the Advisory Council, NEAS Members of Staff, Sponsors and the International Speakers who will be presenting at the conference to mix and mingle in a lovely and r...
IALC finalises 2017 workshop date and chooses destination for 2018
The 2017 IALC Workshop will take place from 23-26 March in Boston, USA, while the 2018 IALC Workshop will be held in Bologna, Italy - date to be decided!   Host school for  #IALC2017 is the English Language Center (ELC), one of IALC's longest standing members. ELC, run by mother and son Ellyn and Alex Levine, has three centres in three great locations: Boston, Los Angeles an...
FELTOM Calls for VAT Exemptions to Make Malta Even More Competitive in ELT Market
“The English Language Teaching (ELT) sector is confirming the important input it is giving to the tourism industry and is showing that Malta has what it takes to compete. However, when it comes to competing with other major ELT players, we are always starting from a disadvantaged point. More favourable VAT exemptions as exist in other destinations on tuition and services as well as simplifie...
NEAS' 2016 Conference Handbook Launched!
With the NEAS Conference to be held on the 12th and 13th of May, NEAS is able to share a copy of the Conference Handbook with conference goers and the wishful!   We are happy to say that this year's dinner and event is almost a sell-out!   We do have a few tickets left for dinner and presentations so why not  jump online  and check out your options.   ...
Agent growth and quality ensure ANZA 2016 is a success
Melbourne was the host city for the 2016 ANZA Workshop. In total, 75 education institutions from Australia and New Zealand, 12 work and travel organisations, 92 service providers and 170 ICEF-screened agents from 43 countries, gathered for three days of seminars, networking, focused business opportunities, and fun.   Overall the event grew 6% with the biggest increases seen in the num...
English UK Board welcomes EU survey findings
English UK’s Board is delighted with the result of a member survey on the referendum, which confirmed that over 75 per cent believe remaining in the EU is best for business.   "This is great news," said Steve Phillips, Chair of the Board. "We've been hearing from our partners and colleagues in Europe as the Referendum debate has continued, asking what the English UK position is ...
Julian Wilson, Director of ICTE- UQ, joins NEAS Advisory Council
NEAS is delighted to welcome Julian Wilson to the NEAS Advisory Council.   Julian Wilson, is the Director at  The University of Queensland's Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education  with over 20 years of experience including the establishment of schools and colleges in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Australia.     Ju...
Meet ColiosLoygorri!
We are pleased to introduce to you a new company in our industry - ColiosLoygorri. In this interview with Jay Colios-Terry we are going to find out more about what this fresh organisation has to offer.   Where did the idea for COLIOS LOYGORRI come from and what does the name stand for?   I (Jay) previously worked for an events company and a marketing company both focussed o...
English UK survey: majority of respondees believe Brexit could damage their business
A majority of English UK members responding to a survey on the possible impact of leaving the EU fear it would have a negative impact on their businesses.   Around three-quarters thought it would be "highly negative" or "negative", whilst just over six per cent though it would have a "positive" or "highly positive' effect on business. The remaining 16 per cent thought the effect would...
New report compares current and future demand for nine foreign languages
A new report from the International Association of Language Centres (IALC) compares the current and future demand for nine foreign languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.   " Trends in the Demand for Foreign Languages " also unveils the reasons for studying languages other than English and how foreign languages rank in their i...
Coming up - the MEI European Roadshow
MEI's next event is a European road show, during which they will be visiting and holding workshops in Warsaw, Prague, Bratislava and Budapest.   The dates/times and venues are: Monday 25th April: 8:30am-14:00 in the Intercontinental Hotel, Warsaw. Tuesday 26 th April: 8:30am-14:00 in the Radisson Blu Alcron, Prague Thursday 28 th April: 8:30am-14:00 in the Grand Hotel Riv...
General Knowledge and heaps of fun at the FELTOM Quiz Night
Last night, Feltom organised a quiz night for representatives of its member schools and other industry players. This was held at Gululu, a restaurant which is well-known in Malta for its traditional Maltese food.   We certainly enjoyed ourselves with industry friends in a lovely atmosphere throught this evening, but the best part of the evening was, without a doubt, the friendly compe...
