English Australia 2021 ends on a international borders note of optimism

Australia’s minister for education and youth, Alan Tudge, opened the event last week, where he acknowledged an incredibly hard 18 months for the ELICOS sector, and stated it had been “hit as hard as any part of our economy”. “We are getting perilously close to hitting those key vaccination targets of 70% and 80%” ELICOS “enrolments are down 70% compared […]

Staff, students owed millions as Wall Street English shuts down

The first hint of trouble came at the start of the pandemic in March 2020, when the company cut staff pay for February by 50% without agreement from staff and enacted lay offs. Later that year, the company was sold by Baring Private Equity Asia and CITIC Capital...

Celtic English Academy wins Employer Award

Awarded by inclusive working experts in the FairPlay Employer team at Chwarae Teg, CEA said the Gold Award symbolises the Academy’s strengths in resiliency, adaptation and forward-thinking. The award benchmarks employers against others in the industry on gender...

PAW Patrol English resources launched for early learners

The 20 new books aim to support teachers and parents teaching children English via “fun and action-packed adventures”. The PAW Patrol: The Movie is hitting movie screens this year, after the TV series launched on Nickelodeon in 2013. The PAW Patrol Reading...

English learning platform Novakid Raises $35m in Series B funding

With a self-reported 700% year-on-year growth in clients as of June 2021, Novakid has delivered more than 2.2 million classes across more 40 countries. Around 80% of its client base is currently in Europe, followed by 15% in MENA and 5% in the Asia-Pacific. The new...