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Ireland Sees 10% Increase in English-Language Enrollment
May 30, 2016

English-language learning is booming in Ireland. A recent report indicates that student numbers are up and that international language students are staying longer and coming from more diverse locations. Here's a breakdown of the new figures and a look at what's in store for Ireland's language education system in the coming years.


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Will Transparency in Australia Clear Up Student Confusion?
May 23, 2016
In a recently released discussion paper, Australia’s Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham revealed the innovative goal of making it easier for students to know exactly what they’re up against when applying for courses. What can we expect moving forward? Amongst other changes, univ...

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France Introduces New Online Language Assessment Tool
May 16, 2016
A second or third language is an incredibly valuable skill for job-seekers and students, but it can be difficult to assess language proficiency. Now, a new online language assessment tool gives language learners the opportunity to test their skills and provides accurate, accessible proficiency asses...

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Is Language Learning a Global Movement?
May 9, 2016
The benefits of bilingualism are increasingly well-known, across a wide number of factors ranging from cognitive development to employability. But how is this playing out in the education sphere? Significantly so, according to recently released findings from a global survey of education agents condu...

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Calling All International Students: Russia Wants You
May 2, 2016
Russia is reaching out with the launch of a new study portal aimed at enticing international students. Part of the Russian Academic Excellence Initiative’s flagship Project 5-100, the site factors into the country’s ongoing plans to create more world-class universities in order to compet...

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Why Study English in the Philippines?
April 18, 2016
If you think that you have to travel to North America or Europe to study English as a foreign language, think again! The Philippines is a major player in the English-language studies market, and the government wants more students to choose Filipino institutions for their English-language needs. Let'...

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Asian Foreign Language Universities Amp Up Cooperation
April 12, 2016
In a collaborative effort to enhance the quality of foreign language education in Asia, a group of the region’s foreign language universities has formed a consortium, according to a recent report from The Korea Times. Let’s take a closer look at the initiative, along with what it means f...

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A New Educational Era for the U.S. and Cuba?
April 4, 2016
While international study in Cuba has long been out of the running for American students due to government sanctions, exciting changes are underway. Following President Obama’s trip to Havana last month, the U.S. announced a flagship initiative aimed at supporting international exchange betwee...

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Are Scotland’s Policies Too Restrictive On International Grads?
March 28, 2016
With skilled workers a growing commodity all over the world and Scotland in particular facing unique demographic challenges, a movement is underway in the U.K. aimed at allowing international students to remain longer in the country post-graduation. Let’s take a closer look at the campaign, al...

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South Africa Announces Extra Funding for Higher Education
March 21, 2016
South Africa is prioritizing higher education. The country's budget review for 2016 outlines some changes in funding for higher education. Here's what students and educators in South Africa can expect in the coming year.

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