NEWS

Sunshine Coast International College

Congratulations to Sunshine Coast International College on a positive NEAS Quality Review outcome for 2020. Sunshine Coast International College is an independent ELICOS provider based in the heart of Sydney. The college is currently running General English, EAP/IELTS and Cambridge CAE courses.

An overwhelming sense of community and student care came across in all meetings and focus groups conducted at Sunshine Coast International College, and student survey responses indicate a high degree of satisfaction with the level of support received, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Upcoming Professional Development October

Finish off October with some webinars from NEAS. For full details, check out NEAS Australia’s professional development page.

NEAS PD is free for Associate Members and employees of NEAS Endorsed centres.

Join us, become listed as an ELT professional and experience essential professional development in a collaborative English Language Teaching community.

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Endorsement of Oxford International English School’s Online Pre-Sessional English Course

We are pleased to announce the Endorsement of Oxford International English School’s Online Pre-Sessional English Course as a Quality Product / Service.

The course was designed to help selected university partners with the recruitment of international students and is offered over 6, 12 and 16 weeks. The course draws on a variety of teaching methods and can be co-branded with university partners. Enrolled students are also given access to the Oxford International VLE platform where they have access to a range of practical and engaging support material.”

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NEAS Provides Feedback on Proposed ESOS Act Changes

Earlier this month, NEAS was pleased to provide a response to the Australian Government’s discussion paper on ‘Improving regulation of supplementary courses for overseas students’. The paper sought industry stakeholder feedback on changes proposed by the Government to the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act). NEAS canvassed both its Board of Directors and Advisory Council on the proposed changes, gaining valuable input across multiple institutions, diverse regional areas and professional backgrounds.

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The Benefits of Transnational Partnerships

Australian ELT providers have been partnering with offshore providers for decades.  Transnational partnerships are a sustainable way for Australian providers to grow and compete internationally as well as develop greater understanding of the cultural contexts of their international partners.

Transnational arrangements between Australian and offshore providers include delivering programs through distance learning modes, teacher and/or student exchanges and offshore campuses.

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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.

So……Like!…..Follow!…..Connect!….Win!

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