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Gatekeeping v. marketing: English language proficiency as a university admission requirement in Australia

In Australian higher education, there is a tension between international students' English language proficiency (ELP) seen as inadequate, thus prompting the need for firm gatekeeping for quality control, and on the other hand, the financial dependence on international student revenues, and therefore, striving to attract international applicants. Against this backdrop, this paper examines the way discursive forces interact in the context of ELP as an admission requirement. This paper analyses ELP admission requirements webpages of Australian universities, using Multimodal Critical Discourse Ana... Show more

Authors: Bodis, Agnes

Published: Abingdon, England, Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2023

Resource type: Article

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