300th Canada Course Graduate
Last week, ICEF celebrated its 300th Canada Course Graduate (CCG).   Fidel Benjamín Castro, from You Can Learn Global Education in Mexico, passed the Canada Course for Education Agents (CCEA) exam. As the 300th CCG, he joins a prestigious list of Canada specialised agents spanning 52 countries around the world.   You Can Learn Global places students into a number of ...
Memories of IALC 2016 Leeds and York
Now that IALC 2016 is practically over and most of us have made it back home to our offices and daily schedules, we would like to take a minute of your time to remind you of the lovely time we all had in Leeds and York during last weekend's workshop.   Feel free to check out our photos here , and whilst you're at it you can also tag yourselves and your friends. We'd love to get conn...
#IALC2016 comes to an end with a bang!
The IALC 2016 Workshop in Leeds and York has come to an end, and what a fantastic event this has been.   Most of the delegates have either moved on to take part in the fam trips or have started to make their way back home like us.   So as the curtain comes down on this year's IALC workshop, we would like to share with you a short video clip from the final night in Leeds whe...
It's Day 2 of meetings at #IALC2016
A good night's rest, and we're back at the Royal Armouries for the second and final day of meetings at the IALC 2016 Workshop in Leeds and York.   Speaking of York, before describing the current atmosphere, I must stop for a moment to thank Melton College York for the lovely event that they organised for the delegates last night. Not only is their school incredibly beautiful, but we a...
Interview with Jan Capper - Executive Director of IALC
It's almost the end of the second and final day of meeting at the IALC 2016 Workshop in Leeds and York, but we could certainly not conclude this series of live posts without a message from IALC's Executive Director, Jan Capper.     ...
#IALC2016 Day 2
The second day at the IALC Workshop 2016 in Leeds is now in full swing. Schools, agents and exhibitors have all found their places and have started their meetings.   Here's a small taste of what it looks like here at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, UK. Stay tuned to our social media for constant live updates of what is going on.   ...
IALC and StudyPortals on a mission to boost language schools
The International Association of Language Centres and StudyPortals have formed an alliance to help language schools reach more students and ease the process of searching for a language learning centre for learners. All IALC members can activate a 3 month premium listing free of charge on LanguageLearningPortal.com.   The partnership announced at the IALC 2016 Workshop seeks to increas...
#IALC2016 starts here
It has, so far, been a very eventful afternoon in Leeds as the IALC 2016 workshop kicks off with an interesting choice of seminars for delegates to attend.   We've been to two excellent seminars. The first one was entitled "Digital Marketing: when schools and agents join forces" and it was given by Richard Bradford from Disquiet Dog.   Following a really cool ending to this...
Brilliant Welcome Party by CES Leeds at #IALC2016
The first evening at the IALC Leeds Workshop ended with a bank at the Victoria Quarters, an amazing shopping centre in the heart of this beautiful city.   The video clip attached is just a small fraction of the great atmosphere created by the band and the crowd. We hope that you enjoy it as much as we did!!   We'll be back with more updates and feeds tomorrow. Until then......
IHWO announces three new affiliate schools
International House World Organisation is delighted to announce that 3 new schools have affiliated to the IH network since the beginning of 2016. We would like to welcome IH Amman, IH Freiburg - Sprachschule zum Ehrstein and IH Koln-Insula to the network. These new members bring the global presence of International House to 160 schools in 52 countries.   International House Amman is ...
Photos from the WEBA Malta Workshop
Here are some photos that we took at the WEBA Malta Workshop that took place in March.   During this workshop, the schools and organisations who were present had the opportunity to deliver a presentation to all the agents who were present. After that, agents visited the schools' individual tables and they got to spend some time with them talking about the different products they offer...
Event Preview - The NEAS 2016 Management Conference
The NEAS 2016 Conference draws nigh so make sure you save the 12 and 13 May to experience plenty of "Out of the Box" thinking from some of the ELT industry's most influential thinkers.   This year we are also excited to share that QALEN representatives will be speaking for the first time at our conference, and are willing to share what's happening in their part of the world....
