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English UK Newsflash June 2015
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UK visa & immigration news

 

In this month's visa news: IELTS Secure English Language Tests; collection of Biometric Residence Permits; supplementary study; and access to free hospital treatment.

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The only agent workshops exclusively for the UK ELT

 

Join one of our famously friendly, uniquely small, fully customisable fairs and develop lasting partnerships with agents in the Asia Pacific market, Middle East, North Africa and Central and Western Asia, or Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe.

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Employment Law Q&A

 

Is my temporary worker entitled to holiday pay? How do we calculate redundancy pay for staff paid commission? What happens if sickness absence and parental leave clash?

Croner, English UK's free business helpline, have provided some examples of the diverse range of calls they took from English UK members on HR matters

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Free Education Intelligence reports: English in Latin America, an examination of policy and priorities in seven countries

 

The British Council's Education Intelligence Unit has undertaken research into the impact of government policy on English language levels in seven counties in Latin America.

The research covers English language policy, learning environment, business and trade, perceptions and attitudes towards English language learning and factors shaping demand for English.

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New English UK Member Roadshows - Welsh members first to have their say

 

The future of accreditation, government lobbying, international promotion and problems with Secure English Language Tests were some of the ELT industry issues raised and discussed at our first-ever member roadshow.

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GREAT English videos - your chance to be involved

 

The British Council is looking for UK centres to be involved in the GREAT English video campaign.

English is GREAT is a large-scale campaign being run by British Council China to establish a strong market position for UK ELT; bringing multiple marketing activities together under the GREAT banner. English UK is assisting in delivering aspects of their campaign.

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The environment and the challenges for our political relations

 

By Timothy Blake

For many years, English UK has been very active at many different levels in seeking to influence the political environment in which we operate.

The English UK Main Board has put in place a three-pronged approach to put us on the map and influence the decisions that affect us.

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Meet English UK's new board members

 

We are pleased to welcome three new members to the English UK boards: Hannah Alexander-Wright and Stephen A'Barrow, who have joined the main board, and Michael Xuereb, who has joined the enterprises board.

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English UK members get useful tips for surviving summer

 

A new English UK conference specifically for summer schools was so popular that it may become a regular event.

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Hello neighbour! English UK London's member and agent summer party

 

English UK London invited its member language centres and local international education agencies to say 'hello neighbour' at their summer party in Bloomsbury House last month.

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Partner Agency interview: Isabel Garcia-Bustos

 

"We mostly send students to the UK. We specialise in junior summer courses, boarding schools, academic years and we're very much into undergraduates." - Isabel Garcia-Bustos of GSC Study Abroad, Madrid.

Do you know an agent who regularly sends students to English UK member centres or would like to become an partner agent?

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English UK's newest Partner Agencies

 

Over the past month, five new agencies have been recognised for successfully promoting the UK as an English language teaching destination and has become an English UK Partner Agency. Find out who and where they are...

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New initiative exploring the business potential of Italian scholarship funds for English UK summer school members proves a hit

 

To help English UK members explore the PON project and other Italian scholarship funds, and to strengthen their existing links in Italy and to help them establish new ones, we held the English UK Conference and Workshop in Naples on Wednesday 27 May 2015.

 

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Student Interview: Daniele D'Ambrosio

 

'I love England, English culture, English music. And English will help me get a better job.'

Do you have a student at your language centre you would like to nominate to feature on our website?

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CLA launches brand new resource pack for EFL teachers

 

The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) offers time-saving lesson ideas for EFL teachers and tips to help you make the most of your CLA-managed licences.

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News from our Corporate Members

 

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

In this issue: a2 International Education Fairs, Edugold Careers, GSM International, High Schools International, Lost in London, Perfect Host Homestay, Schoolworks Software, Trinity College London and Work Placements UK.

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