English Language Screening for Scientific Staff at Delft University of Technology,

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    Abstract

    Delft University of Technology (DUT) screened her (non-native English) scientific staff on their level of English proficiency in the academic year of 2006/2007. In this paper this large scale operation, involving planning, policy decisions, assessment means, advice and training are discussed. Since 2005 all the master programmes at DUT have been taught in English and since 3 years ago DUT has been an officially bilingual university with around 5,500 master students and 1,100 international students in the year 2008. Therefore, results are framed against the background of becoming an international university
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number45
    Pages (from-to)61-70
    Number of pages9
    JournalHermes Journal of Language and Communication in Business
    Volume45
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Keywords

    • English medicum instruction
    • language proficiency
    • engineering education

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