End-of-year Wall Street English news round-up

08 Feb 13

2012 was another successful year for Wall Street English in China. ‘Average Levels Completed’, the school chain’s key indicator of student success, reached the highest level in the company's history, closing the year with 56.7% of courses completed and representing an almost 10% increase year-on-year. WSE has been measuring Average Levels Completed since 2009, and is the only English language provider that focusses on ensuring its students complete their course and achieve their learning objectives.

On top of this, WSE achieved a 33% increase in student renewals on 2011, achieving 5,475 renewal contracts in the year. This is significant as the choice of students to continue studying with WSE demonstrates their belief in the company's methods and service, and confidence in their learning results.

2012 was also an eventful year for social media across the WSE group. It started the year with around 200,000 Facebook fans globally, but ended it with over 450,000 fans worldwide. In addition, 27 territories are now active on at least two of the major channels (Facebook, Twitter and YouTube) and over 50% of all territories are active on all three.

2013 has started in a similar vein, with WSE winning the very prestigious award of 'The Most Renowned Foreign Language Teaching Brand of 2012' in China. A grand awards ceremony, entitled 'The Best in Education in 2012', was hosted by the China Internet Information Centre (CIIC) and held at the DiaoYutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on 9 January. The event was dedicated to highlighting the most influential organisations, people, activities and voices in the education field in China during 2012. All of the awards were reviewed by an extensive academic panel and votes collated from tens of thousands of Internet users.

WSE has also become a founding member of the Shanghai Youth Public Welfare Alliance. A ‘Gala Night of Youth Public Welfare’ was held at the Shanghai City Theatre on 15 December, organised by the Shanghai Youth League and co-hosted by the Shanghai Youth Daily Newspaper.

It is the first time that the Shanghai Government has integrated various resources through diversified channels of government, charity organisations, enterprises, media and volunteer associations to build up a united public welfare platform. Over 10,000 youth volunteers, 31 charity organisations and 25 enterprises have joined the Alliance as its founding members.

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WSE has won the award for 'The Most Renowned Foreign Language Teaching Brand of 2012' in China

WSE becomes a founding member of the Shanghai Youth Public Welfare Alliance