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BBC1’s The Politics Show featured a story on how the B1 language requirement is going to affect the profitable international student industry. The programme visited Anglo-Continental in Bournemouth, interviewing Director Guido Schillig, and also the town’s new MP, Conor Burns.
The UK government has introduced new legislation that makes it mandatory for all non-EU passport holders to have a certain level of English if they wish to come to the country to study the language.
Al Jazeera recently ran this piece that features English UK Chief Executive Tony Millns, and discusses the English UK judicial review and revenue losses to the UK resulting from the change.
Newly-elected Conservative MP Conor Burns made a special trip to English UK’s annual conference to pledge his support for language centres. At the end of a session, he stood up and said: "I will do anything I can to take your cause direct to ministers."
Free legal advice, information about new regulations and a glittering 50th anniversary dinner were among the highlights of this year’s English UK AGM and annual conference.
The Oxford Rotary Club Fun Run was held on the 8th of May this year.
For the first time, English UK sponsored a trophy for the fastest runner from an English UK member school, which was won by Mr Arent Van Horick, aged 19, from The Netherlands.
Mr Van Horick is currently studying at EF Oxford, and was sixth overall in the race behind some very speedy parachutists from RAF Falcon, in a time for 5K of 19.05.
English UK has been nominated for the Star School Association Award again in 2010. If you haven't already, please vote for us by clicking here. Voting closes on Friday 21 May.
Winners will be announced on Saturday 4 September at the Alphe UK Dinner taking place at the London Hilton on Park Lane.
The Oxford Rotary Club Fun Run will be held on the 8th of May this year. Last year, with approximately 300 runners/walkers, the Fun Run raised £18,000 for local charities. This year looks like being even more popular!
English UK member, the Mayfair School of English in London, thought a lot about this two years ago, and realised that students want flexibility.