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March 2009 issue

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Agency News
Agency Survey
Feedback
Market Report
Direction
Special Report
Course Guide 1
Course Guide 2
Spotlight
Destination
Regional Focus
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Global comparison

In our global comparison article, we provide a breakdown of results from our Status surveys over the past year. In this article, it is possible to compare the nationality breakdown for international students across the major language teaching markets in the world for 2007.

Top five overseas nationalities per country as a % of total weeks, 2007

USA UK
Korean 25.5%
Japanese 14.8%
Taiwanese 7%
Mexican 6.3%
Brazilian 6.2%
Korean 13.2%
Italian 8.7%
Spanish 8%
Japanese 6.4%
French 5.2%

Canada Australia
Korean 25.7%
Japanese 14.5%
Brazilian 11.7%
Chinese 8.4%
Mexican 8.3%
Korean 28.5%
Japanese 12.7%
Chinese 9.3%
Brazilian 6.8%
Indian 5.4%

New Zealand Ireland
Korean 28%
Japanese 23.8%
Swiss 8.1%
Chinese 5.3%
Saudi Arabian 5.2%
Italian 36.1%
Spanish 25.4%
French 10.8%
Austrian 4.8%
German 4.8%

Malta South Africa
Spanish 18.2%
French 14.7%
German 13.4%
Russian 11.6%
Italian 9.6%
German 16.6%
Swiss 14.3%
Saudi Arabian 8.9%
Chinese 7%
Turkish 6.9%

France Spain
US 12.6%
Swiss 12.4%
Japanese 11%
Italian 9.1%
Spanish 7%
German 16%
Scandinavian & Finnish 14.1%
US 11.7%
British 11.5%
French 8.7%

Italy
German 22.5%
US 10.3%
Japanese 9.8%
Spanish 9.5%
Austrian 8.3%

Student recruitment methods by country, 2007

USA UK
Agents 38%
Internet 19%
Local bookings 19%
Other 24%
Agents 61%
Internet 10%
Local bookings 9%
Other 20%

Canada Australia
Agents 56%
Internet 8%
Local bookings 14%
Other 22%
Agents 75%
Internet 5%
Local bookings 10%
Other 10%

New Zealand Ireland
Agents 78%
Internet 6%
Local bookings 11%
Other 5%
Agents 74%
Internet 7%
Local bookings 7%
Other 12%

Malta South Africa
Agents 77%
Internet 6%
Local bookings 1%
Other 16%
Agents 50%
Internet 7%
Local bookings 25%
Other 18%

France Spain
Agents 45%
Internet 21%
Local bookings 13%
Other 21%
Agents 49%
Internet 16%
Local bookings 11%
Other 24%

Italy
Agents 30%
Internet 26%
Local bookings 13%
Other 31%

Average cost of a one-month language course by country in US$*
Ireland 1,791
UK 1,477
France 1,218
USA 1,189
New Zealand 1,093
Australia 1,008
South Africa 964
Canada 907
Spain 809
Italy 754
Malta 742

*all prices converted using exchange rate of 15/06/2007.


Average length of stay by country
Canada 13.8 weeks
Australia 13 weeks
USA 12.1 weeks
UK 11.7 weeks
New Zealand 10.3 weeks
South Africa 8.1 weeks

Ireland 5.7 weeks
France 5.6 weeks
Italy 3.7 weeks
Spain 3 weeks
Malta 2.7 weeks


Observations

The countries that are most reliant on agencies for recruiting their international students are New Zealand, Malta, Australia and Ireland. Almost all the destinations in our Status survey had increased their agent usage in 2007, compared with the previous year. The biggest increase in agent usage was found in the USA and Australia, with the number of students recruited via this method increasing by 14 percentage points over the previous year in both countries (see LTM, March 08, page 57). South Africa too showed a large increase in this area, with student recruitment via agents increasing by 13 percentage points over the previous year.

The cost of studying in various destinations around the world had changed somewhat in 2007 compared with 2006, with Ireland now the most expensive destination, in US$ terms, overtaking the UK which was in second position. South Africa had also become more expensive, up from last position to seventh out of 11, while Malta remained good value for money at the bottom of the league table. Tuition in France had become more expensive and Canada seemed cheaper, with average tuition costs falling from US$1,126 to US$907.

Top student nationalities were variable across the study destinations but Korean students made the top source country in five different countries in 2007. Saudi Arabian students, who were included in the top five student source countries for the USA and New Zealand in 2006, did not feature in the USA’s results in 2007 but instead were the third-most populous nationality for South African schools.


