The 20 most popular language schools

Which language schools do you think are the most popular in the world? Here is the answer from the Swedish students in 2016.

A while ago I wrote an article about the most popular schools in the world – based on statistics from CSN about where Swedish students studied in 2016. There universities and colleges dominated the list. Now I have received more statistics from CSN showing the most popular language schools in 2016. Here is the top 20:

Language School

City

CSN-students in 2016

1.

Speakeasy Language School

Barcelona

188

2.

ISI Language School

Tokyo

86

3.

Die Deutschule

Berlin

67

4.

Kai Japanese Language School

Tokyo

63

5.

EF Int School of English

London

61

6.

Sorbonne

Paris

56

7.

EF Int School of English

Los Angeles

55

8.

Inter Cultural Inst of Japan

Tokyo

43

9.

EF Int School of English

New York

42

10.

Nihongo Center

Kyoto

42

11.

EF International School of Spanish

Barcelona

41

12.

EF Centro Int de Idiomas

Tamarindo

34

13.

EF Int School of English

Brighton

33

14.

Accord Ec de langues

Paris

32

15.

Yoshida Inst of Japanese Language

Tokyo

32

16.

Don Quijote Barcelona

Barcelona

30

17.

Lexis Korea

Seoul

30

18.

GLS Campus Berlin

Berlin

30

19.

Ole Languages

Barcelona

27

20.

Lanta Int Language School

Koh Lanta

27

Barcelona wins, closely followed by Tokyo

Spain and Barcelona have always been popular with Swedish language students. In the early 21st century close to 3500 Swedish students per year took Spanish language courses in Spain with CSN. Since then the numbers have gone down a lot to approximately 500 students per year. However Spain and Barcelona are still one of the most popular destinations for Swedish language travelers. This year Speakeasy outperforms all competition with a whopping 188 students. Almost 40% of all CSN-students to Spain and 102 students more than ISI in second place.

Japan and Tokyo are in second place here. The interest for Japan has increased a lot over the last ten years and Japan is now the biggest destination in the world for Swedish CSN-students, at least if you look at the number of student weeks. So it is not surprising with 5 Japanese language schools in the top 20.

Die Deutschule's third place ranking is impressive considering that they have no representation in Sweden that I know of and they don't have a Swedish version of their website. However they are much cheaper than their competition. I can also see a trend where more Swedish students arrange their studies on their own without the help of an agency.

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