[Edling] English-language schools once aimed at expatriates now cater to domestic elites

Francis Hult francis.hult at englund.lu.se
Wed Dec 31 16:21:20 UTC 2014


The Economist



English-language schools once aimed at expatriates now cater to domestic elites



In 1979, when Ken Ross was eight, his family moved from Scotland to France for his father’s job with IBM. The computer firm paid the fees at the English School of Paris, where his classmates were mostly children of expats from Britain and elsewhere: managers, army officers, diplomats and the like. A couple were Saudi princes. For the most recent class reunion, old boys and girls flew in from as far afield as China and South Africa.  Since then, there has been a boom in such “international schools”, which teach in English in non-Anglophone countries, mostly offering British A-levels, American APs and SATs, or the International Baccalaureate.



Full story:
http://www.economist.com/news/international/21636757-english-language-schools-once-aimed-expatriates-now-cater-domestic-elites-new
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