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A Malaysian teacher with 12 years' professional experience in New Zealand cannot register with the national Education Council unless she sits for the IELTS exam, the NZ Herald online reported.

A Mexican English language teacher has been denied entry to the UK for her wedding due to her IELTS results. According to the Independent newspaper, UK immigration authorities refused her a visa on the grounds that 'the English language test she completed was not approved for settlement’.

A young Australian man has received whole life sentence after being found guilty of killing a Korean English language student in Brisbane in 2013, the Australian press report.

Philippines' Labor Chief Silvestre Bello has announced a government-to-government hiring scheme with China, where at minimum of 2,000 Filipino teachers will start work this autumn.