Focus on emerging student markets at ICEF Moscow
Despite the challenges facing the Russian market, the ICEF Moscow Workshop presented educators, service providers and agents with focused business opportunities and crucial market intelligence. In 2016, 131 educators and 10 exhibitors from 17 countries, and 184 student recruitment agents from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Azerbaijan, and the Kyrgyz Republic gathered in Moscow f...
"NEAS Benchmark" to launch at this year's NEAS Conference
Since commencing NEAS' unique stakeholder-driven feedback model Quality Assurance process, over 190 English language teaching centres throughout Australia and South-east Asia have achieved Quality Endorsement.   In that time, NEAS has collected information from over 17,000 survey respondants and focus group participants  with 1.7 million individual variables a...
IALC Heads North for Meetings, Debates and Networking this April
The global network of accredited independent language schools, International Association of Language Centres (IALC), will hold its 2016 IALC Workshop in Leeds and York, UK this April 7-10.   The IALC Workshop is an annual meeting point for IALC-accredited educators and study abroad agencies. The event brings together 130+ delegates from schools in 20+ countries, 140+ student recruitme...
Top-ranked and quality-focused communication and language education Verbalists YouTube Channel exceeds 1 million video views
Few education YouTube channels can claim the level of devotion earned by the Verbalists Communication & Language Network, home to language and sports education as well as study travel; with more than 700 subscribers and 1 million video views, the Verbalists YouTube channel is easily among the most popular for language travel in Europe.   On the occasion of reaching this impressive...
Managing change, stress, staff and yourself at the English UK Management Conference 2016
"Change is a weird thing," best-selling author and business guru Geoff Burch told the English UK Management Conference in Cardiff, "but it is part of a manager's job – to move people who don't want to move, whether you are shaping staff attitudes or chasing reports."   But you must "encourage your staff to grow the change themselves," Geoff continued, "because a change inflicted...
Growth and 100% satisfaction at the third ICEF Mexico – Colombia Roadshow
The 2016 ICEF Mexico – Colombia Agent Roadshow was once again a success with 74 educators and 8 service providers from 15 countries travelling to Mexico City and Bogotá. Driven by a strong increase in the number of agents at each venue (Mexico +21%, Colombia +17%) participants enjoyed the chance to establish relationships in both these important Latin American markets.   ...
Ice-breakers, meetings, dancing and discussions; promoting UK ELT and building business relations in Europe
Warsaw was the host destination for this year's Central, Eastern and Southeast European English language teaching (ELT) B2B workshop, our English UK Fair which brings UK language teaching member centres together with education travel operators, education councilors and agents from across this region.   The agents present had unique access to a variety of English UK members, ranging fr...
Continued growth reflects opportunities in Japan and Korea
For the fourth consecutive year the ICEF Japan - Korea Agent Roadshow sold out, reinforcing the region as an important market for international student recruitment.   Held in Tokyo, Japan on February 23 and in Seoul, Korea on February 25, the roadshow hosted 253 participants, including 87 Japanese and 81 Korean agents. Overall the event grew by 2%, driven again by a healthy increase i...
Looking back at the 2016 FELTOM Workshop in Malta
As the FELTOM workshop is now over, we would like to take this opportunity to share this photo album with you. Feel free to tag and share these photos....but above all, we hope you'll enjoy looking at them as much as we enjoyed taking them. Until next year FELTOM! Thank you for yet another great event! :) https://www.facebook.com/SchoolsAgents/photos_stream?tab=photos_albums ...
The 2016 FELTOM Workshop comes to an end
After four days of networking, meetings, tours and, why not, some fun too, the 2016 FELTOM Workshop has just come to an end. In fact, a closing reception was held last night at the Radisson Golden Sands Hotel and Spa, in Golden Bay Malta.   Throughout this past week, the agents who visited Malta and who came from a vast selection of countries including Italy, Hungary, South Korea, Tur...
