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The press secretary of Kurdish insurgent group the PKK (Workers’ Party of Kurdistan), based somewhere in northern Iraq, is a former high school English language teacher with an MA Tefl. Since...

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Matt Salusbury writes

Thousands of international students deported from the UK could now seek readmission and receive compensation as a result of a ‘damning’ verdict by an immigration appeals tribunal. The tribunal ruled against the UK Home Office over its decision to deport students who had taken the Toeic test of English. The ruling in March by Mr Justice McCloskey in the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) dealt with an appeal in which Qadir Ishan, an accountancy student from Pakistan, was told by the Home Office he’d secured his visa ‘by deception’ and would be deported.

Andrea Pérez writes

The supreme court in Spain has granted legal status to the Cambridge English First Certificate in English (FCE), which means that this certificate will now count for extra marks in exams for civil servant positions, Europa Press reported. This decision comes after one applicant, Cristina V. B., complained to the Valencia regional supreme court that the administration did not take into account the FCE qualification she presented in 2008. After the regional court ruled against her she appealed to the national supreme court, which ruled in her favour last month. The supreme court stated that there was a ‘legal void’ in regulations covering exams and that the claimant was within her rights to appeal.

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