Category Archives: Destinations


English Language Center, English in the USA

English Language Center, English in the USA

Why choose the US for an English language course

Reasons why students should choose the USA for an English course:

  • Culture – Each U.S. city is unique, offering its own spin on American culture
  • Diversity – The U.S. is a melting pot comprised of people of all different ethnic backgrounds
  • Variety/Unique – There is something for everyone to enjoy from surfing on the west coast to skiing on the east coast
  • Top universities and colleges – The U.S. is home to some of the top universities in the world

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Global Village Hawaii, English in the USA

Global Village Hawaii, English in the USA

5 reasons to Study English in the USA

1. Endless outdoor activity possibilities & destinations in the USA

Enormous and awe-inspiring landscapes, particularly in the Hawaiian Islands, which feature some of the world’s best beaches and an active volcano! Read more

Rennert International, English in the USA

Rennert International, English in the USA

Why learn English in the USA

The US is the crossroads of the world, a meeting place for everyone from every culture and language.  This is the reality of English, it is spoken by many peoples… and in the US, you don’t have to go far to experience the world. Read more

Caroline Gear, Director, ILI of Massachusetts

Caroline Gear, Director, ILI of Massachusetts

What’s unique about the US as a study destination

The USA offers unique destinations for students that reflect the wide variety of programs offered. Students can choose big city adventures or explore smaller city opportunities.

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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

Go North Young Man! IALC heads to Leeds and York

Learn more about Leeds and York before you head off to 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.

For over 30 years, this international language travel workshop has been a key event in the calendar for international student recruitment counsellors and agents to find high-quality study programmes for students of all ages and backgrounds. The event moves location each year, and this is the first workshop held in the UK since 1989, giving delegates the chance to experience two contrasting cities in the North of England: the modern university city of Leeds as well as the historical charms of York. 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

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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Stephen Shortt, Managing Director, Alpha College of English

Stephen Shortt, Managing Director, Alpha College of English

Extra curricular activities: Frederik from Venezuela

Two years ago we had a student from Venezuela, Frederik Oldenburg, who was a sports journalist who wanted to improve his English for work.

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Andreas Laimboeck, General Manager, LTL Mandarin School

Andreas Laimboeck, General Manager, LTL Mandarin School

Why an internship in China?

The most obvious answer would be: How could any ambitious young person today possibly not do an internship in China!

In a competitive work environment where graduates face fierce competition for jobs, for most industries Chinese work experience and/or language skills are today what a Harvard MBA used to be 10 years ago – yet so few people obtain them.

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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.

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
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IALC Study Travel Research Report 2015

Perceptions of independent and boutique chain schools in language travel
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