CBI member Pearson recently released its preliminary results for 2013, reporting its international education business achieved another strong underlying performance in emerging markets, particularly in South Africa and China.
In China, student enrolments at Wall Street English increased 7% to 65,000, boosted by good underlying demand. Pearson's students rapidly acquire high-level English skills with average grade levels achieved rising by 14% during 2013. Enrolments at Global Education, Pearson’s test preparation services for English language and vocational qualifications, increased 24% to more than 1.3 million, through 82 owned and 426 franchised learning centres with investment in learning centres and digital learning platforms enabling Pearson to better meet learner demands and be a premier brand in test preparation.
Around 70% of the high-end course students achieve IELTS 7.0, which demonstrates a high level of proficiency in English and a key grade when studying abroad.
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