International and domestic students have similar pass rates at the undergraduate level, but this shouldn’t be our only concern.
While international students do need baseline proficiency in English, they need support the whole way through their degrees to actually be successful.
Senator Pauline Hanson raised concerns about immigration and social cohesion, saying ‘more than a million people’ in Australia ‘cannot speak English well or at all’. Let’s look at the numbers.
Using purpose-built English language tests for purposes other than what they were created to test reduces the validity of these tests.