Monthly Archives: November 2015


Scottie is the Mascot of Glasgow School of English

Scottie, Mascot of Glasgow School of English

From Saudi Arabia to Scotland – and now an Aberdeen FC supporter!

Ahmed Nouh is from Saudi Arabia. He has been studying at Glasgow School of English since October 2014 and recently won a competition at the School to identify locations across the world that had been ‘visited’ by Scottie, the School’s mascot. Read more

Student testimonials: “stages” in France

Internships or stages in France are heavily regulated. Aix-en-Provence is quite a small town, and it can be difficult to find companies that offer interesting internships for language students.   Read more

Worcester, the UK’s hidden gem

I was reading an article in the EL Gazette recently which claimed that Bristol was the city with the highest ratio of Centres of Excellence (according to the British Council’s inspection reports), with 50% of its schools achieving this distinction. “Hang on a minute!”, I thought, “What about Worcester?!” – 100% of its BC accredited schools are Centres of Excellence. OK so Kingsway English Centre is in a class of its own, being the only accredited school & the only Centre of Excellence in the city. But still.
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Anna France, Marketing Director, Langports

Anna France, Marketing Director, Langports

Improve your English skills in an Australian company

Over the past 11 years, Langports has welcomed more than 22,000 students from 70 nationalities, and they all had one thing in common: the desire to improve their English skills for work, study or travel purposes. However, students are often looking for more than just English classes, they are looking for the opportunity to practise their English in real life situations.

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Témoignages d’étudiants: expérience professionnelle à France Langue

Témoignages de deux étudiants : Joel et Katharine, qui sont venu en France pour améliorer leur Français et acquérir une expérience professionnelle à l’étranger.

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Work experience and internships at France Langue – How it works.

Work Experience programmes are becoming more and more popular every year at France Langue. We talk to Laurène Meulemans who is in charge of our Work Experience service at the school.  Read more

Samuel Vetrak, Chief Executive, StudentMarketing

Samuel Vetrak, Chief Executive, StudentMarketing

Newest trends among Agents: Consolidation and Quality

Language travel is clearly the driver for the nearly 2 million student traveller market, and increasingly agents are its key drivers and influencers. This leading position of language learning within the Student Travel market is currently pushed by the need to learn English, which accounts for two-thirds of the language travel market as a whole, while other languages account for the rest. 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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IALC Study Travel Research Report 2016

Trends in the demand for foreign languages
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Perceptions of independent and boutique chain schools in language travel
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