Interview with Genevieve Abela, CEO of FELTOM
Here's some feedback from Genevieve Abela, CEO of FELTOM, with regards to the workshop which was being held in Malta during the last two days.   After the morning meetings, Agents had the opportunity to visit schools around the island. The event will be coming to an end this evening with a reception for all the representatives.    ...
First Day at the 2016 FELTOM Workshop in Malta
Following yesterday's lovely opening reception at the National Aquarium, it was a bright and early start for us in Malta this morning. Despite the slight drizzle we still made it in time for the first day of meetings at the 2016 FELTOM Workshop.   The first day is practically over and agents have now gone off to visit the various schools that are taking part in this event.   ...
NEAS Advisory Council welcomes Russell Welch
The NEAS Advisory Council is pleased to announce that Russell Welch, Director of John Paul International College (QLD), has accepted an invitation to sit as a NEAS Advisory Councillor.   Russell Welch oversees a college that operates across the schools, VET pathways and ELICOS sectors.  As Foundation Director, Russell was responsible for the college's development and significant ...
What an "Amazon" IH Roadshow!
International House World Organisation have just completed an intrepid roadshow across the vast continent of South America. Visiting the most wonderful cities and meeting great quality agents and friends with a group of International House schools from all over the world.   Patricia Mullen, IH Newcastle and member of the Study Abroad committee mentions "The event began in the beautifu...
Event Preview - WEBA Agents Workshop, Malta
Another event which will be held in Malta this March is the WEBA Agents Workshop. This is the first time that WEBA are hosting an event in Malta.   The Agents Workshop will be a 2 day event between the 15th and 16th March. During these two days, schools will have the opportunity to meet the majority, if not all the agents. This enables everyone  to discuss, not only business prop...
WEBA Rome Photo Album
We are pleased to share our photos and memories from the WEBA Workshop in Rome that took place a few weeks ago, specifically at the beginning of February.   The album can be viewed on our Facebook page here . Feel free to go through the photos and tag yourselves or each other. We've already tagged ourselves!  :) Also, once you're on our page, we woud appreciate a 'Like' too. ...
Verbalists goes UK
Last week, PRODIREKT and Verbalists representatives enjoyed the privilege of being one of the select few companies to be invited to an exclusive Manchester City Football Language School VIP event, organised by Experience English. Whilst in the area, the team also visited other partner schools, making this 10-day visit a real island adventure. In this account we shall be reading about this trip of ...
Event Preview - The 2016 FELTOM ELT Malta Workshop
The FELTOM ELT Malta Workshop held between the 7th and 11th March is all about connecting with schools, educators, industry service providers and agents whilst discovering the ultimate ELT destination.   Acclaimed by students for the full immersion learning experience and continuously setting industry standards, Malta is truly the most happening ELT destination. A Medit...
Six New Centres join IALC ahead of UK Workshop
Six language schools joined the International Association of Language Centres in February. Agents can meet them at the association’s 2016 AGM/Workshop in Leeds & York from 7-10 April.   They are: Inforum Education Australia in Gold Coast BELS in Gozo BELS in St Paul's Bay, Malta Easy School of Languages in Valletta, Malta Ifalpes in Annecy, France Collegium...
NEAS Pioneers Virtual
Australia is a big and expensive place in which to travel around! NEAS shares the challenge of balancing the cost of Quality Assurance with our Quality Assured ELT centres.   A solution to this challenge was recently pioneered in partnership with Inforum Australia. Inforum moved to fabulous new premises only a short time after having undertaken a full NEAS Quality Assurance site ...
2016 Annual AMEP National Working Group
The 2016 Annual AMEP National Working Group workshop is being held in Sydney on 16 – 18 February 2016. The workshop is attended by representatives from AMEP providers across Australia to participate in professional development, assessment validation and networking activities.   This year's workshop will focus on comparing validation approaches within the context of the 2015...
Malta Increasingly Recognized For More Intensive, Specialized English Language Courses
“2015 was another intensive year for FELTOM during which we had ample opportunity to assert our organisation’s three main roles namely upholding a strong and reliable accreditation policy, lobbying for a stronger industry and marketing our services abroad. FELTOM’s efforts are bearing fruit. In fact, in 2015, our member schools seem to have registered more growth through longer s...
