China climbs amid the minus signs
- Created: Thursday, 15 June 2017 10:38
Claudia Civinini analyses the latest gloomy (and not-so-gloomy) student number figures for UK English language schools
The weak pound has not saved the UK ELT industry from its third consecutive year of decline, figures from English UK show.
Increased competition between host countries, political uncertainty in Europe, Brexit and obstructive visa policies may have all conspired to cause the decline in 2016, the new report suggests.
Both student numbers and student weeks show a minus sign for private and state providers, and the same is true for staple source markets such as Italy and Spain.