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English UK Newsflash December 2015

UK visa & immigration news


In this month's visa and immigration news: Tier 4 updates; right to rent scheme; and new report on the value of ELT.

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Meet the new chair of English UK


Steve Phillips became chair of the board of English UK in November. He is a well-known figure in the ELT industry, and is currently Head of UK Schools at the Eurocentres Foundation. As he explains below, the unfortunate death of Chief Executive Eddie Byers has meant an unorthodox beginning to his role as chair.

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Christmas opening hours


Season's greetings and best wishes for the New Year from all the staff at English UK!

Please note that the English UK office will be closed for the holidays from 17:30 on Wednesday 23 December 2015 until 09:30 on Monday 4 January 2016.

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Prevent: implications of the anti-terrorism strategy on English UK members

As you may know, Prevent is a UK Government strategy to stop people becoming involved in violent extremism and/or in supporting terrorism.

The scheme has implication on the policy and practice of English UK members, so we have created a set of documents to help you fulfil your obligations.

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English UK's B2B regional fairs in 2016


The English UK Fairs planned for 2016 are open for bookings. Grab the last few available spots to meet selected top quality agents from Europe in Warsaw; from Latin America in Yucatan Peninsula; and to meet agents from the Asia Pacific in Danang at the early bird rate.

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StudyWorld seminars: share your expertise with the industry


We're looking for new contributors for the StudyWorld 2016 seminar programme next September.

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Inward mission helps agents love the North of England


English UK's latest inward mission was so successful that every participating agent who gave feedback says they would work with at least some the language centres they encountered. 

The 12-strong European group who toured the North of England were also unanimous that they were much more confident about promoting the region than they had been before.

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English UK welcomes Tier 4 guidance improvements

Privately funded independent and public further education colleges that lose their Tier 4 status will in future be allowed to teach students until the end of their courses under certain circumstances.

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English UK’s small fairs: a great place to meet quality agents say members at our UAE event


English UK's latest small fair has attracted fantastic feedback from members delighted at the quality of agents and the opportunity to spend plenty of time with them.

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Avoid Groundhog Day in the ELT classroom with English UK's Teaching Conference


What do the classic second language acquisition case studies have to help teachers in the classroom? How can teachers get out of their rut and invigorate lessons with something new? How can teachers help students settle, and does early emphasis on tenses hinder those learning English?

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English UK's newest partner agencies


Over the past month, one new agency had been recognised for successfully promoting the UK as an English language teaching destination and have become English UK partner agencies. Find out who and where they are...

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English UK's Asia Pacific activities attract lots of new agents to do business


More than three quarters of the agents at English UK's latest Asia Pacific fair were first-timers at the event, leading to high hopes of many new business partnerships emerging. Other regional activities included the annual China roadshow and an agent briefing in Japan.

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News from our corporate members


Every month we give members the opportunity to find out more about some of English UK's corporate members and the services they offer.

This month we have a double feature including: a2 International Education Fairs, BMI Media, Equator IT (Edmiss), Flywire (by peerTransfer), Gibbs Denley Insurance Services, High Schools International, Integro, Intrinsiq Ltd, London Host Families, Lost in London, Macmillan Education, Pearson Language Tests, Perfect Host Homestay Ltd, simplecall business, StudyPay, StudyTravel, UKguests.com and Work Placements UK Ltd.

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UKTI Business Opportunity in UAE for organisations in English language training, innovation and e-learning


UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)  are promoting a partnership opportunity in United Arab Emirates (UAE) for organisations that can offer training in English Language around power and energy.

Apply before Tuesday 5 January 2016.

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ALTO-Deloitte Language Travel Industry Survey


The Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO) invites English UK members to participate in the ALTO-Deloitte Language Travel Industry Survey before 31 December 2015.

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