publication . Article . 2009

Higher IELTS Score, Higher Academic Performance?\ud The Validity of IELTS in Predicting the Academic Performance\ud of Chinese Students

Yen, Dorothy; Kuzma, Joanne;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2009
  • Publisher: University of Worcester
  • Country: United Kingdom
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is widely accepted as a reliable means of assessing whether candidates are ready to study or train in the medium of the English language. It consists of four key parts: reading, speaking, listening and writing. Before enrolling onto any HE programmes at the University of Worcester, international students are required to take the IELTS exam and obtain a\ud score of 6.0 and above, indicating a satisfactory command of English. However, despite using the IELTS band 6.0 as an entry criterion, lecturers at Worcester Business School (WBS) still find students’ language ability one of the key obstacles in learning...
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