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May 2006 issue

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Status: Ireland 05

The Status survey is a venture by Language Travel Magazine, 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 Ireland survey: 17

Total no. of students at the organisations in 2005, (estimated at one centre): 18,657

Total no. of student weeks at the participating organisations in the survey: 111,942

Overall average length of stay in weeks: 6

Average cost of a one-month course, excluding accommodation: e804 (US$966)

Average cost of residential accommodation per week: e156 (US$187)

Average cost of host family accommodation per week: e162 (US$195)

Average commission paid on a language course: 20 per cent (from 18 to 27.5)

No institution paid commission on accommodation.

*For currency conversion rate, see page 7.

Means of recruiting students in Ireland, 2005 Intensity of study (hours studied per week)
Agents 44%
Other means 19%
Local bookings 19%
Internet 18%
From 8 to 25
Overall average = 18.7


Top student nationalities in Ireland by student weeks, 2005
Italian 21.5%
Spanish 15.8%
German 7.6%
French 7%
Austrian 4.8%
Chinese 4.1%
Japanese 18.6%
Korean 3.8%
Swiss 3.6%
Polish 3.2%

Student numbers by age range
8-11, 0%
12-15, 5.5%
16-18, 21%
19-24, 42%
25-30, 20%
31-50, 8%
51+, 3.5%

Observations
The nationality breakdown across Irish schools is quite different to the results of our previous survey (see LTM, May 2005, page 43). Western European nationalities now account for the top five nationalities, with Korean and Chinese students farther down the top 10, although still notable student markets. Italy was the most important student market for Irish schools, overtaking France.

Prices were relatively

unchanged, year on year, with tuition costs actually slightly lower, at e804, across a larger group of respondents, than the e845 noted last year.

The average length of stay has increased significantly across the larger sample, which accounts for a volume of students almost four times higher than in the 2004 survey. Average stay was up from 3.1 to 6 weeks.

Agent usage dipped slightly from 49% to 44%.


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

Active English, Dublin; Alpha College, Dublin; Annalivia School, Dun Laoghaire; Aspect College, Dublin; Atlas Language School, Ranelagh, Dublin; Centre of English Studies, Dublin; DCU Language Services, Dublin; Dublin School of English, Dublin; Eden School of English, Dublin; Galway Cultural Institute, Galway; Geos English Academy, Dublin; International Study Institute Ireland, Dublin; Killarney School of English, Killarney; Language House School of English, Dublin; Liffey Linguistics, Dublin; NMLI, Cork; Slaney Language Centre, Wexford.

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.

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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


ASSOCIATIONS/
GROUPS
Eltasa
Education New
       Zealand Trust
English Australia
English UK
Quality English

EXPOS/WORKSHOPS
CEC Network
International
      Languages and
      Education UK Fair
LTM Star Awards
      event

SERVICES
GSM International

TOURIST BOARDS
Malta Tourism
      Authority

AUSTRALIA
English Australia

CANADA
Access International
      English Language
      Centre
Archer Education
      Group
CEC Network
Hansa Language
      Centre of Toronto
Pacific Language
      Institute

ENGLAND
Anglolang Academy
      of English
Aspect (Australia,
      Canada, England,
      France, Germany,
      Ireland, Malta,
      New Zealand,
      Scotland, South
      Africa, Spain, USA)
Beet Language
      Centre
Bell International
      (Malta, UK)
Cambridge
      Academy
      of English
Churchill House
Cicero Languages
      International
Eastbourne School
      of English
Eckersley School of
      English
English Language
      Centre, Brighton &
      Hove
English UK
ETCA
Excel English
      Language School
Frances King School
      of English
LAF
Lake School of
      English
London School of
      English
Malvern House
LAL Language and
      Leisure (England,
      Malta, South Africa,
      USA)
Langbourne College
Oxford Intensive
      School of English
      (Australia, England,
      France, Germany,
      Spain, USA)
Quality English
Queen Ethelburga's
      College
Regency College
St Giles Colleges
      (UK, USA)
Study Group
      (Australia, Canada,
      England, France,
      Germany, Ireland,
      Italy, New Zealand,
      South Africa,
      Spain, USA)
Wimbledon School
      of English
Work Experience UK

FRANCE
Accent Français
CAVILAM

GERMANY
Prolog- International
      House Berlin

IRELAND
Cork English College
Cork Language
      Centre International
Linguaviva Centre

MALTA
EC - English
      Language Centres
      (England, Malta)
English Language
      Academy
Lingua Time
Malta Tourism
      Authority
NSTS

NEW ZEALAND
Auckland English
      Academy
Education New
      Zealand Trust
Languages
      International
Rotorua English
      Language Academy

POLAND
York School

RUSSIA
Liden & Denz
      Language Centre

SOUTH AFRICA
Cape Studies -
      Pacific Gateway
      Study Group
Eurocentres Cape
      Town
Geos Cape Town
      Language Centre
Good Hope Studies
inlingua Language
      Training Centre
      Cape Town
Interlink School of
      Languages
International House -
      Durban
Jeffrey's Bay
      Language Centre
LAL Cape Town
LAL Durban
Shane Global
      Language Centres -
      Cape Town

SPAIN
Colegio de Español
      La Janda -
      International House
Escuela de Español
      la Brisa S.L.
Escuela de Idiomas
      Nerja
Escuela Internacional
International House
      Sevilla - CLIC
Kingsbrook -
      Spanish for
      Foreigners
Kings College
      International
      (England, Spain)
Malaca Instituto -
      Club Hispánico SL
OLE - Español en
      Andalucia
Tandem Escuela
      Internacional Madrid

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

USA
American Language
      Communication
      Center
Kaplan Educational
      Centers (Canada,
      England, USA)
University of
      California Riverside
Zoni Language
      Centers


EDUCATION TRAVEL MAGAZINE

CANADA
Lethbridge
      Community College

ENGLAND
Bell International
Queen Ethelburga's
      College

USA
Oak International