The ICEF Dubai Workshop and ICEF Turkey Agent Focus
This year the ICEF Dubai Workshop preceded the inaugural ICEF Turkey Agent Focus. The Turkey Agent Focus was launched after a number of years of strong growth, and the rapid increase in the number of Turkish agents at ICEF Dubai. By separating these markets, ICEF was able to refocus the Dubai Workshop towards the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, whilst also addressing the depth of the Turkish s...
Interview with Richard Affolter from WEBA - live from Rome
Here you can watch a short interview that we held with Richard Affolter from WEBA during WEBA Rome that came to an end yesterday evening.   We will shortly also be posting an album with all the photos from the workshop, as well as some other pictures that show a little bit of our mini adventure with some lovely people around Rome....so stay tuned!   ...
First Day at the WEBA Workshop in Rome
We have only been at the Citta Eterna for a mere few hours, and in this short time we have arrived at our hotel, presented Schools & Agents (the company) to the delegates at the workshop and after that we had a lovely Italian dinner where we continued with the networking.   It is now time to rest a bit and recharge our batteries for tomorow's long day of intense school presentatio...
ELT students a highlight of the English UK Marketing Conference
Out of all the interesting sessions at the English UK Marketing Conference, the most popular with delegates was a session where current ELT students talked about their experiences in the UK.     Each table at the conference venue had two students from different countries, who answered questions about why they chose the UK, what they thought of their accommodation and teachin...
Mental Wellness Support for International Students
Travelling to another country can be a wonderful and exciting life experience. But it can also be difficult for students who have left home for the very first time. Many international students experience a wide range of issues, including anxiety, stress, loneliness, culture shock, substance abuse and relationship conflicts.   That's why guard.me works closely with institutions to prov...
International House Young Learners’ Conference 2016
International House World Organisation organises a conference for the Young Learner specialists across the IH network each year, and we are pleased to announce that the 2016 YL Conference will be held in Malta on Friday 4th & Saturday 5th of March. The conference takes place in a different location each year and brings together YL coordinators and teachers from around Europe. With decades...
Patrick Pheasant accepts invitation to act as NEAS Advisory Council Convenor
The Directors of NEAS are pleased to advise the membership, that Patrick Pheasant, Director at the University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching has accepted an invitation from the NEAS Board, to act as the NEAS Advisory Council Convenor. In accepting the invitation Patrick stated that: "I am excited to continue to be of service to the NEAS Advisory Council, Board and NEAS members. In the ...
FELTOM Presents Annual Recognition Award To Minister for Education and Employment
“2015 did not come without its fair share of challenges such as the not so straightforward and sometimes very demanding procedures to help visiting foreign students obtain their necessary visas and temporary residence permits. But facing these challenges helped assert FELTOM as a valid lobby group whose interest is solely that of seeing the ELT industry grow by providing quality services, an...
Castel Education at ICEF Dubai
Earlier this month, amidst the breath-taking backdrop of one of the most amazing cities in the world, Castel attended the ICEF Dubai Agent Workshop. Hundreds of agents and educational institutions congregated at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers with the shared goal of networking, building relationships and ultimately contributing to the growth of the language travel industry. We gathered our broc...
EU-exit for SME Decision Makers
What impact would a possible UK exit from the European Union have on small to medium sized businesses in England? A YouGov survey of 683 SME decision makers has been held to find their opinion on the matter. The answers to each of the questions were based on industry, age, annual turnover, location and the respondents’ political leaning. Politics It is interesting to note that 65% of...
BONNIE joins Scottie to promote our Schools of English in Scotland!
You’ve already met Scottie, the wee mascot of our Schools of English here in Scotland. His new friend, the Highland Coo, has recently joined him to help promote our great Schools – Glasgow School of English, Global School of English, Edinburgh and Hamilton School of English – but we wanted her to have a proper name so, as we did with Scottie, we ran a competition to decide what s...
