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Curtin University

Our approach

Developing students’ English language proficiency is one of Curtin’s strategic priorities, so the whole university is engaged in providing opportunities for students to practise and get feedback on their use of English.

Our approach is informed by the Higher Education Standards Framework and the Good Practice Principles for English Language Proficiency for International Students in Australian Universities.

Curtin’s commitment to developing students’ English language proficiency is reflected in its English Language and Learning Policy and Procedures. The policy is managed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, and enacted in the faculties by Faculty English Language Development Coordinators with support provided by Curtin Learning and Teaching’s English Language Proficiency Advisor.

All commencing students must do a language assessment after enrolment, and if they are likely to need language support, they are required to complete a language intervention program.