Article on student accommodation for agents' newsletter
28 January 2010
Susan Young, Communications Consultant at English UK, will be putting together an article about student accommodation for the next edition of English UK News. read more +
Do more than Doodle with Moodle!
26 January 2010
If you are setting up, or thinking of setting up an online learning facility for your school Moodle may well be your answer. Kingsway English Centre in Worcester is hosting a 2-day training course on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th February entitled "Moodle Course Creator" run by an official Moodle partner. read more +
Changes to student visa applications from next month
25 January 2010
From 22 February 2010, any student who applies by post or at one of the UKBA's public enquiry offices to study in the UK under Tier 4 of the points-based system must possess a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) from their prospective sponsor. read more +
Register Now for Vetting and Barring Scheme Roadshows
19 January 2010
The roadshow will consist of presentations from the Central Government departments responsible for the Vetting & Barring Scheme as well as the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) and the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB).
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English language testing for Tier 4 visas
15 January 2010
Should students applying for British Tier 4 visas have to take an English language test as part of the process? And if so, what form should it take? These controversial questions were recently discussed by an expert panel and a large audience of education providers at a conference organised by Cambridge ESOL called Language at the Border: Assessing Language Ability for Study in the UK. read more +
Tier 4 CAS Go Live date
13 January 2010
We have received confirmation from UKBA that the go live date for using a CAS only, for all visa applications, is 22 February 2010.
It is likely that the application form will change to reflect this. We will post a link to the new form if/when available.
'Yellow Pages' scam
8 January 2010
A 'Yellow Pages' scam is targeting schools and colleges. Please click here for a warning about the scam.
English Profile: New Word of the Week Feature Launched
8 January 2010
The English Profile project has just launched a free Word of the Week feature by drawing from the new English Profile Wordlists. read more +
Cambridge ESOL Funded Research Programme - Deadline Approaching
5 January 2010
Cambridge ESOL Funded Research Programme launched
University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations is making grant funding of up to £45,000 available for small, medium and large scale research projects to be conducted during 2010. read more +
New market reports - Argentina & Chile
4 January 2010
Two new market reports on Argentina & Chile are now available to download from the English UK website - www.englishuk.com/en/members/marketing-promotion/market-reports. read more +