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Do you know which social media app is widely used by Thai agents and students? The top considerations for Thai students when choosing a language school? How parents fit into the process of international study? The 11th English UK & British Council English Language Market Report on Thailand is coming soon. Look out for it in the press, in your inbox or come to the English UK Marketing Conference this Friday for a full session by the author with practical tips and a hard copy of the report. www.englishuk.com/marketing-conference
Want more students from Thailand, Turkey, China and Japan? Get crucial market info and find out the techniques you need to attract them from experts at the English UK Marketing Conference on this Friday. You’ll be first to find out what’s in our Thailand market report, as well as learning about Japanese scholarships and increasing numbers of juniors, the effect the political situation in Turkey is having on potential students, and how to use Chinese social media giants to get your message across. Other strands include market information, digital marketing, branding, negotiating and global perspectives including trends and delivering ELT overseas, and there will be headline sessions from leaders in customer service and innovation and entrepreneurship. www.englishuk.com/marketing-conference
What is happening in the UK? This week, why the UK’s Parliament building will close for six years, pop star announces farewell tour, and women are offered more places at Oxford University than men. Plus, find out about the pet which took six months to walk less than a quarter of a mile. Practise your English and find out what's going on in the UK with our weekly news roundup!
Want more students from Thailand, Turkey, China and Japan? Get crucial market info and find out the techniques you need to attract them from experts at the English UK Marketing Conference on Friday 9 February. You’ll be first to find out what’s in our Thailand market report, as well as learning about Japanese scholarships and increasing numbers of juniors, the effect the political situation in Turkey is having on potential students, and how to use Chinese social media giants to get your message across...
Have you heard of gin? It is an alcoholic drink, like vodka or whiskey, which was traditionally made in the UK and very popular with lots of people. Sales dropped for a long time, and gin became something that older people drank. But in the past five years gin has become very fashionable and the number of people making it has doubled....
People in the UK drink quite a lot of milk, we put it in our cups of tea and coffee and pour it on our cereal. 30 years ago, every house had a special delivery of milk most mornings. This all changed in 2016...
What is happening in the UK? This week, learn about the UK’s changing tastes in drink and shopping and ask why picture books don’t have many female characters. And could a bridge be built from the UK to France? Practise your English and find out what's going on in the UK with our weekly news roundup!
Do ELT courses need more "UK-ness" to differentiate themselves from international competition? ELT consultant Michael Carrier thinks so, and his opening speech set the tone for the first-ever English UK Academic Conference. Outlining reasons to be cheerful about the UK industry, he suggested key areas which could help schools take control of future growth. They included using the UK's status as a digital leader, the huge growth in English as a medium of instruction (EMI), and the importance of instrumental English which he described as "English for an ambition, a purpose, a life-changing development in a student's life." Read more...
The Marketing Conference includes a specialist programme in four parallel strands focusing on the needs of ELT marketers, with themes including market information on four priority countries, digital marketing, branding, negotiating and global perspectives, including trends and international delivery. Plus, we've got a very practical market report on Thailand, full of advice on how to use your time most efficiently to attract students....
The English UK Academic Conference combines our former teachers' and management conferences into a sleek, one-stop event for ELT practitioners and their managers. In January 2018 we heard from linguistic guru Professor David Crystal, Dr Catherine Walter, Michael Carrier; Lorraine Kennedy; and many more. www.englishuk.com/academic-conference
Do you sometimes think your students have the memory span of a goldfish? Around 70 percent of what we forget disappears from our brains within 24 hours of learning it, so you’re not alone. ELT teacher and author Paul Dummett has spent a lot of time looking at this problem, and he is going to use his session at our Academic Conference on Saturday with very practical examples of what teachers can do in the classroom to help students retain what they have learned. “We do know is that effective learning comes from the brain making links between things and that these links are strengthened by use. In this workshop, I will use practical examples to show ways of presenting and practising language that give it a greater chance of sticking,” he says.
The Globe in London is a modern theatre built just like the one that was thee in Shakespeare’s day. It has an open roof and some of the audience stand (and get wet if it rains). Now the theatre is trying more of the things that happened in Shakespeare’s day... Practice your English and read more!
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