Category Archives: Current affairs


Jacqueline Kassteen, Owner & Managing Director, Transformative Marketing Solutions

Jacqueline Kassteen, Owner & Managing Director, Transformative Marketing Solutions

Agent survey reveals trends in foreign language learning

New research to be unveiled at this year’s IALC Workshop.

The IALC Workshop is an annual gathering for IALC-accredited educators and study abroad agencies from around the world, bringing together about 350 attendees from over 50 countries. IALC member institutions are located in 107 destinations around the world, offering over 1,000 language programmes in nine languages. Read more

Jacqueline Kassteen, Owner & Managing Director, Transformative Marketing Solutions

Jacqueline Kassteen, Owner & Managing Director, Transformative Marketing Solutions

The Big Debate: Standardising study travel – who are the winners?

Jacqueline Kassteen, Owner and Managing Director of Transformative Marketing Solutions, gives us a preview of what to expect at the IALC Workshop’s Big Panel Debate.

On 7 April, IALC attendees will convene at the Leeds Marriott Hotel for this year’s dynamic Workshop Seminar Programme. Kicking off at 15:15 is our panel on standardising the components of language study abroad. 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 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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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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About this blog

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.

IALC Workshop

IALC 2017 Workshop in Boston Massachusetts, USA - 23-26 March 2017

IALC 2017 Boston
Dates: 23-26 March 2017
Location: Boston, USA
Educators: IALC-accredited language schools worldwide
Hosted by: ELC Boston
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ELC Boston hosts the IALC 2017 workshop

IALC Study Travel Research Report 2016

Trends in the demand for foreign languages
Download the IALC Study Travel Research Report 2016

IALC Study Travel Research Report 2015

Perceptions of independent and boutique chain schools in language travel
Download the IALC Study Travel Research Report 2015