Thursday, 7 February 2008

No graduation without English

Students beginning their university studies next year will have three options to fulfill a new requirement for their degree: a working knowledge of English, today's global lingua franca. Either 10% of their regular degree courses will have to be conducted in English (not including English-language class), or they will have to achieve competence in English equivalent to the Cambridge First Certificate examination or the European Union B2 level. Finally, students will have also the option of fulfilling the 10% requirement of their studies in English (roughly a term) in foreign universities. (Full story in printed edition).