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English UK Newsflash February 2016
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UK visa & immigration news

 

In this month's visa and immigration news: Saudi sponsored students; right to rent scheme; Electronic Visa Waiver extended to Kuwait; and the Migrant Journey.

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Prevent duty for safeguarding and welfare officers

 

To better understand and implement the requirements of the government's Prevent strategy, join a Prevent duty training session in London, Manchester or Exeter.

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English is GREAT is great for attracting students, says English UK member

 

"My trip has paid for itself already in bookings - we've had two students already, with more coming later in the year" - Francine Packham of Leeds English Language School on her trip to the Salão do Estudante fairs in Brazil last November.

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Cambridge English/English UK Action Research Award Scheme 2016

 

From life long learning to skimming and scanning, the third Action Research Scheme is in full swing with five new researchers from English UK member centres.

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English UK lobbying and public affairs update

English UK continues to press the Home Office to review guidance on the Right to Rent scheme; seeks further clarification on Tier 4; and is soon to roll out new public affairs campaign timeline and toolkit for members.

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London Group Day Travelcard prices in 2016

English UK have again negotiated reduced prices for English UK members buying London Group Day Travelcards.

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Play your Shakespeare: promoting the UK in China

 

As part of Shakespeare Lives, we are working with the British Council China to run 'Play your Shakespeare'.

36 accredited English languages centres are involved and each one of these will be filmed reading a piece of Shakespeare's work. Which English UK member will give the best performance?

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ELT students a highlight of the English UK Marketing Conference

 

Out of all the interesting sessions at the English UK Marketing Conference 2016, the most popular with delegates was a session where current ELT students talked about their experiences in the UK.

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English UK welcomes two new assistants to the International team

 

We are pleased to welcome to new assistants to the International team, Ronald Janssen, who will support market development projects and Vera Willhalm, who will support StudyWorld London.

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English UK's newest partner agencies

 

Over the past month, two new agencies have successfully become recognised English UK Partner Agencies. Find out who and where they are...

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Partner Agency interview: Denis Baker

 

"The Swiss have a dictum that says every time you learn a language, you are human again."

Find out more about Denis Baker, who runs Aventure Linguistique in the Swiss city of Nyon.

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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 feature: Guard.Me International Insurance; Home from Home Student Services Ltd; IATEFL; Infospeed Ltd; Polar Choice; Professionals UK; and White House Education.

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Consultancy opportunity in Thailand

The British Embassy Thailand and the Thai Ministry of Education are seeking a qualified and experienced consultant to undertake the following work to help develop modern teacher training, pedagogy, and methodology curriculum.

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English UK members invited to join Oxford fun run

 

English UK members are invited to raise money for a charity of your choice by entering the Rotary Club of Oxford 5k Fun Run on Saturday 7 May.

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Learn from industry experts at free Business is GREAT webinars

 

Master international VAT and e-commerce, and website optimisation for international trade with two free UKTI webinars.

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