Wednesday, 31 July 2013

100,000 more international students in the next 5 years

This probably means I have my job secured until 2018. On a serious note I wonder if universities are ready to support this extra influx of foreign students. In the era of serious cuts and savings at HE institutions I cannot imagine international students having extraordinary experience without EAP support and lecturers being able to cope with extra demands of teaching students with English as a second language. Perhaps it's not too late to change it?

Friday, 12 July 2013

A refresher

Things we all know but forget so often. Now, that I am actively engaged in running and delivery of Pre-sessional EAP courses, the article from Guardian with an interview with Diane Schmitt reiterates the importance of this course prior to students joining their main studies in September.