Go Enrol’s Special Feature for EducationInvestor

Go Enrol’s Special Feature for EducationInvestor

Stephen Parkes, CEO of Go Enrol, has written a column for this month’s EducationInvestor  Global magazine.  This is an industry leading magazine which provides insights for those working in the education sector.

The prime focus of the column is Go Enrol’s insight into what is happening in the English Language Training sector and the trends we have been seeing. This is based largely on the Annual Survey which we conducted for the the third time at the end of 2016 and start of 2017. Mr. Parkes also explores what is happening with UK university admissions and discusses how closely we should correlate those trends with the ELT sector.

You can read the full article online (subscription needed)

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Second Annual English Language School Survey

Second Annual English Language School Survey

For the second year running, Go Enrol has conducted a survey of English language schools in native-English speaking countries. The primary goal is to understand the industry better and play a small role in helping schools improve themselves.

Some of what we found won’t be surprising for those in the industry, for example that agents remain the dominant force for supplying students to schools. Having this reaffirmed by peers is, however, useful. For schools in the UK, a major challenge for much of 2015 was the strong pound which has led some to explore courses which are perceived as more value-add. The idea that students signed up for a courses because they were, at least in part, wanting a “holiday” became less popular when we compared it to last year’s data.

We still find that the industry is very fragmented. Whilst there are of course some major international brands, when we asked the schools which schools in the industry are setting the standard for English language training – not one school was named twice. Accreditation bodies did come in for praise though. The British Council appears to be particularly well regarded.

These findings and more have been put together in an Executive Summary which we are making available for $39. If you are interested in purchasing a copy, please go to our partner website and follow the Paypal process – website.

Go Enrol Joins Microsoft BizSpark

Go Enrol Joins Microsoft BizSpark

We’re happy to let you know that we have been accepted onto the Microsoft BizSpark program. This competitive program to be accepted onto offers a range of support to growing, tech businesses.

What does this mean for our customers and users of goenrol.com? The same great and always improving support will still be the case. This support from the Microsoft BizSpark program helps us behind the scenes to be more efficient. This will free up more resources and time to further improve Go Enrol to help students and parents find the best courses and schools.

 

Go Enrol’s First Partner in Scotland Goes Live

Go Enrol’s First Partner in Scotland Goes Live

We are happy to announce that we have signed with our first language school partner in Scotland. The school is the renowned Basil Paterson in Edinburgh. They are well known for their IELTS courses and other English language courses which support students to improve their language skills.

Basil Paterson is now live on Go Enrol. You can see their institution page here and their IELTS course here.

If you are interested in studying at Basil Paterson, please contact students[at]goenrol.com.

If you are a school interested in working with us, then please write to schools[at]goenrol.com.

Go Enrol Used in Over 180 Countries

Go Enrol Used in Over 180 Countries

This week we hit another great milestone: student and parents in 180 countries have now used Go Enrol. We’re thrilled that what we are building has been and continues to be used by people in so many places.

The biggest sources of traffic to Go Enrol continues to come from Thailand, Indonesia, the UK, USA and India. At the other end of the scale though, we’ve thrilled to have welcomed and helped people from countries ranging from Vanuatu to Togo to Benin to the Solomon Islands.

No matter where you’re from we are here to help. If you have any feedback or questions please do get in touch.

Welcome to Our New Partners in Spain

Welcome to Our New Partners in Spain

We are thrilled to have signed up five new language school partners in Spain. This enables us to offer a range of new high quality Spanish courses to students. The courses are open to students from any country and are all provided by accredited language schools. Their courses can be easily found from the Go Enrol search page.

These are our new partners:

K2 Internacional

K2 Escuela

Founded in 2001, K2 Internactional has been teaching students Spanish in the beautiful town of Cadiz. The school prides itself not just on its language lessons, but also it’s cooking classes.

Taronja School

Taronja School

Tarjona school is located in the famous city of Valencia. The school is creative hub with each room having a personal touch.

FU International Academy

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With two schools in stunning Tenerife, who isn’t going to a little jealous of students going to study with FU Academy International. They offer a range of Spanish courses, including specialist offerings such as Spanish and Surfing.

OnSpain

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OnSpain offers Spanish lessons in the ever popular tourist city of Malaga. Spanish lessons are provided to students of all abilities – from complete beginners through to experienced speakers wanting to polish up.

Hispania escuela de espanol

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And finally, but far from least, is Hispania escuela de espanol. This school has received super feedback from past students and has been recognised as one of the top five Spanish schools in Spain. Based in Valencia, Hispania escuela de espanol provides Spanish lessons for all abilities. In between class, students can even take a break on their roof-top balcony!


The signing up of these partners means that students can now use Go Enrol to apply for courses in 10 countries.

Go Enrol’s CEO, Stephen Parkes, had this to say: “Beginning to work with these new partners signals an exciting new step for Go Enrol. We’re already used by a lot of students in the UK and US, so I’m glad that we are able to help them further by bringing them, and others, these courses.”

If you are a language school interested in working with Go Enrol, please contact schools[at]goenrol.com to introduce yourself.

New Feature: Using Go Enrol in Spanish

New Feature: Using Go Enrol in Spanish

Students and parents whose first language is Spanish can now navigate Go Enrol in their native language. We have updated Go Enrol so that all the main menus and language course pages can be navigated in Spanish.

A lot of students from Spain use Go Enrol to find information about language courses. By introducing this new feature we hope to help them and new students using Go Enrol.

The language feature is in the top-right hand corner of the screen. Once the language is selected, within a fraction of a second the site switches to the student’s preferred language.

Why not give it a try : ) Try searching for an English language course on our search page.