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UK likely to ease nurses’ Ielts anguish

13-10-2017 Hits:58 News Andrea Perez - avatar Andrea Perez

Strict language rules that have prevented some English native speaker nurses registering to work in the UK could soon be relaxed, it has emerged.

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Around three quarters of all nurses worldwide who sit academic Ielts fail to reach the grades they would require if they wanted to practise in the UK, an EL Gazette analysis suggests.

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There is a special place for international students in the UK Conservative party’s general election manifesto, and that’s right under the heading ‘controlling immigration’.


School pupils in Italy will soon have to sit a compulsory English language test at the end of each stage of schooling, the Italian education ministry has said.

Students in middle and secondary schools will have to sit this national English test before being allowed to take the school-leaving exam, but it will not affect the final grades.

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