‘No compulsory English course for international students’
The directors of the education institutes in Wageningen are not in favour
of a recently formulated plan to make English lessons compulsory for
international students. Their reaction was that students who have already
passed an English test before coming to Wageningen cannot be made to sit an
extra language test after arriving here.
According to Madeleen Kirchman, chair of the ‘English committee’ there are
regular occurrences of students who have very bad spoken English, while
they have passed the international TOEFL with flying colours. “We consider
it the responsibility of the university to do something about this.