June 2003 issue

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Status: France 2002

The Status survey is a venture by Language Travel Magazine, in collaboration with the Association of Language Travel Organisations (Alto), which gathers specific market data about all of the main language teaching markets in the world. For the first time, it is possible to compare world market statistics. 

If you would like to see the complete breakdown of data, including marketing spend per region and marketing budget analysis, and you are an agent (or a school that has completed or intends to complete the Status survey), please send us an email containing 'Status survey web address' in the subject heading. We will then forward the web address to you.

Key points
No. of participating organisations in the French survey: 12

Total no. of students in 2002: 26,570

Total no. of student weeks in 2002, estimated: 185,990 weeks

Overall average length of stay: 7 weeks

Average cost of a one-month course, excluding accommodation: e870 (US$924)

Average cost of residential accommodation per week: e158 (US$170)

Average cost of host family accommodation per week: e179 (US$190)

Average commission paid on a language course: 15 per cent (from 10 to 25)

Four institutions paid commission on accommodation (from 2 to 25 per cent)

Means of recruiting students in France, 2002 Intensity of study (hours studied per week)
Agents 40.4%
Other means 26%
Local bookings 17%
Internet 16.6%
From 10 to 36
Overall average = 20.5

Top student nationalities in France by student numbers, 2002
US 12.6%
Scandinavian + Finnish 10.4%
Japanese 8.4%
Italian 6.7%
Spanish 6.6%
German 6.2%
Korean 4.8%
Swiss 4.7%
Mexican 3.5%
British 3.4%
Canadian 1.9%
Polish 1.9%
Chinese 1.6%
Russian 1.5%
Dutch 1.1%
Algerian 1.1%
Austrian 0.9%
Taiwanese 0.8%
Pakistani 0.7%
Others 21.2%

Student numbers by age range
8-11, 0%
12-15, 1.9%
16-18, 3.5%
19-24, 40%
25-30, 33%
31-50, 18.5%
51+, 3.1%

Thank you to the following institutions for taking part in our Status survey:
Alliance Française de Paris, Paris; Carel, Royan; CCI de Nantes et de Saint-Nazaire - Espace Linguistique, Nantes; Centre International d'Antibes, Antibes; Domitia-France, Loupian; ELIT-Groupe St. Denis, Loches; IS Aix-en-Provence, Aix-en-Provence; Institut de Touraine, Tours; Institut Franco-Nordique, Paris; Institut Linguistique Adenet, Montpellier; Insted Institute of Foreign Education, Chamonix; Pluriel Langues, Nice.

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