Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Language schools were hit hard when the recession forced companies and households alike to scale back their plans to go abroad. Less travel to foreign countries meant less demand for foreign-language courses. The industry benefited from steady immigration levels and the influx of international students into the United States, both of which contribute to demand for English instruction. However, even as the economy recovers and demand picks up in the next five years, language schools face increased competition from educational institutions' in-house language programs and language instruction software... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Language schools are located in all regions of the United States. Despite the recent shift toward computer-based instruction, language training is still mostly given on a face-to-face basis. Therefore, language schools are likely to be located in populated regions. However, the distribution of language schools does not depend of population alone. Other factors, such as household income, demographics and corporate activity also play a role in the spread of establishments.
The West accounts for about 30.7% of industry establishments, a particularly large share considering the region's share of the population is about 17.0%. However, the West is more ethnically diverse than other parts of the United States, and this supports a greater concentration of language schools... purchase to read more