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Status: global comparison 3

In our third global comparison of data obtained from our ongoing Status survey project, we provide an analysis of typical prices, hours of study and length of stay in each country.

Looking at the data collated for this issue's global comparison feature, there are clear indications of market trends when looking at individual countries. Prices vary quite widely across countries, giving a good indication of average course cost. It should be noted that each figure has been calculated by surveying a sample of providers in each country, not all of the education providers in the market. Prices can be higher or lower at any individual institution.

The average length of stay across markets also varies quite significantly, in many cases, reflecting whether a market attracts a high number of short-term vacation language learners. The average number of hours studied per week in any given market is less variable, with most markets, except France, showing that on average, students study for at least 20 hours per week.

We hope that you find this information useful and informative, and that if you are education provider, you may be interested in contributing to our future Status surveys and gaining access to the full breakdown of information for all markets, available at our Status website for our agent readers and Status participants. Please visit www.hothousemedia.com/statuszone/ltmstatus/index.htm for more information.

Average cost of a one-month (80-hour) language course by country* Average cost of one hour of tuition by country*
USA (US$941)
UK (US$1,108)
Canada (US$477)
Australia (US$578)
NZ (US$571)
Ireland (US$617)
Malta (US$392)
Germany (US$500)
Italy (US$572)
France (US$761)
Spain (US$530)
*All costs were converted into equivalent US$ rate on 22/10/02
USA (US$11.7)
UK (US$13.8)
Canada (US$5.9)
Australia (US$7.2)
NZ (US$7.1)
Ireland (US$7.7)
Malta (US$4.9)
Germany (US$6.2)
Italy (US$7.1)
France (US$9.5)
Spain (US$6.2)
*All costs were converted into equivalent US$ rate on 22/10/02

Average no. of hours studied per week by country Average length of stay in weeks by country
USA (21.5)
UK (20.4)
Canada (23)
Australia (23.1)
New Zealand (23.8)
Ireland (26)
Malta (21.6)
Germany (27)
Italy (20.4)
France (18)
Spain (20.7)
USA (13.6)
UK (7.9)
Canada (12.2)
Australia (12.9)
NZ (17)
Ireland (3.5)
Malta (2.5)
Germany (7)
Italy (3.2)
France (8.3)
Spain (4.3)

USA figures relate to yr 2001 intake. Total student weeks (st wks) represented: 232,288 across 21 organisations (some with multiple centres) - UK figures relate to yr 2001 intake. Total st wks represented: 438,395 across 23 organisations (some with multiple centres) - Canada figures relate to yr 2000 intake. Total st wks represented: 303,036 across 24 organisations (some with multiple centres) - Australia figures relate to yr 2001 intake. Total st wks represented: 215,417 across 19 organisations (some with multiple centres) - NZ figures relate to yr 2001 intake. Total st wks represented: 268,022 across 15 organisations (some with multiple centres) - Ireland figures relate to yr 2000 intake. Total st wks represented: 32,764 across 10 organisations (some with multiple centres) - Malta figures relate to yr 2000 intake. Total st wks represented: 58,820 across 6 organisations (some with multiple centres) - Germany figures relate to yr 2000 intake. Total st wks represented: 73,031 across 7 organisations (some with multiple centres) - Italy figures relate to yr 2001 intake. Total st wks represented: 15,654 across 8 organisations (some with multiple centres) - France figures relate to yr 2001 intake. Total st wks represented: 86,776 across 8 organisations (some with multiple centres) - Spain figures relate to yr 2001 intake. Total st wks represented: 122,116 across 17 organisations (some with multiple centres)

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