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Josefina Tinajero: Improving the outcomes for Latino learners

Ron Ragsdale talks to Dr Josefina Villamil Tinajero You were born in Mexico and came to Texas at the age of five with your family....

For adults only?

Melanie Butler analyses the 16+ results Private language schools dominate the rankings for over-16s. But not just any private language schools: the long-established ones. The single...

Is the EFL model broken in the UK and the US?

Melanie Butler gives her view After 30 years reporting on English language teaching, I am accustomed to waves of school closures in one English-speaking country...

Putting the whole of Ireland on the map

Melanie Butler tours the island’s EFL locations In the last decade, Irish EFL has spread out from its three original centres: Dublin, the youngest capital...

At the top for 16+

The top language centres for students aged 16+ now receive an area of strength in 80 per cent or more of all the areas...

The sun sets on two ELT empires

The cosy hegemony of the US and the UK is ending. Melanie Butler and Ron Ragsdale examine why Shortly after the Second World War, representatives...

“Our house is always open”

IH London CEO Mark Rendell tells Melanie Butler why the future of ELT is innovation As CEO of International House London and in-coming chair of...

Do teachers need degrees?

Research shows it matters, says Melanie Butler Across the developed world, a first degree is a prerequisite for teachers working in mainstream education, but not...

Top for under-16s

Melanie Butler explains the ranking of language centres for young learners Click here to see PDF of top YL centres Language centres for young learners are...

Linking up the data

Melanie Butler looks at chain schools How good are the chains? First, we need to define what we mean by a chain. In the UK,...

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UK Govt. bails out British Council, which has been suffering catastrophic losses since the worldwide closures of its profitable language schools. £60 Govt package (in addition to £28 million bail-out earlier) should keep BC operating until August. https://www.elgazette.com/uk-government-bails-out-british-council/

Malta is to re-open its English language schools in July. It will lift travel restrictions from 19 countries, but only two of these (Germany and Austria) are among its traditIonal markets. https://www.elgazette.com/malta-to-open-elt-in-july/

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