Monthly Archives: July 2014


Work experience and internships abroad: managing student expectations

Advising students on work experience and internships abroad is a complex process. Managing student expectations is the key to ensuring they have a positive and happy experience. Read more

Florian Meierhofer, IALC Vice President of Membership

Florian Meierhofer, IALC Vice President of Membership

How language schools obtain IALC accreditation

In a recent interview with Schools & Agents, Florian Meierhofer, Vice President of Membership explained how IALC recruits new members.

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Andrew Lennox, President, Glasgow School of English, Global School of English

Andrew Lennox, President, Glasgow School of English, Global School of English

What would an independent Scotland mean for Scottish Schools of English? (Part 2)

If you read our last blog, then you’ll know that, in the short-term at least, a ‘Yes’ vote for independence in the Scottish referendum in September this year, will probably have little or no effect on any student coming to the country to study English.

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Hauke Tallon, Managing Director, The London School of English

Hauke Tallon, Managing Director, The London School of English

Reward for results: how effective are incentive schemes?

Incentive schemes can be: motivating, rewarding and inclusive, but also de-motivating, unfair and divisive. So why bother? Read more

Andrew Lennox, President, Glasgow School of English, Global School of English

Andrew Lennox, President, Glasgow School of English, Global School of English

What would an independent Scotland mean for Scottish Schools of English? (Part 1)

You will probably be aware that in Scotland we will have a referendum this September to decide if we should become an independent country.   What would that mean for study travel agents?  This, and a further article, will offer some answers, without, we trust, making any overtly political points.

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Robynne Walsh, Principal, Phoenix English Language Academy

Robynne Walsh, Principal, Phoenix English Language Academy

What language teachers can learn from Direct Instruction teaching methods

I have been interested in the amount of discussion that is going on in Australia at the moment around the area of Direct Instruction (DI). There have been some amazing success stories in the far north of Australia where schools have been successfully improving the literacy skills of indigenous children. Comparisons are being made with the success of DI in Chicago with Hispanic children.

As I have been reading this media coverage it became apparent to me that much of the methodology that provides the foundation of DI are also the rudiments behind good ESL (English as a Second Language) teaching methodology. Read more

Bianca Obermaier, Marketing Manager, Good Hope Studies

Bianca Obermaier, Marketing Manager, Good Hope Studies

10 things to do in Cape Town for English language students

1. Table Mountain

Table Mountain is the most famous landmark in Cape Town. With the cableway you can reach the top of Table Mountain in just a few minutes. From there you enjoy a breathtaking view of the city. Read more

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Members of IALC share their insights on the language travel industry. Contributors are owners, directors, managers, teachers or administrative staff of IALC-accredited language schools worldwide.

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