Youth call for inclusive and equitable learning

The recently concluded 15th edition of the conference ran under the theme “From inequality and vulnerability to prosperity for all”. Hosted virtually by Bridgetown, Barbados and Geneva, Switzerland, the event saw the adoption of the Declaration by more than 300 young...

New Oriental closes 1,500 learning centres to sell farm produce

Yu Minhong, the founder of New Oriental, announced in a live broadcast on Sunday that the company will set up a new e-commerce platform where he will sell agricultural produce with the help of hundreds of teachers, as part of a business transformation plan. “The...

Virtual Reality a “positive impact” on the hybrid model of learning

The two organisations partnered to conduct a research project aiming at a “qualitative study” on the challenges and benefits of using VR in a hybrid learning model. As the pandemic forced the language education industry to rapidly “overcome a huge hurdle”, VR was one...

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...

Covid-19 impact on language learning in England revealed

The British Council Language Trends 2021 report found that the pandemic caused “significant disruption” in language learning. During the first lockdown from March 23 to late June 2020, language teaching was discontinued at more than 53% of primary schools in England...