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Education Minister to tighten English standards for international students

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The Education Minister will look at tighter requirements for the English language standards of international university students.

The International Education sector is a $35 billion industry but there are fears the English proficiency of international students is not strong enough.

Universities are required to meet certain proficiency levels but the Minister says that needs to be regulated.

Education Minister Dan Tehan tells Ben Fordham a poor English standard could undermine the education sector.

“We are about to surpass the UK as the second most popular destination for international students so we’ve got to ensure that our English language skills are up to scratch.”

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