Many English UK members had the pleasure of meeting Inna Soldatenko at our members' conference in May 2023. Inna was an associate professor of rheumatology in Kharkov before she, her parents and her school-aged daughters left Ukraine because of the war last year.
In tandem with other Tourism Alliance members, English UK continues to lobby the government for a solution to the problems created by the end of ID Card travel and the acceptance of the List of Travellers scheme.
A vital part of our approach is to provide evidence to the government of the barriers created by these policies, particularly for school groups travelling to the UK from EU countries.
The British Council-funded scheme partnering accredited language schools with English teacher associations around the world is beginning to create classroom resources.
The 15-month PRELIM 3 (Partnered Remote Language Improvement Project) which runs in 25 countries to March 2024 is intended to support student engagement in their English lessons.
Following the À bon entendeur television programme aired on RTS (Radio Télévision Suisse), the British Council and English UK would like to reassure Swiss partners about the safeguards in place when booking language courses with British Council accredited English language teaching centres.
We are running a series of free webinars to help our summer course providers get their staff teams ready for a busy summer season.
The latest figures on the UK's ELT source markets from QUIC show that the overall figures are now close to pre-pandemic levels, with Q1 2023 reaching 92% of Q1 2019 student week volumes.
The nine asks outlined in our new position paper would enable UK ELT to recover its position as the world's premier ELT destination. Our top asks are aimed at attracting school groups and young adults to study in the UK. We urge you to email your MP, bringing their attention to the issues and asking for a meeting to discuss how these changes would help your centre.