French in Normandy Mongol Rally for Charity
French in Normandy has assembled a team of passionate go-getters, ready to take on the Mongol Rally for charity! Our route will take us half way across the world in "... the shittest rolling turd of a car we can find"! Join the FIN team as we make this once-in-a-lifetime adventure for charity starting July 17 in the UK and finishing sometime before September 12th in the Ru...
Christine Bundesen AM appointed as Non-member Director to the NEAS Board
The Directors of NEAS are pleased to advise the membership that Christine Bundesen AM (BA UQueensland, MA UManitoba, MACE, MAICD) has been appointed as a Non-member Director of the NEAS Board. In accepting the invitation Ms Bundesen stated: "I am very pleased to accept the role of Director on the NEAS Board and to being able to contribute to the mission and strategic directions of NEAS in Qua...
Hot House English at English Language Homestays
Interested in discovering the scenic South Coast of England and participating in a ONE-WEEK intensive English programme? English Language Homestays (ELH) - one of the area's leading language schools - is offering "Hot House" English classes, plus the chance to visit some of the UK's most popular tourist attractions. Ideally located for easy access to London, Brighton and Portsmouth, ELH is...
International House Roadshow in Colombia and Brazil - February 2016
The next International House World Organisation roadshow will take place in February across several locations in Colombia and Brazil. Representatives from 18 IH study abroad schools will visit MedellÍn then Bogotá on the 17th and 19th of February, followed by São Paulo (22nd February), Porto Alegre (24th February) and Belo Horizonte (26th February). International House ro...
Easter at OISC
The importance of carefully-planned revision during school holidays cannot be over-stated. A term’s worth of thorough work and diligently completed assignments can be undone with the wrong attitude to private study. However, a well-structured revision programme can be the difference between a mediocre grade and a strong one. Exam revision is a deeply personal task: some students prefer ...
1st Conference of Spanish as a Foreign Language in the Magreb (CELEM)
The 1st Conference of Spanish as a Foreign Language in the Magreb (CELEM) was held on the 11th and 12th of December at the Instituto Cervantes in Rabat. Various Spanish and Moroccan organisations took part with the aim of learning about and developing strategies for promoting Spanish in the area. The Directors and Heads of Study of all the Institutos Cervantes in the region came to the confer...
ACET Spreads the love with Irish Prime Minister(Taoiseach)
It is well known that people from all corners of the world love ACET, Cork’s first and leading English language school. However, they had a very special visit from Irish Taoiseach(Prime Minister), Enda Kenny, who took time out of his busy campaign trail to meet the team in the popular Cork school. Mr. Kenny delightedly met the girls and proudly posed outside their headquarters on Wellington ...
The International Granada Tango Festival in Granada
The International Tango Festival is one of the leading Music and Dance Festivals in the cultural programme of Granada. The city of Granada; hosts a new edition of the Tango Festival from 01 to 06 of March 2016, dedicated to this style of dance which is widely practised all over the world. There has been an explosion of tango enthusiasts and professional dancers in recent years, going to sh...
Why learn Spanish? The top 12 most curious answers!
The fact that Spanish is the second language most spoken as a mother tongue is a crucial reason that drives millions of students to undertake the wonderful journey of learning Spanish. This motive is essential, but in TLCdénia we know that the reasons to learn Spanish are much more diverse. We have found, throughout our years of experience, that there is an enormous bond with the langu...
Study Holiday Student Focus
The International House Study Holiday Thailand programme runs throughout the year, and attracts students from across the globe. We also welcome any Thai students who want to take part. Every month we will introduce some of our Study Holiday students here on the blog, and they will tell us a little about themselves and their experience as English language learners. This month we asked two stud...
IH Academic Managers and Trainers Conference 2016
Each year International House World Organisation organises a conference for academic managers around the network. Up until 2015 this has been known as the IH DOS (Director of Studies) Conference. This year the focus of the event was broadened to also include IH teacher trainers and was thus re-named the International House AMT (Academic Managers and Trainers) Conference. It took place in Greenwich...
