NEAS Australia CEO Update August 2020

Dr Patrick Pheasant, CEO, NEAS Australia

Stakeholder Survey Reveals Strong Sector Support for Ongoing, Independent, Non-Governmental Expert Quality Assurance of English Language Teaching

NEAS has recently undertaken surveys and interviews with members and key government and education sector stakeholders. Survey responses from 178 key NEAS stakeholders reveals that the majority believe NEAS is a key service offering for the industry, with 38% rating it ‘essential’ (9 or 10). Stakeholders most value NEAS’ quality assurance and endorsement. Continuous improvement is also important to stakeholders who are seeking more professional development from NEAS around online delivery and flexible approaches to adapt to our rapidly changing environment.

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NEAS News – NEAS on the Socials!

Did you know that NEAS uses a variety of social media platforms to stay connected with the ELT community? We use our socials to broadcast relevant and useful information to our members and followers. Our posts include industry news items, information about upcoming webinars and professional development opportunities. Our latest posts link to a piece written by our CEO, highlighting the value of education agents and the weight of their impact on the ELT industry (which you can also view here).

We are approaching 1000 followers on each of our pages. If you haven’t yet connected with us, now is the time! There will be a prize for the 1000th follower of each page.


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NEAS News – Endorsed Online Courses

The global ELT community is a vibrant and colourful space with highly differentiated providers and unique online offerings for students learning English. Centres wishing to showcase and seek recognition for their unique and innovative online courses can apply for NEAS Online Course Endorsement.

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NEAS Australia CEO Update July 2020

Dr Patrick Pheasant, CEO, NEAS Australia

The Online Delivery of Australian English Language Teaching must also be a Gold Standard Experience for Students

With the impact of COVID-19 still reverberating through our society and economy, the English Language Teaching community in Australia is striving to continue to be able to deliver high standards of learning in a fast-changing environment.

It’s already a huge challenge for students to leave their homes and families behind and come to a country where they do not speak the language, to acquire an education, and often take steps to improve their English skills after hours, commonly at their own expense.

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NEAS News – Quality Online Delivery

After the success of the NEAS Health Check for Quality Area H – Online Delivery, some members have extended their continuous improvement activities in this area by applying to have their remote delivery models Quality Assured by NEAS.

The following centres are the first to achieve NEAS Quality Endorsement for Online Delivery, and we would like to congratulate them for this achievement.

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NEAS News – NEAS Congratulates the 2020 ’25 Years of Quality Commitment’ awardees.

As at 1 July 2020, another three quality centres have reached the milestone of 25 years of continuous quality endorsement with NEAS! Each has demonstrated their commitment to quality through 25 years of membership with NEAS and now join the exclusive group awarded the ’25 Years Quality Commitment’ logo. We look forward to celebrating their achievement at the 2021 NEAS Management Conference, confirmed now for 6-7 May 2021, Doltone House Sydney.

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The 2021 NEAS Management Conference Date Announced!

The 2021 NEAS Conference will be on the 6th and 7th May 2021.

NEAS wants to thank all the participants and sponsors transferring to the new date for our conference. Our conference will continue to focus on the theme of Transformative Journeys in Education. Other announcements such as speakers and schedule will be announced in the near future,