One of the most unusual English courses in the UK is expanding this summer. English Language Adventure School combines Islamic culture and religious observance with class-based lessons and plenty of after-hours activities and excursions.
From today, international students looking to study in the UK will be able to apply for their visa through Tier 4 of the new streamlined Points Based System.
Are you thinking about studying in the UK? Read more about the UK Border Agency's new student immigration system.
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Sometimes economic problems can have a good side, as students at one London English school are discovering. Rose of York is offering "Credit Crunch lessons" at special rates from as little as £2 an hour, which are attracting interest from students abroad and already in the UK.
The UK Government announced on 10th March that the go-live date for the student tier of its new points-based system for migration will be 31st March. From this date, students looking to study in the UK can apply for their visa through the new points-based system which will streamline the Student visa application process.
London is one of the fashion capitals of the world, famous for its street style and cool designs. Designers and journalists come from all over the world to see the latest at the annual London Fashion Week, and many trainees want to study the subject in the UK.
And one London language school takes fashion more seriously than most. Islington Centre for English has such strong links with a top fashion college that it offers a summer course in the subject for starters as well as options for more committed students.
The UK Border Agency and English UK will be holding a briefing seminar for the benefit of educational agents in Turkey. The briefing will be held on Thursday 26 March at the Nippon Hotel (www.nipponhotel.com.tr) from 10:00-13:00. Refreshments and a buffet lunch will be provided.
Monday 20 - Thursday 23 April 2009
InterContinental Al Ain Resort
We would like to invite you to attend the Al Ain Fair. This is a workshop event organised by the British Council, English UK, UK Trade & Investment and VisitBritain.
The Al Ain Fair will bring together accredited UK English language centres and study abroad agents to meet and do business in the United Arab Emirates' Garden City, located only 90 minutes drive from Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Participation is limited to just 70 organisations (30 educators and 40 agencies) and is open to English UK member centres and selected top quality agents from the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and Turkey.
Is your English good enough to defend things that are important to you? Could you argue with people from all around the world? Are you interested in learning more about how other people live and think? If your answer is yes, then you might be interested in the student ambassador scholarships being offered this summer by Eckersley Oxford.
English UK has had something to celebrate this month - and so has one of its newest members.
The world's largest language teaching association became even bigger, signing up its 400th school, English for Everyone in Aberdeen.
English UK will be attending the IEFT Spring 2009 Student Recruitment Exhibitions in Turkey. Come and meet us in Istanbul (27-28 March, 12:00-18:00, Hilton Hotel), Ankara (31 March, 12:00-18:00, Sheraton Hotel), Adana (2 April, 12:00-18:00, Hilton Hotel) and Izmir (4 April, 12:00-18:00, Hilton Hotel).
You might think the world economic situation and increasing Green awareness might be potentially damaging to the business prospects of language schools in the UK, a plane trip away from most of their customers. But you would be wrong.
Not only have many English UK members reported positive bookings for the first quarter of 2009, but several are developing a new niche opportunity: online lessons.
English UK today announced that it has achieved its 2009 target of exceeding 400 members, with membership today standing at 402.