English UK appoints interim Chief Executive
English UK has appointed a senior industry figure as interim Chief Executive until a permanent replacement is found for Eddie Byers, who died in November. Richard Day is owner of English in Chester and has been an active board member of English UK and predecessor organisation Arels for around 30 years.  He takes up his post immediately, and has already had discussions with senior staff.'...
Added Value for our Premium Members
You’ve asked, we’ve listened! Over the past months several schools have been asking us whether it would be possible for us to send them a list of all our agents and we have, in fact, prepared just that. From now onwards, all our Premium, up-to-date schools are encouraged to get in touch with us via email on bernice@schoolsandagents.com or lynne@schoolsandagents.com , or via Sk...
Did you know that we love to host groups?
Have you ever wanted to travel with friends, but want to take the hassle out of the planning? Are you a college, university or high school Spanish teacher who wants to bring students to Costa Rica for a full Spanish immersion experience? If you have a group of 6 or more people, Intercultura Costa Rica customizes your ideal Costa Rica Spanish Immersion vacation. With two special locations to c...
Studying Spanish and gastronomy in Dénia the chosen creative city of UNESCO
Today Denia is, more than ever, the food tourism destination par excellence, thanks to its recent recognition as Creative City of Unesco. The gastronomy of Denia is part of this club of culinary elite along with other cities from around the world that stand out for their exemplary cuisine. Dénia has managed to preserve its local gastronomic traditions while at the same time introducing new ...
Interview with Vicki Craig-Ariyo Director of Studies, Glasgow School of English
How long have you been teaching English? “I started teaching more than 15 years ago. Initially, the attraction was the opportunity for overseas travel. My first English language teaching job was at a conversation school in Japan. After I spent a bit of time there, I realised how much I enjoyed the job so I took my CELTA and became qualified to teach. I then taught in the Czech Republic, foll...
CIAL appoints new Director of Studies
CIAL Centro de Línguas in Lisbon recently appointed Marta Silva as Director of Studies. Marta has been a teacher at CIAL for 16 years, as well as an author of course syllabus and materials. She holds degrees in Linguistics and Portuguese Studies from the University of Lisbon. Marta will coordinate all teaching activities, including the liaison with CIAL in Faro. 'CIAL has grown at it w...
Accent Français - First French School to have its Own Web Radio
It is an innovative and unique pedagogical project that Accent Français school is proud to launch starting February: creating its own web educational radio. To do this, Celia, a specialized teacher in this field and trained by a journalist, will host workshops at the school all afternoons. Putting together a radio program allows the students to work the French language in a very compre...
The Golf Programme at Castel Education
Castel offers a number of bespoke courses which can be tweaked, altered and adapted to directly attend to the needs and preferences of the client. The Golf Programme is at the forefront of these offerings. Each year Castel has teenagers, families and small groups of adults signing up for this programme, however, we feel that the potential lies, more so, in the corporate market. The lingua fra...
Italian Summer Camp in beautiful Piedmont (for Kids from 11 to 15)
Learning Italian with many activities and excursions is not only fun, but a guaranteed adventure! L'Italiano Porticando, is a small and friendly school forItalian Languageand culture in Turin. Since 2005 the school has successfully organized communication oriented Italian Language and Culture courses for adults. This year, the school has decided once again to propose the same approach of lang...
December at CIELS
With the winding down of classes, completion of modules and end of semester exams, the CIELS Christmas party was a welcome treat for all students and staff. Adopting some of our students’ Dutch traditions we made poems for each other and read them out as a bit of fun after lunch. We had typical Christmas Dutch treats and listened to Dutch Christmas songs as well as having fun with Christmas ...
Business is booming at English Language Homestays
A Sussex-based language school is reporting a 47 percent increase in short-stay visits by European students after overcoming fears of terrorism, a “strong pound” and losing its office space to BBC camera crews. English Language Homestays (ELH), which trades from Shoreham High Street, is projecting an annual turnover of nearly £1m during its busiest year for short-stay visits...
Book a Spanish course and get a free bike for your stay.
