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Murray, Neil; Muller, Amanda – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Students entering English-medium universities frequently struggle to cope with the language demands of their degree programmes, despite having met the English language entry conditions stipulated by their receiving institutions. This can have significant repercussions for the teaching-learning process, for the student experience and for…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, College Students
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Yang, Yanxian; Badger, Richard – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
IELTS scores are widely used in combination with academic results as a way of judging whether non-English background students should be admitted to degree-level courses in Anglophone contexts. However, successful study at university requires more than language competence and intellectual ability and international students often seem to start from…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Socialization, Asians, Second Language Learning
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Brown, Lorraine – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2007
This paper explores the challenges facing supervisors of international postgraduate students at the dissertation stage of the masters programme. The central problems of time pressure, language difficulties, a lack of critical analysis and a prevalence of personal problems among international students are discussed. This paper makes recommendations…
Descriptors: Criticism, Thinking Skills, Graduate Students, Foreign Students