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seneca Post time: 2018-5-31 16:54
As far as I know, the language proficiency of foreign students is usually checked by designated te ...

" Normally a foreign student has to pass IELTS tests to qualify to go to Europe, or TOEFL if he or she wants to study in the USA. "

If you rely on their IELTS or TOEFL test results, you are a fool; Chinese students are experts at passing tests, that does not mean they have acquired the language proficiency needed to attend classes overseas!  I have college professor friends overseas who complain that many of their Chinese students have excellent test scores but couldn't follow their lessons!

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"An unrelated lawsuit, filed last year by a former instructor, alleges that some of IASCO’s Chinese students spoke so little English that they could not safely fly – that one had nearly crashed into another plane because he had misunderstood his teacher’s instructions."

From what I have read, the school contracted with China’s civil aviation authority to train its new pilots. This means that the CCAA is responsible for vetting their prospective pilots' English capabilities. The CCAA is the one taking the students' money.
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seneca Post time: 2018-6-1 16:13
I am probably even more aware of the pitfalls of relying on test scores of foreign students in the ...

'you cannot pretend to answer questions that you don't really understand.'

Ha, you'd be surprised, there are special schools which help students spot likely questions and drill them, and they are proud to announce to all their skill in spotting questions and preparing students to score high marks even if the students don't know enough English.  And their fees are not cheap!  And btw, the schools don't teach students English, that is not their job, which is to get students to pass exams only!  Woe betide overseas colleges which rely on tests results.

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