May 2002 issue

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Status: France 2001

Thank you to the following schools for taking part in our Status survey:

Azurlingua, Nice; Insted, Chamonix; Elit Groupe St Denis, Loches; Campus International, Toulon; College Internationale de Cannes, Cannes; Yvelines Langues, Saint
-Germain-en-Laye; IS-Aix en Provence, Aix en Provence; Centre International d'Antibes, Antibes.

Status Survey statistics are based on figures supplied by a selection of individual schools. Not all survey respondents answered every question in the survey. Figures are, in some cases, rounded up or down to the nearest whole. All information is treated with the strictest confidence.

The Status survey is a new 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 survey respondents in France: 8

Total no. of students in 2001: 10,455

Total no. of student weeks in 2001, estimated: 86,776 weeks

Overall average length of stay: 8.3 weeks

Average cost of a one-month course, excluding accommodation: e778 (US$684)

Average cost of residential accommodation per week: e180 (US$158)

Average cost of host family accommodation per week: e196 (US$172)

Average commission paid on a language course: 17.5 per cent (from 10 to 25)

Five institutions paid commission on accommodation, from 5 to 25 per cent

Means of recruiting students in France, 2001 Intensity of study (hours studied per week)
Internet 16%
Agents 41%
Other means 23%
Local bookings 20%
From 6 to 25
Overall average = 18

Student numbers by age range Top student nationalities in France by student weeks, 2001
8-11 0.6%
12-15 10.4%
16-18 18.2%
19-24 52.6%
25-30 11.1%
31-50 5.8%
51+ 1.3%
Italian 13.8%
Swiss 12.9%
German 12.4%
+ Finnish 11.5%
Spanish 9.1%
US 6.1%
Russian 3.6%
Japanese 2.5%
British 2%
Austrian 2%
Polish 1.8%
Dutch 1.7%
Canadian 1.6%
Turkish 1.5%
Korean 1.3%
Algerian 1.2%
Czech 1.1%
Yugoslavian 1%
Australian 1%
Other 11.9%