ELS Australian University Plans Challenge to Navitas?
ELS has almost 50 schools with 15,000 students in the US and plans to expand into Australia and Canada. ELS offers its own certificate of English proficiency, which competes with the widely accepted IELTS and TOEFL qualifications.
More than 600 US universities use the ELS 112 certification and 46 of them have an ELS language school on campus. The company also has a network of 1200 recruiting agents across the world looking for students who want to study abroad.
The company has been eyeing the strong growth in international student numbers in Australia, which it sees, along with Canada, as the next frontier. It has begun talks with several Australian universities.
Competition for Navitas and Study Group from an established professional international player….. sure Charles Sturt University now wish they kept ELS English centre franchise some years ago…..