Government raises concerns over foreign uni students’ English skills
This article from the Sydney Morning herald (SMH) in Australia made me remember my own experience while doing my masters in Australia. The university I attended accepted large amounts of foreign students into their full fee paying courses, and many of these students did not have very good English and struggled to be able to cope with the requirements of the course.
So this quote came as no surprise to me: “systemic failure in universities meeting their duty to not knowingly enroll an international student without the required level of English proficiency to successfully complete the course the student is enrolled in.”
One hopes that Australian Universities take notice of this recent report and give greater emphasis to making sure that overseas students accepted into their courses have sufficient English skills to cope.
Here is another interesting article on the same topic from ABC.