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The São Paulo Fair was held at the Sofitel Jequitimar Guarujá from Tuesday 20 to Friday 23 October 2009 and brought together 32 English UK member centres and 39 study abroad agents and educational consultants from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Venezuela. The workshop was organised by the English Language Promotions Group (ELPG), which comprises the British Council, English UK, UK Trade & Investment and VisitBritain.
The Autumn Inward Mission, which was run in association with English UK Central, took place from Monday 5 to Friday 9 October, 2009. English UK welcomed 19 agents from Saudi Arabia, Libya, Syria, Oman, Bahrain, Iran, Turkey, Armenia and Georgia.
Ten very eventful years were celebrated by English UK at a special event last week. The reception and dinner was officially held to mark the decade in which Tony Millns has been chief executive of the organisation.
English UK has recently improved its links in Kazakhstan after joining an official ministerial visit to the country.
Spanish school students performed their own version of an English classic book while studying at Live Language in Glasgow.
English UK will be attending the IEFT Fall 2009 Student Recruitment Exhibitions in Turkey. Come and meet us in Ankara (Sunday 19 October, 12:00 - 18:00, Sheraton Hotel), Izmir (Tuesday 20 October, 12:00 - 18:00, Hilton Hotel), Bursa (Thursday 22 October, 12:00 - 18:00, Kervansaray Termal Hotel) and Istanbul (Saturday/Sunday 24-25 October, 12:00 - 18:00, Hilton Hotel and Convention Centre).
English UK North/Jet2.com are running a familiarisation trip in November. Jet2.com are providing flights from Dusseldorf, Paris, Prague, Budapest, Barcelona and Rome and English UK North members will host the stay in the North of England. Two return flights are provided from each destination.
You are invited to attend a briefing on developments in the UK’s English language teaching sector.
Monday 16 November 2009 11:00 – 13:30InterContinental Jakarta MidPlazaJ1 Jendral Sudirman Kav. 10-11, Jakarta, 10220
In line with the launch of the sponsorship management system for Tier 4 of the points-based system on 5 October 2009, the UK Border Agency has announced new policy for Tier 4 sponsors and would-be students.
Goran Lundgren is 52 and comes from a small village in Sweden. He currently manages an IKEA sawmill in Russia. He spent nine days improving his English at English UK member Nab Cottage in the Lake District in September 2008.
Around 40 teenagers affected by the Italian earthquake disaster enjoyed free English lessons this summer thanks to English UK member schools.