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EU special: International students cast net wider during Brexit wait


UK faces tougher competition, but numbers are up this year, Federica Tedeschi writes.

EU and overseas students planning to attend university in the UK are checking out alternative countries for study in case their plans are affected by Brexit, a leading analyst has said.

But the number of students considering UK universities is not declining, Carmen Neghina, head of intelligence at international education hub StudyPortals told the EL Gazette.

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EU special: Accademia puzzled by university’s English advert

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‘Teaching in English at the Polytechnic Institute of Milan does not affect the right to education, it increases the chance of finding a job, instead’ reads a full-page advert that the Advisory Board of the institution published in the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera in April.

The advert, with its English headline ‘Made in Italy – Graduates to stand out in the world’ follows a ruling from Italy’s high administrative court which says Italian universities cannot offer a degree solely in English.

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EU special: Finding the winning formula


Chris Brandwood takes a closer look at the implications of a major report into the future of English learning in Europe

The British Council recently commissioned its Europe: 2025 report aware that more had changed in the ELT market in the last few years than in perhaps a couple of decades before that.

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EU special: Testing the market

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What is the market like for English language testing in Europe? PeopleCert’s Henry Tolley offers a bird’s eye view of the current trends

Some students even enjoy taking their English language exams

Let’s start by looking at the ‘local markets’, countries which take a lot of English exams but don’t often buy language travel packages.

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EU special: English by Numbers

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The British Council’s latest report, looking at the future of English language learning in seven European countries, reveals some interesting statistics, Irena Barker writes

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EU special: It’s nice up North



Friendly people, vibrant university towns and a good international mix of students make the North of England a great place to study English, writes Melanie Butler.


Twenty years ago, there were just two accredited language schools in Manchester and just one accredited university.

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Iatefl 2018: No more fairy tales

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The Gazette’s Iatefl special aims to unravel the myths surrounding English language teaching, writes Melanie Butler

At Iatefl 2016, Bell’s Silvana Richardson set out to destroy one of the great myths of ELT: that native speakers of English are always better.

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