Tag Archives: Cultural differences


Elizabeth Kruger, Marketing, Genki Japanese & Culture School

Elizabeth Kruger, Marketing, Genki Japanese & Culture School

Undiscovered study destinations, the example of Fukuoka in Japan

Students tend to favour big or well known cities, but there is something to be said in favour of less prominent destinations. Take the example of Japan. Everyone knows the futuristic, bustling hub of technology and innovation that is Tokyo, but few people are aware of idyllic Fukuoka, although it is a wonderful place to learn Japanese.

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Klaus Schumacher, Director and Founder, ABCHumboldt Barcelona

Klaus Schumacher, Director and Founder, ABCHumboldt Barcelona

Good management practices, language and culture

Today there seems to be a widespread belief among managers that management practices are either good or bad, but universal in any case. To me this has become a strange idea..

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East Timor student talks about her experience in Sydney

Since 2007, Sydney English Academy (SEA) has sponsored students from one of the world’s newest nations: East Timor.  It is SEAS’s hope that these students return to their country with a language and a cultural experience that will benefit not only themselves, but also their wider community. Read more

Clive Barrow, Managing Director, Beet Language Centre

Clive Barrow, Managing Director, BEET Language Centre

British cultural norms: Tips for students learning English in the UK

An ongoing project of mine is to document the cultural differences between my host families and students from different countries, to highlight the problems each might encounter as one culture rubs gently against the other, and to offer solutions, or at least a degree of preparation, in order to avoid embarrassment or misunderstanding. 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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IALC Study Travel Research Report 2015

Perceptions of independent and boutique chain schools in language travel
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