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Percentages of Foreign Students

 
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lumber Jack



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:56 pm    Post subject: Percentages of Foreign Students Reply with quote

Based on your experiences, what do you think is the breakdown of foreign ESL students in the UK (maybe you know some official figures?).

I've only worked in a few London schools, but here's my rough guess....

Polish 16%
Chinese 15%
Latin Americans 15%
Korean 13%
Other Eastern Europeans 10%
Japanese 7%
Turkish 5%
Other Middle East 5%
South East Asian 5%
Sub-Saharan Africa 5%
Rest of the World 4%
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lolwhites



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about Western Europe? The FE college where I used to work had a lot of Spanish and Italians.
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SueH



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've worked in a private summer school (a French 'colonie de vacances'), an FE college summer school (plenty of Western Europeans), ESOL at an FE college (Chinese, Turkish, Eastern Europeans), various Middle eastern types (military cadets, Iraqi refugees etc) at another FE college.

These were all outside Lunnon which is a place apart, so I'd be loathe to put any overall percentages on it.
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BELS



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My experience of a Summer school I worked for last year was this ratio;

25% French
25% Italian
10% German
15% Russian ( Siberian and not Moscowvites)
15% Spanish.

And for later in the season somehow, 10% Chinese

My school was just outside Oxford by the way, so perhaps areas and the marketing of schools might vary. But I do believe complications of visas has a lot to do with it, and it wouldn't surprise me that the French and Iaians wis always be there in full force.
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lumber Jack



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really? I honestly can't recall a single W.European in about 12 months split between 3 London schools.

Not very good schools perhaps - maybe that's why?

I thought Oxford and Cambridge were full of Asian students?
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BELS



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was talking about a Summer school, where rich parents send their kids to.

Even so, with current political movements I sense more Eastern Europeans immigrating to UK, rather than Asians now. And they don't need a visa.


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lumber Jack



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the places I worked was the kind of super-cheap school that attracted those who wanted a student visa so they could work. That was 4 or 5 years ago, so I wonder what has happened in that kind of school. Have all the E.Europeans dropped out?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lumber Jack wrote:
One of the places I worked was the kind of super-cheap school that attracted those who wanted a student visa so they could work. That was 4 or 5 years ago, so I wonder what has happened in that kind of school. Have all the E.Europeans dropped out?


E. Europeans now don't need a visa I guess.
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BELS



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kootvela wrote:
lumber Jack wrote:
One of the places I worked was the kind of super-cheap school that attracted those who wanted a student visa so they could work. That was 4 or 5 years ago, so I wonder what has happened in that kind of school. Have all the E.Europeans dropped out?


E. Europeans now don't need a visa I guess.


Correct, if they are EU members. They no longer need to be a student to reside or work in the UK or other EU countries.

Another benefit for EU students is that they will have subsidised fees on education, so they will pay the same as a UK student. In some case, courses will be free.
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