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English UK news Winter 2014
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UK visas & immigration news

Since the last English UK newsletter in November, there has been a number of updates to Student Visitor Visas, tuberculosis testing in Korea, electronic Visa Waiver to passport holders of the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar and more.

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English plus... footballing insults?

Interested in English Plus courses? As we discovered when we asked English UK members to send details of their most interesting courses, they can cover a huge variety of vocational and leisure interests.

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StudyWorld London 2014 – bringing agents and educators together

 

StudyWorld London facilitates international student recruitment by bringing together accredited educators and study abroad agents. Taking place from Monday 1 – Wednesday 3 September, book online now to take part.

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Festival adds spark to English UK's largest-ever fair

 

Setting fire to things is normally not encouraged during agent workshops. But the English UK Fairs are a little bit different - so delegates at last month's event in Thailand got the chance to not only send tiny candlelit flower boats down a river, but also to light and fly lanterns into the moonlit sky as part of a local festival.

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Partner Agency Scheme: now easier to join for the world's best agents

 

What's got members in 42 countries, helps the best agents to work with the best educators, and is getting bigger and better all the time? The answer is English UK's partner agency scheme, which has just enrolled its 200th agency.

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Partner Agency interview - Madai Cavazos & Ana María González Paquot from Enjoy Languages

 

Madai Cavazos is on the management team of Enjoy Languages in Mexico and Ana María González Paquot manages the agency. Find out more about them and how becoming a partner agency has benefited the company.

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Students can be sure of a warm welcome in Scotland

 

The Scotland Visitor Survey, the biggest of its kind produced by the Scottish national tourism agency VisitScotland, reveals that Scots are perfect hosts, with 80 per cent of visitors agreeing they were made to feel welcome by the locals. English UK Scotland has 12 members located across Scotland in Glasgow, Perth, Edinburgh and Aberdeen offering a wide range of courses for all ages, levels and budgets.

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Summer study in the UK attracts more Chinese students

 

English UK and the British Council China collaborated on the fifth UK Summer School Programmes roadshow to China in November which attracted a record 370 agents to workshops in Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing.

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Survey names English UK East city as the UK's kindest

 

Eastern England is made up of small, classically 'English' communities. It offers truly stunning landscapes, some of Britain's finest cathedrals, and the world's most famous university, making the English UK East region a truly special place to study.

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What's on in the UK - your guide to the next few months

 

Spring is on its way in the UK, and there are plenty of things to do and see everywhere. Take a look at English UK's guide to the major events and exhibitions being held in the UK from February up to and including April.

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English UK membership update

Since the autumn edition of the English UK newsletter in November, another six language centre members have joined English UK and we have one new corporate member.

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Student profile: Vic Lau from Hong Kong

 

Vic Lau from Osborne, Hong Kong, is on an IELTS exam course at English UK member centre, Language Teaching Centres Eastbourne (LTC Eastbourne).

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New job for English UK's most-travelled staff member

 

English UK is saying farewell in February to one of its best-known and most-travelled staff members, Jodie Gray.

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English UK corporate members

 

Corporate membership of English UK is open to organisations, businesses and individuals who provide auxiliary services to the ELT sector. Find out who our corporate members are.

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