English Australia requests $87 million Coronavirus rescue package - Global Education Times (GET News)

English Australia requests $87 million Coronavirus rescue package

The CEO of English Australia has written to the Australian Prime Minister requesting a $87 million rescue package for the country’s English language training sector.

The onset of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is obliterating Australia’s English language training sector (ELICOS) and if the government does not intervene, experts claim that many high end educational institutes would be forced to close.

According to English Australia, their CEO wrote to the Australian Prime Minister and has requested a rescue package of $87 million to help them get through these troubling times.

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Malta sees 4% drop in foreign students studying English - Global Education Times (GET News)

Malta sees 4% drop in foreign students studying English

Malta has seen a decrease of 4 per cent year-on-year in the number of foreign students studying English at its licensed English Language Teaching (ELT) schools.

According to Malta’s National Statistics Office (NSO), in the year 2019, only 83,610 students came to Malta for English Language studies, compared to the 87,112 students who came in 2018. So, there was a decrease of 4.0% in the year 2019.

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NZ government granted emergency powers over education sector due to Coronavirus - Global Education Times (GET News)

NZ government granted emergency powers over education sector due to Coronavirus

The NZ government has been granted stronger emergency powers over the country’s education institutions to help limit the spread of Coronavirus.

The Parliament of New Zealand has passed the COVID-19 Response Legislation Bill which amends the Education Act 1989 and gives the Secretary for Education the authority to issue binding instructions to New Zealand education providers.

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FutureLearn and LSHTM offer free online Coronavirus course - Global Education Times (GET News)

FutureLearn and LSHTM offer free online Coronavirus course

FutureLearn and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) have partnered to launch a course to spread awareness about Coronavirus.

In an effort to spread awareness about the pandemic, FutureLearn and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have collaborated to launch a free online course – COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus.

The course focuses on the outbreak of Covid-19 and what is known about the outbreak till date.

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Languages Canada warns sector “being decimated” by Coronavirus - Global Education Times (GET News)

Languages Canada warns sector “being decimated” by Coronavirus

The damage caused by the Coronavirus outbreak has put multiple language schools and SMEs facing the risk of closure, Languages Canada has warned.

Languages Canada, the accreditation body for English and French language Education in Canada, represents around 200 member institutions in 180 study locations all over the country.

As a result of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Languages Canada believes that Canada’s language education sector is “being decimated”.

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Coronavirus: China postpones Gaokao exam to July 2020 - Global Education Times (GET News)

Coronavirus: China postpones Gaokao exam to July

China has postponed its Gaokao university entrance examination by a month to July as it battles the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

The Gaokao exam, also known as the National College Entrance Examination (NCEE), which is held every year from 7 to 8 June, has been postponed to 7 to 8 July, as China battles the Coronavirus outbreak.

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NZ student visa applications drop 31% - Global Education Times (GET News)

NZ student visa applications drop 31%

The latest New Zealand immigration statistics have revealed a pronounced 31% drop in student visa applications from foreign students looking to study in NZ.

In 2019-20, there were 77,045 applications for student visas, which was a 31% drop from 2018-19’s 111,809 applications.

These numbers mean that the financial year of 2019-20 in NZ saw the lowest number of student visa applications for over 10 years.

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Online learning platform Preply raises $10 million funding to pursue expansion - Global Education Times (GET News)

Online learning platform Preply raises $10 million funding

Online learning platform Preply has announced that it has raised an extra $10 million in funding to finance its expansion, doubling its previous fundraising total.

Preply plans to invest the $10 million funding into: the growth of its network of 10,000 tutors; scaling its marketplace; introducing new tools, assessment and homework functions; and developing their mobile applications.

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