Articles by: Andrew Jones

Author Biography:

Andrew Jones has worked in the ELICOS sector for over seven years, performing various roles from teaching to compliance. He is an active teacher-unionist with an academic background and a keen interest in all facets of the international-education sector, including international-student security and the rights of migrant workers.

‘We’ve Been Sick for a While…’: English Language Education Industry’s Problems Run Deeper than COVID-19

Many have made the case that the COVID-19 pandemic poses an existential threat to English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) and therefore to these jobs, students and institutions. Although this is nominally true, the crisis has revealed the unsustainable and unethical business practices on which ELICOS colleges have always depended.