Universities told to boost English programs

Universities told to boost English programs | Guy Healy and Andrew Trounson | The Australian Higher Education Supplement | 10 February 10, 2010

UNIVERSITIES are being warned to increase their English language programs for international students given the potential for a review of the migration points system to recommend higher levels of proficiency.

While universities are set to benefit from the Rudd government’s move to refocus skilled migration on higher skills and qualifications, experts are warning it could put pressure on the sector to lift English standards.

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