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Footballing school head puts best foot forward in film

21-09-2018 Hits:336 News Andrea Perez - avatar Andrea Perez

Language school principal, Mark Rendell, has made his film debut. He appears in The Bromley Boys, a feel good film that is set for release on DVD next month.

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Delays in student visas are hitting Canada’s private-sector language school sector. Changes to Citizen and Immigration Canada (CIC) regulations on post-study permanent residence visas for international students who have just graduated from a Canadian university are apparently having a knock-on effect on student recruitment.

New Zealand announced in April it has been reconfirmed as the preferred destination for Chilean secondary school students involved in the Penguin Without Borders scholarship scheme.

The scheme is aimed at improving Chilean students’ English language skills.

Angela Snelgrove reports from Sydney, Australia

A recent Independent Commission Against Corruption report into the business models used by Australian universities was followed by the April broadcast of ABC TV’s documentary Degrees of Deception, which cast the AU$19 billion international education industry in an unfavourable light. ABC’s accusations are based on research interviews which suggest that the shortcomings in governance and lack of clear policies by universities are as important factors as the academic misconduct of international students or the corrupt practices of offshore agents.

Kelly Franklin writes

Since 2009 Saudi Arabia has sent more students than any other country onto US intensive English programmes, largely due to the government’s King Abdullah Scholarship Programme (KASP), which provides all school costs and a healthy living stipend to Saudi youth seeking higher education.

The most recent data from the annual Open Doors Report by the Institute for International Education reveals that over 38,000 Saudis studied on US intensive English programmes – over twice the number for second-ranked China.

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