[LINK] "Group Assessment"

David dlochrin at key.net.au
Tue Sep 3 13:45:45 AEST 2019

On 1/09/2019 5:24 pm, Stephen Loosley wrote:

> Whatever, it must involve much more than a current inadequate ANU policy? For eg, only in their first year they get a third extra-time, and, are allowed to use a language dictionary! This seems a hopeless, inadequate and pathetic solution to this problem.

However proficiency in English is an integral part of any Australian university degree.  Even if students with limited English can be taught successfully in the first place, a graduate who cannot communicate properly with their work colleagues, patients, clients, etc. presents a liability to themselves and others.

Many years ago, if I remember correctly, a professor of engineering at UNSW made English a compulsory course for students in that Faculty (with howls of protest!).

For better or worse, English is now also an international lingua franca.

David L.

More information about the Link mailing list