English Proficiency Requirement at X University
Marie Essiko Poudiougou
The problem of Practice Statement
At X University, the English proficiency admissions requirement is low enough that any student with basic English can get admitted.
Most educational institutions in the united states enroll foreign students because of the money they bring to the institution. The recruitments are not based on the students’ academic capabilities. No one makes sure that these students are fully prepared to study in an unknown land with different educational systems, languages, cultures, and beliefs. Furthermore, students do not have the English proficiency they need to be successful at the university level. The impact of admitting unprepared students is under looked at, the possibility of students' inability to fully understand the course and lesson is not one of the main concerns. The fact that foreign students might not be able to participate in class due to their inability to express themselves is not considered when setting admission requirements. The possibility of students not connecting with their peers and instructors due to cultural differences and language barriers is under looked at. Overall students are set for failure by not making sure they are fully prepared for the work ahead of them.