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By Riel Bo

Feb 7th, 2023

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North Sydney English College - New evening 'Starters' class for General English and new Spanish-speaking marketer representative


North Sydney College


๐Ÿ”— North Sydney English College

 ๐Ÿ”ต  Edvisor ID:  theeducationgroup

๐Ÿ“  Sydney, Australia

๐Ÿ—ƒ๏ธ New Program / New Team Member

North Sydney English College takes pride in providing a friendly, happy and cultured environment โ€“ while maintaining high standards of educational excellence. As of 16 January 2023, the college added a  'Starters' class in General English, so even students with very low English skills can join the evening program from 5:15 pm - 9:30 pm, Monday to Friday. The English courses employ highly qualified teachers and offer a strong student support service.

The college also welcomed a Latin American marketing representative who speaks Spanish and can communicate with agencies where English is limited. Claudia Naval conducts Zoom and WhatsApp video training sessions. Please book a session with Neda Morris via WhatsApp at +61 438878423 or email  

The environment, the premises and the culture at North Sydney English College is most desirable and attracts students from all over the world. The collegeโ€™s mission is to provide each student with a diverse education in a safe and supportive environment. It promotes self-discipline, motivation and excellence in learning. North Sydney English College pays attention to individual student needs and invests a genuine interest in student welfare. The experienced staff assists students in developing skills to become independent and self-sufficient so they can succeed and contribute responsibly in a global environment.




DC English Institute - New Evening lessons for all the students that want to work and study!




๐Ÿ”— DC English Institute

 ๐Ÿ”ต   Edvisor ID: dcinstitute

๐Ÿ“  United Arab Emirates

๐Ÿ—ƒ๏ธ New Program

DC English Institute adds new evening lessons for all the students that want to work and study! The institute understands it can be difficult for students to attend class every day in the morning when needing to work. That is why DC English Institute started evening classes 3 days a week, so students can improve their English and continue to work. Classes run from 7 pm to 8:30 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Anyone can attend on Mondays and join the Canadian teacher Artee and the Brazilian, French and Russian students at our school in Media City.

All teachers at DC English Institute are qualified native teachers from the UK, USA and more. The institute takes pride in the quality of teaching and customer care and welcomes all agents and managers to help if needed. The institute aims to provide a friendly and relaxed atmosphere so students can feel comfortable and learn to the best of their ability! DC English Institute is in-between the amazing touristic areas of The Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina, which means there are always things to do and places to explore! And DC English Institute even guarantees the best classroom views in Dubai!




ILSC Education Group - Set to grow in Australia with new Perth school and Adelaide expansion 




๐Ÿ”— ILSC Language Schools

 ๐Ÿ”ต   Edvisor ID: ilsc


 ๐Ÿ“  Canada

๐Ÿ—ƒ๏ธ New Campus Openings


LSC Education Group, an established international provider of language, vocational, and higher-education programs, is expanding their presence in Australia. They are due to open a new centre in Perth in the second quarter of 2023 and have announced an expansion of their existing Adelaide centre. These centres will offer English language courses and vocational programs through Greystone College. ILSC recently announced a merger with ELS Educational Services and Berlitz Corporation in the formation of the new Language Holdings Group, owned by ILSC Holdings. 

Safety and affordability make Perth an attractive study destination. Perth also offers excellent off-campus work opportunities, has amazing weather and landscapes, and is Australiaโ€™s most multicultural city. Adelaide and other ILSC schools in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney are all quality assured by NEAS and members of English Australia. ILSC seeks to provide transformative learning and a great living experience to all students.



Expanish - Opens new school in Malaga


Expanish Logo (1)



๐Ÿ”— Expanish

 ๐Ÿ”ต   Edvisor ID: expanish


 ๐Ÿ“ Spain

๐Ÿ—ƒ๏ธ New Campus Openings


Expanish is a Spanish language provider. The school is excited to announce the opening of its fifth school in Malaga, located one block from the 15th-century Malaga Cathedral. The centre will feature six classrooms, a student common room, and regular year-round courses, along with two- and four-week summer camps for students aged 13-to-17. 

The remodel of the Malaga location is using locally sourced materials and focused on sustainability. The centre has been established by Asociaciรณn de Centros de Idiomas (SEA) and IALC - International Association of Language Centres and has won the ST Star Spanish Language School category at the StudyTravel Star Awards three times, including the last two years. With top-class museums, traditional Andalusian culture and fantastic Mediterranean beaches, Expanish Malaga promises students a memorable language learning experience.



TALK English Schools - New Teen Summer Camp at Lynn University





๐Ÿ”— Talk English Schools

 ๐Ÿ”ต   Edvisor ID: talkenglish


 ๐Ÿ“ United States

๐Ÿ—ƒ๏ธ New Program


TALK English Schools is launching a Teen Summer Camp program in 2023 at the Lynn University Campus in Boca Raton, Florida. This six-week program will offer students aged 12-19 the opportunity to take English classes in the morning and enjoy a variety of excursions and activities in the afternoon, including trips to Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale. The TALK Education Group, established in 1996 and accredited by ACCET, operates six year-round campuses across the USA.

Residential accommodation is provided at the 115-acre campus that boasts modern classrooms, a library, dining facilities, soccer fields, tennis courts and swimming pools. The campโ€™s President, Desmond Levin, is looking forward for campers to breaking free from Covid restrictions and enjoying the many attractions South Florida has to offer.



Irish Government - Announces financial assistance for student accommodations


The Irish Government has approved a new policy to provide financial support in the construction of student accommodations. This will be the first instance where the state contributes to the cost of this type of construction and is part of a long-term strategic response. The project will focus on areas that have already been granted planning permission and are in need of more funding. 

The 667 beds across the University of Limerick, Maynooth University and the University of Galway will be provided during the first phase. Additional investments that will be made to build student accommodation at technological universities were also approved, in order to promote balanced regional development. The government has set in place affordability commitments for rent and this policy promises to provide greater access and assistance for students who need it most.

Click here to read the government statement on the policy.



The New Zealand Qualifications Authority - Cuts online English tests as proof of language skills


The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has announced that online versions of approved English language proficiency tests will no longer be accepted as evidence of English language skills. This decision took effect at the start of 2021 and reflects NZQA decision not to list online tests permanently on its Table of Internationally Recognised English Proficiency Outcomes for International Students. 

Learners accepted onto a program prior to the 31st of December, 2022 with an online test will be able to use that result for full enrolment in 2023 provided it remains within the two-year validity period. Approved tests include IELTS, Cambridge Assessment English qualifications, the Occupational English Test (OET), the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL), Pearson PTE Academic, LanguageCert, and Trinity College London ISE.

Click here to see NZQA statement on the change.



Canada - Introduce Pearson Test of English Essential as proof of language skills for immigration application in 2023


Pearson, the world-leading language testing provider, has announced that from late 2023 onwards, Canadian applicants for permanent residency or citizenship will be required to take the Pearson Test of English Essential (PTE Essential) as part of their application. This exam is specifically tailored to meet Canada's immigration requirements and to assess applicants' real-life English proficiency. 

According to Andy Bird, CEO of Pearson, PTE Academic has already proven to be a successful tool for individuals looking to use English in their respective countries. As Canada plans to accept 500,000 new permanent residents by 2025, Pearson's test will offer a high-quality, quick experience and AI and voice recognition technology. PTE Academic is already accepted by UK, Australian and New Zealand governments for visa.

Click here to learn more about Person test.



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