The upcoming two weeks will be a new and adventurous page in the diary of Oxford English Academy! For the first time ever, we will be attending the ICEF Dubai Workshop as well as the ICEF Turkey Agent Focus in Istanbul.

These events hosted by ICEF are an exciting way of broadening our networking horizons and meeting agents. We are endeavouring to expand the Oxford English Academy family and ensuring that more and more students are given the opportunity to study at one of our schools.

In Dubai (06 – 08 February) agents will come from all over the Middle East, Africa and South Asia to meet with educators from various countries. We are happy to announce that Oxford English Academy will be the only South African school represented at the event. The event is being held in the prestigious Jumeirah Emirates Towers and promises to be three days of fantastic business to business (B2B) opportunities.

Once we have conquered Dubai the next stop is Istanbul. The ICEF Turkey Focus (10 and 11 February) will take place at the Hilton Bosporus near the historical area of Taksim. Here educators will have the chance to meet with agents from various parts of Turkey. Despite the political situation, Turkey is deemed one of the bigger English Language Travel markets at the moment. We hope to make many new friends while we are there and cannot wait to invite them to our schools and show them the beauty of Cape Town or the wonderful history in Oxford!

After the event, we will travel to Ankara (which is the capital of Turkey) as well as Izmir. Spreading the Oxford love all around as we go! If you are anywhere near any of these destinations, please get in touch as it would be great to meet you!

Later in the year you will also find us in Berlin for possibly the biggest event of the year where we will have the opportunity to meet almost eight hundred agents! Next up? World domination! Watch this space…