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A survey of 30,000 Indian engineering students finds that nearly 67% lack the level of spoken English necessary to compete for a job in the country’s burgeoning knowledge economy.

http://monitor.icef.com/2015/08/indian-engineering-graduates-held-back-by-limited-english/
A new study finds that poor English-speaking skills are limiting the employment and earning prospects of India’s engineering graduates. India produces roughly 600,000 engineers each year. While many are taught in English and can read and write the language, a survey of 30,000 engineering students across 500 institutions finds that only 2.9% speak English atContinue reading...
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ICEF Monitor Weekly Highlights is out!

English UK is out with a new study this month including fresh insights into enrolment trends for ELT programmes in Britain. The report has some important things to say about the global marketplace – and the UK’s competitive position. See our summary and article link below.

Also this week: updates from Pakistan and Brazil plus the latest instalment in our "Five for Friday" series with a number of tempting items for your reading list.

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English UK is out with a new study this month including fresh insights into enrolment trends for ELT programmes in Britain. The report has some important things to say about the global marketplace – and the UK's competitive position. See our summary and article link below.
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Pakistan’s Higher Education Committee has announced plans to open five new universities and 36 sub-campuses over the next three years. Nine existing campuses will also be upgraded to become fully accredited universities through this ambitious expansion programme.

http://monitor.icef.com/2015/08/pakistan-to-expand-university-access-across-country/
Pakistan’s Higher Education Committee (HEC) has announced plans to open five new universities and 36 sub-campuses over the next three years. A further nine existing campuses will also be upgraded to become fully accredited universities through this ambitious expansion programme. With approximately one third of Pakistanis yet to reach the age of 30, increased investmentContinue reading...
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For this instalment in our occasional "Five for Friday" column, we present a zippy round-up of some headlines that caught our eye recently, such as India's GDP growth, marketing to millennials, and Chinese agency EIC's $500 million IPO.

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This latest instalment in our occasional “Five for Friday” column gathers some of the more eye-catching and varied items that we’ve been reading lately. We present them here for your end-of-week reading pleasure. India passes China Forecasts say that India will surpass China next year in terms of GDP growth. Chinese agency to go publicContinue reading...
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The sliding Chinese stock market and devaluation of the yuan have triggered a wave of anxiety around the world. Much of the worry and speculation amounts to this: is the Chinese economy, the world’s second-largest and an important driver of global growth for years, faltering at last?

http://monitor.icef.com/2015/08/chinese-economy-shifting-but-demand-for-study-abroad-expected-to-remain-strong/
It has been a tumultuous summer for the Chinese economy. The roller coaster ride started when the Chinese stock market crashed in late June. Stock values fell off by as much as 30% at one point and the government was forced to intervene to try and halt the slide. This led, among other measures, toContinue reading...
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Last month, three educational institutions – the Cervantes Institute, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and Spain’s University of Salamanca – announced the launch of a new Spanish proficiency exam: the Servicio Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua Española (SIELE).

The test is modeled on English exams such as the TOEFL and IELTS, and debuts in 2016. SIELE is expected to become the global standard for testing in the language, with 300,000 people predicted to take the exam in its first year and 750,000 by 2021.

http://monitor.icef.com/2015/08/new-spanish-proficiency-exam-launched/
At a July ceremony at San Ildefonso College in Mexico City, three educational institutions – the Cervantes Institute, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and Spain’s University of Salamanca – announced the launch of a new Spanish proficiency exam that they envision as the global standard for testing in the language. King Felipe VI ofContinue reading...
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ICEF Monitor Interview: Pamela Barrett, Barton Carlyle, UK

ICEF Monitor recently sat down with Pamela Barrett, Director of the international education consultancy Barton Carlyle, to get her insights on the critical business of managing risk.

Any proper understanding of risk begins with an honest assessment of an organisation or enterprise’s risk tolerance and then an equally clear-eyed consideration of its activities in relation to that appetite for risk. In this video segment, Ms Barrett illustrates how organisations and institutions can better map and manage risk.

Read our accompanying article on ICEF Monitor here: http://ow.ly/LnGS9.

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An expanded study of English language training (ELT) in the UK provides further evidence that Britain is losing share in the global ELT marketplace. The report sheds new light as well on the composition of the enrolment base – the increasing role of the junior market in particular – and other important trends for UK providers.

http://monitor.icef.com/2015/08/uk-losing-share-in-global-elt-market/
An expanded study of English Language Training (ELT) in the UK provides further evidence that Britain is losing share in the global ELT marketplace. The report sheds new light as well on the composition of the enrolment base – the increasing role of the junior market in particular – and other important trends for UKContinue reading...
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The number of Brazilians studying abroad has increased by as much as 600% over the past decade. But strengthening English language acquisition for Brazilian students has been a slower process.

http://monitor.icef.com/2015/08/the-brazilian-market-for-english-language-learning/
The Brazilian government has in recent years been working to boost higher education participation, increasing demand for overseas study, and extending the reach of STEM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), all as part of a slate of wide-ranging development goals. Partly as a result of a broad effort to internationalise higher education, the numberContinue reading...
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ICEF Monitor Weekly Highlights is out!

Questions about China's economy are dominating world headlines of late and we have a summary of the situation in today's feature, with perspectives on what changing economic tides mean for the international education sector.

We also have an important policy update from South Africa this week, along with news of a new Spanish proficiency exam, and tips on recruiting in Thailand.

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Questions about China's economy are dominating world headlines of late and we have a summary of the situation in today's feature, with perspectives on what changing economic tides mean for the international education sector. We also have an important policy update from South Africa this week, ...
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Owing to a May 2014 amendment to the Immigration Act, study visas are no longer being issued for students enrolled at English language schools in South Africa. The early indications are that the policy change has had a profound impact on enrolment already in 2015 and that student numbers are down sharply this year.

http://monitor.icef.com/2015/08/south-africas-language-schools-face-declining-enrolment-due-to-immigration-policy/
South Africa has emerged as an increasingly popular regional and global destination for students in recent years, due to its appeal as a “stepping stone towards global mobility” for African students, and the opportunity it offers global students to experience a culture different to that of the US and Europe. However, due to a MayContinue reading...
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We continue our From the Field series today with a feature video interview with Linly Phunpruch and Keith Hardy, co-directors of the education agency IEO Study Abroad in Bangkok, Thailand.

Read our article and watch our quick video clip for tips on marketing to Thai families and learn the latest study abroad trends such as the growing appeal of hybrid or joint programmes.

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We continue our From the Field series today with a feature video interview with Linly Phunpruch and Keith Hardy, co-directors of the education agency IEO Study Abroad in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand has seen a significant expansion of its higher education system over the past decades and a majority of secondary school graduates – up toContinue reading...
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ICEF connects educators and student recruitment agents to key markets and networks worldwide, helping them achieve the results and efficiencies they require in growing international student enrolments.

ICEF has built a reputation for quality through ICEF Workshops, the industry`s premier educator/agent networking events; ICEF Online Workshop, the collaborative Internet platform linking educators, agents and service providers; and ICEF Agent Training, professional development for the international education sector.

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ICEF Workshops - B2B events in all key markets, connecting international educators, agents and service providers as well as work and travel professionals

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ICEF Monitor - a business development and market intelligence resource delivering news, research and commentary for international student recruitment

ICEF Agent Training Course (IATC) - a practical, professional training course for agency-based international student recruitment counsellors

ICEF Agency Recognition Programme - quality assurance recognising screened agencies successfully vetted to participate in ICEF Workshops

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