Three IALC language schools open new branches in beach destinations in 2005-6. The Australian College of English in Cairns, Queensland, opened in October 2005. Mexican language school Solexico opened its third Spanish school in the coastal resort of Puerto Vallarta in November 2005, while Latin Immersion, which has Spanish language schools in Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile, will open a third centre in the Chilean resort of Viña del Mar in Spring 2006.
Three English language schools terminated their membership of IALC in autumn 2005. They are: Language Plus in El Paso, Language Learning International in Dublin and Yes Language Schools in Eastbourne. LLI and Yes are now focusing on summer courses only, while Language Plus is concentrating on its core business of providing language training for the domestic market. BLS Campus International in Toulon has also closed its doors. The school was acquired by BLS Bordeaux Language School in 2004 but did not prove viable.
BLS will continue to operate its two successful French language schools in Bordeaux and Biarritz.