Category Archives: Quality standards


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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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

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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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
Download the IALC Study Travel Research Report 2015