Press releases

These releases cover all aspects of the Association's work, from commenting on government policy or new research through fairs and events promoting studying in the UK to training events and conferences. To keep things simple, only major releases are posted here: check our news section to find every story about us.

We are happy to help journalists with questions about UK ELT, please contact press relations manager Susan Young on susan@englishuk.com.

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  • English UK urges the Chancellor to fix anomaly to save world-leading ELT industry
    24 February 2021

    The government must urgently amend its support package for leisure and hospitality businesses to include the UK's globally-renowned English language teaching sector, says English UK.

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  • English UK's statement following the government’s roadmap to ease lockdown restrictions in England
    23 February 2021

    On 22 February 2021, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced how the current lockdown in England will be eased, starting with the return to face-to-face education from 8 March. The Devolved Administrations are setting out how lockdown will be eased in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland along broadly similar directions of travel with varying timetables. 

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  • Financial Times writes major feature on UK ELT
    19 February 2021

    The plight of UK ELT in the pandemic has been outlined in a ground-breaking article in the Financial Times.

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  • English UK response to the UK's new border control programme
    17 February 2021

    Together with the Tourism Alliance, we are calling on the Government to recognise the devastating loss of revenue experienced by UK ELT since the outbreak of the pandemic by providing tailored and ongoing financial support to help businesses survive this crisis. 

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  • PRELIM project enters stage two
    3 February 2021

    The Partnered Remote Language Improvement project (PRELIM) is a unique initiative, supporting the development of over 2,000 English language teachers across the world.

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