Disease deters foreign students

30th March 2001 at 01:00
AUSTRIA: The foot-and-mouth epidemic has caused panic among Austrian families worried about sending their children to the UK on language holidays. England has always been the most popular destination for children learning languages abroad but, since last month's outbreak, language tourists are increasingly uncertain about crossing th Channel. "It is important to tell people about alternative destinations," admitted Elisabeth Sekulin, business manager of the EF Language School, the country's biggest language holiday company. Schools are now offering transfers to other English-speaking destinations, such as America, Australia or Canada.

Mike Leidig

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now