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Petition to reduce nurses' Ielts standard reaches 9,500 signatures

28-06-2017 Hits:523 Uncategorised Claudia Civinini - avatar Claudia Civinini

A petition calling on the UK's Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to reconsider its English language requirements for foreign nurses has gained nearly 5,500 signatures over the past four weeks...

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The language learning gap between the North and South of England is widening, according to a new report from the British Council.

The Language Trends Survey 2017 shows that in summer 2016, 65 per cent of pupils in Inner London took a foreign language up to GCSE level (exams taken by 15 and 16 year-olds), compared to just 43 per cent in the North East.

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The English language recently enjoyed some celebrity as seemingly every journalist in the English-speaking world was forced to write about its enduring importance.

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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’.

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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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