In the recent edition of the ICEF Monitor Weekly Wednesday Highlights, there is an extensive article that talks about the ‘Double-Digit growth for Australia’s foreign enrollment in 2018. What is significant about the article is it points out how Australia’s enrollment has increased again by more than 10% over 2017. This is an important article … More Double-digit growth for Australia’s foreign enrollment in 2018
29 May 2019 Short on time? Here are the highlights: US immigration officials have confirmed a 75% increase in visa fees for international students A more modest increase will also apply to some exchange visitor categories The new fees will come into effect on 24 June 2019 Continue reading
by Jimmy Cathey In these unpredictable turbulent international times, it can be a challenge to figure out what’s really going on, let alone how to communicate in international communities. One country is disappointed with another while another threatens to bully another while yet another refuses to play by the international rules. How in the world … More Keep Your Focus; English is Still the Lingua Franca
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I will be heading to SEA (Southeast Asia) in two days. I will set up shop in Bangkok. It is not easy to gain an honorable presence in cyberspace without gimmicks or hoopla. However, I am determined to grow my presence to help those who want to study English but cannot afford to do so. … More Dear Readers
17 Apr 2019 Short on time? Here are the highlights: In many countries, parents play a key role in study abroad decisions, and part of the recruitment effort should include messaging that speaks to them and their concerns and hopes Remember that parents’ priorities will differ according to where they live – conduct market research … More The crucial role of parents in international student recruitment and retention
By Jimmy Cathey So many programs, so few letters to describe them. What’s it all mean? In the world of English language learning, you have EAP, ESL, EFL, EIL, SLA, SLL. Wow! What the L is going on!? So many acronyms, so few letters. Let’s make sense of this English learning alphabet soup before we … More The Best ESL Program For Your ESL Needs
27 Mar 2019 Short on time? Here are the highlights: The following item is adapted from the 2018 edition of ICEF Insights magazine It explores mental health challenges for international students and highlights some best practices for student support full article
by Jimmy Cathey The English as a Second Language (ESL) program of study you decide to enroll in will make a significant difference between success, feeling you might have wasted your time and effort, motivation to learn English and failure. To get things started we’ll talk about some of the popular programs available to students. … More More About ESL Programs and Your ESL Needs
by Jimmy Cathey The English as a Second Language program of study you decide to enroll in will make a significant difference between success, feeling you might have wasted your time and effort, motivation to learn English and failure. Coming up is a series of articles about ESL programs and how they are different.