Tag Archives: TEFL stats

Foreign language study in the EU latest stats

94% – Upper secondary students in the EU learning English as a foreign language 83% – Primary or lower secondary students in the EU studying English as a foreign language 73% – Primary or lower secondary students in the EU … Continue reading

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Cambridge ESOL by numbers

I’ve just published a review of Cambridge English Exams The First Hundred Years. Although it’s got plenty of interesting tidbits (many of which I’ve mentioned in my review), the info isn’t exactly easy to find. I’m therefore going to publish this list of … Continue reading

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London summer schools down 35 percent in 2012

No info on where that stat came from nor conclusions on whether it was mainly the Olympics or something else, but still… Were the Olympics bad for (TEFL) business? Loads more TEFL stats via the tag of that name below.

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100,000 foreign English teachers in China?

So claims this article from Forbes, which also has the fact that in almost every country in the survey women had better English than men: English – The global language of business? Click on the Stats tag below for more … Continue reading

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Random facts about Murphy's Grammar in Use

From a PR piece on Cambridge’s recent award of an honorary MA to Raymond Murphy, presumably for single-handedly keeping CUP afloat: “If our estimates of the size of the second-hand and photocopying markets are reasonably accurate, there is probably a … Continue reading

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Applications to EF up 30%

Oh dear, young Americans (and the American economy) really must be in a desperate position… Data from this bit of PR fluff pretending to be an article: Americans travel across the world for jobs

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Pearson buys 450-branch test preparation school chain in China

They already own the China-based bits of the Wall Street English conversation school chain, so they just keep getting bigger. The article in the FT doesn’t speculate on it (because they are also owned by Pearson??), but I wonder whether … Continue reading

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More interesting TEFL/ TESOL statistics

It’s turning into a bit of a collection. Better than collecting stamps, I suppose: 1.5 billion – Estimated number of English speakers up to 400 million – number of Chinese learning English (nearly a third of the population) over 50,000 … Continue reading

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More TEFL stats

As TEFLstats.com didn’t really take off, would be very interested in collecting any interesting TEFL stats you may have. Here’s my collection so far: 50 – the lowest legal age limit in this international survey, for teachers in Tanzania 35 … Continue reading

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TEFL by numbers Feb 2008

78 pounds How much capital you need to set up an English school in Ho Chi Minh City. Wouldn’t rush out there to set up your own, though, as there are already 474 (!) registered language schools there. At least … Continue reading

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