Press releases

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  • UK ELT’s slow but steady recovery continues at the expense of competitors
    17 May 2024

    2023 was UK ELT's best year since the pandemic, our student statistics show.

    Student numbers rose to 76% of 2019 levels and student weeks to 71%. Recovery was more evenly distributed than in 2022, with twice as many of our members exceeding their 2019 student weeks – 26% compared with 13%.

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  • Q4 student statistics suggest 2023 was the best recovery year since the pandemic
    4 March 2024

    Our quarterly statistics scheme (QUIC) results suggest that 2023 business reached 83% of 2019 levels, a better recovery than in any of the intervening years.

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  • English UK to launch new TEFL qualification
    1 March 2024

    AccessTEFL is a new qualification which provides a new access route to English language teaching careers in the UK. 

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  • English UK campaigning reveals good news on Labour VAT plans
    21 February 2024

    English UK's public affairs team has been campaigning for several months on the risk posed to the sector if Labour's policy to impose VAT on private school fees affected language centres.  

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  • New English UK statistics: benchmarking world ELT recovery
    12 September 2023

    A unique snapshot of the industry's recovery in major ELT destinations has been published by English UK and our insight partners, BONARD.  

    The global ELT overview shows the industry's first overall upturn since the pre-Covid year of 2019 and that recovery is so far stronger in some destinations than others.  

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