Contact any advertiser in the this issue now

The following language schools, associations and accommodation providers advertised in the latest edition of Language Travel Magazine. If you would like more information on any of these advertisers, tick the relevant boxes, fill out your details and send.

Name

Company
Country

Telephone

Email


ACCOMMODATION
Sara's New York Homestay LLC  

ASSOCIATION / GROUPS
Feltom Malta  
International House World Organisation 
Languages Canada / Langues Canada 
Quality English 

EXAMINATION
BOARDS
Ielts  

SERVICES
InTouch  
Your World on Monday

TOURIST BOARDS
Malta Tourism Authority

WORKSHOPS / EXPOS
Alphe Conferences  
International House World Organisation  
Languages Canada / Langues Canada  
Quality English  

ARGENTINA
Ecela - Latin Immersion  

BELGIUM
Ceran Lingua International (Belgium, France, Spain, UK)

BRAZIL
Idiomas To Go  

CANADA
Applied Linguistics Centre Ltd.  
Camber College  
Camosun College  
College de Jonquiere / AQEF  
College Platon  
English School of Canada  
Eurocentres, Vancouver  
Global Village 
(Australia, Canada,
USA)
iTTTi Vancouver  
Language Studies Canada  
MacEwan English Language Institute  
Mount Royal College  
National School of  Languages  
Richmond School District #38  
Saint Mary's University  
University of Regina  
University of Toronto  
University of Victoria  
Vancouver English Centre  

CHILE
Tandem Santiago  

CHINA
Alltere Education Group  
IH Xi'an  
iMandarin Language Training Institute  
Mandarin House  

COLOMBIA
Spanish World Institute  

ECUADOR
Yanapuma Spanish School  

EGYPT
IH Cairo  

ENGLAND
Ardmore Language Schools  
Bell International (Malta, UK)
Bloomsbury International  
Camp Beaumont  
Concorde International Language Home Tuition  
(Argentina, Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hawaii, Ireland, Italy, Malta, New Zealand, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, USA)
Dudley College of Technology  
English Studio  
International House World Organisation  
Kaplan Aspect  
(Australia, Canada, Ireland, Malta, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, USA)
LAL Language and Leisure  
(Canada, Cyprus, Ireland, England, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, USA)
Malvern House College London  
Millfield School  
Regent's College  
St Giles Colleges (Canada, UK, USA)
Study Group  
(Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, USA)
Twin Group  (Ireland, UK)
University of Manchester  
Wimbledon School of English  

FRANCE
Alliance Française Paris Ile de France  

GERMANY
International House Berlin - Prolog  

ITALY
Dilit - International House  
John Cabot University  

JAPAN
Kai Japanese Language School  
Tamagawa International Language School  

MALTA
Clubclass Residential Language School  
EC English Language Centre (England, Malta, South Africa, USA)
Iels - Institute of English Language Studies  
inlingua Malta  

SCOTLAND
EAC Language Centres and Activity Camps  (England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales)
University of Edinburgh  
University of Stirling  

SOUTH AFRICA
EC Cape Town  
Eurocentres Cape Town  
Good Hope Studies  
inlingua Language Training Centre Cape Town  
Interlink School of Languages  
International House Cape Town  
LAL Cape Town  
Shane Global Language Centres - Cape Town  

SPAIN
Esade - Executive Language Centre  
Malaga ¡Si!  
International House San Sebastian - Lacunza  
Malaca Instituto - Club Hispanico SL  

SWITZERLAND
EF Language Colleges Ltd (Australia, Canada, China, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malta, New Zealand, Russia, Scotland, Spain, USA)
Eurocentres International (Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Spain, USA)

USA
ELS Language Centers  
Global Immersions Inc  
inlingua DC  
Johnson & Wales University  
Rennert Bilingual  
University of California Riverside  
University of California San Diego  
University of South Florida  
Zoni Language Centers  (Canada, USA)

VENEZUELA
CELA (Centro de Lingüistica Aplicada)  



EDUCATION TRAVEL MAGAZINE


EXAMINATION BOARDS
Ielts  

ENGLAND
London Metropolitan University  
Queen Ethelburga's College  
University of Essex - International Academy  
Writtle College  

NEW ZEALAND
Study Group  

SCOTLAND
University of Glasgow  

USA
St. Timothy's School