This year Linguaschools offers you the possibility to become a cyclist by combining a Spanish course with afree rental Bike for the whole duration of your stay in Barcelona. The only thing you have to do to get a free rental bike is to book a minimum of 8 weeks Spanish course and   comment with "free bike"   in your notes!* Renting a bike in Barcelona normally costs ...
Why English Before University – From Martha Hall, NESE’s Director (The New England School of English)
One factor that significantly improves a student’s chances of successfully completing their academic program at a US college or university is their attendance at an Intensive English Program (IEP) prior to beginning their studies or as part of a pathways program that facilitates their admission. Students gain exposure to many skills that will be expected of them when they enter a US college ...
Malaca Instituto: Young Adult PLUS courses
What do teenagers really need from a vacation course? Perhaps the better question would be “what do their parents want”! The answer is probably a mix of positive items and outcomes ranging from making new friends, expanding horizons and developing language skills. However, as a father of a 17 year old, I am certain that many would say that the number 1 objective is “improving the...
Making the teaching of Business English professional
The demand for Business English courses is always on the increase, hence so are Business English teachers. The question is, ‘Where does one find qualified Business English teachers?’ Even more so, ‘What is a qualified Business English teacher?’ And if one wants to become a qualified Business English teacher which ELT bodies does he or she have to contact?Such questions have been quite common recen...
From Business to Samba - this is ICEF Latin America!
A feast of colours and music welcomed all those who participated in this year’s ICEF Latin America Workshop which was held in Rio de Janeiro. This proved to be the perfect combination of work and relaxation and this is exactly what ICEF is all about nowadays…no wonder it’s becoming ever so popular!Rio de Janeiro provided the stunning location for the third ICEF Latin America Workshop. The first ti...
Cape Studies Helping Hands!
Another successful weekend with Cape Studies Helping Hands! This time we had 20 students on board from seven different countries and were accompanied by five members of Cape Studies’ staff.We take great joy and pride in our students’ positivity, sensitivity and interest in our social projects and community. We have also received great support and a warm welcome from the locals in Stanford (two hou...
New long stay programmes at Ovingdean Hall ILC!
Ovingdean Hall is delighted to announce its exciting new Academic Year/Semester programmes. Choose from 6 or 9 month term based courses covering general English, External exams and university style subject based modules. Courses are available for all students aged 16+. Start dates are in either January or September with holidays at Christmas and Easter.This new course was devised by Rosie Gerrard-...
NEW: Flamenco singing lessons at Escuela Montalban
Enjoy learning cante flamenco with the flamenco singer Nieves Molina and learn Spanish at the same time.     Cante flamenco is an oral tradition for which there is no written music. The lyrics are widely available and distributed amongst flamenco artists. The style is performed as a solo with guitar accompaniment (and even sometimes without guitar - a palo seco ), and as ...
FELTOM hosts the largest local international ELT workshop
Representatives from countries around the globe convened in Malta this week for the annual FELTOM (Federation of English Language Teaching Organisation Malta) ELT workshop which this year featured the largest local gathering ever of international agents.   During the week-long event the delegates had the opportunity of meeting up with representatives of local ELT schools and other stake...
ITS and Schoolsmart sign collaboration deal
Schoolsmart founder Haroon Hasan (left) with colleagues Calvin Yu and Dilip Parmanand meet with ITS  founder Danny Harrington (2nd from right) We are delighted to announce that after a few weeks of discussions, ITS and Scoolsmart have formalised an agreement to collaborate on the new Scoolsmart app for schools.   The app is an up-to-date School Information System which allow...
10 types of students who’d benefit from online lessons
How can students know which online school or platform is best for them?   There are many online schools and online learning platforms to choose from. Students have a vast range of options, but this huge range presents a dilemma. How can students know which online school or platform is best for them?   Here are the 10 types of ILE students.   Students who are overwh...
TAUNTON SCHOOL CELEBRATES RIGOROUS INSPECTION
Taunton School  is celebrating after receiving an outstanding Inspection report across the board from its Nursery through to Sixth Form.   The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI), equivalent to Ofsted in the state sector, judged Taunton Preparatory School as “Excellent” in the quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements and “Excellent” i...
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