english test: Niagara College flagged concerns with inconsistencies in the scores of English-language tests taken by students applying from India, according to Toronto Star. It has asked 428 applicants to retake the test in India or risk having their offers of acceptance cancelled. Niagara College has contacted more than 400 students admitted to its January 2019 programs who had taken IELTS tests at locations in India, telling them they had to undergo a second English test or risk losing their offer of admission. Niagara College The International English Language Testing System IELTS is accepted by most Canadian academic institutions and is one of two major English language tests used by Immigration Canada as independent proof of an immigration or citizenship applicant's language proficiency. Those students were made to take an in-house language test and the college found 200 out of that group were failing in their academic programs because their English was not at the required level. Steve Hudson, Niagara College's vice-president of academic and learner services, said the school launched an investigation this fall after the number of first-year international students flagged by faculty for being at risk academically surged to 300 from an average of 150 in previous years. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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